Spirit come back to beat Hawke's Bay in final

The kicking of Otago's Rosie Kelly made all the difference for the Spirit in today's final. Photo: Peter McIntosh
The kicking of Otago's Rosie Kelly made all the difference for the Spirit in today's final. Photo: Peter McIntosh

The Otago Spirit has won the Farah Palmer Cup championship with a 24-20 win in the final.

The match was a real battle with Hawke’s Bay, with the Bay leading 8-7 at the break. Both teams scored three tries but the kicking of Rosie Kelly was the difference.

With the win Otago go up to the premiership next season.

Otago 24 (Rosie Kelly, Kilisitina Moata’ane, Sheree Hume tries; Kelly 3 con, pen)

Hawke’s Bay 20 (Niamh Jefferson, Gemma Woods, Toni Iosefo tries: Krysten Cottrell con, pen) Halftime: 8-7 Hawke’s Bay

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