The 2018 North Harbour Secondary Schools Grade Finals will be held at North Harbour Domain 1 and 2 at Marist NH RFC, on Saturday 25 August starting at 9.30am with 7th and 6th grades, Open C and 5th grade finals at 10.45am with Open B final to be played at 12pm. Open B will be contested by the same protagonists for several years, Mahurangi College 1st XV and Westlake BHS 2nd XV. Unbeaten Mahurangi has had the better of their rival in 2018 and on 11 August both schools thumped their last round opponents by 50-60 points with quite a bit of daylight between them and third place to be the top dogs for the 1v2 final. Open C final will be contested by unbeaten Long Bay College 1st XV coached by former AB Craig Dowd and Whangaparaoa College 1st XV who put away their semi-final opponents comfortably on 11 August, namely Hobsonville Point 1st XV and Orewa College 2nd XV, respectively. Takapuna and Rosmini will face each other in the 5A final having put away Massey A and Orewa respectively in the semi-finals last Saturday. 6A final will see unbeaten Westlake A play Orewa. Orewa just edged Rosmini by a one point but Westlake were too good for Kaipara by a large margin in the semi-finals. In the 7A final Rosmini take on Westlake Green. Rosmini were just 4 points better than Kings and Westlake comfortably beat Mahurangi in the semi-finals.
The Plate and B finals will be hosted by the top seed schools with Open C Plate contested by Massey 2nd XV and Kristin, 5B final has Kaipara hosting Mahurangi, 6B finalists are Westlake B and Albany Barbarians and in the 7B final Orewa host Rangitoto.