North Otago meets West Coast in a Lochore Cup semifinal this afternoon but North Otago coach Nigel Walsh believes his side should have made the Meads Cup playoffs.
In a tight defensive exhibition of rugby Wanganui scored the only try of the game to defeat North Otago 10-6 in a tense 80 minutes.
North Otago will be hoping to mark North Otago captain Ralph Darling’s century of first class games in style when North Otago meets Whanganui in the final qualifying Heartland round at Cooks...
North Otago moved into the top four in the Heartland competition when it defeated East Coast 57-14 on Saturday.
North Otago will control its future in the Heartland championship and will want to make the most of meeting bottom placed East Coast this afternoon.
A strong second half and a change of tactics carried North Otago to a 34-12 win over Poverty Bay in a crucial Heartland game on Saturday.
North Otago has moved into must-win territory as it prepares to take on Poverty Bay in Oamaru this afternoon.
South Canterbury repelled a series of frantic North Otago attacks on its goalline over the last 10 minutes to beat its southern neighbour 36-29 at Alpine Energy stadium on Saturday.
Otago’s win over Auckland on Thursday has caused a few headaches for North Otago coach Nigel Walsh prior to this afternoon’s Heartland game against South Canterbury in Timaru.
If one thing North Otago rugby has is consistency, the closeness of its games in Heartland Rugby has caused a rapid rise in the blood pressure of its loyal supporters.
Otago Country has wrapped up its season with a hard-fought 22-20 win over a more fancied Canterbury Country side in Balclutha.
North Otago coach Nigel Walsh is seeking some more consistency from his side as King Country journeys south to Oamaru.
The Otago Country Premiers face Canterbury Country in Balclutha today.
In a festival of running rugby, Buller dropped a goal to clinch a dramatic 33-31 victory over North Otago to remain unbeaten in the Heartland Championship.
The Otago Country premiers have come away from Oamaru with a tight 43-42 win over North Otago Development after an exciting game.
A gutsy finish enabled North Otago to hold on and beat Mid Canterbury in Oamaru on Saturday.
Otago B has relinquished the South Island B championship in losing 24-22 to Tasman at the North Ground on Saturday.
A push has started to try to get a Central Otago colts team playing in Dunedin next year.
Aidan Winter has done more than most in the Otago Country jersey.
North Otago has a tough start to its home Heartland campaign, taking on Mid Canterbury in Oamaru this afternoon. Mid Canterbury will head south with plenty of confidence having knocked over Poverty...