Green Island 17
Charles Elton’s impressive work in the lineout paved the way for Harbour’s eight-try 55-17 win over Green Island at Miller Park.
The No8 made 10 clean takes and was supported by flanker Ben Whale, as Harbourcontrolled possession.
The front row of Pete Mirrielees, Sekonaia T-Pole and Aiden Spence as Harbour pushed Green Island back in the scrum.
Spence used his strength to score a try after the Harbour pack won a tighthead close to the Green Island line. Mirrielees was strong on the drive and scored two tries.
Six of the Harbour tries were scored by the forwards, one of the best being the 40m run by towering lock Sione Misiloi early in the second spell.
Harbour scored four tries in the first spell and led 29-3 at the break. It added four more in the second spell.
Green Island had a short period of dominance when it scored two converted tries in the first 16 minutes of the second spell.
The best Harbour backs were first five-eighth Joe Collins, centre Aleki Morris and fullback Logan Allen, who kicked seven goals from nine attempts and scored 15 of his team’s points.
For Green Island, rugged blindside flanker Jackson Hemopo got some go-forward and was backed up nicely in the second spell by replacement prop Ricky Hollamby and utility Simon Tupu.