The Southern Hoiho did more than enough to win the game on the defensive end.
A late save from goalkeeper Luke Shaffer-Swan helped Green Island hold on for a much-needed win on Saturday.
Clutha Valley claimed consecutive Southern Region titles with a 9-5 win over Clutha in an intense final at the Balclutha Showgrounds on Saturday.
Taieri breezed into the Dunedin premier club semifinals with comfortable 43-20 win over University at Peter Johnstone Park on Saturday.
Wakatipu and Cromwell Goats will contest the final of the Central Otago premier club competition at Queenstown on Saturday after qualifying in totally different ways.
Star earned a third win in a row when it beat Pirates Old Boys 14-13 in the penultimate round of the Southland premier club competition on Saturday.
The semifinalists have been found and there were no real surprises in the final round of the Metropolitan senior A pennants at the weekend.
Maheno Green survived an early test from St Kevin’s before pushing to a 28-15 win in the North Otago premier competition on Saturday.
The Black Sticks women kept their nerve to grab a 2-2 draw with China in their opening game of the World Cup at Wagener Stadium in Amsterdam yesterday.
Fresh from a win against Ireland, the All Blacks have touched down in Dunedin ahead of the second test at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
In stark contrast to their northern tour malaise, the All Blacks savoured their sold out Eden Park homecoming to launch this season in style.
Nick Kyrgios's Wimbledon prospects have soared after the Australian overcame an injury scare and a running battle with officialdom to upend Stefanos Tsitsipas in a drama-charged encounter.
Taieri has breezed into the semifinals with a comfortable 43-20 win against University at Peter Johnstone Park today.
The All Blacks will look to brush off a preparatory week disrupted by a Covid outbreak in the squad and reassert their ascendancy over Ireland in the first test at Eden Park.