THE 2008 Lion Red Premiership Preliminary Series kicks off on Saturday 29 March and to launch, defending Fox Memorial Premiers Manurewa take on Richmond Bulldogs (2007 titleholders) for the Stormont Shield, the first major peice of silverware on the line
THE Auckland Vulcans suffered their second defeat in as many matches when beaten 34-18 at Wentworthville on Sunday.
AN extra-time thriller has seen Manurewa come from behind and snatch victory from Papakura 28-20 at Mount Smart.
PLAYING in front of almost 29,000 Warriors fans, the Manurewa Marlins lifted a gear in the second half of their major semi-final to boost home against Richmond 32-10.
THE Papakura Sea Eagles have booked their place in the Lion Red Fox Memorial final with a come from behind win over Richmond.
THE Papakura Sea Eagles have sealed the Minor Premiership with a devastating win over Marist 44-4 at Prince Edward Park. The Sea Eagles finished three points clear to claim the Fox Memorial Premiership and a well earned rest in week one of the finals.
PROP Logan Wright has led a dominant Richmond forward pack to an all important win over Marist 26-14 at Grey Lynn Park.
A last minute try to East Coast Bays halfback Andrew Green has sealed the win for the Barracudas 22-16 over Manurewa. The Marlins led the Barracudas 20-16 for the last 20 minutes and had difficulty getting out of their own half.
RESULTS through from the local Auckland competitions.
A resurgent Glenora Bears hit back with a fantastic 22-16 win over Richmond this week. The Bears who were well beaten in the last game between the two sides had a strong first half but trailed the Rovers 10-6 at the split.