August 16, 2021
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Rayasi scores in Auckland's NPC loss

Salesi Rayasi scored the only try for Auckland in their narrow 16-11 loss to Tasman in Round 2 of NPC on Sunday. 

Auckland claimed the first points with a clever back pass by halfback Jonathan Ruru to Rayasi who sprinted his way over the line.

Harry Plummer extended the lead for Auckland with two successful penalties.

But with 14 minutes remaining, Rayasi wasn't able to clear a long downfield kick from Tasman first five-eighths Mitch Hunt.

From the scrum, Shannon Frizell ran off the scrum and passed to wing Leicester Fainga'anuku running a line off Frizell to score what proved the game decider, although it took 3 mins 35sec of desperate injury time defence to secure the win.

Hunt converted and slotted in three penalties.

By Romeka Romena  


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