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Auckland's win over North Harbour could have been greater with more accuracy from Gareth Anscombe. Photo / Getty

Rugby: Auckland ease to win

The rivalry between Auckland and North Harbour has paled significantly since the infamous Battle of Onewa 20 years ago, with the neighbouring sides playing out a dour…

The Bay of Plenty Steamers lost to Auckland 27-12 on Saturday in Rotorua. Pictured is Bay of Plenty try scorer Johan Bardoul (with ball) in action. PHOTOS/STEPHEN PARKER

Rugby: Steamers in second half meltdown

The Bay of Plenty Steamers have suffered a bitter defeat to Auckland after leading 12-0 at half time. A horror second half on Saturday saw the home side concede 27…