Mitre 10 Cup: Taranaki back to winning ways after scrappy victory over Southland

Taranaki have ended their four-game losing streak with a win over Southland in their Mitre 10 Cup clash at Yarrow Stadium. 

You could have been forgiven for thinking it was a football game throughout the first half, as both sides went into the break in a scoreless 0-0 draw. 

Taranaki dominated the territory and possession over the first 40 minutes, spending over three minutes in Southland's 22 but to no avail.

The first try came in the 47th minute, Taranaki finally broke through, fullback Jayson Potroz made a break down the right-wing to find Sean Wainui who threw a special offload to Teihorangi Walden to score. 

The hosts continued to dominate the game and were able to extend their lead in the 68th minute, the Stags defence left a hole in their line and Jackson Ormond went straight through to extend their lead to 12-0. 

The tries seemed to flood in as the Stags' defence started to miss tackles, Waisake Naholo crashing over out wide after a nice run from backup halfback Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi. 

The score stayed at 19-0 for the last couple of minutes as the Bulls get back to winning ways after struggling to four-straight losses. 

Both sides are on the road next week, Taranaki take on Waikato on Sunday and Southland face Auckland on Saturday. 



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