Covid-19 threatened to ruin the entire club rugby season but instead it helped create the tightest premier tournament in many years.
This week Paul chats to Mike Casey from Taieri and Cam Burrow from Dunedin after their recent successes.
Wait a minute — wasn’t Taieri supposed to grind its way to victory against University in the Dunedin club final at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday afternoon?
Taieri produced a devastating opening 30 minutes to set up a 40-26 win against University in the club final at Forsyth Barr Stadium this afternoon.
Dunedin Makos have won the Premier Colts final 29-23 against University Blue this afternoon. Watch the game here:
So it is all done and dusted and we are down to two — Varsity and Taieri meet in a repeat of last year’s final. Really all this for that!
A year on from an epic battle, University and Taieri will contest the premier club final again. Club rugby writer Adrian Seconi asks whether the outcome will be any different.
Watch the Dunedin Premier Rugby semifinals live as Harbour take on Taieri and Varsity go up against Southern.
The quarterfinals produced the biggest upset since Buster Douglas beat Mike Tyson in Tokyo 1990. So Taieri, Kaikorai and Dunedin (the top three seeds) were all beaten, meaning Kaikorai and Dunedin drop out and Taieri stays in as highest-placed loser.