Otago Country heads to Wanaka this weekend to try to continue its run of good form.
Thr Otago under-19 team will be straight into must-win territory when it plays its first competitive game of the season against Tasman in Nelson today.
It is West Taieri’s time in the sun and it hopes to finish the season with a bang.
Otago B will enter its season with another big win behind it.
The Otago Country season starts today, when the premier side takes on Mid Canterbury Development in Ashburton.
Old Boys are back on top of North Otago rugby.
The Otago Country club season comes to a close this weekend with the Countrywide final between Wakatipu and Clutha at the Queenstown Recreation Ground.
Old Boys and Valley, finalists for the Citizens Shield this afternoon, will meet for the fourth occasion this season.
Old Boys will play Valley in the North Otago premier club rugby final next Saturday.
The final of the Central Otago premier rugby competition takes place tomorrow at the Queenstown Recreation Ground between the two top qualifiers, Wakatipu and Arrowtown.
The final of the Southern Region competition will be fought out by two teams with possibly the biggest sporting rivalry in the lower South Island.
Benjamin Disraeli, the prominent English politician of the 19th century, was probably not a rugby fan, but when it comes to rugby previews, his comment about lies is probably appropriate.
All eyes will be on the Wakatipu Basin tomorrow as both Wakatipu and Arrowtown Rugby Clubs host semifinals in the Central Otago premier competition.
The Southern Region semifinals are upon us. Both games tomorrow will be tightly fought contests between clubs which have been fierce rivals for years. Clutha hosts Lawrence in the first one in a repeat of last year’s final.
One of the closest semifinal races in the history of North Otago club rugby came to a thrilling conclusion today.
First Sonny, then Ken, and now Rodger have all been made life members of the Taieri Rugby Football Club.
The top three positions are set in stone, but two teams are still battling for the final spot.
Maniototo will be looking to tip up table-topping Wakatipu for the second time this season in the last round-robin games in the Central Otago premier club competition this weekend.
All three games in tomorrow’s final round of the Citizens Shield will have ramifications as to which four sides make the semifinals.
This weekend will more or less determine the semifinal line-ups as the Southern Region Competition heads towards its conclusion.