Auckland give Jones best possible send off
October 23, 1999

Eden Park bid an emotional farewell to Michael Jones on Saturday, with Auckland taking their 12th NPC title.
The home side overcame Wellington 24-18 in a great game, which was in no way devalued by the absence of several World Cup stars.

Wellington fought back in the second half and Filo Tiatia, who has had a superb NPC, scored a try with only minutes remaining but it was not enough to deny Auckland.

David Holwell had scored the first Wellington try and added a conversion and two penalties.

For Auckland Caleb Ralph and Charles Riechelmann both scored but it was the kicking of Adrian Cashmore that made the difference, as he landed a conversion and four penalties.

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