Stags secure semi

The Stags are through to the NPC championship semifinals courtesy of Counties Manukau's win over Northland this afternoon.

Counties Manukau romped away to a 44-31 win over Northland in Whangarei today to secure top placing in the division and knock the Taniwha out of the running.

Southland gave themselves a chance when they beat Manawatu with a last minute try to Marty McKenzie on Friday night.

The Stags will now travel to Pukekohe on Saturday to play Counties in one semifinal, with Otago and Tasman meeting in the other.

The Southland Times