The Waka Nathan Tournament kicks off at Waitemata Rugby Park this weekend. The city’s rugby union premiership teams will play the first round of the preseason knock-out tournament tomorrow. Eight of them will be playing for the Waka Nathan Trophy, while seven lower-ranked teams will contest the Pollard Cup. A second round will be held the next weekend at winners’ grounds and the grand final will be on March 28, with the venue to be decided between teams on a coin toss. Pollard Cup draw, March 14, 2pm: Marist v Eden, East Tamaki v Maungarua and Suburbs v Waitakere. Waka Nathan draw, March 14, 3.45pm: University v College Rifles, Pakuranga v Papatoetoe, Ponsonby v Manukau. 5.30pm: Waitemata v Grammar TEC.