Northland get their first win over Manawatu in 7 years. And what a win it was. Dominated the game from the 6th minute onward.
Manawatu opened the scoring but that was it from them. Northland were ruthless on attack and ruthless on every mistake Manawatu made. They can be extremely happy with this result. Manawatu will have to have a long hard look at their defensive game today. Manawatu host Tasman next week, while Northland host rivals Southland.