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Auckland get back in Farah Palmer Cup race

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Lynn McConnell     08 Sep 2018     Getty Images

It was a hard lesson for the Tasman side, who play in the Championship, and who had a good first-up win a week earlier in the competition.

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But it is Waikato who are setting the pace at the top of the Premiership with the maximum 10 points after they beat Bay of Plenty 44-7 on Saturday.

Wellington scored a good 43-38 win over Canterbury in their crossover game with Canterbury scoring two bonus points to have a share of second place with Counties Manukau who brought Manawatu back to earth with a 31-22.

Otago are four points clear at the head of the Championship with a 31-12 win over Hawke's Bay which has seen them secure maximum points in their two games in the competition.



Results from the second round of games:

Auckland 86 (L Sa'u, C McMenamin, M Vaionga 2, C Smith 2, N Moors 2, A Warbrooke, R Demant 3, L Sikoloni, H Leiataua tries; Deman 8 con) Tasman 0.

Canterbury 38 (Becky Davidson 2, Kendra Cocksedge, Grace Brooker 2, Charna Thompson tries; Cocksedge 4 con) Wellington 43 (Ayesha Leti-Liga 2, Jack Patea-Fereti 2, Monical Tagoai 3 tries; Amanda Rasch 4 con).

Otago 31 (Rebecca Todd, Rosie Kelly, Kiana Wereta, Sheree Hume, Tegan Hollows tries; Kelly 3 con) Hawke's Bay 12 (Natalie Cotton, Maari MacGregor tries; Krysten Cottrell con)

Counties Manukau 31 (Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate, Aotearoa Matau 2, Victoria Meki 2, Arihiana Marino-Tauhinu 3 con) Manawatu 22 (Lauren Balsillie 2, Selica Winiata, Megan Gaffney tries; Winiata con). HT: 17-19

Bay of Plenty 7 (Jade Tuilaepa try, con) Waikato 44 (Chelsea Alley, Ash Gaby-Sutherland, Ryleigh Hayes 2, Grace Houpapa-Barrett, Calista Wihone tries; Alley 3 con, 2 pen; Hayes con)

Taranaki 0 North Harbour 59 (Amy Robertshaw, Sophie Fisher 2, Rebecca Wood, Juliana Newman, Claudia McMeekin 2, Rona-Latisha Wharawhara, Caitlyn Cox tries; Fisher 7 con)