Rep Round-Up – 3 October, 2016

DateMon, 03 Oct 2016


Congratulations to the Heat who beat the Auckland Storm in a thrilling Farah Palmer Cup final at ECOLight Stadium yesterday! It was an incredible feat to beat eight-time defending champions Auckland in the final, but even more amazing was that the Heat went through the entire 2016 season undefeated. Well done to all the girls, coaching and management staff for their remarkable success. Check out the Full Match Report from that game HERE.


Counties Manukau B Black suffered a heart-breaking loss at the hands of Auckland, 22-20. CM B Black had fought their way back from 10-0 down to be leading 20-15 with five minutes’ left on the clock. The comeback was led by storming ball carries from Alamanda Motuga, Eukharis Simanu and Josh Dowsing. Motuga opened the scoring in the first half, while Dowsing was next to score early in the second spell. The score was locked at 15-15 with 20 minutes to go. Seluini Moala’s impact off the bench was immense as he ran hard and made big yards on attack. He barged over the tryline to take Counties out in front for the first time in the game.


Ultimately the high error rate in the game finally caught up with the B’s Black, allowing Auckland plenty of opportunities to get their hands on the ball. Auckland rallied up the middle of the field for a number of phases with no luck, so they had a crack out wide and caught Counties short out wide. They scored and the score was 20-20. They got the sideline conversion and stole the game in the 76th minute.



CMRFU Representative Results and Fixtures:


Representative Results, Thursday, 29 September:

Mitre 10 Cup – Steelers 10 (Jimmy Tupou try; Piers Francis 1 con, 1 pen)

Tasman 15


Representative Results, Saturday, 1 October:

Men’s B – CM Black 20 (Alamanda Motuga, Josh Dowsing, Seluini Molia tries; Bradford Lemalufai’toaga con and pen)

Auckland 22

Men’s B – CM Red BYE


Representative Results, Sunday, 2 October:

Farah Palmer Cup FINAL

Counties Manukau Heat 41 (Krystal Murray, Aroha Savage, Sharnita Woodman, Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate, Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali, Portia Woodman tries; Hazel Tubic 4 con, 1 pen)

Auckland Storm 22 


Under 18 Girls – CM 19 – 15 Auckland West (post season match)


Representative Results – Roller Mills

CM 15 (Adrian McCord 2, Ryan Michie tries) 

Waikato 5


CM 5 (Adrian McCord try)

BOP 24

HT: 5-10


CM 17 (Ryan Michie 3 tries; Joshua Penney con)

Northland 34

HT: 5-20


CM 43 (Adrian McCord 5, Tim Banks, Cole Hood tries; Boston Franklyn  4 cons)

Thames Valley 5


Thursday - CM BYE


Semi Finals: CM 57 Taranaki 25


Finals:  CM 26 North Harbour 22


2016 NRM Tournament Team - Congratulations to…

Adrian McCord

Josh Penney

Regan Atamu


Final Rankings:

Farah Palmer Cup – Heat Champions 2016

Men’s B Black – Ranked 4th

Men’s B Red – Ranked 6th

Under 19 – Chiefs Pool – Ranked 3rd

Under 19 – Michael Jones winners

Under 19 Jock Hobbs – Ranked 9th

Top Try Scorer of the tournament - Salimoni Tukania (Counties Manukau) 5

Under 85kg – Ranked 2nd

Under 18 Girls – Ranked 2nd

Under 16 – Ranked 2nd

Roller Mills – Ranked 5th

Under 18 Development – Country

Under 15 Development – 1 ALL City, Country


CMRFU Representative Fixtures

Saturday, 8 October: Mitre 10 Cup – Steelers v Otago, 5:35pm, Forsyth Bar Stadium, Dunedin

Saturday, 15 October, Mitre 10 Cup – Steelers v Canterbury, 2:35pm, ECOLight Stadium, Pukekohe

Friday, 21 October, Mitre 10 Cup Semi Finals

Sunday, 30 October, Mitre 10 Cup Finals


Alternatively, please visit or (Northern Region) for standings and full draw and results.

Richard Spranger - Photo Credit