Thomas Patterson Rugby webThomas Patterson heading for the line. Photo Erin TaskerHalfback for the Mid Canterbury under-16 rugby team Thomas Patterson heads in for a try at the Hinds Domain on Saturday.

Patterson and his team-mates took on South Canterbury in a pre-season match and came away with a loss, but Mid Canterbury’s under-18 side fared better, beating South Canterbury 20-19.

Meanwhile, the Mid Canterbury A development side was in Oamaru on Saturday and beat North Otago 34-26, and in Culverden Mid Canterbury’s under-14.5 side lost to Buller 37-34. Mid Canterbury’s under-13 side ran rampant against Buller in Culverden though, winning 95-13.

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