National champions: Counties Manukau 18 (George Edwards, Howard Brown, David Faaeteete, tries. William Stowers 3 goals) Waikato 32.
Points: Akarana 6, Waikato 2, Canterbury 2, Counties Manukau 2.
Promotion/relegation draw: Counties Manukau v Bay of Plenty, Mt Smart Stadium. Date: October 7. Start: 5.30pm. Winner plays in the premiership next season.
Loser plays in the championship.