Volavola try saves North Har­bour

Fiji Sun - - Sport - Planet Rugby

Whangarei: Voda­fone Fly­ing Fi­jian first five eight Ben Volavola scored a try for North Har­bour as they se­cured a 31-22 vic­tory over North­land in Whangarei on Thurs­day. The visi­tors con­tin­ued their win­ning run to make it five vic­to­ries in a row this year. North­land’s Dan Hawkins and North Har­bour’s Bryn Gat­land traded three penal­ties apiece in the first 40. The game came to life when North­land wing Jor­dan Hy­land scored the game’s first try in the 58th minute. Soon af­ter, North Har­bour’s Te­vita Li scored a try with 14 min­utes re­main­ing to give his side the lead.

In the 70th and 73rd min­utes, two home town penalty goals to re­place­ment fly-half Peter Breen took North­land to a five-point lead.

North Har­bour’s su­per sub Volavola scored a con­verted try next to make his side re­claim the lead be­fore Matt Vaega in­ter­cept try put the game be­yond doubt. North­land fielded Cru­saders winger Jone Macilai and prop Ropate Ri­nakama.-

Ben Volavola.

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