Prices celebrate its premier win at Saxton Stadium on Saturday. Photo: Chris Symes/Shuttersport.

Prices and Jacks play out epic final


The epic rivalry that is Prices vs Jacks wrote another thrilling chapter in the storied saga on Saturday.

The two top Nelson sides played out a scorcher in the premier final at Saxton Stadium.

The defending champs survived a pulsating final two minutes as Prices Ahurei held on for the 36-35 win to go back to back.

Despite an incredible performance from MVP, Jordan Webby, Prices’ young shooters nailed their shots under immense pressure in a low-scoring highly physical encounter.

Winning captain Dayna Whiting says she was “over the moon” following the final whistle.

“When it comes to Jacks, we always expect it to be close and again it went down to the wire, you couldn’t ask for a better final.”

Dayna credited her sides defence for getting them across the line.

“Holly’s outstanding intercepts in that final quarter really kept us in it.”

She says with two shooters fresh out of high school, the performed superbly under pressure.

“For such a young team we managed to keep our cool and keep possession, can’t ask for better than what they did today.”

Jacks OPD captain Jess Drummond was dejected to again go down in a nail biter.

“Pretty gutted, we definitely didn’t put out the performance we wanted to.”

The stalwart centre says Prices simply took their chances.

“They stayed composed and did what they needed to do to win it.”

She says her side’s accuracy with shots and passing cost them in the end.

“Just the basics we didn’t do well today.”

The sides traded goals throughout the first, with shooters taking what few opportunities they were given.

The game was on a knife edge throughout the four quarters with neither side able to take a substantial lead.

Both teams had a chance to seal the victory but Jacks missed two crucial shots, allowing Prices to claim their fourth title in five years.