Wanganui to host Buller in Meads Cup final
Saturday, October 22, 2016 Lynn McConnell Getty Images
Wanganui unleashed their firepower to shut Wairarapa Bush's ambitions down courtesy of a 58-26 win at home.
On the other hand, in the Lochore Cup, defending champion King Country will host North Otago in a repeat of last year's final.
North Otago upset Mid Canterbury in Ashburton 36-24 while King Country beat Poverty Bay 48-26.
Heartland semi-final results:
South Canterbury 6 (Kalavini Leatigaga try ) Buller 16 (Setefano Sauqaqa, Peni Nabainivalu tries; James Lason 2 con). HT: 6-8
Wanganui 58 (Malakai Volau, Michael Nabuliwaqe, Blake Hohaia 2, Ace Malo, Te Rangitira Waitokia, Craig Clare tries; Clare 6 con, pen; Dane Whale con) Wairarapa Bush 26 (Eddie Cranston 2, Glen Walters, Zac Guildford tries; Andy Humberston con). HT: 32-6
King Country 48 (James Hemara 2, John Koko, Anthony Wise, Rob Sherson, Alex Thrupp, Dean Church tries; Zayn Tipping con, 2 pen) Poverty Bay 26 (Ratu Daurua, Dan McIntyre, Everard Reid tries; Isaia Vuki con). HT: 22-12
Mid Canterbury 24 (Jarred Percival, Brendon Rigden tries; Jarred Percival 3 con) North Otago 36 (Lemi Masoe, Marene Mapusage 2, Matthew Vocea, Robbie Smith tries; Craig Smith 2 con; Tyron Davies pen). HT: 8-20
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