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Wanganui to host Buller in Meads Cup final

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Saturday, October 22, 2016    Lynn McConnell    Getty Images

The home team could score only one try to Kalavini Leatigaga while Buller, who led 8-6 at half-time, produced two for a 16-6 win.

Wanganui unleashed their firepower to shut Wairarapa Bush's ambitions down courtesy of a 58-26 win at home.

On the other hand, in the Lochore Cup, defending champion King Country will host North Otago in a repeat of last year's final.

North Otago upset Mid Canterbury in Ashburton 36-24 while King Country beat Poverty Bay 48-26.

Heartland semi-final results:

Meads Cup:

South Canterbury 6 (Kalavini Leatigaga try ) Buller 16 (Setefano Sauqaqa, Peni Nabainivalu tries; James Lason 2 con). HT: 6-8

Wanganui 58 (Malakai Volau, Michael Nabuliwaqe, Blake Hohaia 2, Ace Malo, Te Rangitira Waitokia, Craig Clare tries; Clare 6 con, pen; Dane Whale con) Wairarapa Bush 26 (Eddie Cranston 2, Glen Walters, Zac Guildford tries; Andy Humberston con). HT: 32-6

Lochore Cup:

King Country 48 (James Hemara 2, John Koko, Anthony Wise, Rob Sherson, Alex Thrupp, Dean Church tries; Zayn Tipping con, 2 pen) Poverty Bay 26 (Ratu Daurua, Dan McIntyre, Everard Reid tries; Isaia Vuki con). HT: 22-12

Mid Canterbury 24 (Jarred Percival, Brendon Rigden tries; Jarred Percival 3 con) North Otago 36 (Lemi Masoe, Marene Mapusage 2, Matthew Vocea, Robbie Smith tries; Craig Smith 2 con; Tyron Davies pen). HT: 8-20