|4-Oct||Horo-Kapiti v Sth Canterbury||Levin||Result||23-11|
|4-Oct||Mid Canterbury v North Otago||Ashburton||Result||28-07|
|4-Oct||Thames Valley v Poverty Bay||Paeroa||Result||09-17|
|4-Oct||Wanganui v Wairarapa Bush||Wanganui||Result||38-24|
|4-Oct||Buller v West Coast||Westport||Result||29-24|
|4-Oct||East Coast v King Country||Ruatoria||Result||07-34|
Poverty Bay, courtesy of a 17-9 win over Thames Valley moved into second place and is assured of a place in the Meads Cup play-offs with Buller.
Horowhenua Kapiti helped their chance of also qualifying by beating South Canterbury 23-11 but faces a tough opponent in the last round when travelling to Gisborne to meet Poverty Bay.
South Canterbury and Mid Canterbury are tied on 21 points after Mid Canterbury beat North Otago 28-7 in Ashburton. The winner of next week’s clash between the neighbours should qualify for the Meads play-offs.
Thames Valley 9 (David Harrison 3 pen) Poverty Bay 17 (Henry Bridge, Seymour Lambet, Moss Doran tries; Clayton Kiwara con). HT: 5-3
Buller 29 (Tai Ratu 2, Scott Neighbours, Peni Naibinivalu, James Lash 3 con, pen) West Coast 24 (Rowan O’Gorman 2, Regan Stanton, Andrew Connors; Nathan Smith 2 con)
Horowhenua Kapiti 23 (Ahio Haamea, Lennon Carrington tries; Perry Hayman 2 con, 3 pen) South Canterbury 11 (Erenimo Tau try; Paula Fifita 2 pen). HT7-6
Wanganui 38 (Samu Kabunavanua 3, Simon Dibben, Ace Malo, Lasa Ulukuta tries; Dane Whale 4 con) Wairarapa Bush 24 (Robbie Anderson, Cameron Hayton, Sam Monaghan, Inia Katia tries; Ben Aoina 2 con). HT: 5-33
Mid Canterbury 28 (Nete Caucau, Richard Catherwood, Logan Bonnington tries; Murray Williams 2 con, 3 pen) North Otago 7 (Siosiua Ngalo try; Ben Palmer con)
East Coast 7 (Charlie Harrison try; Kris Palmer con) King Country 34 (Chanse Ritete-Perham 3, Dean Church 2, Joe Perawiti tries; Whakataki Cunningham 2 con). HT: 17-7