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West Coast RU

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Lochore Cup Final Sunday 29 October @ 2:30 pm Methven

2017 Lochore Cup rugby final Report

Mid Canterbury has won the Lochore Cup rugby final despite being forced to play most of the match with 14 men.

The Mid Canterbury Hammers beat West Coast 47-15 in Methven on Sunday despite losing fullback Maleli Sau when he was red carded for a dangerous, high tackle in the third minute.

In a reflex action, Sau caught Logan Heath around the chin, dropping the West Coast midfielder to the ground when he seemed set to score.

West Coast went ahead 10-0 with an early penalty goal and a subsequent penalty try awarded.
Mid Canterbury were down to 13 men for a spell after skipper Jackson Donlan was sinbinned for a deliberate knock-down in conceding the penalty try.

But Thomas Hanham-Carter crossed for the Hammers in the seventh minute for the first of six tries by the home side.

Flanker Seta Koroitamana scored two tries – four minutes apart in the final quarter –  for Mid Canterbury and Fijian compatriot Willie McGoon, who grabbed a hat-trick in last weekend’s semifinal, also scored, along with Christian Vainerere and Dan Fransen.

Jared Percival, in pinpoint goal-kicking form all season, converted four tries and added two penalties and a dropped goal.

West Coast – missing former All Blacks hooker Corey Flynn, who was playing for a World XV against Japan, managed a second try, to lock Isei Lewaqai late in the first half.

Mid Canterbury led 28-15 at halftime after a late flurry of Percival points.

West Coast never threw in the towel, despite being down to 14 men themselves for the final eight minutes after wing Regan Stanton’s yellow card.

But the visitors – in their second Heartland final – could not cross the Hammers’ line in the second spell.

Mid Canterbury, making the most of brilliantly fine conditions in Methven, scored three times in the final quarter to seal their first Lochore Cup victory in the Heartland Championships’ second tier after two Meads Cup top tier titles.

The game was played at Methven because Mid Canterbury’s traditional home ground, Ashburton Showgrounds, was unavailable due to a date clash with the Ashburton  A and P Show.

FULL TIME
Mid Canterbury 47 v 15 West Coast

Mid Canterbury Scorers:
Tries: Thomas Hanham-Carter (7′), Christian Vainerere (15′),Willie McGoon (25′), Seta Koroitamana (66′,70′), Dan Fransen (80′)
Conversion: Jarred Percival (16′,27′,71′,80′)
Penalty: Jarred Percival (23′,39′)
Drop Goals: Jarred Percival (40′)
Yellow Card: Jackson Donlan (4′)
Red Card: Maleli Sau (3′)

West Coast Scorers:
Tries: Penalty Try (4′), Isei Lewaqai (32′)
Penalty: Tom Reekie (1′)
Yellow Card: Regan Stanton (72′)

Mid Canterbury 47 - 15 West Coast RU

  • Sunday 29 October 2017 @ 2:30 pm
  • Lochore Cup Final 
  • Methven
  • Referee: James Munro
39
Played
4
Won
2
Drawn
33
Lost

Previous meetings

28 Sep 1963 2:30 pm Representative Match West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 06 - 20
05 Jul 1969 2:30 pm Representative Match Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 16 - 11
09 Aug 1970 2:30 pm Representative Match West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 12 - 27
25 Sep 1971 2:30 pm Representative Match Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 28 - 16
01 Sep 1973 2:30 pm Representative Match West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 12 - 20
14 Jul 1974 2:30 pm Representative Match Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 07 - 03
24 Jul 1976 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 09 - 09
03 Sep 1977 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 25 - 06
06 Jul 1978 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 09 - 10
15 Sep 1979 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 15 - 10
12 Jul 1980 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 04 - 13
22 Aug 1981 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 27 - 03
31 Jul 1982 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 03 - 21
17 Sep 1983 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 29 - 06
21 Jul 1984 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 12 - 12
21 Sep 1985 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Division Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 30 - 04
31 Aug 1991 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 00 - 08
08 Sep 1992 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 58 - 10
31 Aug 1993 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 12 - 30
27 Aug 1994 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 19 - 17
28 Sep 1996 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 25 - 30
11 Oct 1997 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 10 - 22
22 Aug 1998 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 10 - 61
10 Oct 1998 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 90 - 13
28 Aug 2004 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 57 - 24
27 Aug 2005 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 10 - 14
02 Sep 2006 2:30 pm Heartland Championship West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 24 - 09
08 Sep 2007 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 23 - 12
27 Sep 2008 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 07 - 05
29 Sep 2012 2:30 pm Heartland Championship West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 24 - 29
10 Aug 2013 2:35 pm Representative Match Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 33 - 21
19 Oct 2013 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 28 - 25
23 Aug 2014 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 52 - 27
12 Sep 2015 2:30 pm Heartland Championship West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 26 - 36
24 Sep 2016 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 34 - 22
19 Aug 2017 2:30 pm Representative Match Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 17 - 26
29 Oct 2017 2:30 pm Lochore Cup Final Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 47 - 15
08 Sep 2018 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 36 - 29
07 Sep 2019 2:30 pm Heartland Championship West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 43 - 41