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Blues, Chiefs Manawa win in SR Aupiki

Updated: Apr 8

The Blues Women have completed their Super Rugby Aupiki regular season with a 41-29 win over Hurricanes Poua in Levin.

The match saw the Blues finish top of the table scoring the required bonus point in their seven tries victory.

Katelyn Vaha'akolo crossed for a double, one in the first half and one in the second as the northern side led 24-15 at halftime.

The Blues continued their try scoring in the second spell as  Chryss Viliko and Jaymie Kolose dotted down.

The Blues score another try in their big Super Rugby win over Hurricanes Aupiki
Plenty of tries scored by the Blues as they thrashed the Hurricanes Poua in Levin in Super Rugby Aupiki. PHOTO: DAVE LINTOTT PHOTOGRAPHY

The Hurricanes Poua did manage four tries in reply but were never in the game against a Blues team which has looked the goods all season and will now host the Chiefs Manawa in the Grand Final.

The Chiefs actually lost 22-20 to Matatū in Christchurch after a late Liv McGoverne try sealed the win for the southern side.

However, the Chiefs were still able to make the final on points. They scored two of their three tries in the first have as Mia Anderson and Kennedy Simon crossed, while Renee Holmes was the scorer in the second half.

For Matatū it was hooker Georgia Ponsonby who scored first in the game. She was followed for the south island team by Winnie Palamo in the 19th minute and centre Amy du Plessis before inside back McGoverne sealed the win.

Blues 41 (Aldora Itunu, Ruahei Demant, Katelyn Vahaakolo, Grace Gago, Chryss Viliko, Jaymie Kolose tries; Krysten Cottrell 2, Patricia Maliepo con) Hurricanes Poua 29 (Monica Tagoai, Iritana Hohaia, Layla Sae, Harmony Kautai tries; Hannah King 3 con, pen). HT: 24-15

Matatū 22 (Georgia Ponsonby, Winnie Palamo, Amy du Plessis, Liv McGoverne tries; Rosie Kelly con) Chiefs Manawa 20 Mia Anderson, Kennedy Simon, Renee Holmes tries; Holmes pen, con). HT: 12-12


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