Rugby Chat host Paul Dwyer gives his assessment of the nine clubs which battled for Dunedin club rugby honours this year.
Finals weekendClub finals are tomorrow and we’ve certainly had a lot of free publicity from the ODT and Strath Taieri.
An outrageous stoppage-time try by flanker Max Pennell gave Otago Country a 26-22 win over Southland Country at the Gore Showgrounds on Saturday.
The Southern Region retained the coveted Topp Cup with a 36-25 win over Central Otago in beautiful conditions at the Balclutha Showgrounds on Saturday.
John McGlashan has racked up some big scores this season but it is also capable of grinding it out when required.
Taieri coach Jason Macdonald cut a disconsolate figure moments after the Dunedin premier final at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday.
Woodlands claimed the Galbraith Shield for the third year in a row when it beat Pirates Old Boys 28-27 in the Southland premier club final at Rugby Park in Invercargill on Saturday.
Mercurial back Mackenzie Haugh produced a piece of magic rugby late in the game to help Southern clinch victory against Taieri in the Dunedin premier grade final this afternoon.
Pirates Old Boys is up against the defending champion Woodlands in the Galbraith Shield final at at Rugby Park tomorrow.
The Central Otago premier club rugby championship is over, Wakatipu having claimed the crown for the first time since 2017.