12 Oct 2008

Southland easily account for Bay of Plenty

5:01 am on 12 October 2008

Southland has beaten Bay of Plenty 45-11 in Mt Maunganui to join Canterbury and Wellington in the semi-finals of rugby's provincial championship.

The Steamers scored first but the Stags hit back quickly and led 21-8 at half-time, going on to score six converted tries to the home team's one.

It was 21-8 at half time.

Earlier Wellington beat Taranaki 50-30 in Wellington, scoring seven tries to three.

Hawkes Bay play Waikato in Napier this afternoon.