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Canterbury power past Bay of Plenty

05th September 2013 10:26

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George Whitelock Canterbury ITM Cup 2013

George Whitelock: Scored two tries

Canterbury retained their unbeaten record after registering a deserved 48-18 victory over Bay of Plenty in Rotorua.

The champions had too much class for their hosts, outscoring them by six tries to two.

Bay of Plenty held their own for most of the first half and the score was level at 6-6 by the 25th minute, after their fly-half Willie Ripia and Canterbury counterpart Tyler Bleyendaal each succeeded with two penalties.

But Canterbury took control of the match with tries, in quick succession, by Milford Keresoma and Ryan Crotty shortly before half-time. Bleyendaal converted both to give the visitors a 20-6 lead at the interval.

Canterbury's dominance continued after half-time and George Whitelock scored their third try shortly after the restart before Kenny Lynn got the homeside's first five-pointer.

Keresoma then scored his second try in the 63rd minute before Carl Axtends scored Bay of Plenty's final points, when he touched down after running onto a pass from Ripia.

George Whitelock and Rob Thompson also scored tries for Canterbury inside the final 10 minutes, which Bleyendaal and Richie Mo'unga converted, to seal a comprehensive victory for the visitors.

The win means that the champions move into second spot in the standings, just a point adrift of Wellington.

The scorers:

For Bay of Plenty:
Tries: Lynn, Axtends
Cons: Ripia
Pen: Ripia 2

For Canterbury:
Tries: Keresoma 2, G Whitelock 2, Crotty, Thompson
Cons: Bleyendaal 5, Mo'unga
Pens: Bleyendaal 2

Bay of Plenty: 15 Steve Honey, 14 Tino Nemani, 13 Kenny Lynn, 12 Sam Beard, 11 Kimami Sitauti, 10 Willie Ripia, 9 Josh Hall, 8 Carl Axtends, 7 Tanerau Latimer, 6 Johan Bardoul, 5 Tim Bond, 4 Keepa Mewett, 3 Pingi Tala'apitaga, 2 Nathan Harris, 1 Kane Harris.
Replacements: 16 Joe Royal, 17 Albert Anae, 18 Joe Tupe, 19 Beau Robinson, 20 TeAihe Toma, 21 Nick Evemy, 22 Dave Thomas.

Canterbury: 15 Jamie Verran, 14 Patrick Osborne, 13 Adam Whitelock, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Milford Keresoma, 10 Tyler Bleyendaal, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Jordan Taufua, 7 Matt Todd, 6 George Whitelock (capt), 5 Matt Symons, 4 Luke Katene, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Marcel Cummings-Toone, 1 Paea Fa'anunu.
Replacements: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Sione Faletau, 18 Joel Everson, 19 Jed Brown, 20 Willi Heinz, 21 Rob Thompson, 22 Richie Mo'unga.

Referee: Richard Kelly

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