Bartercard Cup - Round 3 results

Bartercard Cup champions the Auckland Lions had to come back from an 8-18 deficit to beat the Canterbury Bulls in a rematch between the 2006 grand finalists at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday.

Despite finding themselves down, the Lions roared back with a compelling finish to win the match 38-20.

Causing much of the damage was second rower Sala Fa'alogo, who scored two tries and was a threat whenever he had the ball.

In the early game at Mt Smart Stadium, the Waicoa Bay Stallions won by a near identical score, beating the Counties Manukau Jetz 38-22.

Match details:

At Mt Smart Stadium No 2, Auckland:

Waicoa Bay Stallions 38 (V Morunga 2, P Prime 2, K Perry, T Graham, A Grant tries; V Morunga 5 goals).

Counties Manukau Jetz 22 (D Tangata, J Tavaga, S Moala, M Ah Voa, D Lia tries; J Tavaga goal). Halftime: 22-6 Stallions.

At Mt Smart Stadium No 2, Auckland:

Auckland Lions 38 (S Fa'alogo 2, H Matthews, P Fisiiahi, G Schaumkel, S Stowers, R Wigg, D. Davis tries; M Mitchell 3 goals).

Canterbury Bulls 20 (M Saunders, T Mounga, R Turi tries; M Saunders 4 goals).

Halftime: 18-8 Bulls.

Other results through from the weekend:

Harbour League vs Waitakere Rangers - 2.30pm Jack Colvin Park , Sunday 29th April , Auckland

Harbour League 44 P.Samoa, T. Samoa, S. Ata, P. Neho, P. Tafea, J. Trott, D. Glasgow, J. Pai tries J. Trott 6 goals

Waitakere Rangers 22 H. Turua, P. Godinet, G. Bailey, D. McGregor tries J.Henry 3 goals

H/Time 10 - 6 Harbour League

Tamaki Titans vs Northern Storm - 2.30pm ITM Sadium, Sunday 29th April , Whangarei

Tamaki Titans 26 J.Blackwell, W. Heta 2, S. Niuila, A. Howard tries W. Heta 3 goals

Northern Storm 12 J. Katene, D. Baker tries J. Hohepa 2 goals

H/ Time 12 - 8 Tamaki Titans

Wellington Orcas vs Central Falcons - 2.30pm Fitzherbert Park, Sunday 29th April , Manawatu

Wellington Orcas 54 O. Kua, M. Koliavu, T. Cahill, J. Carnegie 2, B. Matulino 2 , J. Tuimaualuga, N. McNamara tries H. Magele 9 goals

Central Falcons 26 T. Miratana, H. Robson 2 , J. Tanoa, D. Bartels tries H. Robson 3 goals

H/Time 30 - 16 Wellington Orcas