Buller back from the dead to pip Mid Canty

Sunday News - - RUGBY - ERIN TASKER

Buller had struck first in the match with a penalty, but the first half was to be the Mid Can­ter­bury TWO tries in the dy­ing min­utes show, and full­back Maleli Sau was gave Buller a stun­ning come from the star. He crossed for his first try be­hind vic­tory over Mid Can­ter­with 13 min­utes gone, and scored bury in rugby’s Heart­land Chamhis sec­ond barely two min­utes later pi­o­nship in Ash­bur­ton yes­ter­day. to see his side out to a 17-3 lead.

Mid Can­ter­bury led for al­most A Buller penalty was fol­lowed the en­tire match – at one point by straight away by Sau’s hat-trick 23 points – un­til James Lash’s con­try, with An­gus Lind­say dot­ting ver­sion of a David Egel­staff try down shortly af­ter, to give Mid with three min­utes left on the clock Can­ter­bury a com­mand­ing 29-6 put Buller in front, 33-32. An Iliesa lead with the break loom­ing. Ravu­dra try with time up then Mid Can­ter­bury’s sea­son was on sealed the deal for the visi­tors, givthe line - they were one point ing them a 40-32 win which Mid out­side the top four at the start of Can­ter­bury fans prob­a­bly thought the day. wasn’t pos­si­ble just half an hour ear­lier. HEART­LAND WRAP / p28

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