Turbos end on a high

23rd Oct 2010, 08:44

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Aaron Cruden: Sixteen points

Aaron Cruden: Sixteen points

Manawatu ended their ITM Cup season on a winning note, dominating Otago 46-24 in a basement battle at Carisbrook on Saturday.

Manawatu ended their ITM Cup season on a winning note, dominating Otago 46-24 in a basement battle at Carisbrook on Saturday.

After leading 18-7 at half time, the Turbos went on to outscore their hosts six tries to three and cemented Otago to the bottom position in the process.

Aaron Cruden was once again in form for Manawatu, kicking 16 points and pulling the strings in an impressive back-line display.

The visitors outscored Otago six tries to three and dominated both territory and possession for most of the game to run out deserved winners.

The scorers:

For Otago:
Tries: Soakai, Kinikinilau, Dickson
Cons: Noakes 2, Dickson
Pen: Noakes

For Manawatu:
Tries: Oliver, Clare, Parkes, Foreman, Marshall, Bryson
Cons: Cruden 2
Pens: Cruden 4