THE Pure South Sharp Blacks, six of the country’s best butchers managed by Todd Heller, have won the Tri-Nations Butchers’ Challenge for the third year in a row. The three hour test saw New Zealand topple Australia and the United Kingdom on the same day as the Alto Young Butcher and the Competenz Butcher Apprentice of the Year competitions were staged. The team included Greg Everton of Mosgiel New World, Matthew Spires of Pak’nSave Te Awamutu and Bruce van der Net of Pak’nSave Taupo. Alan Empson from Hillcrest New World took out the Young Butcher of the Year category while Apprentice of the Year title went to Hohepa Smith of Countdown.