Counties Manukau-Canterbury women's final

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    21 Oct 2017     Getty Images

Counties Manukau were given a tough tussle by Auckland in their semifinal at ECOLight Stadium in Pukekohe on Saturday afternoon before winning 22-17. Both teams scored three tries but Hazel Tubic's goal-kicking marked the difference for her side.
Canterbury qualified courtesy of a 60-26, 10 tries to four, win over Waikato at AMI Stadium in Christchurch.

Otago wrapped up the berth to play Bay of Plenty in the Championship final when beating North Harbour at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin 39-12.

Scores were:

Counties Manukau 22 (Te Kura Ngata-Aerenamate, Leilani Perese, Timara Leaf tries; Hazel Tubic 2 con, pen) Auckland 17 (Hinemoa Watene, Emmen Jensen, Mele Hufanga tries; Jensen con). HT: 12-10

Canterbury 60 (Grace Brooker 2, Sam Curtis 2, Phillipa Love, Corrina Whiley 2, Kendra Cocksedge, Estelle Wren, Stephanie Te Ohaere Fox tries; Cocksedge 5 con) Waikato 26 (Ryleigh Hayes, Hannah Brough 2, Emma-Lee Heta tries; Ariana Bayler 2, Chelsea Alley con). HT: 31-19

Otago 39 (Georgia Mason 2, Angie Sisifa 2, Greer Muir, Tina Moata'ane 2 tries; Olivia Waldron con, Sheree Hume con) North Harbour 12 (Sophie Fisher, Alexa Fraser tries; Fisher con)