Semifinals decided for Farah Palmer Cup

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Canterbury will host Counties Manukau and Auckland will meet Wellington in the semifinals of the Mitre 10 Farah Palmer Cup at the weekend.


In the Championship Otago will host Tasman while Hawke's Bay will play Northland.


Unbeaten Canterbury secured first place in the competition when beating Bay of Plenty 40-7 on Sunday while Auckland finished second. And in the Championship, Otago were also unbeaten.


Down 7-26 at halftime, Wellington staged an impressive second half recovery to storm to the win. Manawatu had benefited from the amount of pressure it was able to apply during the first half, two Wellington kicks being charged, allowed two of Manawatu's four tries to be scored.

Tasman secured the first semifinal place in the Mitre 10 Farah Palmer Cup Championship semifinals when beating North Harbour 25-19 in Albany.


In the other Premiership game, Counties Manukau beat Waikato 28-19.


Canterbury will play Bay of Plenty in a JJ Stewart Shield challenge on Sunday.

FPC Semi Finals confirmed:

Saturday 19th 12pm – Auckland v Wellington, Eden Park

Saturday 19th 2.05pm – Hawke’s Bay v Northland 

Saturday 19th TBC 1pm/2pm TBC - Otago v Tasman 

Sunday 20th 2.05pm – Canterbury v Counties Manukau 


Mitre 10 Farah Palmer Cup results




Championship quarterfinal


North Harbour 19 (Simone Small 2, Olivia Ward-Duin tries; Small 2 con) Tasman 25 (Scorers not provided).




Counties Manukau 28 (Waikohika Flesher, Leilani Perese, Shyanne Thompson, Hazel Tubic, Langi Veainu tries; Tubic pen) Waikato 19 (Awhina Tangen-Wainou, Kennedy Simon, Calista Ruruku tries; Renee Holmes 2 con).


Manawatu 26 (Selica Winiata, Janna Vaughan, Rangimarie Sturmey, Crystal Mayes tries; Winiata 3 con) Wellington 42 (Ayesha Leti-Kiga 5, Bernadette Robertson tries; Amanda Rasch 6 con). HT: 26-7






Canterbury 40 (Kendra Cocksedge , Alana Bremner, Stephanie Te Arawa-Fox 2, Lucy Anderson, Sam Curtis tries; Cocksedge 5 con) v Bay of Plenty 7 (Tyneall Fitzgerald try; Sapphire Tapsell con). HT: 14-7


Sunday Championship quarterfinals


Northland 32 (Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate 4, Vic Subritzky-Nafatal tries; Krystal Murray 2 con, pen) Taranaki 14 (Iritana Hohaia, Chelsea Fowler tries; Fowler 2 con). HT: 19-7



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