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Wai-Bush Pip ‘Nua By One Point To Win Maiden Title

Wairarapa Bush U20’s Win the HYRC U20 Cup

For the first time in 12 years, Wairarapa-Bush will have their name engraved on the Hurricanes Under 20 Cup, following a thrilling one-point win against defending champions Horowhenua-Kapiti at Palmerston North’s Sport & Rugby Institute today.

Wairarapa Bush U20s  23 v 22 Horowhenua-Kapiti U20’s

After leading by 16 points to 5 at half-time, a second-half resurgence by Horowhenua-Kapiti saw the score narrow to one-point, 23 points to 22 with five minutes to play. A Horowhenua-Kapiti foot on the touch-line as the desperate Cup-Holders looked to score the winning try, was enough to ensure that the narrow one-point margin was maintained until the full-time whistle.

(Horowhenua-Kapiti’s Xavier Pareka presents the Cup to Wairarapa-Bush’s Lewis Bush)

The Player-Of-The-Series pictured above receiving the MVP Cup from Council Chairman, Gordon Noble-Canpbell was Jason Myers from Wanganui. The final table for the Series was: 1. Wairarapa-Bush; 2. Horowhenua-Kapiti; 3. Wanganui; 4. Poverty Bay.

The Council extends its thanks to the staff and management of the Sport & Rugby Institute for their support of the 2019 Hurricanes Under 20 Development Series.

(Published : 11/08/19)