Mon, 22 Aug 2016
The Counties Manukau Heat continued on their winning way in the Farah Palmer Cup, recording a 42-3 victory over North Harbour at Massey Park on Saturday.
The Heat only led 10-3 at half time, but they piled on the points in the second half. Krystal Murray, Langi Veainu and Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate all scored two tries each, while Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali and Ariana Hira-Herangi both dotted down once. Hazel Tubic kicked one conversion.
The victory means the Heat are unbeaten through their first two games. They had a bye last week, but they sit in third place on the same points as Canterbury, five points behind Auckland who have played three games.
The Heat take on Otago at the University Oval in Dunedin this Saturday 27 August at midday.
The Counties Manukau B’s Red were narrowly defeated 27-25 by Northland at Marist RFC in Whangarei.
Northland opened the scoring after four minutes with a well worked try to take an early 7-0 lead. Riley Hohepa hit back with a penalty kick in front of the posts to close the gap to 7-3. Counties then hit the lead after 20 minutes, with Liam Daniela scoring under the posts to make it 10-7.
Counties then scored again five minutes before half time. Some good work through the forwards saw Lepetimalo Lauese get driven over the try line. Northland then replied with a penalty straight before the break to make it 15-10 to Counties at half time.
Northland scored a converted try 15 minutes into the second spell to regain the lead 17-15, but Counties came back to score the next two tries – one to Avea Momoisea and the other Kama Sakalia. At this stage, Counties were leading 25-17. Northland didn’t give up though and they managed to score a try on the left wing, which was converted. Unfortunately for Counties B’s Red, Northland claimed victory right on full time with a drop goal.
Representative Results 20 August:
Mitre 10 Cup
Steelers 17 (Jordan Taufua, Sione Faletau tries; Piers Francis 2 con, Joe Reynolds pen)
North Harbour 20
Farah Palmer Cup
Heat 42 (Krystal Murray 2, Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali, Langi Veanu 2, Ariana Hira-Herangi, Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate 2 tries; Hazel Tubic con)
North Harbour 3
Men’s B CM Red 25 (Kama Sakalia, Avea Momoisea, Lepetimalo Lauese, Liam Daniela tries; Riley Hohepa con & pen)
Under 19 CM 12 (Sione Tuipulotu 2 tries; Orbyn Leger con)
Under 18 Girls CM 43 Waikato 10 (PS)
Men’s B CM Black 40 Hyundai 26 (PS)
Under 85kg CM 38 Pukekohe HS 1st XV 15 (PS)
CMRFU Secondary School Final Results:
Special thanks to Karaka for hosting the Secondary School Finals. Top effort!
Division 1 – Wesley College 2nd XV – 2016 Champions
Wesley College 2nd X V 41 James Cook HS 25
Division 2 – Te Kauwhata College 1st XV – 2016 Champions
Te Kauwhata College 1st XV 29 Rosehill College 2nd XV 22
Under 15 Open – Manurewa HS Gold – 2016 Champions
Manurewa HS Gold 24 Wesley College Black 5
1st XV Premier – Top 4 (SF)
Wesley College 20 Rotorua Boys HS 35
1st XV Premier – CoEd (SF)
Manurewa HS 69 Te Whare kura o mauao 5
Representative Fixtures Saturday 27 August:
Farah Palmer – Women’s – Heat v Otago, 12noon, University Oval, Dunedin
Men’s B – CM Black v Waikato, 2:45pm, Massey Park
Men’s B – CM Red v Auckland Colts, 1:00pm, Massey Park
Under 16 – CM v BOP, 12:00pm, Blake Park
Representative Fixtures Sunday 28 August:
Mitre 10 Cup – Steelers v BOP, 4:35pm, ECOLight Stadium
Under 19 – CM v BOP, 2:00pm, ECOLight Stadium