Champions again

by Kent Caddick

Southbridge captain Shannon Donald holds aloft the Combined Country Cup as he and his teammates celebrate their win over Rakaia in the rugby competition’s final. Donald kicked a late penalty which gave his side a 13-12 win in a thrilling match played in Rakaia on Sunday. The combined country rugby competition features sides from Ellesmere, North Canterbury and Mid Canterbury. Southbridge’s next mission is to defend its Ellesmere title, which it won with victory over Waihora in last year’s final. For more on this story read: Southbridge secures title