Follow @RedefinedRugby LIFT-OFF: Buller prop Jarome Baai feels the full force of a powerful Ngati Porou East Coast scrum in their Heartland Championship rugby match at Whakarua Park in Ruatoria on Saturday. Picture by Paul Rickard RUGBY - POVERTY Bay blew a 17-point halftime lead in going down 43-34 to North Otago

Wairarapa bushwhacked

Follow @RedefinedRugby OUTSTANDING: Wairarapa-Bush lock Andrew McLean has flanker Isaac O'Connor in support as he charges upfield.PHOTO/CHRIS KILFORD 30 August 2014 @ Masterton Wairarapa Bush 23 v 23 Mid Canterbury Deflated with a capital D. That would pretty much describe the feeling in the Wairarapa-Bush squad after their 23-23 draw with Mid-Canterbury

Minnows just too good for Wanganui

Follow @RedefinedRugby Wanganui first-five Josh Hamilton breaks the line at Cooks Gardens on Saturday. PHOTO/LEWIS GARDNER 30 August 2014 Wanganui 23 v 34 Horowhenua Kapiti There are no excuses. Steelform Wanganui's 34-23 defeat to minnow Pink Batts Heartland neighbours Horowhenua-Kapiti was not a case of being slow starters, missed kicking opportunities or