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Heartland Rugby Review - 23 August, 2014

WESTPORT: Buller started its Heartland programme with a confidence building 17-9 win over North Otago at Victoria Square on Saturday. Buller scored the only try of the game in the seventh minute when from a breakdown inside the North Otago twenty two, Buller first five eighth James Lash floated a superb pass to second five eighth Peni Nabainivalu who drifted through the defence to touch down wide out for an unconverted try after North Otago first five eighth Stephen Fenemor had kicked a third minute penalty. Buller built on this momentum in the first quarter with an Andrew Stephens penalty from 48 metres out but two further penalties from Fenemor in the fifteenth and twenty ninth minutes put North Otago out to an 9-8 lead three minutes from halftime before Buller's classy looking first five eighth James Lash, slotted a penalty to give the home side an 11-9 halftime lead. Buller added two further second half penalties, both by Lash to pick up four points for the game.

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Citizens Shield Final

Ralph Darling who led Old Boys to its fourth consecutive win in Citizens Shield rugby on Saturday believed it had been a real test and he and his team relished the worthwhile final. "When we had to battle as hard as we did to get on top of a tough Athletic Marist, it all makes it worthwhile. They were worthy opponents".

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Citizens Shield Semi-Finals

Old Boys and Athletic Marist will meet in the Citizens Shield final next Saturday after the semi-finals on Saturday. In the first semi-final Athletic Marist courtesy of a Ben Palmer penalty in the 79th minute beat Excelsior 13-10 while Old Boys was given its best work out of the season scoring a late try in the 77th minute to edge out a gallant Valley side, 16-9.

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Rugby Review, 15 July 2014

With little at stake the level of rugby dropped in the final round of Citizens shield qualifying. Old Boys led Excelsior 35-3 at halftime but in a messy second half won 42-10. Athletic Marist held off Kurow, 22-9 while Valley defeated Maheno, 26-7.

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