30 Jul 2011

Red and blacks too strong for Turbos at Rugby Park

6:25 pm on 30 July 2011

Canterbury's got their provincial campaign back on track with a 42-15 thrashing of Manawatu in their interdivisional match at Rugby Park in Christchurch.

Manawatu halfback Aaron Smith scored a try in each half for the Turbos, who trailed 15-10 at half-time after tries to Canterbury wings Patrick Osborne and Telusa Veainu.

Replacement Brendon O'Connor scored for the hosts after the break, first five Tyler Bleyendaal crossed again then midfielder Robbie Fruean dotted down twice.

Northland's edged Otago 20-17 in their Championship match in Whangarei.

The home team led 13-10 at half-time but both the Taniwha and the Razorbacks scored two tries each.