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Friday Aug 23, 2019

Miracle ball lands as Wellington edge rivals in NPC Round 3

Wellington hung on to edge rivals Canterbury 23-22 in a thrilling Mitre 10 Cup game in the capital on Friday. After conceding a well-taken try midway through the half, the home side struck back just before the break after Vince Aso got on the end of a stunning flick pass by Pepesana Patafilo.

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Patafilo beat three before flinging a no look ball out the back door, which Aso gratefully gobbled up to allow him to beat another man then dive over in the corner.

Canterbury scored two late tries after trailing 23-10, but came up short in the end.

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