CAN­TER­BURY COUN­TRY REL­E­GATED

Northern Outlook - - OUT & ABOUT -

Can­ter­bury Coun­try lost their place in the South Is­land premier­ship rugby com­pe­ti­tion fol­low­ing a 17-29 loss to Can­ter­bury Maori at Man­dev­ille on Satur­day. Coun­try took a 3-0 lead af­ter a Brook Re­tal­lick penalty but Maori scored four tries to take a 28-3 lead. Coun­try fought back with con­verted tries to Leonard Van der Velde and Hadrian Jack­son but couldn’t avoid a fourth straight de­feat in the com­pe­ti­tion. The loss will have Coun­try play in the cham­pi­onship grade next year.

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