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West Taieri vs Clutha (26.06.21)Ethan Hippolite of West Taieri.

Around the grounds in premier matches this afternoon, at Outram Clutha prop Phil Keighley celebrated his 300th appearance for the club with an away match against West Taieri. At West Taieri dominated the first half scoring going into halftime with a 21 to 0 lead. In the second half, tries to the Clutha side made the scores close with 15 minutes to play. In the final ten minutes a late West Taieri try and then a penalty gave West Taieri a 29 to 20 win.

In the Dunedin Premier competition this afternoon Green Island won the Speight’s Jog, The Speight’s Challenge Shield and the Ken St Clair-Newman trophies with a 35 to 12 win over Kaikorai at Miller Park. Otago University were 38 to 10 victors over Alhambra Union, Southern defeated Harbour 14 to 9 while at Peter Johnson Park Taieri were 22 to 3 winners over Dunedin.

Results From Around The Grounds
Metro Premier Men
Taieri defeated Dunedin – 22 to 3
Southern defeated Harbour – 14 to 9
Otago University defeated Alhambra Union – 38 to 10
Green Island defeated Kaikorai – 35 to 12
Zingari Richmond Bye

Central Region
Arrowtown defeated Alexandra – 27 to 3
Upper Clutha defeated Maniototo – 41 to 24

Southern Region
West Taieri defeated Clutha – 29 to 20
Heriot defeated Crescent – 24 to 22
Toko defeated Owaka – 17 to 15
Clutha Valley defeated Clinton – 25 to 3
Roxburgh Bye

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Semi Final Otago University v Alhambra Union (12.06.21)The Pirates squad celebrates winning the Dunedin Premier Women’s Final between Pirates and Otago University played at Hancock Park in Dunedin

Pirates have won the Dunedin Premier Women’s Final beating Otago University 29 to 26 in a thrilling match played at Hancock Park in Dunedin this afternoon

In a match that swung back and forth from the first whistle to the last, Pirates and Otago University produced what can only be described as a classic final. In the first half, both sides matched each other try for try until Otago University scored near the end of the half and took a 19 to 14 halftime lead. In the second with the scores once again locked up, it was Otago University lock Julia Gorinski who gave her side a 26 to 19 lead with 15 minutes remaining.

With less than 10 minutes to go in the match, Pirates pulled 5 points back with a try through their backs, ensuring the scores were close, right until the end. Then, with time up Pirates turn the ball over from a Otago University exit play for first five Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali to score the winning try.

Results From Around The Grounds
Metro Premier Women Finals
Pirates defeated Otago University – 29 to 26

Metro Premier Men
Kaikorai drew with Southern – 20 all
Green Island defeated Dunedin – 42 to 24
Taieri defeated Zingari Richmond – 49 to 0
Alhambra Union defeated Harbour – 20 to 12
Otago University Bye

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Semi Final Otago University v Alhambra Union (12.06.21)Otago University Celebrate

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

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Pirates Wahine v Otago University (07.06.21)Nicky White of Pirates

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

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Alhambra Union v Otago University (15.05.21)

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

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Dunedin v Harbour (08.05.21)

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

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Southern v Taieri (01.05.21)

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**

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