Outcome of match to decide the leader
CLUB RUGBY: Division 1JOHN LANGFORD
The winner of the Drummond Limehills Star vs Te Anau match at Limehills will become the outright leader on the Division One points table.
With two rounds to play DLS are the holders of the Speights Shield and Ira Saunders Memorial Cup, first contested between these two sides last year.
Te Anau are keen to get their hands on both trophies, which would help erase the memories of their 74-point mauling at this ground last year.
Riversdale and Edendale are also well in contention for the top six and should provide one of the best games of the weekend.
Last round Riversdale earned a deserved 15-14 win over the then-competition leaders Wyndham.
Riversdale scored three unconverted tries before halftime and hung on for a gutsy win.
Riversdale will look to their hard-working forward pack to get over the top of the visitors.
Both Mossburn and Bluff have been inconsistent this year but each has a talented player roster that could cause the other some damage.
Mossburn earned a 34-5 win over Waiau Star last round while Bluff played well in patches to beat Waikiwi 29-20.
Waikaka have a royal chance of moving up the points table after hosting Waiau Star.
Waikaka played their best game of the season last round when they upset Edendale 30-26.
Waiau put together plenty of phases in their recent loss to Mossburn but they need to find a way to get across the line.
Waikiwi and Pioneer are both destined for the bottom five in the second round.
It should still prove to be an intriguing battle at Les George Oval on Saturday.
Pioneer are a team on the improve. They were unlucky not to get their first win of the season in the last round against the competition joint leaders DLS.
Waikiwi trailed Bluff by 17 points after the first five minutes, then settled into their game and played their best 70 minutes of the season.
Wyndham have the bye but will lose their spot on top of the competition points table.
- The Southland Times