2007 Air New Zealand Cup

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2007 Air New Zealand Cup
Countries  New Zealand
Date 26 July - 20 October
Champions Auckland colours, Air NZ Cup.png Auckland
Runners-up Wellington Lions colours.png Wellington
Matches played 77
Top point scorer Wellington Lions colours.png Jimmy Gopperth (155)
Top try scorer Auckland colours, Air NZ Cup.png Brent Ward (8)
2006
2008

The 2007 Air New Zealand Cup was a provincial rugby union competition involving 14 teams from New Zealand. Matches started on Thursday 26 July 2007, and the Final, in which Auckland defeated Wellington, was held on Saturday 20 October.

This season was the second of the expanded competition, which succeeded the First Division of the National Provincial Championship. There were some major changes to the competition from that of the 2006 season. The original Rounds One (initial pool play) and Two (Top Six and Repechage phases) were scrapped. Instead, there was a 10-week round robin in which every team will miss out on playing 3 teams in the competition. This was followed by the quarterfinals, semifinal and the final as in 2006.

Standings[edit]

The top eight teams in pool play advanced to the Quarter Final.

Clinched home quarterfinal berth
Clinched quarterfinal berth
Pos Name Pld W D L F A +/- BP1 BP2 Pts
1 Auckland 10 10 0 0 371 145 +226 8 0 48
2 Canterbury 10 9 0 1 351 135 +216 6 0 42
3 Wellington 10 8 0 2 354 172 +182 6 1 39
4 Hawke's Bay 10 7 0 3 254 221 +33 5 1 34
5 Waikato 10 6 0 4 289 231 +58 3 1 28
6 Southland 10 6 0 4 231 203 +28 1 1 26
7 Otago 10 5 1 4 213 275 -81 1 1 24
8 Taranaki 10 4 0 6 218 234 -16 3 4 23
9 North Harbour 10 4 2 4 222 267 -45 2 0 22
10 Northland 10 3 1 6 206 214 -8 1 4 19
11 Tasman 10 2 0 8 184 262 -59 0 4 12
12 Manawatu 10 2 1 7 158 331 -173 1 0 11
13 Bay of Plenty 10 1 0 9 154 297 -143 2 3 9
14 Counties Manukau 10 0 1 9 130 348 -218 0 0 2

Table notes[edit]

  • Pos = Table Position
  • Pld = Played
  • W = Win (Worth 4 points)
  • D = Draw (Worth 2 points)
  • L = Loss (Worth 0 points)
  • F = For (Total points scored)
  • A = Against (Total points scored against)
  • +/- = Points difference
  • BP1 = Bonus Point (1 Bonus Point will be awarded to any team that scores 4 tries or more regardless of win/loss/draw.)
  • BP2 = Bonus Point (1 Bonus Point will be awarded to the losing side if the loss is by 7 points or less.)
  • Pts = Progressive points tally

NB:

  • It is possible to receive 2 bonus points in a loss.
  • NB In the event of a tie on points, the higher ranked team is decided on the basis of who won when they met in pool play. If they remain tied, then it is decided by points differential.

Point scorers[edit]

Points Player Province
155 James Gopperth Wellington
149 Stephen Brett Canterbury
122 Matt Berquist Hawke's Bay
120 Stephen Donald Waikato
115 Jack McPhee North Harbour
110 Isa Nacewa Auckland
101 Brent Ward Auckland

Try scorers[edit]

Tries Player Province
8 Brent Ward Auckland
7 Shannon Paku Wellington
6 Jason Shoemark Hawke's Bay
6 Zac Guildford Hawke's Bay
6 Shayne Austin Taranaki
6 Lachie Munro Auckland
6 Scott Hamilton Canterbury

Fixtures and results[edit]

Dates
Week 1 26–29 July
Week 2 2–5 August
Week 3 9–12 August
Week 4 16–19 August
Week 5 23–26 August
Week 6 30 August – 2 September
Week 7 6–9 September
Week 8 13–16 September
Week 9 20–23 September
Week 10 27–30 September

Week 1[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Time Venue Crowd
Turbos.png Manawatu 15–41 Waikato colours, Air NZ Cup.png Waikato (1BP) 26 July 2007 7.05 FMG Stadium, Palmerston North
Wellington Lions colours.png Wellington (1BP) 68–7 Otagorugby.png Otago 27 July 2007 7.35 Westpac Stadium, Wellington 11,592
Naki.png Taranaki 29–17 Makos.png Tasman 27 July 2007 7.35 Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth
NLTaniwha.png Northland 27–27 Harbour.png North Harbour 28 July 2007 2.35 ITM Stadium, Whangarei
Auckland colours, Air NZ Cup.png Auckland (1BP) 39–5 CountiesAirNZ.png Counties 28 July 2007 5.30 Eden Park, Auckland
CanterburyColours.png Canterbury (1BP) 34–3 Bopcolours.png Bay of Plenty 28 July 2007 7.35 Jade Stadium, Christchurch
Southland.png Southland 13–41 Hawkes Bay Air NZ Cup colours.png Hawke's Bay (1BP) 29 July 2007 2.35 Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill

Week 2[edit]

Date Time Home team Score Away team Score Venue
2 August 7.05 Tasman 33 Manawatu 10 Lansdowne Park, Blenheim
3 August 7.35 Bay of Plenty 3 Auckland (1BP) 41 Blue Chip Stadium, Mount Maunganui
3 August 7.35 Otago 23 Northland (1BP) 20 Carisbrook, Dunedin
4 August 2.35 Hawke's Bay 8 Wellington (1BP) 6 McLean Park, Napier
4 August 5.30 Waikato 22 Southland 11 Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
4 August 7.35 North Harbour (Ranfurly Shield) 19 Taranaki (1BP) 13 North Harbour Stadium, Albany
5 August 2.35 Counties Manukau 13 Canterbury (1BP) 52 Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

Week 3[edit]

Date Time Home team Score Away team Score Venue Crowd
9 August 7.05 Bay of Plenty (1BP) 17 Northland 24 Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua
10 August 7.35 Counties Manukau 13 North Harbour 13 Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland
10 August 7.35 Tasman 23 Hawke's Bay (1BP) 17 Lansdowne Park, Blenheim
11 August 2.35 Wellington (1BP) 37 Manawatu 7 Westpac Stadium, Wellington 14,081
11 August 5.30 Auckland (1BP) 47 Waikato 26 Eden Park, Auckland
11 August 7.30 Otago 7 Canterbury 27 Carisbrook, Dunedin
12 August 2.35 Taranaki (1BP) 20 Southland 25 Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth

Week 4[edit]

Date Time Home team Score Away team Score Venue
16 August 7.05 Northland 9 Tasman (1BP) 3 ITM Stadium, Whangarei
17 August 7.35 Waikato (1BP) 30 Counties Manukau 8 Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
17 August 7.35 Hawke's Bay (1BP) 35 North Harbour 25 McLean Park, Napier
18 August 2.35 Southland 19 Auckland (1BP) 44 Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill
18 August 5.30 Taranaki (1BP) 15 Otago 18 Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth
18 August 7.30 Canterbury (1BP) 41 Wellington 23 AMI Stadium, Christchurch
19 August 2.35 Manawatu (1BP) 30 Bay of Plenty 18 FMG Stadium, Palmerston North

Week 5[edit]

Date Time Home team Score Away team Score Venue Crowd
23 August 7:05 Counties Manukau 14 Hawke's Bay (1BP) 38 Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
24 August 7:35 Southland 24 Northland 16 Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill
Auckland 22 Taranaki 13 Eden Park, Auckland
25 August 2:30 Bay of Plenty (1BP) 25 Otago 29 Blue Chip Stadium, Mt Maunganui
25 August 5:30 Wellington (1BP) 38 Tasman 25 Westpac Stadium, Wellington 11,000
25 August 7:35 North Harbour (Ranfurly Shield) 7 Waikato (1BP) 52 North Harbour Stadium, Albany
26 August 7:35 Canterbury (1BP) 64 Manawatu 10 AMI Stadium, Christchurch

Week 6[edit]

Date Time Home team Score Away team Score Venue
30 August 7:05 Hawke's Bay 11 Auckland (1 BP) 38 McLean Park, Napier
31 August 7:35 Counties Manukau 18 Wellington 33 Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
31 August 7:35 Otago 20 Southland 26 Carisbrook, Dunedin
1 September 2:30 Tasman (1 BP) 26 Bay of Plenty (1 BP) 33 Lansdowne Park, Blenheim
1 September 5:30 Northland (1 BP) 20 Taranaki (1 BP) 22 ITM Stadium, Whangarei
1 September 7:35 Waikato (Ranfurly Shield) 20 Canterbury (1 BP) 33 Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
2 September 2:35 North Harbour (1 BP) 34 Manawatu 16 North Harbour Stadium, Albany

Week 7[edit]

Date Time Home team Score Away team Score Venue Crowd
6 September 7:05 Southland (1BP) 47 Counties Manukau 10 Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill
7 September 7:35 Canterbury (Ranfurly Shield) (1BP) 44 Hawke's Bay 6 AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Taranaki (1BP) 36 Bay of Plenty 19 Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth
8 September 2:30 Tasman (1BP) 23 Waikato 25 Lansdowne Park, Blenheim
8 September 5:30 Northland 25 Auckland (1BP) 33 ITM Stadium, Whangarei
8 September 7:35 Wellington (1BP) 39 North Harbour 14 Westpac Stadium, Wellington 8,300
9 September 2:35 Manawatu 25 Otago 25 FMG Stadium, Palmerston North

Week 8[edit]

Date Time Home team Score Away team Score Venue
13 September 7:05 Taranaki (1BP) 13 Canterbury 20 Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth
14 September 7:35 Waikato 27 Wellington (1BP) 41 Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
14 September 7:35 Hawke's Bay (1BP) 35 Northland (2BP) 29 McLean Park, Napier
15 September 2:30 Manawatu 31 Counties Manukau 18 FMG Stadium, Palmerston North
15 September 5:30 Auckland (1BP) 49 Tasman 7 Eden Park, Auckland
15 September 7:35 Otago 31 North Harbour 22 Carisbrook, Dunedin
16 September 2:35 Bay of Plenty 0 Southland 19 Blue Chip Stadium, Mount Maunganui

Week 9[edit]

Date Time Home team Score Away team Score Venue Crowd
20 September 7:05 Wellington (1 BP) 53 Taranaki 12 Westpac Stadium, Wellington 9,025
21 September 7:35 Tasman (1 BP) 14 Canterbury 21 Lansdowne Park, Blenheim
21 September 7.35 Auckland (1 BP) 32 Otago 21 Eden Park, Auckland
22 September 2:30 Southland 30 Manawatu 11 Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill
22 September 5:30 Hawke's Bay (1 BP) 30 Waikato (1 BP) 26 McLean Park, Napier
22 September 7:35 North Harbour (1BP) 42 Bay of Plenty (1BP) 24 North Harbour Stadium, Albany
23 September 2:35 Northland 20 Counties Manukau 10 ITM Stadium, Whangarei

Week 10[edit]

Date Time Home team Score Away team Score Venue
27 September 7:05 Otago (1 BP) 32 Tasman 13 Carisbrook, Dunedin
28 September 7:35 North Harbour 19 Southland (1 BP) 17 North Harbour Stadium, Albany
28 September 7:35 Bay of Plenty (1BP) 13 Wellington 16 Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua
29 September 2:30 Waikato 20 Northland (1 BP) 16 Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
29 September 5:30 Manawatu 3 Hawke's Bay 31 FMG Stadium, Palmerston North
29 September 7:35 Canterbury (Ranfurly Shield) 15 Auckland 26 AMI Stadium, Christchurch
30 September 2:35 Counties Manukau 21 Taranaki (1BP) 45 Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
October 5 – Westpac Stadium, Wellington        
 Wellington  45
October 13 – AMI Stadium, Christchurch
 Southland  3  
 Canterbury  21
October 6 – AMI Stadium, Christchurch
     Wellington  26  
 Canterbury  44
October 20 – Eden Park, Auckland
 Otago  6  
 Auckland  23
October 6 – Eden Park, Auckland    
   Wellington  14
 Auckland  30
October 14 – Eden Park, Auckland
 Taranaki  10  
 Auckland  38
October 7 – McLean Park, Napier
     Hawke's Bay  3  
 Hawke's Bay  38
 Waikato  35  
 

Quarter finals[edit]

Seed Home team Score Seed Away team Score Crowd
1 Auckland 30 8 Taranaki 10
2 Canterbury 44 7 Otago 6
3 Wellington 45 6 Southland 3 9,277
4 Hawke's Bay 38 5 Waikato 35

Semi-finals[edit]

Date Time Home team Score Away team Score Crowd
13 October 19:35 Canterbury 21 Wellington 26 17,641 [1]
14 October 19:35 Auckland 38 Hawke's Bay 3

Final[edit]

Date Time Home team Score Away team Score Crowd
20 October 19:35 Auckland 23 Wellington 14 16,000

See also[edit]

References[edit]