The RLN Scott Electrical Premiership is gaining in momentum as it hits finals time. The event is becoming part of the Northland sporting calendar with three consecutive weekends of finals football played at Toll Stadium. In 2014, over 2500 spectators flocked to the stadium with underdogs the Otangarei Knights snatching victory from the Hikurangi Stags in the dying seconds!
2015 is set to become an even bigger event with Channel North announcing that they will be live streaming the Grand Final live on their TV network as well as via the Rugby League Northland and NZRL websites. The event will be filmed with 3 cameras and will have live commentary. Channel North broadcasts off Freeview terrestrial, channel 35 to about 50,000 households in Northland.
Channel North will cover both the Championship and the Premiership Finals but only the Premiership Final will be streamed live. The Championship game will be delayed via the RLN Website.
Commencing in March the RLN Scott Electrical Premiership has 10 clubs competing from Dargaville to Whangarei to Kaitaia and everywhere in between. Otangarei Knights are the defending Champions, however the Hikurangi Stags have dominated the landscape over the last eight years winning 5 Premierships and in 2015 again look to be favourites going into the business end of the season cementing the Minor Premiership two weeks ago.