2 Oct 2010

Waikato beat Northland in try fest in Whangarei

11:07 pm on 2 October 2010

Taranaki beat Southland 23-6 in their national provincial rugby match in New Plymouth on Saturday night.

Earlier, Canterbury beat Otago 35-20 in Dunedin.

And Waikato stormed into the top three of the ITM Cup standings after outscoring Northland 45-33 in their clash in Whangarei.

Both sides scored five tries a piece but the Waikato first five Stephen Donald's kicking proved the difference: he scored 25 of his sides 45 points with four conversions, four penalties and a try.