Mitre 10 Cup HIGHLIGHTS: Hawkes Bay v Counties Manukau

Mitre 10 Cup HIGHLIGHTS: Hawkes Bay v Counties Manukau

What a difference a half time can make. After a somewhat flat first half, both teams turn switch it on in the second half. Counties were excellent in the second and make Hawkes Bay pay for there cautious play. The lead exchanged throughout the second half. Counties looked like the win was wrapped up, only for Hawkes Bay to get one final opportunity. Hawkes Bay's lineout, and particularly their maul was working well for them, but they cracked under pressure when it mattered most. Counties will be delighted to get the win they needed. They travel to Southland next week, while Hawkes bay must fix things when they meet Bay of Plenty at home next week


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