Manawatu 30

35 Hawke's Bay

Victorious Hawke's Bay promoted

Hawke's Bay will play in the ITM Cup premiership next year after holding on for a thrilling 35-30 victory over Manawatu in the championship final in Palmerston North.
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Preview: Manawatu v Hawke's Bay

For the first time ever we're looking at a final between two teams who lost their most recent matches – normally that's impossible, of course – and one of them will earn promotion to the 2012 Premiership on Sunday.
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