Old Golds to host Hammers

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Friday, August 14

North Otago will welcome Meads Cup holders Mid Canterbury to the Whitestone Contracting Stadium on Saturday for a final pre-season hit-out before kicking off their Heartland Championship campaign against West Coast on August 22.

The Old Golds were dealt a 45-0 mauling by Southland in Gore in their last pre-season fixture and coach Barry Stevens is expected another tough encounter against the Hammers tomorrow.

“They’re going to bring a physical presence and try and dominate us upfront, they’re a well-balanced side and they’ve got some old heads,” he said.

By James Ford

PHOTO: JAMES FORD – Lemi Masoe will return to action after recovering from a hip flexor injury.

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