Northern United and Tawa kept their respective Jubilee and Hardham aspirations on track with determined wins on Saturday.
Norths accounted for Upper Hutt 29-16 at Maidstone Park, gaining a crucial bonus point in the process. Steve Fa’atau, Alapati Leiua, AJ Va’alepu and Aiden Cains dotted down.
Upper Hutt lead 13-10 in the first half. Although it was only 22-16 going into the last quarter, Cains sealed the win with a well-deserved try.
All of the Porirua forwards stood up, with No 8 Dean Brundson heavily involved, while backs Va’alepu, Leiua and Daley Harper were menacing all day.
The result sees Norths handily placed in fourth – they face a winless Petone this weekend.
Tawa came up against a tough Poneke B side at Lyndhurst Park. They came away with the 24-3 win but fell a try short of getting a bonus point.
Tawa sit sixth and face Norths B at Porirua Park this Saturday.