Bay of Plenty teams fall short at Sevens title

Bay of Plenty has fallen agonisingly short of claiming the TECT National Sevens in Tauranga.

The TECT National Sevens Cup titles claimed by Waikato beating Auckland 31-5 in the Men’s division and Counties Manukau beat Waikato 12-5 in the Women’s division.

Both Bay sides started well winning their quarter-finals, the men beating Hawke’s Bay 12-10 and the women beating Wellington 17-10.

In the women’s semi-final Bay of Plenty lost narrowly 24-19, while the men were outmuscled by Waikato 19-10. Bay Women went on to lose the third and fourth play-off to Auckland 33-10.

In the other finals of the day played at Tauranga Domain, Tasman Women were too strong for their Taranaki opponents, winning the Women’s Bowl Final 24-5. In the Women’s Plate Final, Manawatu beat Canterbury 17-0.

In the Men’s Shield Final, Manawatu were too strong for South Canterbury winning 26-14. Counties beat Otago 24-19 to claim the Men’s Bowl Final and Tasman beat Hawke’s Bay 33-19 to claim the Men’s Plate Final.

Day Two Results
Bay of Plenty 12 v Hawke’s Bay 10
Bay of Plenty10 v Waikato19
Bay of Plenty 17 v Wellington 10
Bay of Plenty 19 v Counties Manukau 24
Play-off for 3rd and 4th
Bay of Plenty 10 v Auckland 33

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