The four remaining local teams squared off for a place in the Chatham Cup’s final 16 on Saturday.
Crescent kept the top-four battle interesting with a last-minute 22-21 win over West Taieri at Outram on Saturday.
Cromwell Goats and Wakatipu, which finished first and second in qualifying play, are safely through to the preliminary finals of the Central Otago premier club rugby competition.
Alhambra-Union ignited a spark in an attempt to qualify for the top six playoffs next month with a 20-12 victory against early-season favourite Harbour at Watson Park.
Pirates have won the Women's Premier rugby title in an epic against University while there were big wins for Taieri and Green Island in the men's competition.
University is talking up Pirates as the favourite to win today’s premier women’s final at Hancock Park.
This week, Paul chats to Sam Eriepa from Green Island and Brodie Hume from Taieri who are both celebrating milestones in games played in the prems.
The battle for the Citizens Shield is warming up with the penultimate round of the playoff qualifying this weekend.
A split has started to appear in the Southern region as the top five teams begin to separate themselves from the bottom four.
A night game between the Eastern Northern Barbarians and Blues at the Gore Showgrounds last month was the 50th senior club match controlled by referee Sam Nicholson.
Upper Clutha club captain Jai Baxter will be a spectator at the Queenstown Rec on Saturday when his team does battle with Wakatipu in a crucial Central Otago club championship quarterfinal.
Green Island must have found the keys to a DeLorean and returned from the 1980s with the biggest boombox they could find.
Pirates Old Boys kept their unbeaten record intact in this season’s Southland Galbraith Shield senior club rugby with a 46-25 win over Star on Saturday.
Kurow, Athletic Marist and Old Boys won the first round of the knockout preview to the finals of the Citizens Shield in North Otago club rugby on Saturday.
The playoff positions for the Central Otago premier club rugby competition appeared all signed and sealed leading into Saturday’s final qualifying games.
Clutha Valley carried on its strong form from the first round of the Southern Region competition with a comfortable 36-22 win over West Taieri at Clydevale.