2 Aug 2009

Hawkes Bay beat Auckland

7:04 am on 2 August 2009

Hawkes Bay have beaten Auckland 47-13 in their Air New Zealand Cup rugby match in Napier - their first win over Auckland in 35 years.

The home side led 20-13 at half time and scored a bonus point five tries, dominating in most areas of the game.

Zac Guildford, Karl Lowe, Thomas Waldrom, Sona Taumalolo and Jason Kupa touched down for Hawkes Bay while Matt Berquist kicked 22 points.

Daniel Bowden scored all the points for Auckland including their only try.

Hawkes Bay have been Air New Zealand Cup semi-finalists the last two years.