Maopa into 9s finals

first_imgAfter weathering an early storm in the opening minutes of the semi-final, Maopa Paio grabbed first points through inside centre Anthony Abavu scoring on the wing.Maopa Paio conceded a try right from the restart when Airi Uea shrugged off one defender and beat another three to score and level up.The score was left at 4-4 going into half time.The Mantas took the lead in the second half when grit and skill from winger for Api Beron to crash over the line.But the Manta’s lead didn’t last long after a perfectly placed kick gave Maopa Paio the ball back which saw them spread the ball out to wing for Belo to dive over to slam the ball down for his first.An unsuccessful conversion brought the score to 8-8. This brought the game into extra time.It took only the first minute in extra time for Maopa Paio to win the game as they looked to Belo who didn’t disappoint barging over on the wing to win the game.Maopa Paio will meet Tuhava Hunters in the Plate division grand final.In the grand finals this afternoon in the Pennant division: Rovanama (2) will play Wanigela Kavela.In the Bowl: Irupara GK will meet Lime Beach Stones.In the Cup: Bige Bote Trekkers Titans will battle it out with Rovanama (1).last_img read more