Stoke win place in grand final
The Stoke Cobras have secured a place in this year's Tasman Rugby League Bin Inn Cup grand final after their 32-18 semifinal win over the Tahuna Tigers at Lower Ngawhatu on Saturday.
As second-top qualifier, the Tahuna Tigers still have a life and will now meet the Motueka Tigers in next Saturday's preliminary final after the Motueka side beat the Wanderers Wolves 38-28 at Sports Park Motueka.
The grand final will be played at Tahuna on Saturday, August 20.
With the club season over, the Tasman Titans will then begin their five-match South Island series, starting with a home game against West Coast on Saturday, August 27. The Titans are also at home to the Canterbury 20s on Sunday, September 4, followed by away games to Canterbury on Sunday, September 11, Southland on Sunday, September 18, and Otago on Saturday, September 24.
All three away games will be played in Christchurch.
The Nelson Mail