An intriguing race for the remaining quarter-final places in rugby's provincial championship starts tonight in Hamilton where Waikato and Taranaki each have a foot in the door.
And with only four points separating sixth from 10th the playoff picture might not be clarified until Sunday afternoon.
Tonight's winner could finish as high as fifth while the loser could still finish eighth, if other results go their way.
Taranaki's coach Adrian Kennedy knows what's needed if they're to avoid an anxious wait.
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Taranaki's coach Adrian Kennedy -- kick off's at 5 past 7.