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15th August 2013 11:11

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Wellington centre Shaun Treeby

Try-scorer: Shaun Treeby

Wellington got their ITM Cup season off to the perfect start with a solid 55-16 victory over Counties Manukau at ECOLight Stadium on Thursday.

Last year's winners of the Championship could not live with the prowess of their visitors as the likes of Shaun Treeby and Dane Coles shone.

The Lions' tries were scored by Sinoti Sinoti, Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, Coles, Matt Proctor, Treeby, Tim Bateman and Taniela Koroi.

The Steelers' only response came from Maama Vaipulu, with a 29-9 half-time scoreline seeing the game put to bed with plenty of time remaining.

Wellington fly-half Lima Sopoaga kicked thirteen points for his side, who will travel to Taranaki in Round Two. Counties go to North Harbour.

The scorers:

For Counties Manukau:
Tries: Vaipulu
Con: Kerr
Pen: Kerr 3

For Wellington:
Tries: Sinoti, Toomaga-Allen, Coles, Proctor, Bateman, Treeby, Koroi
Con: Sopoaga 5
Pen: Sopoaga

Counties Manukau: 15 Sherwin Stowers, 14 Ahsee Tuala, 13 Rey Lee-Lo, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 Toni Pulu, 10 Baden Kerr, 9 Augustine Pulu, 8 Fritz Lee , 7 Maama Vaipulu, 6 Adam Cathcart, 5 Sikeli Nabou, 4 Ronald Raaymakers, 3 Attila Va'a , 2 Suliasi Taufalele, 1 Simon Lemalu.
Replacements: 16 Mark Price, 17 Sam Aiono, 18 Ryan Wilson, 19 Sean Reidy, 20 Kane Hancy, 21 Sam Vaka, 22 Frank Halai.

Wellington: 15 Matt Proctor, 14 Joe Hill, 13 Tim Bateman, 12 Shaun Treeby, 11 Sinoti Sinoti, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Adam Hill, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Mark Reddish, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 2 Dane Coles , 1 John Schwalger.
Replacements: 16 Eugene Smith, 17 Tolu Fahamokioa, 18 Taniela Koroi, 19 Kaipati Gaualofa, 20 Faifili Levave, 21 Frae Wilson, 22 Afa Fa'atau.

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