Mid Canterbury benefit from West Coast losing points
Saturday, October 13, 2018 Lynn McConnell Getty Images
Wanganui beat Horowhenua Kapiti 57-27 in the final round robin games on Saturday.
In the other Meads Cup semifinal South Canterbury, who beat Thames Valley 33-24 in Timaru will play King Country who had a 31-29 win over Mid Canterbury in Ashburton on Saturday.
North Otago beat Wairarapa Bush 24-0 and by failing to score a bonus point try they ended up having to return to Masterton for the second Lochore Cup semifinal.
Heartland Round eight results were:
West Coast 62 (Regan Stanton 4, Sean McClure 2, Brad Tauwhare, Steve Soper, Tom Reekie, Maleli Mudu tries; Reekie 3 con; Oliver Dimmick 3 con) East Coast 26 (Epeli Lotawa 2, Morris Siliko, Trent Profitt tries; Ngarangi Haerewa 3 con). HT: 31-21
Wairarapa Bush 0 North Otago 24 (Paul Tupai, Junior Fakataufifita, Hemaua Samisoni tries; Josh Buchan 3 con, pen)
Wanganui 57 (Angus Middleton, Viki Tofa, Tyler Roger-Holden 2, Campbell Hart, Lindsay Horrocks, Kaveni Dabenaise, Kameli Kuruyabaki, Ethan Robinson tries; Craig Clare 5 con; Dane Whale con) Horowhenua Kapiti 27 (T Seruwalu, S MacGregor, H Henara, S Cameron tries; James So'oialo 2 con, pen)
South Canterbury 33 (Rico Syme, Veikoso Poloniati, Zac Sunders, Miles Medlicott, Setefano Sauqaqa tries; Willie Wright 4 con) Thames Valley 24 (Brett Ranga, Christian Kelleher, Kieran Lee, Harry Lafituanai tries; Reece Broughton 2 con)
Poverty Bay 27 (Te Peehi Fairlie, Tori Bosnia, Andrew Petelo 2 tries; Andrew Tauatevalu 2 con; Kelvin Smith pen) Buller 41 (Ravudra 2, James Lash, Wells, Bonisch, Aperahama tries; Lash 4 con, pen).
Mid Canterbury 29 (Dan Fransen, Brian Matoramusha 3 tries; Nathan McCloy 3 con, pen) King Country 31 (Alex Thrupp 2, Chaulain Mabbett-Sowerby, Rob Sherson, Tana Tuhak tries; Evan Reihana 3 con). HT: 12-12
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