Only 2 Home Wins this week
Loose forward Isei Lewaqai scored the only try for Buller and James Lash backed that with a conversion, three penalty goals and a dropped goal to steal the edge from South Canterbury.
Halfback Sekope Maea scored South Canterbury’s try while Jared Trevathan added the extras from his boot.
South Canterbury, who led going into the fourth round, now share second place, three points behind Buller with Poverty Bay, who beat Wairarapa Bush 23-10, and Horowhenua Kapiti, who beat West Coast 19-17, are all on 15 points.
West Coast 17 (Alan Monk, Beau Cain tries; Tim Priest 2 con, pen)
Horowhenua Kapiti 19 (A Fox try; P Hayman con, 4 pen). HT: 10-19
Wairarapa Bush 10 (Paula Tikomainavalu try; Ben Aoina con, pen)
Poverty Bay 23 (Henry Bridge, Clayton Kiwara, Brent Ingram tries; Kiwara con, 2 pen). HT: 3-12
Mid Canterbury 30 (Seta Koroitumana, Gary Redmond tries; Murray Williams con, 6 pen)
Wanganui 14 (Rema Sagote try; Josh Hamilton 3 pen)
North Otago 14 (Brad McKenzie, Ralph Darling tries; Steve Fenemore con, Ben Palmer con)
King Country 17 (Zayn Tipping, Joe Perawiti tries; Whakataki Cunningham 2 con, pen)
East Coast 8 (Pamona Samupo try; Kris Palmer pen)
Thames Valley 21 (Richard Judd, George Ielenoa tries; David Harrison con, 3 pen). HT: 3-6
Buller 19 (Isei Lewaqai try; James Lash con, 3 pen, dropped goal)
South Canterbury 10 (Sekopa Maea try; Jared Trevathan con, pen). HT: 10-3
|13-Sep||Buller v South Canterbury||Westport||Result||19-10|
|13-Sep||East Coast v Thames Valley||Ruatoria||Result||08-21|
|13-Sep||Mid Canterbury v Wanganui||Ashburton||Result||30-14|
|13-Sep||North Otago v King Country||Oamaru||Result||14-17|
|13-Sep||Wairarapa Bush v Poverty Bay||Masterton||Result||10-23|
|13-Sep||West Coast v Horo-Kapiti||Greymouth||Result||17-19|