5 Nov 2009

Canterbury team unchanged for final

11:26 am on 5 November 2009

The Canterbury coaches Rob Penney and Tabai Matson have named an unchanged line-up to play Wellington in rugby's provincial champopnship final in Christchurch on Saturday night.

The squad of 22 which beat Hawke's Bay in last week's semi-final get the chance to retain the title won in Wellington last season.

The match will be centre Casey Laulala's last for Canterbury before the former All Black takes up a contract with the Cardiff Blues.

And it will see a contest between two of the competition's top try scorers, Wellington's Hosea Gear who has 11, and Canterbury's Sean Maitland who has 8.