Last four emerge after dramatic day of action
New Plymouth Old Boys will host Inglewood and Coastal will welcome Clifton for next week's semifinals after a dramatic last day of round robin play in Taranaki premier rugby.
Inglewood were 17-0 down to Old Boys at the TET Stadium but fought back to grab a bonus point in their 31-25 loss, thanks mainly to three tries from lock Mark Neilson.
However, the loss saw them drop a place to fourth and book a rematch with Old Boys, this time at Vogeltown Park.
It had looked like Inglewood had snuck in to the playoffs by just a point when Spotswood United led Tukapa 18-17 with just seconds to play.
A last gasp drop goal to Tukapa got them a 20-17 win and moved them up to fifth.
Coastal appeared to be cruising at 18-0 up at halftime away to Clifton before a second half comeback saw the home side win 26-18.
Clifton dominated the second half from start to finish, although they have a powerful scrum to thank for the win.
Despite the loss, Coastal will welcome Clifton out to Rahotu next Saturday.
The remaining game saw Southern beat Stratford 14-6. The loss means Stratford go through the season without a win.
AT A GLANCE
Clifton 26 Coastal 18
Tukapa 20 Spotswood Utd 18
NPOB 31 Inglewood 25
Southern 14 Stratford 8
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