31 Aug 2009

Taranaki score important win away to Manawatu

8:03 am on 31 August 2009

Taranaki have withstood an unrelenting second-half attack from Manawatu to win their Air New Zealand Cup rugby match in Palmerston North 12-10.

Willie Ripia kicked Taranaki to a 12-3 lead at half time.

Kurt Baker scored Manawatu's try in the 55th minute, and the rest of the team's points came from the boot of Aaron Cruden.