Around The Grounds
The Saturday Wrap
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