17 Jul 2011

BOP beat Counties in Pukekohe

6:13 pm on 17 July 2011

Bay of Plenty have beaten Counties Manukau 20-13 in the final game of the first round of the provincial rugby competition in Pukekohe.

The homeside had numerous chances to draw level in the dying moments of the match but couldn't put the final touches on several big breaks.

In Sunday's first clash the defending champions Canterbury scored a 40-33 bonus point win over Auckland at Eden Park.