KEAS CRUSH HAWKS IN CANTERBURY CUP GF
Linwood Keas powered to an emphatic Canterbury Cup grand final win at Ngā Puna Wai, obliterating Shirley Hawks 58-0 in a blowout result few saw coming after the teams’ major semi went to golden point.
The Keas raced out to 26-0 by halftime then piled on seven tries in the second stanza to consign the Hawks to their second straight premier reserves grand final defeat.
Back-rower Joseph Mika crossed for two tries in the opening 40 minutes and completed his hat-trick after the break, while five-eighth Shane Bowden and interchange forward Alex Ioane finished with doubles after scoring a try in each half.
An off day with the boot from Keas halfback Leon Jarden – who still finished with a 14-point haul from a try and five goals – saved the Hawks from an even more devastating scoreline.
2019 CRL CANTERBURY CUP PREMIER RESERVES GRAND FINAL
Linwood Keas 58 (Joseph Mika 3, Shane Bowden 2, Alex Ioane 2, Mapu Uasi, Leigh Jarvis, Leon Jarden, Chris Nijssen, Sam Hudson tries; Jarden 5 goals) defeated Shirley Hawks 0 at Ngā Puna Wai
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