Ju­bilee Cup fi­nals spot in sight

Kapi-Mana News - - SPORT - By KRIS DANDO

North­ern United clinched a semi­fi­nal spot in Welling­ton club rugby’s Ju­bilee Cup on Satur­day, de­spite fall­ing to Wainuiomata.

That re­sult, cou­pled with Tawa’s loss to Hutt Old Boys- Marist, means Tawa miss out on the fi­nals.

Af­ter trail­ing 22- 12 at half­time, with cen­tre Ala­p­ati Leiua dot­ting down, Norths scored twice, but couldn’t cross the line again to take the win and give them­selves a home semi­fi­nal.

They will travel to fierce ri­vals Marist St Pat’s home ground this Satur­day to try and book a spot in the Ju­bilee Cup fi­nal. Ori­en­talRon­go­tai play Wainuiomata in the other semi­fi­nal.

Tawa were dom­i­nated up front in their loss to HOBM. The Hutt side piled on the points late to win 31-13.

In the premier women’s Vic­to­ria Tav­ern Tro­phy last round matches, Norths fell 24- 10 to Wainuiomata. In the semi­fi­nals, Norths play Old Boys-Univer­sity. Wainuiomata play Eke­tahuna.

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