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Whanganui RFU

Horowhenua-Kapiti

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Whanganui RFU

30
Meads Cup Final October 28, 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 Whanganui RFU

  • Saturday 28 October 2017 @ 2:30 pm
  • Meads Cup Final 
  • Levin
86
Played
71
Won
1
Drawn
14
Lost

Previous meetings

08 Aug 03 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 09 - 03
07 Sep 04 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 06 - 03
19 Jul 06 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 26 - 05
02 Sep 08 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 11 - 11
16 Aug 22 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 11 - 15
25 Aug 34 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 14 - 06
07 Sep 46 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 11 - 00
13 Sep 47 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 03 - 18
07 Aug 48 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 22 - 13
23 Aug 50 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 09 - 15
22 Sep 51 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 17 - 09
27 Sep 52 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 08 - 31
19 Sep 53 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 38 - 05
14 Aug 54 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 06 - 11
20 Aug 55 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 16 - 05
18 Aug 56 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 06 - 13
06 Jul 57 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 21 - 09
09 Aug 58 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 06 - 24
12 Sep 59 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 09 - 11
27 Aug 60 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 14 - 06
16 Sep 61 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 16 - 11
01 Sep 62 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 06 - 15
21 Sep 63 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 23 - 16
25 Jul 64 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 09 - 16
10 Jul 65 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 25 - 06
09 Jul 66 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 05 - 03
16 Sep 67 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 31 - 06
17 Aug 68 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 15 - 21
13 Sep 69 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 18 - 14
18 Jul 70 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 05 - 12
11 Sep 71 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 17 - 16
25 Jun 72 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 26 - 25
25 Aug 73 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 18 - 07
15 Jun 74 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 03 - 12
21 Jun 75 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 32 - 08
19 Jun 76 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 45 - 04
25 Jun 77 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 07 - 28
15 Jul 78 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 14 - 06
01 Sep 79 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 16 - 21
06 Sep 80 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 30 - 10
22 Aug 81 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 11 - 43
15 Aug 82 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 15 - 03
17 Sep 83 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 00 - 52
15 Sep 84 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 40 - 12
03 Aug 85 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 09 - 23
17 Aug 86 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 65 - 00
09 May 87 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 10 - 13
24 Sep 88 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 04 - 45
23 Sep 89 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 17 - 03
10 Jun 90 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 30 - 11
23 Jun 91 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 36 - 09
29 Jul 92 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 57 - 18
26 Sep 92 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 30 - 22
18 Sep 93 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 17 - 39
09 Oct 93 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 09 - 15
20 Jul 94 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 19 - 08
02 Sep 95 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 34 - 06
14 Sep 96 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 10 - 24
02 Jul 97 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 37 - 24
15 Aug 98 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 29 - 30
07 Jul 99 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 38 - 00
09 Jul 00 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 31 - 20
11 Jul 01 2:30 pm Bruce Steel Cup Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 22 - 06
22 May 02 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 42 - 15
12 Oct 02 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 24 - 17
04 Oct 03 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 35 - 13
29 May 04 2:30 pm Pre-Season (non-first class) Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 18 - 27
02 Sep 06 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 46 - 03
19 Jun 07 2:30 pm Pre-Season (non-first class) Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 15 - 24
12 Sep 09 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 37 - 28
04 Sep 10 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 16 - 30
20 Jul 11 2:30 pm Pre-Season (non-first class) Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 12 - 30
10 Sep 11 5:00 pm Heartland Championship Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 76 - 08
11 Aug 12 2:30 pm Bruce Steel Cup Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 36 - 14
01 Sep 12 5:00 pm Heartland Championship Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 28 - 10
05 Oct 13 5:00 pm Heartland Championship Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 24 - 28
30 Aug 14 5:00 pm Heartland Championship Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 23 - 34
22 Aug 15 5:00 pm Heartland Championship Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 34 - 39
15 Oct 16 5:00 pm Heartland Championship Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 20 - 12
19 Aug 17 2:30 pm Pre-Season (non-first class) Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 17 - 37
07 Oct 17 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 15 - 8
28 Oct 17 2:30 pm Meads Cup Final Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 14 - 30
13 Oct 18 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 57 - 27
12 Oct 19 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 15 - 38
03 Oct 20 2:30 pm Bruce Steel Cup Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 07 - 36
16 Oct 21 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 40 - 15