Mitre 10 Cup Heartland Review - Week 7

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Saturday, October 5, 2019    Lynn McConnell    Getty Images

It's still a tight race to qualify for the Meads Cup top four. Thames Valley travel to Te Kuiti to play third from the bottom King Country in the final round.

South Canterbury, who share fourth place with Wanganui, host West Coast at home in Timaru. West Coast, after their promising start to the season went down to a 7-47 at the hands of neighbours Buller with James Lash scoring 27 points. West Coast are sixth on 22 points.

North Otago, who share second with Wairarapa Bush, beat Mid Canterbury 34-10. North Otago travel to Ruatoria to play the East Coast who pushed Poverty Bay all the way in their game in Gisborne.

The home team scored in the 73rd minute to claim a 24-20 win over East Coast.

Wairarapa Bush headed Horowhenua Kapiti 25-20 and next week travel to Ashburton to play Mid Canterbury.

Wanganui are shaping as a late prospect for the top four although they will have to get past Horowhenua Kapiti in Levin. Wanganui were too strong for King Country winning 57-19 on Saturday.

Mitre 10 Heartland – Week 7


Thames Valley 28 (Regan Crosland, Laulea Mau, Harry Lafituanai tries; Reece Broughton 2 con, 3 pen) South Canterbury 24 (Penalty try;
Cam Russell, Clarence Moli tries; Willie Wright 2 con, pen). HT:

Wairarapa Bush 25 (Tristan Flutey 2, Logan Hebenton-Prendiville, Cameron Hayton tries; Tim Priest con, pen) Horowhenua Kapiti 20 (Henare, Kendrick tries; Reti 2 con, 2 pen). HT:

Wanganui 57 (Jamie Hughes, Ezra Meleisea, Vereniki Tikoisolomone 2, Amos Pogia, Lindsay Horrocks, Peter Travis-Horton, Ethan Robinson, Josh Lane tries; Nick Harding 6 con) King Country 19 (Dan Ross, Alex Thrupp, Jamin Pinkerton tries; Evaan Reihana 2 con). HT: 28-14

West Coast 7 (Steve Soper try; Sean McClure con) Buller 47 (J Mackay, I Lewaqai, A Paterson, Robbie Malneek, James Lash 2 tries; Lash 4 con, 3 pen). HT: 0-23

North Otago 34 (Lemi Masoe, Marcus Belsham, Ralph Darling 2, Jake Greenslade, Melikisua Kolinisau tries; Robbie Smith 2 con) Mid Canterbury 10 (Kody Nordqvist try; Corey McKay con, pen). HT: 27-3

Poverty Bay 24 (Matt Raleigh, Rikki Terekia, Beaudein Waaka, Semisi Akana tries; Waaka 2 con) East Coast 20 (Hone Haerewa, Epeli Lotawa, Verdon Bartlett tries; Haerewa con; Sam Parkes pen).