allblacks.com and James Mortimer 30.Sep.2013NZR
Otago, still undefeated in what is turning out to be a dream season for the Women from the Deep South, won 29-23 against defending champions Auckland at Western Springs Stadium to make a compelling statement.
Canterbury, second on the log, were pushed all the way at Rugby Park in Christchurch, while the Steelers defeated a willing Manawatu 21-18 at Papakura.
To view the 2013 Women's Provincial Championship table and results, click here.
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Week Four Review
CANTERBURY 25 v WAIKATO 18
Saturday 28 September, 2.45pm at Rugby Park, Christchurch
Canterbury 25 (Estelle Uren, Elizabeth Pera, Vicki Campbell tries; Kendra Cocksedge 2 con, 2 pen)
Waikato 18 (Rivay O'Donnell, Terese Te Tamaki tries; Chelsea Alley con, 2 pen)
AUCKLAND 23 v OTAGO 29
Saturday 28 September, 12pm at Western Springs Stadium, Auckland
Auckland 23 (Claire Richardson, Fiaoo Faamausili, Doris Taufateau tries; Emma Jenson con, 2 pen)
Otago 29 (Anika Tiplady, Lucy Anderson tries; Tiplady 2 con, 5 pen). HT: 20-6
COUNTIES MANUKAU 21 v MANAWATU 18
Saturday 28 September, 2.30pm at Massey Park, Papakura
Counties Manukau 21 (M Leuluaialii, R Peters, S Dudley tries; A Marino 2 pen)
Manawatu 18 (Akosita Kuruyabaki, Wairakau Greig, Krysten Suffill tries; Bex Mahoney pen)
WELLINGTON 49 v TARANAKI 3
Saturday 28 September, 12.30pm at Petone Recreation Ground, Wellington
Wellington 49 (H Lawrence, A Sutorius, K Simpkins, S Fagalilo, M Aiatu, B Collins tries; E Goulden 2 con, 5 pen )
Taranaki 3 (Kate Broadmore pen).
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Taranaki v Auckland
Otago v Canterbury
Wellington v Counties Manukau
Manawatu v Waikato