Fiji-born Kini Naholo helped Taranaki to a 32-19 win to claim the championship title in New Zealand’s National Provincial Championship final.
Naholo dove on the loose ball for a score in the 43rd minute to add to Taranaki’s bag of tries.
Kini Naholo scored a try for Taranaki.[Source:stuff.co.nz]
There were plenty of standouts for Taranaki, with Fiji-born Pita Gus Sowakula setting the tone early, while Tom Florence, Jared Proffit and Ricky Riccitelli were others in the pack who impressed.
It was only a couple of tries from nothing that kept Otago in the game including a try from Vilimoni Koroi as Taranaki put one hand on the trophy early in the second half.
The premiership final between Waikato and Tasman will be held at 6.05pm today.