New Zealand Rugby
South Canterbury lift Lochore Cup
October 27, 2013
South Canterbury captain Andrew Scarlett receives the Lochore Cup from Sir Brian Lochore, South Canterbury v Buller, Lochore Cup final, Alpine Energy Stadium, Timaru, October 27, 2013
South Canterbury captain Andrew Scarlett takes the Lochore Cup © Getty Images
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South Canterbury have erased a hat-trick of near misses by claiming rugby's Lochore Cup with a 17-10 victory over Buller in the final in Timaru.

In a replay of last year's title decider, South Canterbury gained revenge over the defending champions with fullback Liam Edwards scoring all their points via a try and four penalties.

Buller also got a try, through inside-centre Pene Nabainivalu, and the result was in doubt until Edwards landed his last goal with just over a minute to play.

Since the inception of the Heartland Championship in 2006, South Canterbury had played in three previous finals in the second-tier Lochore Cup without success.

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