Current Standings Bay of Plenty 12 Canterbury 10 Tasman 9 Southland 9 Wellington 9 Manawatu 9 Hawkeâ€™s Bay 7 Otago 7 Taranaki 6 Auckland 6 Northland 5 North Harbour 5 Waikato 5 Counties Manakau 2 Match Ups, or how to not pick the winners Week four gets underway with a pretty enticing game, Manawatu v Otago. You would be stretching to put on the house on this game though Iâ€™m going to pop the Poo into the winners column due to home town advantage. Another year the Southerners would probably love to forget and a result that will underline their making up the numbers in 2009. North Harbour v Northland looms as a pretty dire clash to be honest, neither team firing as yet in 2009 though Harbour can point to a result over the evil empire, otherwise known as Canterbury. Another game that could go either way, Taniwha in a close one. In deepest darkest Southland even the penguins will be getting along to see the home town Stags up against the underfiring Magpies as Southland take on Hawke's Bay. The Bay still havenâ€™t got over their Auckland hangover and quite frankly the woes are going to get worse, the Stags to take a tight one by uinder 10. Surprise packets 2009 Bay of Plenty are a shoe in to dispose of Waikato on Saturday. Given the situation Hori BOP should be running in four plus tries in a one sided massacre of Mooloo. Talk about your tale of two sides, it was the best of times it was the worse of times, depending on which side you support. A Southern derby sees the Cantabs sans Carter taking on the high flying Makos, or as one wag put it Canterbury v Canterbury B. The Cantabs are starting to roll in 2009 and should have zero issues in disposing of their neighbours on Saturday. Extra bonus if Tasman can keep it to under four tries. The shield gos on line in Saturdayâ€™s final game with the Wellington Lions taking on Auckland. The Lions dropped their first game of the season in an upset against BOP while Auckland logged their first win of the season over the Taniwha. The round will see AB players unavailable, wont affect Wellington they didnâ€™t use theirs, will mean a big loss to the â€œAâ€ team. Sunday sees cellar dwellars Counties-Manukau get some treatment from Taranaki. The Naki should have zero problems with winning this one considering Counties are looking like a local club side rather than a Premier division outfit.