Mid Canterbury retains Shield, Heartland results


Photo Tetsuro Mitomo
Photo Tetsuro Mitomo

The Mid Canterbury Hammers scored a decisive 28-7 victory over North Otago to retain the Hanan Shield, at the Ashburton Showgrounds today.

Mid Canterbury scored three tries to one, and Murray Williams’ unerring boot, both tactically and for goal, made sure the home side was always in control.

North Otago had their chances, especially late in the first half, but superb defence kept them out and the halftime scoreboard read 18-0.

Mid Canterbury’s tries went to Richard Catherwood, Nete Caucau and Logan Bonnington.

Full story in Monday’s Guardian.



Heartland results:

Horowhenua Kapiti 23 South Canterbury 11
Mid Canterbury 28 North Otago 7
Thames Valley 9 Poverty Bay 17
Wanganui 38 Wairarapa Bush 24
Buller 29 West Coast 24
East Coast v King Country