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After the lineout, Thompson crashes short but Uluilakepa picks and drives over

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Wellington restart short and down the middle. they win the ball and take it down the middle. Fifita pops for Ah Kuoi to run in from 25 metres

Ultimate Rugby 2w

Flanders turned over and countered from their tryline. Baker broke out the 22m before finding Mikaele Tu'u who offloaded to Fomai. he found Dixon on the wing, but he puts McClutchie down the touchline before kicking infield for Fomai to score a brilliant try

Ultimate Rugby 2w

A dominant half from the home side sees them take a good lead into the break. Magpies have been dominant and controlled the territory and possession. It will take some effort from Wellington to come back into this one

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Fakatawa plays a flat pass to O Connor, who charges to the 22m. They quickly play it left under penalty advantage. Cridge flicks an offload to Ili to score

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Magpies go to the corner and set up a different maul, as Mikaele Tu'u goes over

Ultimate Rugby 2w

A loose up and under bounces on halfway. Fakatawa gathers and takes it up. He kicks ahead with players chasing. Proctor seemed to get there firs but the ball squirts out to Flanders, who manages to get over

Ultimate Rugby 2w

Hawkes Bay host Wellington at Mclean Park in a crucial round 9 clash in the Mitre 10 Cup. Hawkes Bay can go top of the Championship with a win, while Wellington will move into the playoff places with a win