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Southernn captain Harry Taylor holds aloft the Championship Shield after following his sides win over  Taieri at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday 16th July, 2022. © John Caswell / Caswell Images Sport / https://tapebootsandbeer.com/

The Premier Wrap

The Southern Magpies have won the 2022 Preimer banner with a 26 to 20 win over the Taieri Eels at Forsyth Barr Stadium this afternoon. The victory, in front of a large crowd came in the final 5 minutes of the match when Southern centre Mackenzie Haugh put in a chip, regathered and beat several tacklers before setting up flanker Jordan Dwight to score.

Todays win is Southern’s first Premier banner since 2017 and the 22nd in the clubs history. Southern previously won the banner in 1904, 1912, 1915, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1947, 1960, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1989, 2007, 2017.

Result From The Premier Final
Otago Metro Premier Semi Finals
Southern defeated Taieri – 26 to 20

2022 Final, Taieri v Southern (16.07.22)
The Premier Final club rugby match between Taieri and Southern played at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday 16th July, 2022. © John Caswell / https://tapebootsandbeer.com/  

Mika Mafi and Mackenzie Haugh of Southern juggle a kick off during the Premier Club Final between Taieri and Southern played at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday 16th July, 2022. © John Caswell / Caswell Images Sport / https://tapebootsandbeer.com/
Brady Robertson of Taieri in action, during the Premier Club Final between Taieri and Southern played at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday 16th July, 2022. © John Caswell / Caswell Images Sport / https://tapebootsandbeer.com/
Caleb Leef of Taieri in action, during the Premier Club Final between Taieri and Southern played at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday 16th July, 2022. © John Caswell / Caswell Images Sport / https://tapebootsandbeer.com/
MIka Mafi of Southern in action, during the Premier Club Final between Taieri and Southern played at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday 16th July, 2022. © John Caswell / Caswell Images Sport / https://tapebootsandbeer.com/
Marc Rooney of Taieri in action, during the Premier Club Final between Taieri and Southern played at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday 16th July, 2022. © John Caswell / Caswell Images Sport / https://tapebootsandbeer.com/
Taylor Fiddes of Taieri in action, during the Premier Club Final between Taieri and Southern played at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday 16th July, 2022. © John Caswell / Caswell Images Sport / https://tapebootsandbeer.com/
Mackenzie Haugh of Southern in action, during the Premier Club Final between Taieri and Southern played at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday 16th July, 2022. © John Caswell / Caswell Images Sport / https://tapebootsandbeer.com/
The Southern bench reacts during the Premier Club Final between Taieri and Southern played at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday 16th July, 2022. © John Caswell / Caswell Images Sport / https://tapebootsandbeer.com/
The Southern side after winning the Premier Club Final between Taieri and Southern played at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday 16th July, 2022. © John Caswell / Caswell Images Sport / https://tapebootsandbeer.com/
Southern celebrate winning the Premier Club Final after beating Taieri at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday 16th July, 2022. © John Caswell / Caswell Images Sport / https://tapebootsandbeer.com/
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