Greg Dyer and Jaye Thompson-Te Muunu are regarded are the most exciting young attacking talent in Southland age-grade rugby at the moment, and the pair will get another shot at impressing today.
The Southland under-18 team will take on Marlborough in one of the South Island championships quarterfinal games in Christchurch today.
Dyer, of Menzies College, will line up at first five-eighth while Te Muunu will slot in at second five-eighth.
Te Muunu was one of the more promising prospects to emerge from the premier club rugby competition this season through his performances in the No 10 jersey for Pirates-Old Boys.
Southland under-18 coach Rodger Dawson conceded the combination was a key component to how they wanted to play the game.
"To us it's like having two first fives, they are definitely playmakers. Jaye's just so unpredictable and he's got the ability to break the line," Dawson said.
If Southland gets past Marlborough today, they will then have a likely assignment against Canterbury Metro, regarded as the team to beat at the South Island tournament.
Meanwhile, Southland under-16 had a good win on Wednesday, beating Nelson Bays 27-0 in their quarterfinal game in Westport.
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