Round five rugby
Round five Auckland premier rugby action kicks off tomorrow, with some fierce rivalries ready to fire. In the blue pool, the battle of the east gets under way at Bell Park as Pakuranga host defending champions University. Pakuranga pinched the Sir Fred Allen Challenge Cup off Waitemata 22-7 in round four, while University ran riot over Maungarua, scoring 13 tries in their 89-5 victory. Maungarua will find life a bit easier against Waitakere City at Fergusson Park, where both sides will be hunting for their first win of the season. Suburbs host arch-rivals Waitemata at Shadbolt Park, and Otahuhu head to Papatoetoe. Over in the white pool, Ponsonby and Grammar TEC, both fresh from wins, face off at Orakei Domain. East Tamaki host Eden, while Marist are at home against Manukau, and College Rifles have the bye.