Top qualifier Wanganui will host Thames Valley in the Meads Cup semifinals in the Mitre 10 Heartland competition next weekend while top qualifier Horowhenua Kapiti will host Mid Canterbury in the Lochore Cup.
The final placings for the Lochore Cup were affected by West Coast losing six competition points due to
South Canterbury will play host to Thames Valley in the final round of the Heartland Championship at Alpine Energy Stadium in Timaru this weekend. The venue has been temporarily renamed for this game and will be known as Matt Fetu Stadium in honour of the South Canterbury prop who played
Thames Valley has guaranteed itself a place in the Heartland Championship play offs with a week to spare after defeating Horowhenua Kapiti 29-27 in Te Aroha on Saturday.
The two point victory was enough to ensure that Thames Valley will be in the semi-finals for the first time since 2013 but
Thames Valley defeated Horowhenua-Kapiti 29-27 in their Heartland Championship match played at Te Aroha on Saturday.
It was another bonus point victory which has enabled the Swamp Foxes to retain second place in the competition.
However they remain equal with South Canterbury who will be their opponents in Timaru on Saturday.
Thames Valley heads back to Boyd Park, Te Aroha for the Mitre 10 Heartland Championship Round Seven game against Horowhenua Kapiti after putting in a scratchy performance against Poverty Bay last week in Gisborne.
On a day when the 1988 Thames Valley team is holding a Reunion to celebrate winning