Auckland have booked their semi-final spot in the provincial rugby competition, beating Northland 38-10 at Eden Park, to end Counties Manukau's playoff hopes.
After their midweek thrashing at Counties, Auckland basically had to beat the Taniwha to knock out the Steelers, and they did that in some style - despite trailing 19-10 at half-time.
First five Gareth Anscombe farewelled Eden Park with a try, three conversions and three penalties for a personal haul of 20 points - he's off to Wales after the ITM Cup to play for the Cardiff Blues.
Lolagi Visinia, Tom McCartney and Nepia Fox-Matamua scored Auckland's other three tries.
In other results on the penultimate day of the competition, Hawke's Bay retained the Ranfurly Shield after a thrilling 20-20 home draw with Southland, but the Stags still qualify for the Championship semis.
Meanwhile Wellington finally won a game, beating North Harbour 58-34 in the capital.