The Canterbury Country combined second round produced a very evenly contested match at Mandeville between Ohoka and Saracens. For Ohoka rugby’s Richard Donaldson it was his 100th senior match. At halftime the teams couldn’t be separated, 10-10. However, Saracens managed to take the win 25-24, pipping Ohoka for the points. In another closed match Glenmark Cheviot continued their winning ways, getting up 27-21 over neighbours Hurunui. Ashley defeated Woodend 43-24, and Kaiapoi extended their dominant form defeating Oxford 40-7. Points: Kaiapoi 10, Glenmark Cheviot 8, Saracens 8, Ashley 7, Hurunui 5, Ohoka 1, Woodend 1, Oxford 0. In the two other Country pools, Springston lead pool A, and Southern lead pool B. The Kaiapoi women’s team had another tough match, defeated by Christchurch Football Club 91-0.