Bartercard Cup - Round 9 results

The Auckland Lions dropped their first point of the Bartercard Cup season when the Tamaki Titans held them to a 30-all draw on Saturday.

Despite the result, the Lions still lead the competition, one point clear of Harbour League.

Harbour stayed right in touch after beating the Counties Manukau Jetz 32-20.

Playing at the Basin Reserve on Sunday, the Wellington Orcas battled to account for the Waicoa Bay Stallions 20-16 while the Central Falcons just missed out on their first win of the season. The Falcons, playing at home, led the Waitakere Rangers 18-10 at the break but eventually lost 24-26.

Match details:

North Harbour Stadium, Albany

Auckland Lions 30 (R Ioane 2, A Suniula, G Schaumkel, R Wigg tries; H Matthews 5 goals).

Tamaki Titans 30 (S Tufeao 2, G Natoealofa, A Nafetalai, A Pawley, F Turuwhenua tries; W Heta 3 goals).

Halftime: 6-14 Titans.

North Harbour Stadium, Albany:

Harbour League 32 (T Samoa, S Ata, S Cavanagh, J Vaifale, S Taka, D Moses tries; D Glasgow 4 goals).

Counties Manukau Jetz 20 (D Lia 2, J Tavaga, T Katu tries; J Tavaga 2 goals).

Halftime: 16-10 Harbour.

Basin Reserve, Wellington:

Wellington Orcas 20 (M Koliavu, H Magele, J Carnegie, M Masoe tries; H Magele 2 goals).

Waicoa Bay Stallions 16 (P Prime, S Anderson, E Toka tries; M Healey 2 goals).

Halftime: 10-0 Stallions.

ITM Stadium, Whangarei:

Northern Storm 12 (W Maihi, W Record tries; J Hohepa 2 goals).

Canterbury Bulls 28 (D Bain 2, L Sione, L Boyd, M October tries; L Boyd 4 goals). Halftime: 12-6 Storm.

Fitzherbert Park, Palmerston North:

Central Falcons 24 (J Croot 2, H Robson, J Baker tries; H Robson 4 goals).

Waitakere Rangers 26 (J Ioapo 2, R Henry, B Nelson, A Tusani tries; M Vatuvei 3 goals). Halftime: 18-10 Falcons.