Preview: CountiesManukau v Otago
The two best teams in the Championship section both have NPC titles to their credit, but neither side has won one for a while and the prize of Premiership status for next season remains an added goal. Over the years this rivalry is one of the closest in the provincial game, and a lot of the matches are just as hard-fought.
Preview:Canterbury v Auckland
Given that these two sides have dominated New Zealand rugby for the last 20 years, it's remarkable to think they haven't yet met in a final. That all changes on Saturday, when Canterbury goes looking for its fifth straight title and Auckland, co-holder of the record of four, looks to maintain its perfect record in the big game.
Preview: Counties-Manukau v Southland
Counties may have locked up a playoff place early and Southland only at the last minute, but these two sides both have eyes on the same prize - two more wins will see them back into the top flight where they have spent a good deal of time since the NPC started back in 1976.