Four vie for two places
At least two things are clear heading into tomorrow's final round of the Car Company Nelson Bays division one rugby competition. Galbraith Group Nelson will finish top qualifier and Enza Riwaka will finish bottom. It means that their Trafalgar Park clash tomorrow is the only game with no bearing on the following week's semifinal makeup.
Accessman Stoke are the only other team to have qualified so far, although a host of permutations awaits the other four teams.
Currently second, Stoke have tomorrow's bye, so could finish as low as fourth.
For Wakatu Hotel Marist, New World Huia, Star and Garter Waimea Old Boys and Taylor's Contracting Wanderers, they all remain on a knife edge, with their fate determined by tomorrow's results.
A win for Marist over Waimea at Jubilee Park will move them ahead of Stoke into second, although a loss could see them miss out altogether, depending on the other results.
Wanderers host Huia at Brightwater, both needing a win, although the best Wanderers can hope for is a third-place finish.
Waimea and Huia can still finish as high as second, their respective previous wins over Stoke earlier in the season giving them the advantage should either finish equal on points with Stoke.
All three games kick off at 3pm.
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