22 Aug 2010

Auckland too strong for northern neighbours

4:31 pm on 22 August 2010

Auckland has beaten Northland 26-13 at Eden Park in the penultimate game of the fourth round of the national provincial rugby championship.

The team from south of the Harbour Bridge were too strong for their northern neighbours, dominating possession and controlling play for the majority of the match.

The Taniwha managed to stay in the clash through several pieces of individual brilliance but Auckland never looked like losing the game in which openside flanker Daniel Braid again pressed his case to become Richie McCaw's back up in the All Blacks.