Norths win Tia Paasi Memorial Cup

Norths are the 2018 Tia Paasi Memorial Cup winners after a dramatic 20-15 win over Oriental-Rongatai at the Petone Recreation Ground on Saturday.

While Norths dominated the opening stages of the match, as they went out to a 10-0 lead, it was their defence that ultimately won them the title.

They had looked the better side in the opening stages of the match as they scored through Leah Conley but Ories worked their way back into the match by dominating territory and possession.

Ories were then rewarded for their work when Joanah Ngan-Woo crossed after she ran a nice angle.

But it was Norths who took a 15-10 lead into the beak after Dhys Faleafaga crossed.