ITM Cup Round 7 results, Heartland Championship Week 4 results
allblacks.com and James Mortimer 18 Sep 2012
Bay of Plenty continued their climb of the bottom of the table with a stirring 37-16 win over Auckland in Rotorua, while Wellington (29-13 over Waikato) and Southland (35-7 over Hawke's Bay) were other winners in front of their home crowds.
The latter was Jimmy Cowan's 100th game for Southland.
Manawatu (23-20 over North Harbour) and Northland (20-17 over Tasman) recorded crucial away wins.
The biggest margin of the weekend came from the Steelers comprehensive 43-12 win over Otago, with Tana Umaga's troops putting in a 30 point unanswered second half.
To view the 2012 ITM Cup Round Seven wrap, click here.
To view the 2012 Heartland Championship Week Four wrap, click here.