January 8 2012

Auckland win 2012 National Sevens.

Auckland won the National Sevens, played at the Recreation Ground, Queenstown, beating Otago 36 – 24 in the Cup final. Other championship winners were: Plate – Taranaki, Bowl – Tasman, Shield – Bay of Plenty.

NATIONAL SEVENS
Recreation Ground, Queenstown                          January 7/8/2012

POOL PLAY
A  Hawke’s Bay 14, Manawatu 14; Auckland 15, Mid Canterbury 7; Hawke’s Bay 36, Mid Canterbury 7; Manawatu 24, Auckland 7; Manawatu 38, Mid Canterbury 7; Auckland 24, Hawke’s Bay 19.

B  Otago 29, Horowhenua Kapiti 12; Taranaki 40, Southland 0; Southland 22, Horowhenua Kapiti 12; Taranaki 33, Otago 12; Taranaki 43, Horowhenua Kapiti 0; Otago 40, Southland 12.

C  Waikato 28, Wellington 12; Northland 15, Counties Manukau 12; Waikato 19, Northland 12; Wellington 29, Counties Manukau 12; Wellington 24, Northland 19; Counties Manukau 24, Waikato 21.

D  Canterbury 21, North Harbour 19; Bay of Plenty 14, Tasman 14; North Harbour 24, Tasman 21; Canterbury 19, Bay of Plenty 12; Canterbury 31, Tasman 5; North Harbour 29, Bay of Plenty 21.

CUP CHAMPIONSHIP:
Quarter-finals Otago 31, Manawatu 5; Canterbury 19, Wellington 17; Waikato 19, North Harbour 7; Auckland 17, Taranaki 12.
Semi-finals Otago 31, Canterbury 0; Auckland 22, Waikato 17.
Final Auckland 36, Otago 24.

PLATE CHAMPIONSHIP:

Semi-finals: Manawatu 15, Wellington 14; Taranaki 26, North Harbour 10. Final: Taranaki 34, Manawatu 10

BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP:

Quarter-finals: Hawke’s Bay 26, Horowhenua Kapiti 5; Counties Manukau 19, Bay of Plenty 17; Tasman 31, Northland 17; Southland 38, Mid Canterbury 12. Southland 38, Mid Canterbury 12.

Semi-final: Hawke’s Bay 29, Counties Manukau 14; Tasman 32, Southland 14.

Final: Tasman 31, Hawke’s Bay 22.

SHIELD CHAMPIONSHIP:

Semi-finals: Bay of Plenty 36, Horowhenua Kapiti 12; Northland 31, Mid Canterbury.

Final: Bay of Plenty 22, Northland 17.

Recipient of the Joe Tauiwi Memorial Trophy (Player of the Tournament)
Buxton Popoaili’I (Otago).