25 Aug 2013

Stags winless, champs beat Makos

7:49 am on 25 August 2013

Southland's provincial rugby season is yet to get off the ground after a second straight loss, the Stags going down 13-9 to Northland in Whangarei.

Tasman lost at home to neighbours and champions Canterbury 28-13.

King Country caused a major upset in the opening round of the lower-tier Heartland Championship, defeating Wanganui 17-16.