Dave, is Hawkes Bay actually a chance of making the playoffs..? ie the motivation for this play is that they have something to play for whilst Counties don't..? BTW my book has given HB +4.5 ..
No baring a miracle, HB won't make the QF's, Counties are out as well.
I actually give HB a small edge in this one, so will take the points everytime.
Although they will miss Nathan Mauger.