Heartland Championship 
September 18, 2010, 2:30 pm
West Coast RU
17 - 26
South Canterbury
Rugby Park Greymouth
West Coast RU

Match Report

A gutsy second-half performance ended in heartbreak for West Coast, who lost 26-17 to South Canterbury in a Heartland rugby championship match at Greymouth today. Up 17-16 with two minutes remaining, the hosts let victory slip from their grasp when South Canterbury crossed for a try through young centre Hamish Westgarth. That was converted by Jason Merrett, who then added a penalty for good measure to deny the hosts a bonus point. Goalkicking lock Merrett proved the difference between the teams in a tight tussle, kicking 16 points, including four penalties, while West Coast scored three tries but struggled with their shots at goal.

Both sides played well into a strong wind, with South Canterbury leading 13-10 at halftime after playing into it while West Coast muscled up well when facing the elements after the break.

Lineup

Name TR CON PEN DG Cards
1
2 1
3
4
5 1
6
7
8
9
10
11 1
12
13
14
15 1

Subs

Name TR CON PEN DG Cards
16
Placeholder Michael.N.H.Monk ← Blair.G.Mirfin
17
Placeholder Michael.J.Meehan ← Christopher.P.J.Mason
18