30 Aug 2008

Wellington Lions confirm status as national provincial front runner

4:32 pm on 30 August 2008

The Wellington rugby side has confirmed its status as the national provincial competition front runner by fending off its nearest rival 48-12 in a round five victory in the capital.

The Lions lead Bay of Plenty 15-5 at half time and eventually forged a seven tries to two win.

Wellington remains the only unbeaten side in the competition and now holds a seven point lead over Bay of Plenty who have suffered their first loss of the season.