Bunnings NPC RD 1 HIGHLIGHTS | Manawatu v Counties Manukau

Bunnings NPC RD 1 HIGHLIGHTS | Manawatu v Counties Manukau

Manawatu matched their win total from the 2020 season after a 39-21 home victory over Counties Manukau in the opening round of the NPC. Both sides kicked three successful first half penalties, with the difference between the teams the two tries of Manawatu as they led 23-9 at the break. Counties needed to strike first in the second half and did just that, with a try reducing the deficit to seven points. Two quick Manawatu penalties followed as the hosts took control of the match, up 29-16 heading into the final quarter. Manawatu kicked another penalty before sealing the game with their third try with around five minutes remaining, with Counties crossing for a late consolation score.


 



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