3 Aug 2008

Counties Manukau beat Auckland in NPC

6:39 pm on 3 August 2008

Counties Manukau have upset defending champions Auckland 17-6 in the Air New Zeraland Cup rugby competition.

Countiers scored two converted tries and replacement first five Tana Vili kicked a massi9ve 50 metre drop goal to give the side the win at Pukekohe.

The team did not win a agame last season, managing just one draw against North Harbour.

It is the third major upset in the first round of the competition, with Manawatu beating Canterbury and Northland beating Waikato.