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Counties Manukau make strong start to defence

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    02 Sep 2017     Getty Images

Auckland, who have dominated the women's competition through the years were held to a 10-10 draw by Bay of Plenty.

Wellington also had a big win beating Hawke's Bay 42-10.

Newcomers to the competition Tasman made a strong showing when going down 17-25 to Waikato.

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In the final game played on Sunday, Canterbury overcame Otago 20-7.

RESULTS:

Bay of Plenty 10 (Ereti Williams, Luka Connor tries) Auckland Storm 10 (Karina Stowers, Leanne Thompson tries). HT: 5-5

Wellington Lions 42 (Ayesha Leti-Liga, Kiri Mei 2, Angelica Uila, Rejieli Uluinayau 2, Raylene Lolo tries; Acacia Te Iwimate 2 con, pen) Hawke's Bay Tuis 10 (Shaylee Tipiwai try; Amy Williams con, pen) HT:

Tasman 17 (Michelle Curry, Rosie Buchanan-Brown, Wairakau Greig tries; Risi Pouri-Lane con) Waikato 25 (Makaia Riki-Te Kanawa, Grace Houpapa-Barrett, Veronica Sue, Hannah Brough tries; Ariana Bayler con; Calista Wihone pen).

Counties Manukau 84 (Aroha Heta 3, Bernadette Robertson 3, Justine Lavea, Victoria Subrtizky-Nafatali, Timara Leaf, Yuki Ono 2, Aotearoa Matau, Hanna Brough, Te Kura Nagata Aerengamate tries; Hazel Tubic 6, Isabel Ozorio con ) North Harbour 7 (Caitlyn Cox try; Sophie Fisher con).