Week Five Preview


Hey fam! It’s the second to last round of normal play this weekend and all the teams will be making moves to secure a semi final sport. With only the two top Premiership teams guaranteed a semi-final berth it will be all or nothing for everyone else. Also on the line is the JJ Stewart Trophy. With Canterbury hosting Counties Power Heat in Christchurch on Sunday morning the Trophy will be up for grabs. Will it head north or will it stay one more week in the Garden City. Find out on Sunday at 11.35am live on Sky Sport.


Auckland Storm
Bay of Plenty Volcanix

The first game of the round sees the Auckland Storm host the Bay of Plenty Volcanix at Eden Park at 5.05pm on Friday night. Both teams need to win this game to keep their semi final dreams alive. This game will be live on Sky Sport.


Manawatu Cyclones

Waikato host the Manawatu Cyclones at FMG Stadium in Hamilton for a middle of the table clash. Both teams are sitting on 15 and 11 points respectively a need a win to secure their semi final place. Kick off is at 11.35am on Saturday, live on Sky Sport.


North Harbour Hibiscus
Wellington Pride

North Harbour Hibiscus host the Wellington Pride at Windsor Park in Mairangi Bay, North Harbour. This is one of only two games not live on Sky Sport. This game is the difference between who gets a home semi final and an away semi final. Kick off is 12pm Saturday afternoon.


Taranaki Whio (TBA)
Otago Spirit

The Whio host the Otago Spirit at Yarrow Stadium at 2.35pm live on Sky Sport. Taranaki are looking for their first elusive win of the season while the Spirit need to straigthen the ship for a semi final chance.


Canterbury (TBA)
Counties Power Heat (TBA)

Game of the round sees Canterbury host Counties Power Heat not only for a home semi final place but also the JJ Stewart Trophy. Whoever wins this game is guranteed a home semi final. Live on Sky Sport at 11.35am Sunday.


Hawkes Bay Tuis 
Tasman Mako (TBA)

The last game of the round has the Hawkes Bay Tuis host the Tasman Mako at Tremain Field in Napier with a kickoff of 12pm Sunday. The Tuis will be looking to secure their home semi final with a win while the Mako will be looking to upset the boat by sneaking in to a semi final slot.

Don’t forget Daylight Savings begins on Saturday night/Sunday morning so remember to put all your analog clocks and watches forward 1 hour. All clock/watches that are connected to the internet are automatically updated to the new time.

Also the Unofficial Fantasy Rugby game is still going strong and you can still register to play here.

Good luck to all the players in their teams.