21 Oct 2012

Counties too strong for Southland in Championship semi

6:57 pm on 21 October 2012

Counties Manukau are through to the ITM Cup championship final after they were too strong for Southland, winning 48-23 in Pukekohe on Saturday afternoon.

It was a tight encounter and Southland led the match with only 17 minutes to play, but Counties romped home with 26 points in the final quarter.

Counties will host Otago next weekend to see who wins the Championship and earns promotion to next year's Premiership.