WELLINGTON : PREVIEW 2020

Beaten finalists in 2019, the Wellington Lions will be hoping to go one better this year and lift their first overall national title since 2000. Coach: Leo Crowley Home ground: Sky Stadium 2019: Second in Premiership (losing finalist) Talking points Du’Plessis Kirifi returns as captain of the Lions after leading the side to the final in 2019. At

OTAGO : PREVIEW 2020

With a new coach on board and plenty of local talent to call on, Otago are shaping as one of the key contenders in the Championship division for 2020. Coach: Tom Donnelly Home Ground: Forsyth Barr Stadium 2019: Third in Championship Talking points There will be no shortage of pride in the Otago jersey this

NORTH HARBOUR: PREVIEW 2020

Bolstered by home ground talent and players with plenty of Investec Super Rugby experience, North Harbour have named a squad that will cause no shortage of problems to all comers in 2020. Coach: Kieran Keane Home ground: North Harbour Stadium 2019: Fifth in the Premiership Talking points History and homegrown roots loom large in North