12 Sep 2009

Southland win top of the table clash

6:29 am on 12 September 2009

Southland's beaten Bay of Plenty 19-12 in a top of the table provincial championship rugby clash in in Invercargill.

The home side lead 16-6 at half-time after scoring the game's only try.

First-five Robbie Robnson secured the win late in the second half with his fourth penalty goal in a faultless display of goal kicking.

Tasman beat Waikato 23-9 in Blenheim in the other match after leading 10-9 at half-time.