Sportal.co.nz 22.Sep.2012Getty Images
It was the first time since 2001, East Coast had beaten the perennial Meads Cup winners.
And in the Thames Valley 28-18 win over King Country, David Harrison broke the points scoring record for Thames Valley when passing Glen Dalgety's record of 520 points. Harrison has now scored 523.
Heartland Results from Round Five:
Thames Valley 28 (Lance Easton 2, Jackson Achilles tries; David Harrison 2 con, 3 pen) King Country 18 (Carl Alcock, Simeli Koniferedi, Dean Church tries; Kurt Strachan pen). HT: 23-5
South Canterbury 32 (Nate Robinson, John Andrews, Stephen Burt, Sam Vea tries; Liam Edwards 3 con, 2 pen) Buller 45 (William Sakuru 2, Peni Naibainivalu, Ilaisa Namua, Bevan Te Tai tries; Marty Banks 4 con, 4 pen). HT: 11-20
East Coast 25 (Tau Moeke, Ziggy Tisahoi, Waimutu Chemis tries; John Semple 2 con, 2pen) Wanganui 17 (Sam Dibben, Saul Chase tries; Mark Davis 2 con, pen). HT: 18-3.
Wairarapa Bush 31 (Cameron Hayton, Tom Fleming Glen Walters tries; Walter 2 con, 4 pen) Mid Canterbury 6 (Ben Kitching 2 pen). HT: 19-3
Horowhenua Kapiti 31 (Dave Thompson 2, Rob Millar, L Tuiavi'i tries; Josh Hamilton 4 con, pen) West Coast 15 (Sean McClure, Phil Thomson tries; McClure con, pen). HT: 17-10
North Otago 24 (Ulisoni Tahitua, Billy Guyton tries; Hamish Buick con, 3 pen; Guyton pen) Poverty Bay 23 (Adam Ross 2, Andrew Gardner tries; Scott Leighton con, 2 pen). HT: 18-12