The semi finals of the Premier Women’s division were played out across two venues this afternoon where top qualifier Pirates hosted Big River Country at Hancock Park and second qualifier Otago University were at home on the University Oval facing Alhambra Union.
Otago University and Alhambra Union produced a classic encounter that was every bit an arm wrestle right down to the final whistle. In a match that was low scoring but high in tension, the scores were locked at 15 all in the dying minutes of the game when suddenly Otago University snatched an intercept to score the match winning try.
Around the grounds in the premier men’s grade this afternoon, Green Island held onto the Speights Challenge shield and also won the Hellyer Memorial Trophy with a 68 to 14 victory over Zingari Richmond.
At Bathgate Park Southern were 32 to 10 winners over Dunedin and won the Ron Reggett Memorial Trophy. Kaikorai claimed the Murphy Memorial Trophy by defeating Alhambra Union 38 to 22 while at the University Oval it was Harbour who were victorious by defeating Otago University 10 points to 5.,
Results From Around The Grounds Metro Premier Women Semi Finals University defeated Alhambra Union – 20 to 15 Pirates defeated Big River Country – 38 to 22
Metro Premier Men Kaikorai defeated Alhambra Union – 38 to 22 Green Island defeated Zingari Richmond – 68 to 14 Southern defeated Dunedin 32 to 10 Harbour defeated Otago University – 10 to 5 Taieri Bye
@tapebootsandbeer This is the type of image I shoot without thinking at the time, or I shoot on the off chance it’ll work once I get it into photoshop. On this occasion a good crop made all the difference as the Dunedin Premier management group watch the Premier Colts match the Makos and University Blue. The Makos won the match 58 to 17. #tapebootsandbeer
Around the grounds in the second round of matches for a double header weekend in the Women’s premier matches this afternoon, Pirates were to strong for Otago University winning 52 to 26 at Hancock Park while across town at the North Ground Alhambra Union defeated Green Island 52 – 17. In Kaitangata Big River Country were 46 to 21 victors over the Waitaki Wahine.
The latest results mean Pirates go to the top of the table on 43 points with Otago University one point behind on 42 points. Alhambra Union sit in third spot on 33 points while Big River Country are fourth on 31 points.
Results From Around The Grounds Metro Premier Women Pirates defeated University – 52 to 26 Alhambra Union defeated Green Island – 52 to 21 Big River Country defeated Waitaki Wahine 46 to 12
@tapebootsandbeer Isaac Milne of Alhambra Union finishes off an attacking movement against Dunedin in their Premier clash at Kettle Park. The try helped Alhambra Union defeat Dunedin 29 points to 27 as the Dunedin Club celebrated its 150 anniversary. #tapebootsandbeer
Around the grounds in premier matches this afternoon, Alhambra Union spoiled Dunedin’s 150th Anniversary celebrations with a 29 to 27 win at Kettle Park winning the Centennial Trophy. At Bishopscourt Kaikorai defeated University 22 to 8 while at Montecillo University defeated Zingari Richmond by 74 points to 15. At Peter Johnson Park Green Island won the Bezett Trophy and Robb Cup by defeating Taieri 35 to 30.
In the Premier Women’s grade this afternoon University defeated Big River Country 26 to 21. At Miller Park Pirates were victorious by 120 points to 7 over Green Island and Alhambra Union defeated the Waitaki Wahine 46 to 12.
Results From Around The Grounds Metro Premier Men Alhambra Union defeated Dunedin – 29 to 27 Green Island defeated Taieri – 35 to 30 Southern defeated Zingari Richmond – 74 to 15 Kaikorai defeated University – 22 to 8 Harbour Bye
Metro Premier Women University defeated Big River Country – 26 to 21 Pirates defeated Green Island – 120 to 7 Alhambra Union defeated Waitaki Wahine 46 to 12
Around the grounds in premier matches this afternoon, Zingari Richmond secured a win for Chris Bell in his 272 (breaking the Otago appearance record) game for the club and also the Grace Mills Trophy with a 21 – 20 win over Alhambra Union in wet and gloomy conditions at the North Ground. Heading into the last ten minutes Zingari held a 15 to 13 lead when a Shaun Driver penalty put the Dragons further in front 18 to 13. The Broncos then grabbed the lead back with a converted try to take a 20 to 18 lead heading into the final few minutes. It was then Zingari’s turn to take back the lead with another successful penalty which looked to have won the game for the Dragons until Alhambra Union won a penalty which looked very kickable for first five Levi Emery. However, his attempt bounced off the upright and over the dead ball line, starting the celebrations for the Zingari side.
At Bathgate Park Taieri won the Roy Nieper Trophy with a 22 to 10 win over Southern while at Watson Park Kaikorai were 22 to 17 winners over Harbour and at the University Oval Dunedin defeated Otago University by 18 points to 16.
In the Premier Women’s grade this afternoon University maintained their position at the top of the table with by defeating Green Island 53 points to 5 while Pirates ensured they stayed in second place on the table with a 40 to 5 win over the Waitaki Wahine. At Forsyth Barr Stadium Alhambra Union defeated Big River Country 34 to 31.
Results From Around The Grounds Metro Premier Men Dunedin defeated Otago University – 18 to 16 Zingari Richmond defeated Alhambra Union – 21 to 20 Kaikorai defeated Harbour – 22 to 17 Taieri defeated Southern – 22 to 10 Green Island Bye
Metro Premier Women Pirates Wahine defeated Waitaki Wahine – 40 to 7 Otago University defeated Green Island – 53 to 5 Alhambra-Union 3defeated Big River Country – 34 to 31
Central Region Arrowtown defeated Maniototo – 8 to 0 Cromwell Goats defeated Alexandra – 46 to 5 Matakanui-Combined defeated Cromwell Cavs – 41 to 5 Wakatipu defeated Upper Clutha – 14 to 0
Southern Region Clinton defeated Toko – 29 to 22 (last night) Clutha Valley defeated Crescent – 23 to 5 Clutha defeated Owaka – 24 to 12 West Taieri defeated Roxburgh – 38 to 0
Around the grounds in premier matches this afternoon, Green Island were to strong for Alhambra Union at the North Ground winning 29 points to 20. At Bishopscourt Kaikorai suffered their first loss of the season going down to Dunedin 31 to 28 while at Watson Park Harbour defeated Zingari Richmond 40 to 17 and at Logan Park University were 35 to 12 winners over Taieri.
In the Premier Women’s grade this afternoon Otago University defeated Alhambra Union 46 to 33, Pirates had a narrow 27 to 25 win over Big River Country and the Waitaki Wahine won 102 to 10 over Green Island
Results From Around The Grounds Metro Premier Men Dunedin defeated Kaikorai – 31 to 28 Harbour defeated Zingari Richmond – 40 to 17 Green Island defeated Alhambra Union – 29 to 20 Otago University defeated Taieri – 35 to 12 Southern Bye
Metro Premier Women Otago University defeated Alhambra Union – 46 to 33 Pirates defeated Big River Country – 27 to 25 PWaitaki Wahine defeated Green Island – 102 to 10
Central Region Cromwell Goats defeated Cromwell Cavs – 76 to 5 Upper Clutha defeated Arrowtown – 27 to 0 Maniototo defeated Alexandra – 22 to 17 Wakatipu defeated Matakanui-Combined – 43 to 8
Southern Region Crescent defeated Toko – 25 to 22 Clutha Valley defeated Owaka – 18 to 5 Clutha defeated Roxburgh – 81 to 5 West Taieri defeated Heriot – 29 to 27
Around the grounds in premier matches this afternoon, Dunedin grabbed a late try to flanker Tom Hume, which was then converted from the sideline by fullback Joshua Moorby to secure a 37 to 35 win. Trailing at halftime, a brace of tries brought Harbour back into the match before they took a 35 to 30 lead with under ten minutes to play. Dunedin however made the most of a penalty which saw Harbour’s Saula Mau sent to the sinbin. The resulting lineout then lead to the Hume try to draw the scores level. At Bathgate Park Southern defeated Zingari Richmond 50 to 17 while at the University Oval, Alhambra Union defeated University 30 to 28 in a dramatic finish. In the battle at Bishopscourt between the two unbeaten sides, Kaikorai won 27 to 19 to stay at the top of the table.
In the Premier Women’s grade this afternoon Alhambra Union defeated the Waitaki Wahine 49 to 17 in Oamaru while Univeristy 48 to 7 winners over Big River Country in Balclutha and at Hancock Park Pirates defeated Green Island 59 to 5.
Results From Around The Grounds Metro Premier Men Kaikorai defeated Green Island – 27 to 19 Southern defeated Zingari Richmond – 50 to 17 Alhambra Union defeated University – 30 to 28 Dunedin defeated Harbour – 37 to 35
Metro Premier Women Alhambra Union defeated Waitaki Wahine – 49 to 17 University defeated Big River Country – 48 to 7 Pirates defeated Green Island – 59 to 5
Central Region Maniototo defeated the Wakatipu Wolves – 10 to 5 Arrowtown defeated Alexandra – 49 to 17 Upper Clutha defeated Cromwell Cavaliers – 61 to 14 Cromwell Goats defeated Matakanui Combined – 60 to 13
Southern Region Clutha Valley defeated West Taieri – 27 to 17 Heriot defeated Toko – 39 to 19 Owaka drew with Crescent – 19 all
Metro Premier Development Kaikorai defeated Southern – 60 to 14 Eastern defeated University – 17 to 14 Green Island defeated Alhambra Union – 41 to 17 Dunedin defeated Harbour – 48 to 10
Around the grounds in premier matches this afternoon, Southern turned a 18 to 7 halftime lead into a 35 to 28 win in a match that saw Southern dominate territory and possession in the first half. Taieri drew the scores close in the second half before late tries to Southern sealed the win. At Miller Park Green Island drew win Harbour 20 all, meaning Green Island retain the Speights Challenge Shield while at Montecillo University had a 40 to 17 victory over Zingari Richmond. In town at the North Ground Dunedin were victorious over Alhambra Union by 30 to 12.
In the Premier Women’s grade University defeated Alhambra Union 44 – 10 on Tuesday night while on Friday night in Oamaru the Waitaki Wahine had a big win over Big River Country running out winners 55 to 27. Today at the University Oval Pirates defeated University 37 to 33 while at Miller Park Alhambra Union had a 100 to 7 win over Green Island.
Results From Around The Grounds Metro Premier Men Green Island drew with Harbour – 20 all Southern defeated Taieri – 35 to 28 University defeated Zingari Richmond – 40 to 17 Dunedin defeated Alhambra Union – 30 to 12
Metro Premier Women University defeated Alhambra Union – 44 to 10 (Tuesday night) Waitaki Wahine defeated Big River Country – 55 to 27 (Friday night) Pirates defeated University 37 to 33 Alhambra Union defeated Green Island – 100 to 7
Central Region Cromwell Goats defeated Upper Clutha – 24 to 23 (Thursday night) Alexandra defeated Cromwell Cavaliers – 29 to 10 (Thursday night) Maniototo defeated Matakanui-Combined – 14 to 13 (Friday) Wakatipu defeated Arrowtown – 18 to 10
Southern Region **No games for the Southern Region this week**