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Celebration and Halswell make statements in Canterbury Premiership

Whilst Linwood Keas and Hornby Panthers remain as the only undefeated teams, the Celebration Lions and Halswell Hornets have both made big statements following the completion of Round Four of the Bartercard Canterbury Men’s Premiership.

The Celebration Lions put on an 11-try performance against the Papanui Tigers, with club stalwart, Kasi Leka scoring four tries in the 62 – 20 victory. The win sees the Lions with three wins from their first four games and sitting just behind the competition leaders.

Meanwhile the Hornets also recorded their third win of the season after defeating the Riccarton Knights 26 – 6. Winger Dylan Gittings scored two of the Hornets’ five tries as the home side built a 16 – 6 halftime lead before keeping a clean defensive sheet in the second half.

In the Keas’ match, the Linwood came back from trailing 10 – 0 against the Eastern Eagles to run out 44 – 22 winners at Wainoni Park, whilst the Hornby Panthers moved to top spot on the ladder after defeating the Northern Bulldogs 44 – 10.

In this weekend’s matches, competition leaders, Linwood and Hornby will face off at Leslie Park.

RESULTS:
Bartercard Canterbury Men’s Premiership:

Halswell Hornets 26 defeated Riccarton Knights 6
Celebration Lions 62 defeated Papanui Tigers 20
Linwood Keas 42 defeated Eastern Eagles 22
Hornby Panthers 44 defeated Northern Bulldogs

ISC Sport Canterbury Cup:
Halswell Hornets 38 defeated Burnham Chevaliers 16
Linwood Keas 56 defeated Eastern Eagles 0
Hornby Panthers 32 defeated Ashburton Barbarians 16
Marist-Papanui 20 defeated Shirley Hawks 18
Northern Bulldogs 34 defeated Woolston Rams 20

FIXTURES:
Bartercard Canterbury Men’s Premiership:

Northern Bulldogs v Halswell Hornets
Hornby Panthers v Linwood Keas
Riccarton Knights v Celebration Lions
Papanui Tigers v Eastern Eagles

ISC Sport Canterbury Cup:
Northern Bulldogs v Halswell Hornets
Hornby Panthers v Linwood Keas
Burnham Chevaliers v Shirley Hawks
Marist Saints v Ashburton Barbarians
Woolston Rams v Eastern Eagles