Heartland Championship Week Six Review
allblacks.com 02 Oct 2012 getty
As the attacking game of the World Champions was evident, so was the try scoring operations on display in Paeroa and Gisborne, where East Coast and South Canterbury clicked into gear.
Lochore Cup holders Poverty Bay tried to comeback against South Canterbury, with the 52-33 scoreline indicative of an open affair, while East Coast through off the shackles with a 53-38 victory over Thames Valley - with the victories moving both sides into the top five.
Meads Cup champions Wanganui held off a strong challenge from North Otago to win 39-22, while Buller was the other team to ensure their home crowd was happy, accounting for Horowhenua Kapiti 34-16 at Westport.
The two closest matches of the weekend saw Wairarapa Bush defeat King Country 25-15 in Taupo, while Mid Canterbury closed out a tight affair against 29-24 in Greymouth.