Nine players from the Ponsonby Rugby Club made the starting line up in Auckland’s Mitre 10 cup match against Waikato on Sunday. They were Ioane brothers Rieko and Akira, Greg Tate, Blake Gibson, Vince Aso, Pryor Collier, Patrick Tuipulotu, Jordan Trainor and Michael Fatialofa. Gibson’s two tries and a try each from Tate and Tuipulotu could not help the Auckland side as they went down 32-35. Auckland has won three of their five games and will host Counties Manukau in their next game on September 18. Meanwhile, applications are now open for the 2017 Auckland Rugby Union Pro Sports Careers Programme.
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