Buller back from the dead to pip Mid Canty
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