Canterbury claim fifth successive title with ITM Cup Final win over Auckland

first_imgMonday Oct 29, 2012 Canterbury claim fifth successive title with ITM Cup Final win over Auckland Canterbury claimed their fifth successive New Zealand Provincial Championship win as they beat Auckland 31-18 in the ITM Cup Premiership final in Christchurch. Referee Glen Jackson came under fire though for two decisions in particular. Auckland struck early before the hosts hit back, but a certain try was snuffed out by a deliberate tap down from Canterbury winger Telusa Veainu shortly before halftime. Referee Jackson sent him to the sinbin, and despite a three man overlap, opted against awarding a penalty try.Auckland were 13-10 up at the time, but instead went into the break trailing 15-13. Coach Wayne Pivac wasn’t happy, but Jackson said that without the aid of a replay, it was a tough call to make.“I think Wayne’s definitely got a reason to bring that up. I have had a look at it and I think there was one guy coming across but, three on one, 20 metres out – and that’s the beauty of the replay – he’s probably got a good argument there,” Jackson told Radio Sport.“I didn’t actually know who was behind in terms of cover, and that would have made the biggest difference. Five metres out, you can see that quite clearly.”Canterbury scored again in the second half after Andy Ellis snatched the ball from the base of a ruck after it appeared that Jackson had initially told him he had no rights to. Auckland were livid, but Jackson explained what happened afterwards.“Andy was never in an illegal position to play. At the time, the ball was still in the ruck. And when I said no, he didn’t go, then the ball actually came clear. It is disappointing that it’s come up that I said no, but Andy had all rights to carry on and do what he did.“Hence why, when he did actually play at the ball, we played on,” Jackson added.Tom Taylor ended the game with 23 points and while Auckland scored a late consolation try, it was their only points of the second half and Canterbury went on to celebrate another famous win.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more