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A howling nor-wester wind was the star of the show as Mid Canterbury claimed a maiden Meads Cup win after beating North Otago 26-20 in Ashburton today.
The kick-off not only failed to go the required 10 metres, but was picked up by the wind and carried backwards all the way over his own dead ball line.
One of the commentators remarks that he has never seen the like in 45 years of watching rugby.