A breakdown of the numbers suggest the Chiefs may struggle to win a third title.
Defending champions dominated by Steel, who led 38-29 at halftime.
It's been the story of Northern Districts' season and another horrible batting display has them firmly on the back foot.
A late drop-goal from Boys' High's first five-eighth Bryn Gatland saw his side crowned national secondary school champions.
Waikato's high performance section has adopted criteria that are expected to be brought in as Bowls New Zealand guidelines as soon as next season.
They are youthful and inexperienced, but they are ready to make their mark in this year's trans-Tasman league.
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