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King Country score another bonus point win

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Saturday, September 1, 2018    Lynn McConnell    Getty Images

Dean Church crossed three times in Wesport to maintain his side's bonus point advantage over Wanganui who beat West Coast 33-21.

North Otago has a share of second after scoring in the 82nd minute of their game with Mid Canterbury. Josh Buckham needed to land a tricky conversion attempt from wide out, and into a south-east wind, to secure the victory 34-33 in Ashburton.

Heartland Championship second week results:

West Coast 21 (Tom Reekie, Brad Tauwhare, penalty try; Reekie con, Oliver Dimmick con) Wanganui 33 (Dane Whale 2, Kamipeli Latu, Angus Middleton, Craig Clare tries; Clare 4 con).

Wairarapa Bush 32 (Nick Olson, Epeli Rayaqayaqa, penalty try, James Goodger tries; Glen Walters 2 con, 2 pen) Thames Valley 44 (Sam McCahon 2, Jesse Dodunski, Christian Kelleher, Kieran Lee, Ben Bonnar tries; Reece Broughton 2 con, 4 pen).

Buller 28 (James Lash, Maifea Feso, Michael Wells tries; Wells 2 con, 3 pen) King Country 30 (Dean Church 3, Chulailynn Mabbett-Sowerby tries; Euan Reihana 2 con, 2 pen).

South Canterbury 40 (Setefano Sauqaqa, Shayne Anderson 2, Kalavini Leatigaga, Zac Saunders, Nick Strachan tries; Daniel Dorgan 5 con) Poverty Bay 11 (Matt Raleigh try; Ethine Reeves 2 pen)

Mid Canterbury 33 (Dan Fransen 2, Tom Heywood, Timoci Nabakeke, Seta Koroitamana tries; Andrew Letham 4 con) North Otago 34 (Josh Buckham, Ralph Darling, Inoke Naufahu, Junior Fakatoufifita, Simon Lilicama tries; Buckham 3 con, pen)

East Coast 8 (Ngarangi Haerewa try, pen) Horowhenua Kapiti 46 (Timoci Serawalu 2, Willie Paia'aua 2, Kane Tamou, Stewart MacGregor tries; Trent Reti 5 con, 2 pen).