Hawke’s Bay have made comfortable work of their opening Shield challenge, producing a first half onslaught to account for Otago 41-0.

The match was effectively over after 40 minutes, the Magpies having run in five tries to lead 31-0 at the half. . . .

4 Responses to Otaaaanoooooooo

  1. pdm says:

    HP – I was there and loved every minute of it. My first shield match since Canterbury took the Shield from The Bay in 1969.

    The game was actually over after about 20 minutes among the stars were two Highlanders players Richard Buckman and Gareth Evans, both Hawkes Bay lads. Otago have had a bad week while Hawkes Bay look forward to Bay Of Plenty next Saturday.

    Come on The Bay!!!


  2. JC says:

    God’s in his Heaven and all’s right with the world



  3. homepaddock says:

    It must have been wonderful to be there on the winning side.


  4. pdm says:

    Yep HP even if our seats were not ther best. Great atmosphere with about 11,500 in. We had a group of Otago fans just behind us and they kept us entertained throughout the match – right to the end in fact where one exhorted the team to get the `most improved’ award for the last 5 minutes.

    All good stuff.


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