Wellington sit top of the ITM Cup Premiership standings after their third straight win.
Playing their third game in 10 days, Wellington scored 5 tries in their 40 points to 8 victory over Southland in the capital.
Wellington have 14 points, Canterbury have 10 from 2 wins and a loss, Taranaki also have 10 points having won both their matches.
Auckland are 4th with 9 points.
Counties Manukau top the Championship standings.