The Wellington Pride team was named last week, ahead of the upcoming Women's NPC. The team is (two to be added): Muteremoana Aiatu (Norths), Tina Kelemete (Norths), Annie Mativa (Ories), Alice Soper (WoA), Fuamai Taumoli (Ories), Rebecca Burns (Tawa), Lauren Harris (OBU), Jackie Patea (WoA), Sanita Levave (Norths), Joanah Ngan-Woo, (Ories), Carol Sio, (Avalon), Kirstin Stewart (Ories), Aimee Sutorius (Norths), Samantha McIntosh (Norths), Gina Williamson (OBU), Acacia Claridge (WoA), Jamie McIntosh, (Norths) Elizabeth Goulden, (Ories), Kauna Lopa (Ories), Georgia Daals, (OBU), Vaine Marsters(Norths), Fa'asua Makisi (Ories), Amanda Rasch, (Ories), Lilian Mapu (OBU), Mary-Ann Collins (WoA), Katarina Simpkins, (Avalon), Courtney Clarke (OBU), Timena Tuma'ai (Ories)
The Billy Wallace Best & Fairest competition points table after the round-robin series and the two semi-finals matches is (note Hardham Cup players aren't awarded points in the second round):
22 points: Ben Tupuola (Wainuiomata)
17 points: Chase Tiatia (HOBM)
15 points: Isaac O'Connor (MSP)
14 points: Vaea Fifita (Wellington)
12 points: Isaia Petelo (MSP)
11 points: James Proctor (Ories), Greg Mullany (OBU)
10 points: Parataiso Silafai-Leaanaa (HOBM)
9 points: Mateaki Kafatolu (Petone), Sam Blair (Tawa), Josh Hrstich (Petone), Tolu Fahamokia (Tawa), Greg Lealofi (Wainuiomata)
8 points: Nick Grigg (Petone), Shahn Eru (Wainuiomata), Fa'atonu Fili (MSP), Pau Halafihi (Ories)
7 points: Galu Taufale (Poneke), Taniela Manu (Upper Hutt Rams), Paulo Aukuso (Ories), Ardie Savea (Ories), Josh Robertson-Weepu (Wainuiomata)
6 points: 10 players on 6 points.
|Marist St Pats||7||4||3||0||196||159||3||19|
|Upper Hutt Rams||7||3||4||0||148||198||4||16|
|Upper Hutt Rams||5||3||2||0||106||53||3||15|
|OBU Onslow Bunnies||5||0||4||1||69||115||5||5|
|OBU Onslow Spartans||6||0||4||2||38||163||2||2|
|Upper Hutt Rams||8||4||4||0||170||177||5||21|
|Marist St Pats||7||2||5||0||138||186||4||12|
|Upper Hutt Rams||7||0||7||0||94||296||5||5|
Predict the winners and end of game winning margins (1-12 or 13+) from the Jubilee Cup Final, Hardham Cup Final and Colts Division 1 Final (three games in total).
If anyone gets all three winners and correct winning margins correct, two tickets to both the Wellington Lions’ first two ITM Cup match at Westpac Stadium are in the mail to you.Up to the first five entries will be accepted here by Sunday morning.
1981: Rookie Poneke first five-eighth Ross Bond is the hero, kicking the match winning dropped goal to give Poneke an 11-10 Jubilee Cup win over MSP. Prolific try scoring wing Wayne Gray scores to put MSP ahead, before Bond pots from 30 metres in the 75th minute.
1992: Petone captain and utility back Naera Parata retires from club rugby after helping his side achieve the Swindale Shield-Jubilee Cup double, beating Poneke 18-9. With the wind, Petone race to an 18-0 lead at halftime and hold on well throughout the second spell. For Poneke, it’s their second successive defeat in the final after losing to Hutt Old Boys last year.
1993: MSP beat Avalon 23-3 and Petone beat Harlequins 21-14 in the Jubilee Cup semi-finals. MSP win comfortably enough against Avalon, but Petone’s playoff victory, in front of 2,500 people, is much closer. Harlequins wing Alaska Taula going close to scoring at the end and forcing extra time. MSP win the final against Petone the following week.
2009:Marist St. Pat's and Northern United will square off in next Sunday's Jubilee Cup final in a repeat of last year after both winning their semi-finals away from home against Petone and Poneke respectively. At the Petone Rec, MSP toppled their great rivals Petone 15-8, while Norths slayed top qualifiers Poneke 30-10 at Kilbirnie Park to set up a re-run of last year's final that was drawn and shared between the two clubs For Norths, it’s the steady boot of fullback James So'oialo, with three vital penalties, and the brilliance of centre sensation Alaptai Leiua that takes the game away from Poneke. Leiua breaks the game open on halftime with the first of his two tries, his 18th and 19th of the season in 17 games to date.