North Otago fell to a humbling 45-0 defeat in their opening pre-season fixture against Southland in Gore on Saturday.
The Old Golds struggled against their ITM Cup opponents, who dominated at scrum time and at the breakdown.
Southland held an imposing 24-0 lead at the interval and continued to pile on the pressure in the second period.
By James Ford
PHOTO: ENSIGN – North Otago first five-eighth Ben Palmer in action during North Otago’s 45-0 defeat against Southland in Gore on Saturday.
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