Real rugby gets under way next month.
Dunedin Premier Rugby
Rugby Chat for 2020 continues with Paul Dwyer talking to Lee Piper about Dunedin club rugby under Covid-19 restrictions.
ODT rugby columnist Paul Dwyer talks to Southern's Tei Walden and Taieri's Charlie O'Connell ahead of this weekends Dunedin Premier Rugby Competition semi-finals..
Pirates beat Zingari-Richmond 28-23 in their match at the Montecillo ground in Dunedin at the weekend.
Henry Parker's late try helped Taieri retain its unbeaten record when it beat Alhambra-Union 26-25 in a top-of-the-table clash in Dunedin premier club rugby on Saturday.
Carisbrook sways to the crowds who gathered on Saturday for the last games before the ground's closure.
Southern took its opportunities well to comprehensively beat Kaikorai at Bishopscourt and finish the Dunedin Premier competition round robin unbeaten.
University A has dominated Dunedin premier club rugby this winter and the form book favours the students to win their 48th banner this Saturday.
Zingari-Richmond, the friendly club up on the hill, has had a year to forget and will fight for its premier existence on Saturday, when it plays University B in a promotion-relegation game.
Ryan Grant's late midfield break was the defining moment and gave University A the Dunedin premier rugby banner for the first time in six years.
Josh Townsend's Dunedin premier rugby championship medal was special because it came after a long wait.
Veteran Erik Vaafusuaga will make his final curtain call for Taieri on Saturday in his 269th premier rugby game.
Dunedin recovered from a slow start to score five tries in the second spell to beat Harbour at Watson Park.