Tuitupou hattrick helps sink Lions Under 19

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Once again, the New Zealand Under 19 attack was relentless with Essendon Tuitupou scoring a hattrick. Ajay Faleafaga, Taine Kolose and Sam Hainsworth Fa’aofo also crossed the line. Ajay Faleafaga converted four tries, while replacement first five eighth Byron smith converted two. 

Watch the full replay below:

New Zealand 42 (Essendon Tuitupou 3, Ajay Faleafaga, Taine Kolose, Sam Hainsworth Fa’aofo tries, Ajay Faleafaga 4, Byron Smith 2 con) Lions 10 

HT: 21-5 

This was the final fixture for the side in their tour of South Africa. 


New Zealand v Western Province, Win: 86-0 

New Zealand v Sharks, Saturday 24 September, Kings Park, Durban, Win 54-13 

New Zealand v Leopards, Thursday 29 September, Olen Park Stadium, Potchefstroom, Win 42-31 

New Zealand v Lions, Tuesday 4 October, Ellis Park, Johannesburg, Win 42-10 


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