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Wanganui RFU

Horowhenua-Kapiti

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Wanganui RFU

30
Meads Cup Final Saturday 28 October 2017 @ 2:30 pm Levin

Nobody know better than Wanganui what it takes to win the Meads Cup and the defending champions made it three in a row when beating Horowhenua Kapiti 30-14 in Levin on Saturday.
It was their sixth win of the trophy since it was first awarded in 2006, and their 10th final and even qualifying fourth did not prove a hurdle.

Conditions were perfect in front of a big home crowd but local expectations were rocked when the visitors returned the favour Horowhenua Kapiti had done when they went to Wanganui and won the old third division title in 1993.

Wanganui halfback Lindsay Horrocks said it had been ‘a massive effort’ because Horowhenua Kapiti had been the form team all year. They had West Coast to thank for gaining a win that allowed them to make the top fourth.

“It just showed the heart in the team, we kept believing even if we were behind,” he told Sky Sport.

Wanganui produced the first settled piece of play in the sixth minute from a midfield scrum when first five-eighths Dane Whale worked a move which created space for blindside wing Cameron Crowley, who was one of the key contributors on the day, and he connected with centre Kaveni Dabenaise who was untroubled to run in for the opening try.

Both sides had issues with their goal-kicking, Wanganui missing three first-half chances, two to Craig Clare and one to Nick Harding while James So’oialo missed one for the home team.

Horowhenua Kapiti started the second half poorly when conceding a penalty whilch Clare goaled but pressure on the Wanganui rearguard resulting firstly in a 49th minute penalty goal to So’oialo to get the score back to 6-13.

But from the restart the home team stormed onto loose ball with replacement loose halfback Kane Tamou leading the way and when So’oialo unleashed a long kick downfield, Wanganui wing Simon Dibben was bundled into touch. That allowed No.8 Tyson Maki to rumble around the lineout, but the chance was lost when the ball was lost in front of the Wanganui goalposts.

However, the Horowhenua Kapiti scrum unleashed a powerful shove to secure a penalty which So’oialo landed.

But failing to secure the restart, when Maki dropped the ball, proved costly.

From the scrum Crowley was into the backline from the blind again, this time floating onto a perfectly-weighted pass to take the ball to just short of the line. From the quick ruck ball, Horrocks threw a long pass to Harding who completed the transfer to replacement wing Samu Kubunavanua to score a try moments after having taken the field.

Wanganui tied the game up after key Horowhenua Kapiti mistakes both made by So’oialo who had a kick charged down moments after Kubunavanua had to leave the field after a head clash. But from a penalty awarded in the subsequent play, So’oialo failed to find touch and when Wanganui brought the ball back Whale ran blind to link with Dabenaise took the outside gap at speed and gave Crowley the run-in for the try.

Horowhenua Kapiti struck back immediately in the 70th minute when lineout ball was moved for second five-eighths Kalim Kelemete to hit the line at full speed to do his own outside break to provide fullback Andrew McDougall, who had been a threat all game, with the chance to score.

However, it was a limited response as Wanganui maintained the pressure to seasl the win.

FULL TIME
Horowhenua-Kapiti 14 v 30 Steelform Wanganui

Horowhenua Kapiti Scorers:
Try : Andrew McDougall (69′)
Penalty: James So’oialo (34′,50′,55′)

Wanganui Scorers:
Tries: Kaveni Dabenaise (6′), Samu Kubunavanua (56′), Cameron Crowley (68′)
Conversion: Craig Clare (8′), Nick Harding (57′,69′)
Penalty: Craig Clare (36′, 41′)
Drop Goals: Dane Whale (78′)

Horowhenua-Kapiti 14 - 30 Wanganui RFU

  • Saturday 28 October 2017 @ 2:30 pm
  • Meads Cup Final 
  • Levin
85
Played
70
Won
1
Drawn
14
Lost

Previous meetings

08 Aug 1903 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 09 - 03
07 Sep 1904 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 06 - 03
19 Jul 1906 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 26 - 05
02 Sep 1908 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 11 - 11
16 Aug 1922 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 11 - 15
25 Aug 1934 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 14 - 06
07 Sep 1946 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 11 - 00
13 Sep 1947 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 03 - 18
07 Aug 1948 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 22 - 13
23 Aug 1950 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 09 - 15
22 Sep 1951 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 17 - 09
27 Sep 1952 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 08 - 31
19 Sep 1953 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 38 - 05
14 Aug 1954 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 06 - 11
20 Aug 1955 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 16 - 05
18 Aug 1956 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 06 - 13
06 Jul 1957 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 21 - 09
09 Aug 1958 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 06 - 24
12 Sep 1959 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 09 - 11
27 Aug 1960 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 14 - 06
16 Sep 1961 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 16 - 11
01 Sep 1962 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 06 - 15
21 Sep 1963 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 23 - 16
25 Jul 1964 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 09 - 16
10 Jul 1965 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 25 - 06
09 Jul 1966 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 05 - 03
16 Sep 1967 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 31 - 06
17 Aug 1968 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 15 - 21
13 Sep 1969 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 18 - 14
18 Jul 1970 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 05 - 12
11 Sep 1971 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 17 - 16
25 Jun 1972 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 26 - 25
25 Aug 1973 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 18 - 07
15 Jun 1974 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 03 - 12
21 Jun 1975 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 32 - 08
19 Jun 1976 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 45 - 04
25 Jun 1977 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 07 - 28
15 Jul 1978 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 14 - 06
01 Sep 1979 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 16 - 21
06 Sep 1980 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 30 - 10
22 Aug 1981 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 11 - 43
15 Aug 1982 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 15 - 03
17 Sep 1983 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 00 - 52
15 Sep 1984 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 40 - 12
03 Aug 1985 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 09 - 23
17 Aug 1986 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 65 - 00
09 May 1987 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 10 - 13
24 Sep 1988 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 04 - 45
23 Sep 1989 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 17 - 03
10 Jun 1990 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 30 - 11
23 Jun 1991 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 36 - 09
29 Jul 1992 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 57 - 18
26 Sep 1992 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 30 - 22
18 Sep 1993 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 17 - 39
09 Oct 1993 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 09 - 15
20 Jul 1994 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 19 - 08
02 Sep 1995 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 34 - 06
14 Sep 1996 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 10 - 24
02 Jul 1997 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 37 - 24
15 Aug 1998 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 29 - 30
07 Jul 1999 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 38 - 00
09 Jul 2000 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 31 - 20
11 Jul 2001 2:30 pm Bruce Steel Cup Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 22 - 06
22 May 2002 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 42 - 15
12 Oct 2002 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 24 - 17
04 Oct 2003 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 35 - 13
29 May 2004 2:30 pm Pre-Season (non-first class) Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 18 - 27
02 Sep 2006 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 46 - 03
19 Jun 2007 2:30 pm Pre-Season (non-first class) Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 15 - 24
12 Sep 2009 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 37 - 28
04 Sep 2010 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 16 - 30
20 Jul 2011 2:30 pm Pre-Season (non-first class) Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 12 - 30
10 Sep 2011 5:00 pm Heartland Championship Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 76 - 08
11 Aug 2012 2:30 pm Bruce Steel Cup Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 36 - 14
01 Sep 2012 5:00 pm Heartland Championship Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 28 - 10
05 Oct 2013 5:00 pm Heartland Championship Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 24 - 28
30 Aug 2014 5:00 pm Heartland Championship Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 23 - 34
22 Aug 2015 5:00 pm Heartland Championship Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 34 - 39
15 Oct 2016 5:00 pm Heartland Championship Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 20 - 12
19 Aug 2017 2:30 pm Pre-Season (non-first class) Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 17 - 37
07 Oct 2017 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 15 - 8
28 Oct 2017 2:30 pm Meads Cup Final Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 14 - 30
13 Oct 2018 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 57 - 27
12 Oct 2019 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 15 - 38
03 Oct 2020 2:30 pm Bruce Steel Cup Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 07 - 36