21 Sep 2012

Counties pip Manawatu in ITM Cup

5:47 am on 21 September 2012

Counties Manukau remain well clear at the top of the ITM Cup rugby Championship after beating Manawatu 31-28 in Palmerston North.

Manawatu led 16-3 at half time and held the lead until the final quarter.

Counties scored 4 second half tries to steal the match and pick up a bonus point.

5 wins from 6 matches Counties have 26 points with Tasman second on 15, Manawatu are 5th with 10.