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Waikato
36
13
FT
Otago
OTA
NZ Domestic Cup
Friday 26 October 2018, 2:35am EDT

Waikato v Otago

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Key Events

  • FT
  • Penalty GoalFletcher Smith
    69'
  • ConversionFletcher Smith
    54'
  • TRY!Sevu Reece
    53'
  • ConversionFletcher Smith
    45'
  • TRY!Tyler Campbell
    44'
  • ConversionJosh Ioane
    44'
  • TRY!James Lentjes
    42'
  • HT
  • TRY!Matthew Lansdown
    31'
  • ConversionFletcher Smith
    20'
  • TRY!Quinn Tupaea
    19'
  • Penalty GoalJosh Ioane
    16'
  • Penalty GoalJosh Ioane
    12'
  • ConversionFletcher Smith
    7'
  • TRY!Sevu Reece
    6'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
419
370
Metres
39
50
Carries
24
17
Defenders beaten
14
4
Clean breaks
147
149
Passes
3
4
Offloads
11
22
Turnovers conceded
13
7
Turnovers won
130
121
Tackles
17
24
Missed tackles
Waikato T C P
15 Matthew Lansdown 1 0 0
14 Tyler Campbell 1 0 0
13 Quinn Tupaea 1 0 0
12 Dwayne Sweeney 0 0 0
11 Sevu Reece 2 0 0
10 Fletcher Smith 0 4 1
9 Jack Stratton 0 0 0
1 Ayden Johnstone 0 0 0
2 Samisoni Taukei'aho 0 0 0
3 Josh Iosefa-Scott 0 0 0
4 Laghlan McWhannell 0 0 0
5 James Tucker 0 0 0
6 Adam Burn 0 0 0
7 Mitchell Jacobson 0 0 0
8 Jordan Manihera 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Sekope Lopeti 0 0 0
17 Toby Smith 0 0 0
18 Sosaia Fale 0 0 0
19 Tim Bond 0 0 0
20 Murray Iti 0 0 0
21 Kylem O'Donnell 0 0 0
22 Bailyn Sullivan 0 0 0
23 Declan O'Donnell 0 0 0
Otago T C P
15 Michael Collins 0 0 0
14 Mitchell Scott 0 0 0
13 Matt Faddes 0 0 0
12 Sio Tomkinson 0 0 0
11 Vilimoni Koroi 0 0 0
10 Josh Ioane 0 1 2
9 Kurt Hammer 0 0 0
1 Jonah Aoina 0 0 0
2 Liam Coltman 0 0 0
3 Hisa Sasagi 0 0 0
4 Sione Misiloi 0 0 0
5 Josh Dickson 0 0 0
6 Joketani Koroi 0 0 0
7 James Lentjes 1 0 0
8 Dylan Nel 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Sekonaia Pole 0 0 0
17 Tom Hill 0 0 0
18 George Bower 0 0 0
19 Josh Larsen 0 0 0
20 Slade McDowall 0 0 0
21 Naulia Dawai 0 0 0
22 Josh Renton 0 0 0
23 Matt Whaanga 0 0 0

Standings

NZ Domestic Cup

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
4 Waikato 40 34
7 Otago 28 29
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  • FULL-TIME: Waikato has defeated Otago 36-13 in convincing fashion and with that victory move into the Premiership next season.
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  • Waikato have the victory and are the Mitre 10 Cup Champions!
    80'+2''
  • Turnover and the ball is kicked into the stands to end the game.
    80'''
  • Koroi takes the tap.
    80'''
  • PENALTY OTAGO - Offside by Lopeti.
    80'''
  • Siren sounds!
    80'''
  • PENALTY WAIKATO - Offside.
    79''
  • Into the last two minutes and Otago lose the ball out of the scrum.
    79''
  • PENALTY OTAGO - Sekope Lopeti offside.
    77''
  • Otago desperately pushing in attack moving inside the opposition 22.
    76''
  • Waikato has not had a win in a final since 2006. This will be sweet!
    75''
  • Reece gets a run but it's halted with a turnover to Otago at the halfway.
    74''
  • Knock-on by Waikato, Otago with the scrum feed just inside their own half.
    73''
  • Scrum feed Waikato midfield.
    71''
  • And just to underline the difficulties Otago is having, Ioane's restart kick drifts out on the full.
    70''
  • Penalty Goal
    GOAL! Waikato (F Smith) 36-13
    70''
  • PENALTY WAIKATO - player leaving his feet.
    69''
  • Good counter ruck and Jacobson gets the turnover possession.
    68''
  • Fletcher Smith kicks past the halfway line with his penalty kick to touch.
    67''
  • PENALTY WAIKATO - not releasing the ball.
    67''
  • PENALTY WAIKATO - handling the ball in the scrum and Otago has turned over that opportunity.
    65''
  • Into the last 20 minutes and Otago needs to go up a gear if it hopes to have a chance in this final.
    62''
  • Five metre scrum called as the chip kick through the defence line from Ioane is ineffective.
    61''
  • Otago now inside the opposition 22 with an opportunity to close the gap on the scoreboard.
    60''
  • PENALTY OTAGO - tackler not releasing.
    60''
  • PENALTY OTAGO - not releasing the ball.
    59''
  • Otago loses possession from the lineout and things not going the visitor's way.
    58''
  • Waikato wins the ball with the turnover out of the maul.
    57''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Waikato (Fletcher Smith) 33-13
    56''
  • All good - Try confirmed!
    54''
  • TMO - checking the proximity of Matt Lansdown to the touch line as he made his run up the field.
    54''
  • Try
    TRY! Waikato (Reece) 31-13 ... Reece benefits from a great run up the sideline by Lansdown
    54''
  • PENALTY WAIKATO - joining the ruck incorrectly.
    52''
  • Otago building in attack, move inside the Waikato 22.
    52''
  • PENALTY OTAGO - Toby Smith not releasing the ball.
    51''
  • Otago's numbers are building - 8 handling errors and 11 turnovers - not helping their chances to reel this game back in.
    49''
  • Otago lose possession over the touch line with some great continual tackling pressure from Waikato.
    49''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Waikato (Smith) 26-13 ... and Otago's excitement is short-lived.
    46''
  • Try
    TRY! Waikato (Tyler Campbell) 24-13 ... Brilliant take from the kickoff sees Waikato hit back immediately.
    45''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Otago (Ioane) 19-13
    45''
  • Try
    TRY! Otago (James Lentjes) 19-11 ... opening statement from the men in blue!
    43''
  • Otago crosses the opposition 22 looking to get on the scoreboard first in this second half.
    43''
  • PENALTY WAIKATO - tackler not releasing.
    41''
  • Second half is underway.
    40''
  • Waikato had the upperhand in that first 40 minutes, but can Otago repeat their second half effort of last week to hit back on the scoreboard?
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  • HALF-TIME: Waikato is leading Otago 19-6 in the Championship Final.
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  • Ball finally into touch and that's the first half done.
    40'+3''
  • The whistle is followed by the half-time siren but Otago will get possession at the lineout 15 metres inside opposition territory.
    40'''
  • PENALTY OTAGO - not releasing the ball.
    40'''
  • Scrum feed Waikato at the halfway.
    40''
  • Successful strip in the maul by Waikato.
    39''
  • Otago with the ball at Waikato's 22 - first time in a long while.
    38''
  • It's catching - lineout woes for Waikato also.
    37''
  • Otago errors mounting as the lineout throw close to the halfway line goes awry.
    34''
  • MISSED CONVERSION! Smith's kick hits the post.
    33''
  • Try
    TRY! Waikato (Matthew Lansdown) 19-6 ... finally the continual pressure in attack pays off.
    32''
  • Waikato with the bulk of the possession and the territory is just not being allowed to finish off at the try line.... to Otago's credit.
    30''
  • Knock-on by Waikato after a big tackle from Matt Faddes deep in defence.
    29''
  • Otago under constant pressure now and struggling to get out of their own half when they have the ball.
    28''
  • Ioane's kick to touch is a shocker ... gives just a 10 metre gain.
    27''
  • PENALTY OTAGO - player leaving his feet.
    26''
  • Waikato gaining the upper hand with repeat possessions.
    26''
  • Ball into touch inside the 22 in Otago territory after some frantic attacking play by Waikato.
    24''
  • Waikato with the scrum feed.
    24''
  • Knock-on by Otago after a massive tackle from Reece on Michael Collins.
    22''
  • After 20 minutes the balance of effective possession keeps shifting the momentum in this contest.
    21''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Waikato (Smith) 14-6
    21''
  • Try
    TRY! Waikato (Quinn Tupaea) 12-6 
    20''
  • Waikato lineout at the opposition 22.
    20''
  • PENALTY WAIKATO - Liam Coltman pinged for hands in the ruck.
    19''
  • Penalty Goal
    GOAL! Otago (Ioane) 7-6
    17''
  • Ioane is going to have another shot at the sticks from 40 metres out.
    16''
  • PENALTY OTAGO - player leaving his feet.
    16''
  • Otago with the ball from the lineout at the halfway line.
    15''
  • Penalty Goal
    GOAL! Otago (Josh Ioane) 7-3
    13''
  • PENALTY OTAGO - Mitch Jacobson not rolling away.
    12''
  • Otago finally gets possession inside Waikato's half.
    11''
  • Sevu Reece is the leading try scorer of the competition so it's no surprise he's put the first ppints on the board.
    9''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Waikato (Fletcher Smith) 7-0 
    8''
  • TRY! Waikato (Sevu Reece) 5-0 ... as predicted Reece makes his presence felt early.
    7''
  • Waikato consistent in their attacking pressure inside the opposition 22. Otago defending well at this stage.
    7''
  • SUBSTITUTION: Waikato - Tucker OFF, Bond ON
    4''
  • Clock stopped as James Tucker is attended after an apparent serious leg injury in the tackle contest.
    4''
  • PENALTY WAIKATO - not releasing the ball.
    3''
  • Otago won the toss, so the action gets underway with Waikato taking the kickoff.
    1''
  • The teams are out on the pitch and ready to go.
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  • The big incentive for this one is not just the Championship trophy but promotion to the Premiership in 2019.
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  • This clash is expected to be a close one and the playmakers to watch will be Sevu Reece for the homeside and the hot-stepping talent of All Black 7s star Vilimoni Koroi for Otago.
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  • Waikato is coming off a strong semi-final win while Otago made it to the big one by the skin of its teeth, thanks to the boot of Josh Ioane.
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  • The final battle is here. The Mitre 10 Cup Championship Final between Waikato and Otago is set to kick off at FMG Stadium, Hamilton.
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