18 October 2020
The Upper Central Stallions dominated in what was a one-sided affair. The nine try to two spectacle kept the Swords out of reach for majority of the game. Makayla Eli scored the Swords two tries but Upper Central fullback Autumn Stephens impressed with a hattrick. Stallions remain undefeated.
Upper Central (42)
Try scorers: Autumn Stephens (3), Leah-Rhys Rangi Toka, Sapphire Tapsell, Anahera Mohi, Roelien Du Plessis, Trisha Tarsau-Hina, Jayde August.
Conversions: Tiria Anderson (2), Sapphire Tapsell
Northern Swords (08)
Try scorers: Makayla Eli (2)
Doubles to Shannon Muru and Keri Ratima helped the Auckland Vulcans secure a 30-14 victory over Wellington. A late first-half surge saw Wellington score back-to-back tries and reduce the deficit to 18-10 at the break. But the Vulcans were too good running away with it seven tries to three.
Auckland Vulcans (30)
Try scorers: Keri Ratima (2), Elizabeth Taka, Shannon Muru (2), Nikita-Danielle Ngarongo-Porima, Shontelle Woodman
Conversions: Jhana Magele
Wellington Orcas (14)
Try scorers: Sherri Burgess, Syntyche Maiava, Hinekura Connor-Phillips
Conversions: Tawny Burgess
It was Upper Central that dominated most of the match with a double to Roelien Du Plessis however the Orcas fought to the death scoring two unanswered tries to finish the game on a high.
Upper Central (22)
Try scorers: Autumn Stephens, Sapphire Tapsell, Roelien Du Plessis (2), Mikayla Kidd
Conversions: Trisha Tarsau-Hina
Wellington Orcas (10)
Try scorers: Tawny Burgess, Lusia Tapusoa
The Vulcans raced out to a 16-4 lead at half-time, with Tauhalaliku later going on to score a record a hat-trick. The spirited Northlanders did hit back late, but the Vulcans were all class, deservedly earning themselves a spot in the National Women’s Championship final.
Auckland Vulcans (40)
Try scorers: Natalee Tagavaitau, Keri Ratima, Lavinia Tauhalalikue (3), Sarah Filimoeatu, Yasmin Puru-Tongia, Jhana Magele.
Conversions: Jhana Magele (2) Kaylarnee Meleisea Murray (2)
Try scorers: Jaylyn Campbell Kamariera, Kaylen Ikitule