2 Aug 2009

Carter back and looking good

7:05 am on 2 August 2009

All Black great Dan Carter's made a successful return at No.10 for Canterbury, playing three quarters of the national championship match at North Harbour.

It wasn't a win however, his red and black team unable to convert their relentless pressure at the death into points as Harbour won 22-19 in a tight game at Albany.

Southland also beat Waikato 16-6 in Invercargill.

Earlier Hawkes Bay thrashed Auckland 47-13 in Napier, the side's first win over Auckland in 35 years.