This ANZAC Day we're honoured to share this 2015 piece by Andrew Ferguson.
Honouring Stan Carpenter...
21 hours ago
Mt Albert Lions will take on the 2004 Minor Premiers Marist Richmond Brothers next weekend with the winner going straight through to the Grand Final.
In the other match, North Harbour Tigers will play Otahuhu Ellerslie with the winner to face either Marist Richmond or the Lions for a place in the final.
Results from this weekend:
Nth Harbour Tigers 45 B. Webb (4)W. Roberts, J. Golf, J. Trott, T. Ah-Voa tries J. Trott (6)goALS J. Trott dg Canterbury Bulls 10 J. O'Brien, C. Herekotukutuku tries J. O'Brien
Vodafone Warriors fullback Brent Webb scored four of North Harbour's first five tries as the Tigers eliminated the Canterbury Bulls 45-10 from the competition on Saturday afternoon.
After the sides were locked 10-10 at half time, Webb and his new North Harbour team-mates scored 35 unanswered points in the sudden-death semi-final at the Ericsson No. 2 ground.
Mt Albert Lions 38 M. Manu, R, Godfrey, A. Swann, R. Baxter , S. Pouha (2), F. Seuter tries S. Buckingham (5) goals
Otahuhu Ellerslie 28 T. Pulini, D. Fisi'ahi, J. Tavaga, C. Green, T. Leuluai tries T.Pulini (2) goals Halftime - 10 - 24 to Otahuhu Ellerslie
Mt Albert showed patience and experience to overcome an enthusiastic Otahuhu-Ellerslie side 38-28 in the curtain-raiser to the New Zealand Warriors-Roosters game at Ericsson Stadium.
Mt Albert went to sleep on defence after a solid opening 10 minutes and Otahuhu-Ellerslie were allowed room to make long-range breaks allowing them to be up 24-10 at the break.
It was not until the 71st minute that wing Rowan Baxter bustled over from dummy-half to secure the lead for the first time and a last-second try to Anthony Swann made it look more comfortable than the full time score shows.