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North Otago vs South Canterbury preview

There has always been strong, for want of a better word, competition between North Otago and South Canterbury rugby sides.  The first match between the two was in 1927 and since then the two unions have met on 132 occasions. Results favour South Canterbury which has won eighty five of the games to North Otago's, forty two with five games drawn.

The first game between the two was in 1927 and played at Waimate and resulted in a six all draw. South Canterbury went on to win five of the next six matches with North Otago's first win coming in the third game.  The years leading up to World War two were lean ones for North Otago with South Canterbury winning nineteen of the twenty four games played with one game drawn.


Rugby Preview 16th April 2016

North Otago Rugby Preview

Has the 2016 Citizens shield competition come down to a two pronged battle after just two rounds of play?  Old Boys chasing its sixth consecutive title has scored eighteen tries and a total of 121 points in those two matches while Athletic Marist on current form look to be the only other pretenders to the Citizens Shield throne having won both its games scoring fourteen tries and eighty nine points, with former St Kevinís College three-quarter Simon Lilicama making an immediate impression on the left wing for Athletic Marist.  Speedster Lilicama in two games has scored forty nine points from six tries and the rest coming from his accurate left boot. 


Preview of the 2016 Liquorland Citizens Shield teams

Preview of the teams prior to the first game in the Liquorland Citizens Shield 2016



Press article - 2 steps to Lochore cup glory