Video: Auckland Grammar 1st XV snatch victory over arch rivals King's College

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Mercy Manukia scored the match winning try for Grammar to give his side 19-15 win. Source: 1 NEWS

Auckland Grammar have beaten their cross-town rivals King's College 19-15, in a thrilling 1st XV match that went right down to the wire in Epsom this afternoon.

Grammar lock Mercy Manukia came up with the clutch play in the 69th minute, powering over to score off a pick and go to seal victory for the home team.

Moments earlier King's College's star centre Meihana Grindlay was sinbinned for a professional foul, killing the ball in the breakdown just as it looked like Grammar were close to scoring.

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Bragging rights are on the line as the two school’s face off in their traditional annual rugby fixture. Source: 1 NEWS

Auckland Grammar's first-five Raihe Jacobos played a big role, nailing four penalty kicks at goal and converting Manukia's try. Jacobs finished with 14-points in the match.