Briefs and representative rugby results
Papakura City must beat Tauranga City in Tauranga on Sunday for a place in next year’s women’s premier league.
The two played out a goalless draw in leg one of their two game playoff series at McLennan Park, Papakura last Sunday. Papakura were disappointed. They hit the crossbar five times.
Draw: Tauranga City v Papakura City, Wharepai Domain, Tauranga. Date: September 17 Start: 2.30pm BOOK LAUNCH Sir Richard Hadlee will launch his book, the Skippers Diary, at the Karaka Sports Complex on September 26.
The book was developed from day-by-day entries in a journal his father, Sir Walter Hadlee kept of the New Zealand cricket team’s tour of England in 1949. The launch starts at 6.30pm. Entry is free. RUGBY Mitre 10 Cup: CM Steelers 18 (Luteru Laulala, Tim NanaiWilliams, tries. Luteru Laulala con, pen) North Harbour 27.H/t: 11-16. Points: Canterbury 20, North Harbour 18, Taranaki 16, Waikato 14, Tasman 10, Auckland 6, Counties Manukau 5.
Draw: Canterbury v Steelers, AMI Stadium, Christchurch. Date: September 13. Start: 7.30pm.
Week 5 draw: Steelers v Hawke’s Bay, ECOLight Stadium, Pukekohe. Date: September 17. Start: 2:35pm.
Michael Jones Trophy (under 19s): Counties Manukau 15 (Alex Tuiloma, Petelo Ikenasio, tries. Joshua Baverstock con, pen) Otago 13 H/t: 5-6. Semi final draw: Counties Manukau v Hawke’s Bay, Owen Delany Park, Taupo. Date: September 13. Start: 2.15pm
Farah Palmer Cup Premiership: Counties Manukau Heat 48 (Arihiana Marino 2, Katie Matau, Stacey Brown, Timara Leaf, Utumalama Atonio, Aroha Heta, tries. Hazel Tubic 5 co, pen) Waikato 0 H/t: 29-0.
Points: Counties Manukau 10, Auckland 7, Wellington 5, Manawatu 5, Waikato 5, Canterbury 4. Draw: Auckland Storm v Counties Manukau Heat, Bell Park, Pakuranga. Date: Sept- ember 16. Start: Midday.
Girls (Under-18s): Counties Manukau 64 (Paige Asiata 2, Shiquelia Pickering, Takafekau, Mapuhola 2, Mary-Jane Finau, Tahina Heta, Emily Kitson, Lagi Aumua, Manaia Taylor, tries. Shonte To’a 5, Leititia Vaka 2 con) Taranaki 0 H/t: 24-0.