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Canterbury put 84 on Southland

30th September 2012 08:05

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Scott McKee chasing Johnny McNicholl

Hat-trick: Johnny McNicholl

Canterbury kept the pressure on the pace-setting trio in the ITM Cup with a comprehensive twelve-try 84-0 victory over a hapless Southland on Sunday.

It was a ruthless performance from the Cantabs as Sean Maitland and Colin Slade watched the game suited from the stands in Christchurch.

And it was a trio playing in their usual positions who stole the show as full-back Johnny McNicholl scored a hat-trick, wing Telusa Veainu picked up two, while fly-half Tom Taylor succeeded with all twelve of his conversions in a one-sided romp.

It was their biggest win over Southland, eclipsing their 88-12 cruise back in 1993, while Canterbury have now crossed for 136 points in their last two games after putting 52 past Waikato last week.

The scorers:

For Canterbury:
Tries: Heinz, Veainu 2, Fa'anunu, 2, Fruean, McNicholl 3, A Whitelock, Manu, G Whitelock
Con: Taylor 12

Canterbury: 15 Johnny McNicholl, 14 Adam Whitelock, 13 Robbie Fruean, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Telusa Veainu, 10 Tom Taylor, 9 Willi Heinz, 8 Luke Whitelock, 7 Matt Todd, 6 George Whitelock (capt), 5 Joel Everson, 4 Luke Katene, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Paea Fa'anunu.
Replacements: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Andrew Olorenshaw, 18 Dominic Bird, 19 Nasi Manu, 20 Andy Ellis, 21 Tyler Bleyendaal, 22 Stephen Gee.

Southland: 15 Marty McKenzie, 14 Junior Ngaluafe, 13 Cardiff Vaega, 12 Matt Saunders, 11 Tim Cornforth, 10 Scott Eade, 9 Tayler Adams, 8 Elliot Dixon, 7 Tim Boys, 6 Scott McKee, 5 Michael Fatialofa, 4 Josh Bekhuis, 3 Nick Barrett, 2 Brayden Mitchell, 1 Jamie Mackintosh (capt).
Replacements: 16 Talemaitoga Tuapati, 17 Tukiterangi Raimona, 18 Alex Ryan, 19 Dion Bates, 20 Matt Gandy, 21 Mark Wells, 23 Hoani MacDonald.

Referee: Bryce Lawrence

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