BIG DAY FOR COAST

Victory over the Bay and centenary celebrated A major motion picture could be made of it. Ngati Porou East Coast beat Civil Project Solutions Poverty Bay 28-21 to ice the sky-blue-and-white centenary cake by breaking their five-year duck against their oldest rivals. It was the first victory — home or away — for

‘TO WIN IS A BONUS’

Ngati Porou East Coast players and supporters would have been grateful for the long weekend to recover after their victory over Poverty Bay on Saturday. In front of a bumper home crowd, NPEC delighted the spectators on their way to a historic 40th win, 28-21, in the ongoing battle for supremacy