7:35PM Friday, 20 September, 2019 NZST  at  Hawkes Bay Rugby, Napier
Magpies v Taranaki

The bulls were more like a herd of steers in 2018 being relegated from the premiership but don't expect them to perform like this again. The Naki have been one of the most consistent teams in the competition with a great mix of hard working and damaging forwards in the form of Boshier, Halafihi, Riccitelli and Brown with enterprising backs like Walden, Naholo, Perofeta and Waaka. They have too much quality, so expect them to rebound from a disastrous season and stake their claim for the Championship title. A traditional provincial rival for the Magpies this match will be a battle of two title contenders and a key match up for both sides.

Gates 1 opens at 4.30pm
Curtain Raiser Kicks off at 4.45pm - Tui vs Taranaki
Gates 4 and 5 open at 6.30pm