4th XV v Tararua College 1st XV
The 4th XV faced Tararua College 1st XV on the weekend with the result deciding which team would make the Premier Three final. Games with Tararua are always good, close affairs and this was to prove no different. The 4ths scored first with a decent wind behind them before Tararua scored 19 unanswered points; then, three minutes before halftime, the team awoke from their slumber to score twice, making the scores level at the halftime break.
Into the wind in the second half, the 4th XV pulled ahead through tries to Nathan Pearson and Angus Lyver, before Tararua came back again. It was nip and tuck in the final few minutes, with the 4th XV prevailing 38-36 to ensure a place as top qualifiers for the upcoming final. Player of the Day was Logan Wilson-Bryant.