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Auckland
40
33
FT
Canterbury
CAN
NZ Domestic Cup
Friday 26 October 2018, 11:05pm EDT

Auckland v Canterbury

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  • ConversionHarry Plummer
    93'
  • TRY!Leon Fukofuka
    92'
  • ConversionHarry Plummer
    91'
  • TRY!Mike Sosene Feagai
    90'
  • ConversionBrett Cameron
    85'
  • TRY!Tom Sanders
    84'
  • FT
  • ConversionHarry Plummer
    73'
  • TRY!Caleb Clarke
    72'
  • ConversionHarry Plummer
    63'
  • TRY!Jordan Trainor
    62'
  • Penalty GoalBrett Cameron
    56'
  • Penalty GoalBrett Cameron
    51'
  • TRY!Akira Ioane
    47'
  • Yellow CardBilly Harmon
    41'
  • Penalty GoalBrett Cameron
    40'
  • HT
  • ConversionHarry Plummer
    35'
  • TRY!Tumua Manu
    33'
  • ConversionBrett Cameron
    32'
  • TRY!George Bridge
    31'
  • Yellow CardAkira Ioane
    28'
  • PENALTY TRY!
    27'
  • Penalty GoalBrett Cameron
    10'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
572
457
Metres
85
50
Carries
29
21
Defenders beaten
11
8
Clean breaks
178
132
Passes
12
4
Offloads
20
14
Turnovers conceded
9
12
Turnovers won
131
254
Tackles
21
29
Missed tackles
Auckland T C P
15 Jordan Trainor 1 0 0
14 Melani Nanai 0 0 0
13 Tumua Manu 1 0 0
12 Tinoai Faiane 0 0 0
11 Salesi Rayasi 0 0 0
10 Harry Plummer 0 5 0
9 Jonathan Ruru 0 0 0
1 Sam Prattley 0 0 0
2 Robbie Abel 0 0 0
3 Marcel Renata 0 0 0
4 Fa'atiga Lemalu 0 0 0
5 Michael Fatialofa 0 0 0
6 Evan Olmstead 0 0 0
7 Adrian Choat 0 0 0
8 Akira Ioane 1 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Mike Sosene Feagai 1 0 0
17 Jarred Adams 0 0 0
18 Marco Fepulea'i 0 0 0
19 Taleni Seu 0 0 0
20 Hoskins Sotutu 0 0 0
21 Leon Fukofuka 1 0 0
22 Daniel Kirkpatrick 0 0 0
23 Caleb Clarke 1 0 0
Canterbury T C P
15 George Bridge 1 0 0
14 Josh McKay 0 0 0
13 Braydon Ennor 0 0 0
12 Phil Burleigh 0 0 0
11 Caleb Makene 0 0 0
10 Brett Cameron 0 2 4
9 Mitchell Drummond 0 0 0
1 Alex Hodgman 0 0 0
2 Nathan Vella 0 0 0
3 Sef Fa'agase 0 0 0
4 Luke Romano 0 0 0
5 Mitchell Dunshea 0 0 0
6 Reed Prinsep 0 0 0
7 Billy Harmon 0 0 0
8 Luke Whitelock 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Brodie McAlister 0 0 0
17 Harrison Allan 0 0 0
18 Chris King 0 0 0
19 Tom Sanders 1 0 0
20 Tom Christie 0 0 0
21 Ereatara Enari 0 0 0
22 Sam Beard 0 0 0
23 Ngane Punivai 0 0 0

Standings

NZ Domestic Cup

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
1 Auckland 48 46
3 Canterbury 52 41
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  • A great game of Union in trying conditions, both teams threw everything at it but Auckland came from a 13 point half time deficit to tie scores just before the end of normal time.  Scores were still locked after the first 10 minutes of extra time but Auckland had the better of the second period of extra time to run out victors 40-33.
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  • AUCKLAND TAKE THE PREMIERSHIP IN THRILLING FASHION 40-33 IN EXTRA TIME.
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  • FULL TIME - Auckland 40 Canterbury 33.
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  • Auckland manage to pinch possession here, this could be the end of Canterbury as Auckland get both hands on the trophy!
    99''
  • Penalty to Canterbury who find touch on their 10 metre line.
    98''
  • Plummer dragged the kick to the left and the drama continues at Eden Park!
    97''
  • MISSED PENALTY! Auckland (Plummer) 40-33 Auckland.
    96''
  • Auckland penalty about 40 metres out, Plummer will surely opt to take the kick here, this could be the game, or at least a chance to run the clock down for Auckland.
    95''
  • Can Canterbury come up with a reply here?  One senses Auckland have one hand on the trophy at the moment.
    95''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Auckland (Plummer) 40-33 Auckland.
    94''
  • Auckland are in and hit the front in the second period of extra time for the first time today, Fukofuka darting through on the inside and going over in limited space.
    93''
  • Try
    TRY! Auckland (Fukofuka) 38-33 Auckland.
    92''
  • The final ten minutes of extra time gets underway, who wants this game more, tough to pick a winner!
    91''
  • Still deadlocked at half time in extra time with Auckland going over on the siren, again by just building pressure and surging over the line.
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  • HALF TIME EXTRA TIME - Auckland 33 Canterbury 33.
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  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Auckland (Plummer) 33-33 scores level.
    90'''
  • Try
    TRY! Auckland (Sosene-Feagai) 31-33 Canterbury!
    90'''
  • Penalty for Auckland and Plummer a great kick he finds touch 5 metres out for Auckland!
    90''
  • Auckland building phases again, looks like the end of normal time here, can they go over?
    89''
  • Finally some possession for Auckland in extra time as they work the ball to just over the half way.
    88''
  • Great conversion from Cameron from wide on the left and it's advantage Canterbury!
    87''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Canterbury (Cameron) 26-33 Canterbury.
    86''
  • Sanders the pick and drive from a metre out and he crashes over for Canterbury!
    86''
  • Try
    TRY! Canterbury (Sanders) 26-31 Canterbury.
    85''
  • Canterbury on the attack only 5 metres out.
    85''
  • Canterbury down to 14 men, they have lost both hookers to injury.
    84''
  • MISSED PENALTY! Canterbury (Cameron) Scores locked 26-26. Was on target the kick but ended up going through under the bar!
    83''
  • Penalty for Canterbury, they will take the shot from wide on the left.
    83''
  • Well, well, well still can't believe Auckland failed to take a field goal attempt on that last play, 33 phases and no attempt, amazing.
    82''
  • Extra time underway in Auckland.  Auckland with the restart.
    81''
  • END OF NORMAL TIME - Auckland 26 Canterbury 26.  Extra time to come 10 minutes each way.
    80''
  • Oh no, 33 phases and Adams drops the ball, the siren sounds, and no field goal attempt, what was going through their heads there!
    80''
  • 25 phases, just six metres out!  Auckland on the brink.
    79''
  • 19 phases now as Auckland continue to hold possession, wait for the field goal attempt here!
    78''
  • 13 phases for Auckland as Canterbury try to hold on.
    77''
  • Auckland with possession again just inside their own half. Only a few minutes remaining.
    76''
  • Canterbury find touch near the Auckland 10 metre line.
    76''
  • Nerves of steel from Plummer that kick never looked in doubt.
    75''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Auckland (Plummer) Scores Level 26-26.
    75''
  • Again Canterbury caught a man short, again it's Clarke by himself and an easy try for Auckland.
    75''
  • Try
    TRY! Auckland (Clarke) 24-26 Canterbury.
    74''
  • Referee Jackson backing his judgement there!
    73''
  • Ioane charges to the line from the scrum but he is held up by a desperate Canterbury defense.
    72''
  • Huge chance blown for Auckland they had the overlap but the Plummer pass missed the unmanned Clarke, wow! Back to the penalty.
    69''
  • Penalty advantage to Auckland as they continue to hammer away towards their line.
    69''
  • Plummer finds touch for Auckland just 10 metres out from their line.
    68''
  • Auckland 19 Canterbury 26.
    67''
  • Now Ioane with the quick tap and play as Auckland surge again.
    67''
  • Untidy from Auckland from the restart.  Canterbury line out 30 metres from their line.
    66''
  • Trainor was the man finally able to go over after wrong footing Bridge, Plummer does the rest and it's down to a one converted try from being locked up.  Can Canterbury answer?
    65''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Auckland (Plummer) 19-26 Canterbury.
    64''
  • Try
    TRY! Auckland (Trainor) 17-26 Canterbury.
    63''
  • Auckland with 20 phases here, can they drive it over?
    63''
  • Auckland still surging forward only 10 metres out from their line.
    62''
  • Auckland pouring the pressure on now after a rare poor kick from Canterbury.
    61''
  • Just on 20 minutes remaining in the game, time will start to become a factor for Auckland as they look at the scoreboard.
    60''
  • Canterbury knock on from the restart, Auckland scrum feed 35 metres out, a big chance looms here.
    59''
  • Cameron makes no mistake with the penalty from 25 metres out in front, one more of those and it's going to be tough for Auckland.  Auckland 12 Canterbury 26.
    58''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Canterbury (Cameron) 12-26 Canterbury.
    58''
  • This rain making a real impact on this game now, its getting messy out there, both teams desperate as Canterbury get another penalty.
    57''
  • Bridge now forced into touch by Auckland on the half way, the wet ground assisting Auckland there.
    56''
  • Poor throw from the line out and Auckland will get the scrum feed on their 10 metre line.
    55''
  • Canterbury holding firm, smart play from Drummond as he drives the ball away by boot from the scrum.
    54''
  • Great kick from Cameron opting for the extra points from 35 metres, no mistake and the lead back to 11 points for Canterbury.
    52''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Canterbury (Cameron) 12-23 Canterbury.
    52''
  • Great take from Bridge from the restart after Ruru put the ball into orbit!
    51''
  • The Plummer kicks sails way right as conditions deteriorate here, rain now coming down in bucket loads as Auckland inch closer.
    50''
  • MISSED CONVERSION! Auckland (Plummer) 12-20 Canterbury.
    49''
  • The quick tap did the trick and Burleigh and Prinsep combine with Ioane to see him over the line.
    49''
  • Try
    TRY! Auckland (Ioane) 12-20 Canterbury.
    48''
  • Scrum collapses Ioane feeds it to Ruru, but the ball comes loose as he heads for the line and Canterbury survive again!
    47''
  • Penalty advantage to Auckland again its Ioane heavily involved, one senses Auckland are coming here.
    46''
  • Ioane goes close after charging the scrum, Canterbury holding on desperately early in the second half.
    44''
  • Wow a big break here for Auckland just what the doctor ordered.  Harmon gets it all wrong in the tackle and he gets 10 minutes in the sin bin!!!
    42''
  • Canterbury with the restart and a 13 point lead into the second half.  Here we go, what do Auckland have in their bag of tricks?
    41''
  • A great first half from Canterbury they head to the break fully deserving their 13 point lead after dominating possession for most of the first half.  Can Canterbury take back to back titles, at half time they will be please with their performance to date but they will also realise Auckland will come with everything they have in the second half.
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  • HALF TIME - Auckland 7 Canterbury 20.
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  • Beautiful kick from Cameron extends the Canterbury lead to 13 points at half time as the players head to the rooms.
    40'''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Canterbury (Cameron) 7-20 Canterbury.
    40'''
  • Penalty from the scrum and Cameron will line up for the extra points on half time.
    40''
  • Ioane back on from the sin bin, his ten minutes served.
    40''
  • Canterbury pinch the lineout, but McKay can't control the ball.
    39''
  • Not far off the half time break, do we see another score before then?
    38''
  • Auckland tidy up in defense and clear to the half way.
    38''
  • No mistake from Plummer with the simple conversion and its game on just when I thought Canterbury were looking far too good.  Long way to go in this one yet!
    37''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Auckland (Plummer) 7-17 Canterbury.
    37''
  • Huge response from Auckland great play from Faiane catches Canterbury napping as he finds Manu who charges in under the posts!
    36''
  • Try
    TRY! Auckland (Manu) 5-17 Canterbury.
    35''
  • No mistake from Cameron from the left of the big sticks, Canterbury 17 Auckland 0.
    34''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Canterbury (Cameron) 0-17 Canterbury.
    34''
  • McKay and Ennor with the assists down the left as the ball comes to Bridge and he bursts through the line and races 20 metres to the line, all Canterbury.
    33''
  • Try
    TRY! Canterbury (Bridge) 0-15 Canterbury.
    32''
  • Again Canterbury take the ball up the field from the line out, they look in complete control of this game at this stage.
    32''
  • A misunderstanding from the restart and the ball ends up in touch, Canterbury will get the throw just outside their 22.
    31''
  • Canterbury with a driving roll get the scoring underway as Auckland fail under pressure.  Ioane went straight into the side of the maul and he'll get 10 minutes in the sin bin for that as well, a huge moment in this final.  Canterbury 10 Auckland 0.
    29''
  • Try
    PENALTY TRY! Canterbury (Penalty Try) 0-10 Canterbury.
    28''
  • Auckland pinch the lineout but concede the penalty.  Cameron opts for touch from 35 metres instead of lining up the extra points this time.
    26''
  • Ruru finds touch for Auckland on the halfway, the arm wrestle continues at Eden Park.
    25''
  • MISSED PENALTY! Cameron misses the easy kick, the ball slams into the right post and mad scramble for the ball and Auckland manage to come up with it.  3-0 Canterbury.
    24''
  • A messy scrum, penalty advantage, the Cameron kick to nobody and we will go back to the penalty, Cameron will kick.
    23''
  • Whitelock a good run for Canterbury he finds Vella and Cameron in support but the last offload spills forward and it will be an Auckland scrum feed.
    21''
  • Auckland this time with possession and heading up the field but the Ruru kick floats out on the full.  A real stale mate this game at the moment.
    20''
  • Canterbury on the attack again, Ennor down the left but he runs out of room and is rammed into touch.
    19''
  • Trainor met by strong defense at the halfway, take that!
    18''
  • Canterbury again looking threatening but McKay throws a loose offload and Rayasi collects and gives to Ruru who clears to midfield.
    16''
  • Canterbury now clean up the loose ball and head back to half way, early days but Canterbury have looked the better team early.
    15''
  • Ball collected at half way by Trainor as Auckland start to build some phases, not a lot of possession for Auckland to date.
    14''
  • Cameron knocks over the simple penalty goal and Canterbury gets the scoring underway in the final they lead it 3-0.
    13''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Canterbury (Cameron) 0-3 Canterbury.
    13''
  • Auckland being forced to defend grimly as Canterbury apply the pressure from their line out.  Now a penalty to Canterbury in front of the posts.
    11''
  • Still no score in the final almost ten minutes in.
    10''
  • Scrum feed for Canterbury just outside the Auckland 22 after the Cameron clearance, Nanai the error dropping the ball like it was a hot potato.
    9''
  • Auckland go right from the scrum but Nanai puts his foot into touch before he could off load back infield.
    8''
  • Prattley heads off early for Auckland, that's a concern.
    6''
  • MISSED PENALTY! - Plummer takes the option to kick for the first score  but that's an ugly old strike and it misses way left from 40 metres out and we'll have 22 metre restart for Canterbury.
    5''
  • Just on four minutes in both teams appear to have settled well.
    4''
  • Auckland winning possession from the scrum and they work the ball towards half way.
    4''
  • Canterbury showing patience early keeping possession and sharing the ball as they build some phases early.
    3''
  • Underway in Auckland, an excellent crowd after Auckland Rugby elected to make it free entry, referee Glen Jackson blows his whistle to start the final.
    1''
  • Threat of rain in the sky as we are set for kick-off.
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  • A great season from Auckland after a disasterous 2017 saw them close to relegation.  Canterbury as well have had an ultra consistent 2018 to earn their spot in the final.  Today I'm thinking the home ground advantage may be enough for Auckland to take the title, let's see.
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  • Welcome to Eden Park, Auckland for the Mitre 10 Cup Championship final between Auckland and Canterbury.
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