The Griffins head back to Murchison next Saturday to take on Buller in their second defence of the season. Buller lost 29-22 to the Tasman Red Devils in Saturday’s early game.
AT A GLANCE
Tasman Red Devils 29 (Ula Fotu 2, Chris Bolton, Robbie Malneek, Trance Poa tries, Nick Foster con, Aisea Halo con)
Buller 22 (Mo Tau, Iliesa Ravudra, Tim Manawatu tries, James Lash 2 con, pen) HT: 7-0.