Canterbury have fended off the threat of relegation, for now, after scoring emphatic 29-0 win over Tasman in their Mitre 10 Cup Premiership game in Blenheim.
The four-try bonus point win ended a three game losing streak for Canterbury.
Canterbury, who led 17-0 at half time scored tries through Ngatungane Punivai, Josh McKay, Chay Fihaki and Isaiah Punavai, while Brett Cameron kicked a penalty and three conversions.
Canterbury are sixth on the table, but just a point outside the top four.
They play Auckand in their final round-robin game next weekend with a win likely to mean they’ll avoid relegation and possibly getting them into the semi-finals.
Tasman remain second in the standings.
Wellington challenge Hawke’s Bay for the Ranfurly Shield today.