The Mid Canterbury Development XV had too much pace out wide in the main game at Whitestone Contracting Stadium on Saturday, beating North Otago development 34-26.
Riding on the back of a dominant scrum, North Otago beat Wairarapa-Bush 25-11 at Forsyth Barr Stadium last night.
North Otago will hope to make it two in a row in the Heartland Championship when it plays Wairarapa-Bush at Forsyth Barr Stadium tonight.
North Otago made a successful start to the Heartland Championship with a 26-20 win over South Canterbury at Timaru on Saturday.
North Otago has made minimal changes for its opening Heartland Championship match against South Canterbury at Alpine Energy Stadium today.
North Otago has recorded a profit of more than $23,000 for the past year as it continues to keep its house in order and look ahead to a fruitful year.
Players and officials scrambled to save the life of a West Coast rugby player who suffered a heart attack on the field.
North Otago will be hoping for an improved performance in its Heartland Championship campaign when it meets Buller in the first round of the competition this afternoon.
Gypsy Day and Heartland rugby would appear to have little in common, although these important occasions occur at a time when both groups must make important decisions on their futures.
A super defensive effort and a willingness to attack at every opportunity carried North Otago to a resounding 44-22 win over the 2015 Lochore Cup winner, King Country, in Te Kuiti on Saturday.
North Otago have exacted revenge on defending champion King Country in a rematch of last year's Lochore Cup final.
North Otago will be out to add to its proud record in Heartland rugby when it meets King Country in Te Kuiti in the Lochore Cup final this afternoon.
North Otago goes into this afternoon’s Heartland game against West Coast with the knowledge that win, lose or draw, it will be in the Lochore Cup semifinals at Labour Weekend.
Neither King Country nor North Otago will be lacking motivation when the two sides meet in the sixth round of Heartland rugby this afternoon.
A well-known former All Black captain once made the comment after a test match that "it was a game of two halves" which certainly described the North Otago versus Horowhenua-Kapiti Heartland game...
North Otago held on for a 30-22 win over Thames Valley in the Heartland Championship game in Oamaru today.
An Australian loose forward and an Otago cricketer are two of the intriguing newcomers in the North Otago squad for the Heartland Championship campaign.
Two big hurdles remain for North Otago to clear before it knows whether it will progress to the playoffs in Heartland rugby.