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.Canterbury players celebrate 2020.

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.

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