Planet Rugby

Steamers thump the Turbos

09th September 2010 11:35

Share:

bay of plenty

Bay of Plenty: Shine in the wet

Bay of Plenty resurrected their ITM Cup season with a compressive 41-13 win over Manawatu in Mount Maunganui on Thursday.

Coming off a heavy loss to Canterbury, the home side ran in six tries past a Manawatu side still hangover from last week's shock win over Wellington.

In difficult conditions at a wet and windy Baypark Stadium, the visitors failed to adapt to the surrounds as the home side, who put in a dominant forwards display to register their third win from six outings.

The bonus-point victory also edges Bay of Plenty closer to a place in the top seven, that will contest the top echelon of the ITM Cup next season.

Props do not get tries very often, so it came as a surprise when Steamers' tighthead Tristan Moran claimed a brace to help his team to a 20-6 half-time lead, which was never threatened.

In his first season for the province, Moran burrowed over from close-range in the 27th minute after Bay of Plenty had retained possession through thirteen phases, and four minutes later he was in again.

Steamers' pivot Mike Delany, who landed a 53m penalty early in the match, set up the third try of the match with a well weighted kick which centre Corey Aporo scooped up and dived over before the interval.

Bay of Plenty picked up where they left off after the break, with wing Lelia Masaga securing the bonus point try for his team with a piece of individual brilliance when he found himself cramped for space only to hustle his way past four tacklers.

The driving play of the forwards again led to their fifth try, this one to lock Culum Retallick, as Bay of Plenty threatened to embarrass the visitors.

But Manawatu at least managed a consolation try seven minutes from full-time when replacement number eight Bertus Mulder scored to cap a rare period a pressure from the Turbos.

Bay of Plenty had the the last laugh though, when centre Grant McQuoid crossed for the final try after replacement Ben Smith stepped through a hole and neatly delayed his pass to McQuoid.

The scorers:

For Bay of Plenty:
Tries: Moran 2, Aporo, Masaga, Retallick, McQuoid
Cons: Delany 2, Bourke
Pen: Delany

For Manawatu:
Try: Mulder
Con: Clare
Pens: Thompson 2

Bay of Plenty: 15 Toby Arnold, 14 Lelia Masaga, 13 Corey Aporo, 12 Grant McQuoid, 11 Jason Hona, 10 Mike Delany, 9 ChadTuoro, 8 Colin Bourke (c), 7 Sam Cane, 6 Tanerau Latimer, 5 Culum Retallick, 4 Aiden Kuka, 3 Tristan Moran, 2 Daniel Perrin, 1 Joe Savage.
Replacements: 16 Simon Chisholm, 17 James McGougan, 18 Josh Hohneck, 19 Luke Katene, 20 Phil Burleigh, 21 Daniel Waenga, 22 Ben W Smith.

Manawatu: 15 Craig Clare, 14 Shannon Paku, 13 Hadleigh Parkes, 12 Frank Bryant (c), 11 Lote Raikabula, 10 Isaac Thompson, 9 Aaron Smith,8 Mitchell Crosswell, 7 James Oliver, 6 Hamish Gosling, 5 Reece Robinson, 4 Michael Fitzgerald, 3 Karl Haitana, 2 Sean O'Connor, 1 Shane Kingsland.
Replacements: 16 Rob Foreman, 17 Donal McNamara, 18 Fraser Stone, 19 Doug Tietjens/Bertus Mulder, 20 Karl Bryson, 21 Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 22 Casey Stone.

Referee: Garratt Williamson

Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Aviva Premiership
Friday , November 21
Harlequins vs Sale SharksHarlequins vs Sale Sharks Preview
Newcastle Falcons vs GloucesterNewcastle Falcons vs Gloucester Preview
Saturday , November 22
Exeter vs WaspsExeter vs Wasps Preview
London Irish vs BathLondon Irish vs Bath Preview
Sunday , November 23
Saracens vs NorthamptonSaracens vs Northampton Preview
London Welsh vs Leicester TigersLondon Welsh vs Leicester Tigers Preview
More Aviva Premiership fixtures
International Match
Saturday , November 22
Italy vs South AfricaItaly vs South Africa Preview
Scotland vs TongaScotland vs Tonga Preview
Ireland vs AustraliaIreland vs Australia Preview
Wales vs New ZealandWales vs New Zealand Preview
England vs SamoaEngland vs Samoa Preview
France vs ArgentinaFrance vs Argentina Preview
More International Match fixtures
Guinness PRO12
Friday , November 21
Dragons vs MunsterDragons vs Munster Preview
Scarlets vs Glasgow WarriorsScarlets vs Glasgow Warriors Preview
Connacht vs ZebreConnacht vs Zebre Preview
Ulster vs OspreysUlster vs Ospreys Preview
Sunday , November 23
Treviso vs LeinsterTreviso vs Leinster Preview
Edinburgh vs Cardiff BluesEdinburgh vs Cardiff Blues Preview
More Guinness PRO12 fixtures
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Aviva Premiership
Sunday , November 16
Leicester Tigers 21 - 21 SaracensLeicester Tigers vs Saracens Report
Wasps 71 - 7 London WelshWasps vs London Welsh Report
More Aviva Premiership results
International Match
Ireland 49 - 7 GeorgiaIreland vs Georgia Report
More International Match results
Aviva Premiership
Saturday , November 15
Sale Sharks 36 - 8 London IrishSale Sharks vs London Irish Report
Bath 23 - 14 Newcastle FalconsBath vs Newcastle Falcons Report
More Aviva Premiership results
International Match
Romania 13 - 18 JapanRomania vs Japan Report
France 29 - 26 AustraliaFrance vs Australia Report
Scotland 16 - 24 New ZealandScotland vs New Zealand Report
England 28 - 31 South AfricaEngland vs South Africa Report
Tonga 40 - 12 USATonga vs USA Report
Wales 17 - 13 FijiWales vs Fiji Report
More International Match results
Aviva Premiership
Friday , November 14
Gloucester 15 - 22 HarlequinsGloucester vs Harlequins Report
Northampton 18 - 24 ExeterNorthampton vs Exeter Report
More Aviva Premiership results
International Match
Italy 18 - 20 ArgentinaItaly vs Argentina Report
Canada 13 - 23 SamoaCanada vs Samoa Report
More International Match results
LV= Cup
Cardiff Blues 19 - 13 Scarlets
Ospreys 35 - 51 DragonsOspreys vs Dragons Report
Sunday , November 9
Wasps 43 - 22 London Irish
London Welsh 9 - 18 Gloucester
Leicester 29 - 13 Sale SharksLeicester vs Sale Sharks Report
More LV= Cup results
International Match
Saturday , November 8
Italy 24 - 13 SamoaItaly vs Samoa Report
Wales 28 - 33 AustraliaWales vs Australia Report
England 21 - 24 New ZealandEngland vs New Zealand Report
Georgia 9 - 23 TongaGeorgia vs Tonga Report
Ireland 29 - 15 South AfricaIreland vs South Africa Report
More International Match results
Aviva Premiership Table
PosTeamPPts
1Northampton726
2Exeter724
3Bath724
4Saracens724
5Wasps720