The mighty stags haven't been so mighty as of late but showed in their last outing at McLean Park in 2017 that they do like coming to Hawkes Bay pushing the Magpies hard but unable to get the win. One thing you do know when you play Southland is that you need to be prepared to play for 80 minutes as the gritty mainlanders will play right to the end. Tough and unforgiving and if they stay injury free with the right mix they will challenge all teams in the championship and will love the fantastic surface that McLean Park has. A 5:45pm kickoff will suit both families and fans who want to enjoy some early Friday evening footy, will the stags roar or will they wallow? Be there to find out.
All Gates open at 4.45pm