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Umaga: Hard work paid off for Steelers

After Tana Umaga lifted Counties Manukau to a place among New Zealand's top provinces in just his first season as fulltime coach, it would seem as though he has the midas touch.
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Counties crowned Championship kings

Counties Manukau will compete in the ITM Cup Premiership next year after they outgunned Otago 41-16 in the Championship final in front of 12,000 boisterous fans at ECOLight Stadium on Friday night.
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Preview: CountiesManukau v Otago

The two best teams in the Championship section both have NPC titles to their credit, but neither side has won one for a while and the prize of Premiership status for next season remains an added goal.
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Smith busting to be back in blue

All Blacks utility back Ben Smith is busting to be back in dark blue for Otago's ITM Cup championship final against Counties-Manukau in Pukekohe on Friday night.
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