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Wellington handball squad win national tournament. 

Wellington men’s handball team Northern Aguilas successfully defended their title at the NZ 2018 National Club Championship on Sunday.

By Luke Jackson. Photos by Jun Tanlayco

After winning last year’s annual Club Championships, as well as back-to-back Wellington Handball League championships, Northern Aguilas Handball Club knew their competitors were going to come out hard to stop another trophy being added to Wellingon’s cabinet.

However, they managed to overwhelm Auckland 26-16 at the ASB Sports Centre Stadium on Sunday to again take the club championships.

Northern Aguila playmaker Yoshihito Watanabe (above) was named MVP for the tournament.

Wellington women’s team, Victoria University, had to be content with second placing for the women’s championship, defeated 21-18 by Canterbury.