4 Oct 2014

Taniwha thrash Harbour

8:09 am on 4 October 2014

Northland have thrashed North Harbour 58-27 in Whangarei, to move to within a point of provincial rugby Championship leaders Hawke's Bay.

Northland's Michael Stolberg in action

Northland's Michael Stolberg in action Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The Taniwha ran in six tries to four and led 20-15 at half-time, and have all but clinched a semi-final place, and a home playoff.

Harbour will now struggle to make the semi-finals, their bonus point puts them level with fourth-placed Southland but behind on points difference and with one game remaining, against Wellington in the capital.