Ihaia West was the hero for Hawke's Bay for the second straight week on Saturday as his penalties helped his side beat Otago 21-15.
Ihaia West was the hero for Hawke's Bay for the second successive week on Saturday as his penalties helped his side beat Otago 21-15 in Napier.
The Magpies struck a total of seven penalties, which arrived through the boot of first Andrew Horrell (four) and then a treble from fly-half West.
Otago number ten Hayden Parker struck five penalties in reply for his side as both outfits struggled in the wet conditions at McLean Park.
For Hawke's Bay:
Pen: Horrell 4, West 3
Pen: Parker 5
Hawke's Bay: 15 Andrew Horrell. 14 Gillies Kaka, 13 Tino Nemani, 12 Marvin Karawana, 11 Penikolo Latu, 10 Ihaia West, 9 Chris Eaton, 8 Karl Lowe, 7 Tevita Fomai, 6 Mike Coman (c), 5 Johan Schoonbee, 4 Ross Kennedy, 3 Peter Borlase, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Adrian Barone.
Replacements: 16 Ash Dixon, 17 Brendon Edmonds, 18 Tom Parsons, 19 Bradey, 20 Isaac Paewai, 21 Star Timu, 22 Nick McLennan.
Otago: 15 Tony Ensor, 14 Marshall Suckling, 13 Jayden Spence, 12 Glenn Dickson, 11 Buxton Popoali'i, 10 Hayden Parker, 9 Fumiaki Tanaka, 8 Paul Grant (c), 7 Lee Allen, 6 Gareth Evans, 5 Rob Verbakel, 4 Tom Franklin, 3 Liam Coltman, 2 Shota Horie, 1 Tama Tuirirangi.
Replacements: 16 Sam Anderson-Heather, 17 Aki Seuili, 18 Justin Ives, 19 TJ Ioane, 20 Brad Weber, 21 Peter Breen, 22 Adam Hill.