Hawke's Bay shock Wellington

Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:03
Large ihaiawesthawke sbaytry Large jaydenspencenorthland

Hawke's Bay upset the applecart when they handed Wellington their first loss of the season in Napier on Thursday.

Hawke's Bay upset the applecart when they handed Wellington their first loss of the season in Napier on Thursday.

Hawke's Bay outscored Wellington by four tries to three to claim a shock 35-24 win.

A penalty by Ihaia West and converted tries by fullback Zac Guildford and centre Andrew Horrell saw Hawke’s Bay race into a 17-0 lead after 20 minutes.

West added two penalties while Wellington scored converted tries by captain Victor Vito and lock Mark Reddish as Hawke’s Bay led 23-14 at half-time.

Wellington rallied back after the break as replacement back Afa Fa'atau scored a seven-pointer and Lima Sopoaga landed a penalty just after the hour mark to edge the Lions into the lead.

Hawke's Bay were not to be denied, however, with replacement Adam Bradey dotting down to regain the lead before West scored a superb try to seal the victory.

The win saw Hawke's Bay climb to second place on the championship ladder but other results in the week will determine whether they will host one of next week's semifinals.

Wellington remain at the top of the premiership table, seven points clear of Canterbury.

Otago, meanwhile, strengthened their bid for a championship semifinal berth with a 31-21 bonus-point win over Northland at Whangarei on Wednesday.

Hawke's Bay 35-24 Wellington

The scorers:

For Hawke's Bay:
Tries:
Guildford, Horrell, Bradey, West
Cons: West 3
Pens: West 3

For Wellington:
Tries:
Vito, Reddish, Fa'atau
Cons: Sopoaga 3
Pen: Sopoaga

Northland 21-31 Otago

The scorers:

For Northland:
Tries:
Takulau, R Wright, Abel
Cons: Hawkins 3

For Otago:
Tries:
Manson, Faddes, Spence, Ioane
Con: Parker
Pens: Breen 2, Parker

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sat, 21 October 2017
Australia v New Zealand 09h00 Brisbane
Glasgow Warriors v Leinster 12h00 Scotstoun
Sharks v Blue Bulls 12h30 Durban
Treviso v Toulon 14h15 Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Western Province v Golden Lions 15h00 Cape Town
Clermont Auvergne v Northampton Saints 15h15 Stade Marcel-Michelin
Munster v Racing Metro 16h30 Thomond Park
Leicester Tigers v Castres 16h30 Welford Road
Saracens v Ospreys 18h45 Allianz Park
Sun, 22 October 2017
Montpellier v Exeter Chiefs 12h00 Altrad Stadium
La Rochelle v Ulster 14h15 Paris
Wasps v Harlequins 16h30 Ricoh Arena
Fri, 27 October 2017
Glasgow Warriors v Kings 18h35 Scotstoun Stadium
Sale Sharks v Exeter Chiefs 18h45 AJ Bell Stadium
Cardiff Blues v Munster 19h35 Sportsground
Ospreys v Dragons 19h35 Liberty Stadium
NEW ZEALAND NPC
MORE LOGS