Rampaging Wellington storm to victory
Not even seemingly unbeatable Canterbury are immune from the quick backup in rugby’s Mitre 10 Cup.
Four days after topping 70 points in a Ranfurly Shield defence against Counties Manukau, the runaway red-and-blacks were given some capital punishment by Wellington to wrap up week five.
Captained by Julian Savea for the first time, Wellington produced a stunning 60-14 win over Canterbury as a storm whipped through Westpac Stadium yesterday.
A long-range Savea try from a Jackson Garden-Bachop intercept, then a stunner from hooker-of-themoment Asafo Aumua, saw Wellington lead 17-7 at halftime before two chargedown tries saw them bolt to a 31-7 lead with 30 minutes left to play.
While his side were at times lacking direction in their latest contest, they managed to march on to a fourth win from five starts, secure a bonus point, and sit third on the premiership ladder.
Hooker Asafo Aumua leaves Canterbury fullback George Bridge in his wake in a stunning first-half try for Wellington.