The week that was on social media … Farah Palmer Cup (Edition 4)

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This post gives us the warm and fuzzies. Black Ferns and Waikato prop Toka Natua shared this photo of her with her partner, Taranaki flanker Pita Gus Sowakula, after yesterday’s double header at FMG Stadium Waikato.

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Injury has kept Pia Tapsell on the sidelines for most of the Farah Palmer Cup, but she returned with a bang on Friday night. She scored two tries for the North Harbour Hibiscus in their 33-21 win over the Taranaki Whio at North Harbour Stadium.

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The Otago Spirit had a bit of fun during their trip to Napier. Jordyn Tereu posting this brilliant video with her teammates! It was happy days for Otago, who now top the Championship ladder after beating the Hawke’s Bay Tui 34-26 in their top of the table clash.

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Taranaki’s Alesha Williams snapped this shot with her Whio teammate Elle Johns after their toughly contested match against North Harbour.

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The Auckland Storm and Counties Manukau Heat played for the Te Toki Mareikura trophy for the first time on Saturday at Eden Park, with the home side locking the taonga up for the year with a 38-31 victory. The special trophy will go on the line every time these two sides face off in the future. Princess Elliot and her Storm teammate were extremely proud to win the inaugural battle.

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Congratulations to Auckland Storm speedster Isla Norman-Bell who was named Sportswomen of the year at the University of Auckland Blues awards last week. The Ignite Sevens star is carving up in the Farah Palmer Cup this year, scoring four tries so far in 2019.

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The Bay of Plenty Volcanix picked up a great win over the Manawatu Cyclones at the Tauranga Domain on Saturday. It was special to see the players run out onto the field with family members.  

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