24 Aug 2013

Counties bounce back to crush Harbour

7:18 am on 24 August 2013

Counties-Manukau have rebounded from their heavy defeat to Wellington with a convincing 44-14 ITM Cup win over North Harbour.

The Blues winger Frank Halai starred for the Steelers, using his trademark power and agility to score two of their five tries.

Counties set the tone early with tries to Maama Vaipulu and Adam Cathcart inside the opening 12 minutes before Halai added a third just before half-time.

Adrian Smith hit back for Harbour, but Halai answered back before Ahsee Tuala put the icing on the cake with a try on full-time.