ROUND 7 HIGHLIGHTS: Hawke's Bay v Taranaki

ROUND 7 HIGHLIGHTS: Hawke's Bay v Taranaki

Hawke's Bay maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 35-17 home win over Taranaki in round 7. Both sides went over for an early try, with two further first half scores seeing Hawke's Bay take a 21-7 advantage into the halftime break. Taranaki kicked an early second half penalty, but then picked up a yellow card, with a powerful Hawke's Bay drive resulting in a penalty try for the hosts and a second yellow for Taranaki. Hawke's Bay capitalized on their numerical advantage with another try to extend their lead to 35-10. Taranaki would cross for a consolation score as Hawke's Bay remain top of the Championship standings.


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