Mixed results for Southland junior rugby league teams at South Island tournament
The Southland under-15 and under-17 rugby league teams battled hard, but only picked up one at the South Island tournaments recently in Christchurch.
The U15 team secured a 20-12 win over Aoraki on Tuesday, in the only Southland victory of the tournament, where both age groups were won by Canterbury.
Southland U15 also lost 26-8 to Otago on Sunday, before they were edged by the West Coast 16-12.
The under-17 team didn't pick up any victories, but lost two out of their three games by two points.
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They were pipped 24-22 by Otago on Sunday, before going down 22-10 to the West Coast, and a tight 10-8 defeat to Tasman.