12 Sep 2010

Auckland, Canterbury win, Hawkes Bay, Waikato draw

5:15 am on 12 September 2010

There've been wins to Auckland and Canterbury in round seven of Rugby's provincial championship.

Auckland won 21-15 on a rain-swept Eden Park, after leading Wellington 15-6 at half-time.

The home side's first-five Matt Berquist scored 16 points with a try, a conversion and three penalty goals while all Wellington's points came from penalties.

Earlier the leaders Canterbury defeated Northland 27-23 in Whangarei and Hawkes Bay sneaked a 27-all draw with Waikato in Napier thanks to a last minute penalty.