Stags blow chance to end losing streak

Logan Crowley of Southland scores a try at Rugby Park on Saturday. Photo: Getty Images
Logan Crowley of Southland scores a try at Rugby Park on Saturday. Photo: Getty Images
Southland blew a 26-7 halftime lead to sink to a 31-26 defeat to Manawatu on Saturday - extending their three-year losing streak.

Having scored four first-half tries at Invercargill's Rugby Park, it looked as if Southland would finally claim a win after 26 straight losses.

But two quick tries after the break through unwanted All Black Ngani Laumape put Manawatu right back within striking distance.

A further try to Rhys Pedersen and conversion from Otere Black put Manawatu in front, and Black added a penalty before Manawatu hung on for a remarkably unconvincing victory.

Southland pick up two bonus points for their efforts - their first points of the season - but remain anchored to the bottom of the Championship ladder.

Manawatu sit in fifth.

 

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