So it's finals weekend at the Greenhouse between Varsity and Harbour and it promises to be a cracking affair based on semifinal results.
It’s that time of year again and time to dissect the clubs’ performance with a scalpel and meat cleaver.
Harbour is determined to amalgamate within the next few months but whether a desired merger will go ahead is unclear.
University and Harbour meet in the final at Forsyth Barr Stadium this weekend after clinching wins in their respective semifinals in contrasting fashion on Saturday.
Harbour will return to the final after holding off a late fight back from Taieri in the premier club semifinal at Peter Johnstone Park today.
For five of the premier teams, the season is over. Club rugby writer Adrian Seconi reviews their campaigns.
The University of Otago Oval has been declared fit for the premier club semifinal between University and Kaikorai despite some significant muddy patches on the pitch block.
This week, the ODT's Paul Dwyer talks to Division 1 Premier coaches Phil Young from Taieri and Ryan Nicholas from Harbour ahead of this weekend's semifinals.
Neutral club fans will have to choose between a trip to Mosgiel or a wander down to the University of Otago Oval this Saturday.
Kaikorai easily made it into the top four of premier rugby club competition after it defeated Harbour 48-21 at Watson Park this afternoon.
A compromise could not be reached at the start of the season and thus 28 contracted players are not playing this weekend or in the finals.
Chris Bell will play his 243rd premier game for Zingari-Richmond tomorrow, setting a record for most premier games for one club in Dunedin.
ODT rugby writers give their wrap of the weekend club rugby results and look forward to the impending playoffs.
University finished their season with a narrow win over Southern and with it regained the Cavanagh Memorial.