Sunday, November 7, 2010

Counties Manukau 27 West City 21

Counties Manukau retained the North Island Shield earlier today when the beat the challenger West City 27 to 21 at the Bellbird Tavern, Manurewa. It was their third successful defence of the shield in 2010. After the pairs it was 18 to 14 to Counties with West City needing 11 of the 16 singles to snatch a win. They started well but faded with Counties running away with it.
The Counties team was John Sinclair, Toko Hazel, George McKinnon, Tere Tou, Sam Bryant, Sonny Matekurae, Tom Williams, Willie Bornman, Colin Harris, Warren Nicholson, Steve Overstyzen, Willie Hopokingi, Haunui Hira, Dean Cameron, Warren Clark and Richard Hinga. West City were Mike Day, Monty Tuhua, Ken Moir, Ron Glavish, Brevis Herbert, Alan Rogers, Casey Mathews, Steve Holt, Tony Lee, Graham McIlroy, Gordon Comrie, Dean Webster, Blair Neverman, David Day, Paul Williams, Dean Woodward.

The result was identical to the challenge held 12 months previous with same scores after the pairs.

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