17 Aug 2013

Wellington thrash Counties in ITM Cup opener

6:37 am on 17 August 2013

The Wellington rugby side has beaten Counties Manukau 55-16 in the opening match of the ITM Cup in Pukekohe.

Wellington scored eight tries to one and led 29-9 at half-time.

Wellington had three All Blacks in their side, Dane Coles, Victor Vito and Jeremy Thrush.

Lima Sopoaga kicked 15 points.