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Mitre 10 Cup Power Rankings: Canterbury climb into top three

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Canterbury celebrate their Mitre 10 Cup win over Auckland. Credits: Image - Photosport, video - Sky Sport

Two weeks ago, Canterbury were winless and struggling to find any sort of form and momentum.

Fast forward to now, and they've won two matches and sit one-point outside the Mitre 10 premiership top four.

With five weeks left, you should fully expect Canterbury to contest the semi-finals and make a healthy push for their 10th title.

They have a friendly schedule over the next month or so - they take on Northland, Manawatu and Counties in the next three matches.

With Auckland's loss to the red-and-blacks, just two teams remain unbeaten through the first half of the season - Tasman, who take on North Harbour this weekend, and Hawke's Bay who host Southland.

Last week: First (-)

This week: Beat Counties Manukau 36-0

They continue to dominate the Mitre 10 Cup, but while their attacking flair gets all the attention and accolades, their defence has been even more impressive, conceding just 19 points through the first five........

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