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Halswell hold Keas to surprise draw, Riccarton go back to back

Defending Premiers, the Linwood Keas, have been held to a surprise draw in Round Six of the Bartercard Canterbury Men’s Premiership, giving the Hornby Panthers a third-point buffer on the top of the competition ladder.

Coming off a loss to the Panthers last week, the Keas found themselves down 10 – 0 at halftime against the Halswell Hornets at Canterbury Park and despite a far stronger showing in the second half, were unable to secure their fifth win of the season.

The Hornby Panthers continued their undefeated start to the season with a 42 – 28 win over the Eastern Eagles at Wainoni Park, whilst the Northern Bulldogs ruined the Celebration Lions Club Day with a 20 – 14 win at Cuthberts Green.

The Riccarton Knights enjoyed back-to-back wins for the first time in 2021, defeating the Papanui Tigers 36 – 22 at Bishopdale Park.

Next week the Hornets will face the Panthers

Canterbury Premiership:

Linwood Keas 16 drew with Halswell Hornets 16
Hornby Panthers 42 defeatedc 28
Northern Bulldogs 20 defeated Celebration Lions 14
Riccarton Knights 36 defeated Papanui Tigers 22

Canterbury Cup:
Linwood Keas 46 defeated Halswell Hornets 24
Ashburton Barbarians 58 defeated Eastern Eagles 18
Shirley Hawks 26 defeated Northern Bulldogs 24
Marist-Papanui 72 defeated Burnham Chevaliers 14
Hornby Panthers 18 defeated Woolston Rams 10

Canterbury Premiership:

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

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