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The second round of the Bartercard Competition in New Zealand, saw just 3 games being played over the Easter break, with the remaining 3 games in the round to be played next weekend.
On Saturday 19th April, Central Falcons took on the visting Otahuhu Leopards, with Central taking a comfortable win in a high scoring match, 42 - 24.
Also on Saturday, Marist Richmond Brothers headed off Manuwera Marlins in another high scoring encounter, by 46 - 32.
The curtain raiser to the Cowboys/Warriors clash, had an entertaining game between North Harbour Tigers and Welington, with the Tigers comfortably winnning 48 - 28, after leading at halftime by 24 - 10. Sharky Robinson scored 4 tries in the match, stating to Warriors coach Daniel Anderson, that he is coming into his own on a league field.
This leaves both Wellington and Otahuhu winless at this stage of the competition, with the other teams in this split round all managing one win so far.
Game to be played next weekend:
Sat 26th April: Mt Albert Lions vs Glenora Bearsat Fowlds Park, 2:30pm
Sat 26th April: Eastern Tornadoes vs Taranaki Wildcats at Ericcson Stadium No.2, 2:00pm.
Sun 27th April: Hibiscus Coast Raiders vs Canterbury Bulls at Ericcson Stadium, 2:00pm.