29 Oct 2010

Forwards to decide rugby semi-final

11:07 am on 29 October 2010

Despite having two exciting backlines, tonight's NPC rugby semi-final between Canterbury and Wellington in Christchurch is likely to be decided by the forwards.

Canterbury won the clash between the two sides during the season, however they're coming off a big loss to Waikato where a number of aspects of their game were exposed

On the other hand Wellington have strung together three good wins against North Harbour, Taranaki and Southland.

Wellington will again field their teenage halves pairing of TJ Perenara and Lima Sopoaga and 19-year-old first five Sopoaga says despite their age, there is plenty of experience around them to help get them through.

Sopoaga says their forwards will need to gain domination against Canterbury tonight.

Auckland host Waikato in the other semi-final on Saturday night.