There's an old saying that a draw "feels like kissing your sister" and in my case, since I don't have a sister, it was like kissing my brothers.
Q&A with Kieron Fonotia
Undefeated after 3 rounds, now that has a nice sound to it. Travelling up to play at Auckland’s fortress, Eden Park, was always going to be a tough assignment, and strong easterly wind and wet conditions contributed to a very tough day at the office.
On a rainswept Auckland afternoon, Shane Christie's Makos drew 16-16 with the home side, both teams scoring just one try each and having late opportunities to break the stalemate.
Auckland 16 (Steven Luatua try, Simon Hickey 3 pens, con) v Tasman 16 (Quentin MacDonald try, Marty Banks 2 pens, con) Ht 3-10
1. Siua Hulanukunuka, 2. Quentin MacDonald, 3. Ross Geldenhuys, 4. Tevita Cavubati, 5. Joe Wheeler, 6. Pete Samu, 7. Shane Christie, 8. Liam Squire, 9. Jimmy Cowan, 10. Marty Banks, 11. Robbie Malneek, 12. Tom Marshall, 13. Kieron Fonotia, 14. Bryce Heem, 15. James Lowe. Subs: 16. Jesse MacDonald, 17. Reuben Northover, 18. Jeff Lepa, 19. Tevita Koloamatangi, 20. Billy Guyton, 21. Rohan Saifoloi, 22. David Havili