So'oialo's goal-kicking downs Wanganui
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Buller are in third place after a 40-32 win over Mid Canterbury in Ashburton. Buller had to come back from 13-29 at half-time with first five-eighths James Lash scoring a try and kicking four conversions and four penalty goals to pass his century for the season and end the game on 118 points.
Buller and Horowhenua Kapiti will be a key game of next week's round, in Westport.
North Otago hold fourth place after their 57-14 win over East Coast in Oamaru.
Round Seven scores were:
Mid Canterbury 32 (Maleli Seu 3, Angus Lindsay tries; Jarred Percival 3 con, pen; Jason Kjestrup pen) Buller 40 (James Lash, David Egelstaff, Iliesa Ravudra 2 tries; Lash 4 con, 4 pen). HT: 13-29.
West Coast 24 (Nik Cumming, Amenatave Tukana, Brad Tauwhare, David Crouchley tries; Cumming 2 con) Thames Valley 17 (Tyrone Keith, Penalty try, tries; Chris Doak con; Jarrod Goodall pen). HT: 14-14
Horowhenua Kapita 15 (James So'oialo 5 pen) Wanganui 8 (Jona Sawailau try; Nick Harding pen). HT: 3-8
South Canterbury 29 (Sireli Buliruarua, Willie Wright 2, Vitali Tora, Brad Hemopo tries; Wright 2 con) Wairarapa Bush 20 (Epeli Rayaqayaqa, Piri Weepu tries; Tim Priest 2 con, 2 pen). HT: 12-17
North Otago 57 (Matthew Vocea 2, Josh Buckham 2, Connor Newlands, Don Lolo, Jared Whitburn, Inoke Naufahu, Dan Lewis tries; Buckham 6 con) East Coast 14 (Peehi Fairlie, Epeli Lotawa tries; Kris Palmer 2 con). HT:
Poverty Bay 43 (Andrew Tauatevalu, Sione Ngatu, Siosiua Moala, Kelvin Smith, James Grogan, Penalty try tries; Tauatevalu 4 con, pen) King Country 29 (Carl Carmichael, Jesse Williams, Dean Church 2 tries; Reece Macdonald 3 con, pen). HT: 19-19
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