After a sixth straight win secured a home semifinal and
solidified their favouritsm, that tantalising question must
be again asked: is this at last the Hurricanes' year?
Waitaki Boys' High School claimed a 41-31 win over Otago
Boys' High School 2nd XV in Oamaru today in the final round
of the Otago Secondary Schools First XV competition.
Maheno completed an extraordinary resurgence with victory in
one of the great Citizens Shield club rugby finals in Oamaru
Kaikorai beat Dunedin 29-22 to win the premier competition
for the first time since 1997.
Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says it'll take several months
to get rid of the bitter taste left by a controversial
decision that ended their dream of a Super Rugby title in
The Highlanders stayed alive.
The Highlanders hung on - by an anorexic cat's whisker.
Highlanders assistant coach Tony Brown said good teams find
ways to win and that is exactly what the Highlanders did last
The representative season gets under way for Otago tomorrow
when the Sassenachs side take on the Spartans - shadow sides
from Otago and Southland respectively - at the University
This afternoon's Citizens Shield final between Old Boys and
Maheno has a prince and the pauper feel about it.
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