10 Oct 2010

Auckland seal top four spot with win over Counties

3:39 pm on 10 October 2010

Auckland have beaten Counties-Manukau 37-13 in their national provincial rugby clash in Pukekohe to cement their place in the top four of the ITM Cup.

Counties came out firing in the first half and led the blue and whites 13-6 at half-time.

However Auckland found their mojo in the second half scoring 31 unanswered points including two tries to All Black wing Joe Rokococo to seal the bonus point victory.

Counties are now in real danger of dropping out of the crucial top seven in the points standings with just two rounds remaining before the playoffs.