Auckland 39

5 Counties Manukau

Howlett the key to Auckland's success

All Blacks wing Doug Howlett doesn't only add impetus on the field for Auckland, he does it off the ground as well.
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Second half romp gives Auckland win

Auckland won 39-5 to claim a bonus point but the final scoreline did not reflect the extent of the battle put up by a game Counties Manukau side at Eden Park on Saturday evening.
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Lam rejects history theory

Auckland coach Pat Lam is reading nothing into the history books that see his side assume a favouritism high in World Cup years.
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Preview: Auckland v Counties Manukau

Auckland has generally had the upper hand in this northern border battle and that should continue in the 50th match between the rivals at Eden Park on Saturday evening.
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