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West Coast RU

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Lochore Cup Final October 29, 2017 @ 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
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Played
4
Won
2
Drawn
33
Lost

Previous meetings

28 Sep 63 2:30 pm Representative Match West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 06 - 20
05 Jul 69 2:30 pm Representative Match Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 16 - 11
09 Aug 70 2:30 pm Representative Match West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 12 - 27
25 Sep 71 2:30 pm Representative Match Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 28 - 16
01 Sep 73 2:30 pm Representative Match West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 12 - 20
14 Jul 74 2:30 pm Representative Match Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 07 - 03
24 Jul 76 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 09 - 09
03 Sep 77 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 25 - 06
06 Jul 78 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 09 - 10
15 Sep 79 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 15 - 10
12 Jul 80 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 04 - 13
22 Aug 81 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 27 - 03
31 Jul 82 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 03 - 21
17 Sep 83 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 29 - 06
21 Jul 84 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 12 - 12
21 Sep 85 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Division Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 30 - 04
31 Aug 91 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 00 - 08
08 Sep 92 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 58 - 10
31 Aug 93 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 12 - 30
27 Aug 94 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 19 - 17
28 Sep 96 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 25 - 30
11 Oct 97 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 10 - 22
22 Aug 98 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 10 - 61
10 Oct 98 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 90 - 13
28 Aug 04 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 57 - 24
27 Aug 05 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 10 - 14
02 Sep 06 2:30 pm Heartland Championship West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 24 - 09
08 Sep 07 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 23 - 12
27 Sep 08 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 07 - 05
29 Sep 12 2:30 pm Heartland Championship West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 24 - 29
10 Aug 13 2:35 pm Representative Match Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 33 - 21
19 Oct 13 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 28 - 25
23 Aug 14 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 52 - 27
12 Sep 15 2:30 pm Heartland Championship West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 26 - 36
24 Sep 16 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 34 - 22
19 Aug 17 2:30 pm Representative Match Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 17 - 26
29 Oct 17 2:30 pm Lochore Cup Final Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 47 - 15
08 Sep 18 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Mid Canterbury v West Coast RU 36 - 29
07 Sep 19 2:30 pm Heartland Championship West Coast RU v Mid Canterbury 43 - 41