Bay of Plenty 16 Canterbury 14 Southland 13 Wellington 13 Manawatu 13 Tasman 10 Northland 9 Otago 8 Hawke's Bay 7 Auckland 7 Taranaki 6 North Harbour 6 Counties Manukau 6 Waikato 5 Round five kicks off with North Harbour trying their very best to make it four loses in a row against a fired up Stag outfit. Have a feeling the Stags might just let this one slip up in sin city, Harbour in a close one. Northland take on the fumbling Otago way up North in banjo country, and the way Otago are playing this year you would have to say Northland at a canter. Taniwha to nudge another win ever givent their self destruct motiviations. The Magpies are back home after a less than successful road trip and looking for a win. Without putting too much on this game itâ€™s a vital must win match that will determine Hawkeâ€™s Bays fortunes to infinite and beyond. The Bay to crush the Makos is retaliation for Wellington being on the same Island. In what surprisingly could be the match of the round Counties will be aimed to make inb two in a row over Waikato and Iâ€™ve got a faint idea thatâ€™s going to happened with Mooloo being the worse weâ€™ve seen them in many a year. Manawatu v Taranaki, good night the Naki Manawatu to coast this one. Huge match to finishe off Saturday with the Lions defending the shield against Canterbury. This should be a ripper. In simple terms the Cantabs looking too strong at this stage. Close call, but giving it to the evil empire. Final match of the round sees Bay of Plenty adding to Aucklandâ€™s woes in 2009.