Eight-try win for Canterbury

Date published: September 11 2016

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Canterbury made it four bonus-point victories in a row as they thumped Hawke's Bay, winning 63-7 at AMI Stadium in Christchurch on Sunday.

They scored eight tries in total, with six of those coming during the second-half, as they ran away with matters in the Mitre 10 Cup game.

Geoff Bridge and Scott Barrett crossed in the first period and the boot of Richie Mo'unga added 13 points to make it 23-7 at the interval.

Jonah Lowe was the Magpies' try-scorer but after the break it was all Canterbury as Dominic Bird, Ben Funnell, Nathan Earle, Rob Thompson (2) and Jordie Barrett crossed in a masterclass that puts Scott Robertson's in-form side four points clear of Auckland with a game in hand.

The scorers:

For Canterbury:
Tries: Bridge, S Barrett, Bird, Funnell, Earle, Thompson 2, J Barrett
Cons: Mo'unga 4, J Barrett 3
Pens: Mo'unga 3

For Hawke's Bay:
Try: Lowe
Con: West

Canterbury: 15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Johnny McNicholl, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Rob Thompson, 11 George Bridge, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Jack Stratton, 8 Luke Whitelock (c), 7 Matt Todd, 6 Tom Sanders, 5 Dominic Bird, 4 Scott Barrett, 3 Siate Tokolahi, 2 Nathan Vella, 1 Daniel Lienert-Brown
Replacements: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Alex Hodgman, 18 Oliver Jager, 19 David McDuling, 20 Reed Prinsep, 21 Ere Enari, 22 Nathan Earle, 23 Ben Volavola

Hawke's Bay: 15 Matt Garland, 14 Ryan Tongia, 13 Jonah Lowe, 12 Tiaan Falcon, 11 Mason Emerson, 10 Ihaia West, 9 Ellery Wilson, 8 Marino Mikaele-Tu'u, 7 Tony Lamborn, 6 Mark Abbott, 5 Ross Filipo, 4 Geoff Cridge, 3 Ben May, 2 Ricky Riccitelli, 1 Tolu Fahamokioa
Replacements: 16 Ash Dixon, 17 Jason Long, 18 Mason Kean, 19 Ben Hamelink, 20 Fa'alemiga Selesele, 21 Chris Eaton, 22 Billy Ropiha, 23 Shannan Chase

Referee: Richard Kelly

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