Canterbury tame the Lions

08th Sep 2012, 20:43

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Two tries: Telusa Veainu

Two tries: Telusa Veainu

Canterbury ended Wellington's unbeaten run in the ITM Cup thanks to a 20-12 victory in Christchurch on Saturday.

Canterbury ended Wellington's unbeaten run in the ITM Cup thanks to a 20-12 victory in Christchurch on Saturday.

Rated as two of the form teams heading into the match, the hosts strangled their opposition for much of the match in a clinical showing.

Luke Katene dotted down early as the hosts lead 10-5 at half-time, before Telusa Veainu secured the win with a double in the second spell.

Matt Proctor and Scott Fugistaller scored the visitors' tries.

Canterbury: 15 Tom Taylor, 14 Patrick Osborne, 13 Adam Whitelock, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Johnny McNicholl, 10 Tyler Bleyendaal, 9 Willi Heinz , 8 Nasi Manu, 7 Matt Todd, 6 George Whitelock, 5 Luke Katene, 4 Dom Bird, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Ben Funnell, 1 Joe Moody.
Replacements: 16 Corey Flynn, 17 Paea Fa'anunu, 18 Joel Everson, 19 Luke Whitelock, 20 Andy Ellis, 21 Telusa Veainu, 22 Robbie Fruean.

Wellington Lions: 15 Jason Woodward, 14 Alapati Leiua, 13 Charlie Ngatai, 12 Shaun Treeby, 11 Matt Proctor, 10 Tim Bateman, 9 Frae Wilson, 8 Ardie Savea, 7 Scott Fuglistaller, 6 Lua Lokotui, 5 Mark Reddish, 4 Jeremy Thrush (c), 3 Jeff Toomaga-Allen, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Solomona Sakalia.
Replacements: 16 Motu Matu'u, 17 Eric Sione, 18 Whetu Henry, 19 Ross Filipo, 20 Kayne Hammington, 21 Genesis Mamea, 22 Ope Peleseuma.

Referee: Jonathon White