Lions on a roll
The Mt Albert Lions are looking to hold on to their slim lead at the top of the Fox Memorial Premiership. Round nine of Auckland’s premier rugby league competition sees the Lions hosting the Howick Hornets at Fowlds Park tomorrow. Mt Albert have once again proved tough to stop after their 76-0 win over Otara on June 6. Defending premiers Pt Chevalier Pirates share 14 competition points with Mt Albert, putting them in second place as they head south to play Otara. It should be oneway traffic, as the Pirates proved too strong for the Glenora Bears 74-14 last weekend. The Marist Saints are still hanging in there for top four contention after their 34-20 win over the Northcote Tigers in round eight. A win tomorrow against the Otahuhu Leopards will keep the Saints in touch with fourth place. All matches kick off at 2.30pm.