2009 Heartland Championship

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2009 Heartland Championship
Defending Champs Whanganuicolors.png Wanganui - Meads Cup
Povertybay.png Poverty Bay - Lochore Cup
Pool Stage
Duration 29 August - 17 October
Round One Matches played
30/30
Round Two Matches played
18/18
Semifinals
Date 24 October
Matches Played 4/4
Grand Finals
Date 31 October
Matches Played 2/2

The 2009 Heartland Championship is the 4th provincial rugby union competition, since the 2006 reconstruction, involving the 12 amateur rugby unions in New Zealand. The round-robin ran from 29 August to 17 October with 30 games in round one and 18 games in round two for a total of 48 games being played through the round-robin, after which the teams went into the playoffs. In the playoffs, the top four teams from each pool in round two went on to semifinals, and then a grand final for each pool was played on the 31st of October.

Wanganui won their second consecutive Meads Cup, each coming by defeating Mid Canterbury in the final. Wanganui was a Meads Cup finalist in each of the first four years of the Heartland Championship. North Otago defeated West Coast in the Lochore Cup final. North Otago is the only team to win both the Meads Cup (2007) and the Lochore Cup. This was West Coast's first finals appearance in any provincial championship.

Pool Stage[edit]

The 2009 Heartland Championship Pool Stage ran for 8 weeks from 29 August to 17 October. Teams were assigned to Pool A or Pool B, based on their performance in the 2008 season. The Pool Stage was split into two rounds, Round One ran for five weeks with each team playing five games. Round Two ran for over three weeks. The top three teams from each pool qualified for the Meads Cup pool and the bottom three teams from each pool qualified for the Lochore Cup pool. Teams faced the three other teams that they did not play in Round One. Competition points were carried over from Round One to Round Two.

Round one[edit]

Round One ran for 5 weeks with every team facing the other teams in their pool once.

Pool A[edit]

Qualified for Meads Cup
Qualified for Lochore Cup
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD BP1 BP2 Pts
1 Whanganuicolors.png Wanganui 5 4 0 1 146 71 75 3 1 20
2 Hkapiti.png Horowhenua-Kapiti 5 4 0 1 135 74 61 2 0 18
3 Wbush.png Wairarapa Bush 5 3 0 2 104 66 38 0 2 14
4 Wcoast.png West Coast 5 3 0 2 91 117 -26 0 0 12
5 Buller.png Buller 5 1 0 4 100 93 7 1 3 8
6 Ecoast.png East Coast 5 0 0 5 49 204 -155 0 0 0

Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD BP1 BP2 Pts
1 Povertybay.png Poverty Bay 5 4 0 1 111 87 24 1 1 18
2 Mcantab.png Mid Canterbury 5 4 0 1 115 94 21 0 1 17
3 Scantab.png South Canterbury 5 3 0 2 88 93 -5 0 1 13
4 Northotago.png North Otago 5 2 0 3 143 87 56 2 1 11
5 Kcountry.png King Country 5 2 0 3 100 111 -11 1 1 9
6 Thamesvalley.png Thames Valley 5 0 0 5 80 165 -85 0 3 3

Fixtures[edit]

There will be a total of 48 matches throughout the pool stage in the 2009 Heartland Championship, 30 in Round 1 and 18 in Round 2.

Round 1[edit]
Pool Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue
A Wcoast.png West Coast 13 - 10 Wbush.png Wairarapa Bush 29 August 2009, 2:35 pm Greymouth
A Buller.png Buller 13 - 17 Hkapiti.png Horowhenua-Kapiti 29 August 2009, 2:35 pm Westport
A Whanganuicolors.png Wanganui 46 - 6 Ecoast.png East Coast 29 August 2009, 2:35 pm Wanganui
B Mcantab.png Mid Canterbury 26 - 24 Thamesvalley.png Thames Valley 29 August 2009, 2:35 pm Ashburton
B Kcountry.png King Country 20 - 26 Povertybay.png Poverty Bay 29 August 2009, 2:35 pm Taupo
B Northotago.png North Otago 22 - 26 Scantab.png South Canterbury 29 August 2009, 2:35 pm Oamaru
Round 2[edit]
Pool Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue
A Wbush.png Wairarapa Bush 21 - 17 Whanganuicolors.png Wanganui 5 September 2009, 2:35 pm Masterton
A Hkapiti.png Horowhenua-Kapiti 33 - 9 Wcoast.png West Coast 5 September 2009, 2:35 pm Levin
A Buller.png Buller 47 - 9 Ecoast.png East Coast 5 September 2009, 2:35 pm Westport
B Scantab.png South Canterbury 13 - 16 Mcantab.png Mid Canterbury 5 September 2009, 2:35 pm Timaru
B Kcountry.png King Country 35 - 13 Thamesvalley.png Thames Valley 5 September 2009, 2:35 pm Te Kuiti
B Povertybay.png Poverty Bay 18 - 10 Northotago.png North Otago 5 September 2009, 2:35 pm Gisborne
Round 3[edit]
Pool Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue
A Wcoast.png West Coast 26 - 20 Buller.png Buller 12 September 2009, 2:35 pm Greymouth
A Ecoast.png East Coast 10 - 33 Wbush.png Wairarapa Bush 12 September 2009, 2:35 pm Ruatoria
A Whanganuicolors.png Wanganui 37 - 28 Hkapiti.png Horowhenua-Kapiti 12 September 2009, 2:35 pm Wanganui
B Thamesvalley.png Thames Valley 18 - 20 Scantab.png South Canterbury 12 September 2009, 2:35 pm Paeroa
B Northotago.png North Otago 35 - 10 Kcountry.png King Country 12 September 2009, 2:35 pm Oamaru
B Mcantab.png Mid Canterbury 19 - 24 Povertybay.png Poverty Bay 12 September 2009, 2:35 pm Ashburton
Round 4[edit]
Pool Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue
A Buller.png Buller 7-13 Whanganuicolors.png Wanganui 19 September 2009, 2:35 pm Westport
A Hkapiti.png Horowhenua-Kapiti 13-12 Wbush.png Wairarapa Bush 19 September 2009, 2:35 pm Levin
A Wcoast.png West Coast 34-21 Ecoast.png East Coast 19 September 2009, 2:35 pm Greymouth
B Kcountry.png King Country 12-24 Mcantab.png Mid Canterbury 19 September 2009, 2:35 pm Te Kuiti
B Povertybay.png Poverty Bay 14-16 Scantab.png South Canterbury 19 September 2009, 2:35 pm Gisborne
B Northotago.png North Otago 55-3 Thamesvalley.png Thames Valley 19 September 2009, 2:35 pm Oamaru
Round 5[edit]
Pool Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue
A Wbush.png Wairarapa Bush 28 - 13 Buller.png Buller 26 September 2009, 2:35 pm Masterton
A Whanganuicolors.png Wanganui 33 - 9 Wcoast.png West Coast 26 September 2009, 2:35 pm Wanganui
A Ecoast.png East Coast 3 - 44 Hkapiti.png Horowhenua-Kapiti 26 September 2009, 2:35 pm Ruatoria
B Thamesvalley.png Thames Valley 22 - 27 Povertybay.png Poverty Bay 26 September 2009, 2:35 pm Paeroa
B Scantab.png South Canterbury 13 - 23 Kcountry.png King Country 26 September 2009, 2:35 pm Timaru
B Mcantab.png Mid Canterbury 30 - 21 Northotago.png North Otago 26 September 2009, 2:35 pm Ashburton

Round two[edit]

With the teams split into their respective cup pools, the teams faced each opponent that they did not play in Round One, with the top four teams moving on to the semifinals of their respective groups.

Lochore Cup Pool[edit]

Qualified for Semifinals
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD BP1 BP2 Pts
1 Wcoast.png West Coast 8 5 0 3 166 159 7 1 0 21
2 Northotago.png North Otago 8 4 0 4 252 144 108 3 1 20
3 Kcountry.png King Country 8 4 0 4 199 158 41 2 2 20
4 Buller.png Buller 8 3 0 5 163 156 7 2 3 17
5 Ecoast.png East Coast 8 1 0 7 87 337 -250 0 0 4
6 Thamesvalley.png Thames Valley 8 0 0 8 110 237 -127 0 4 4
  • North Otago ranked ahead of King Country and East Coast ranked ahead of Thames Valley based on head-to-head results.

Meads Cup Pool[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD BP1 BP2 Pts
1 Mcantab.png Mid Canterbury 8 7 0 1 196 133 63 1 1 30
2 Whanganuicolors.png Wanganui 8 6 0 2 275 108 167 5 1 30
3 Povertybay.png Poverty Bay 8 6 0 2 154 181 -27 1 1 26
4 Scantab.png South Canterbury 8 5 0 3 169 198 -29 1 1 22
5 Hkapiti.png Horowhenua-Kapiti 8 4 0 4 193 166 27 2 1 19
6 Wbush.png Wairarapa Bush 8 3 0 5 155 142 13 1 4 17
  • Mid Canterbury ranked ahead of Wanganui based on head-to-head results.

Fixtures[edit]

Round 6[edit]
Pool Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue
L Wcoast.png West Coast 27 - 3 Thamesvalley.png Thames Valley 3 October 2009, 2:35 pm Greymouth
L Northotago.png North Otago 63 - 8 Ecoast.png East Coast 3 October 2009, 2:35 pm Oamaru
L Kcountry.png King Country 17 - 20 Buller.png Buller 3 October 2009, 2:35 pm Te Kuiti
M Hkapiti.png Horowhenua-Kapiti 19 - 34 Mcantab.png Mid Canterbury 3 October 2009, 2:35 pm Levin
M Whanganuicolors.png Wanganui 59 - 14 Scantab.png South Canterbury 3 October 2009, 2:35 pm Wanganui
M Povertybay.png Poverty Bay 18 - 17 Wbush.png Wairarapa Bush 3 October 2009, 2:35 pm Gisborne
Round 7[edit]
Pool Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue
L Thamesvalley.png Thames Valley 10 - 16 Ecoast.png East Coast 10 October 2009, 2:35 pm Te Aroha
L Northotago.png North Otago 29 - 14 Buller.png Buller 10 October 2009, 2:35 pm Oamaru
L Kcountry.png King Country 22 - 13 Wcoast.png West Coast 10 October 2009, 2:35 pm Taupo
M Povertybay.png Poverty Bay 25 - 21 Hkapiti.png Horowhenua-Kapiti 10 October 2009, 2:35 pm Gisborne
M Mcantab.png Mid Canterbury 23 - 14 Whanganuicolors.png Wanganui 10 October 2009, 2:35 pm Ashburton
M Scantab.png South Canterbury 34 - 28 Wbush.png Wairarapa Bush 10 October 2009, 2:35 pm Gisborne
Round 8[edit]
Pool Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue
L Ecoast.png East Coast 14 - 60 Kcountry.png King Country 17 October 2009, 2:35 pm Ruatoria
L Buller.png Buller 29 - 17 Thamesvalley.png Thames Valley 17 October 2009, 2:35 pm Westport
L Wcoast.png West Coast 35 - 17 Northotago.png North Otago 17 October 2009, 2:35 pm Greymouth
M Whanganuicolors.png Wanganui 56 - 0 Povertybay.png Poverty Bay 17 October 2009, 2:35 pm Wanganui
M Wbush.png Wairarapa Bush 6 - 24 Mcantab.png Mid Canterbury 17 October 2009, 2:35 pm Masterton
M Hkapiti.png Horowhenua-Kapiti 18 - 33 Scantab.png South Canterbury 17 October 2009, 2:35 pm Levin

Knockout stage[edit]

Lochore Cup[edit]

Semi-finals Final
October 24 – Greymouth
 Wcoast.png West Coast 53  
 Buller.png Buller 22  
 
October 31 – Greymouth
     Wcoast.png West Coast 13
   Northotago.png North Otago 21
October 24 – Oamaru
 Northotago.png North Otago 31
 Kcountry.png King Country 27  

Semifinals[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue
West Coast Wcoast.png 53 - 22 Buller.png Buller 24 October 2009 Greymouth
North Otago Northotago.png 31 - 27 Kcountry.png King Country 24 October 2009 Oamaru

Final[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue
West Coast Wcoast.png 13 - 21 North Otago Northotago.png 31 October 2009 Greymouth

Meads Cup[edit]

Semi-finals Final
October 24 – Ashburton
 Mcantab.png Mid Canterbury 19  
 Scantab.png South Canterbury 17  
 
October 31 – Christchurch
     Mcantab.png Mid Canterbury 13
   Whanganuicolors.png Wanganui 34
October 24 – Wanganui
 Whanganuicolors.png Wanganui 48
 Povertybay.png Poverty Bay 13  

Semifinals[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue
Mid Canterbury Mcantab.png 19 - 17 Scantab.png South Canterbury 24 October 2008 Ashburton
Wanganui Whanganuicolors.png 48 - 13 Povertybay.png Poverty Bay 24 October 2008 Wanganui

Final[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue
Mid Canterbury Mcantab.png 13 - 34 Wanganui Whanganuicolors.png 31 October 2009 Christchurch

Statistics[edit]

So far this season there have been 1559 points scored over 36 games with an average of 43.3 points per game, there have also been 167 tries scored.

North Otago has scored the most points this season with 206 points, they have also, along with Wanganui, have scored the most tries with 29 while Wairarapa Bush have given up the least points so far with 84.

2009 Heartland Championship Statistics
Overall Team
Points Scored 1559 Most Points For North Otago (206)
Average 43.3 per game Least Points Against Wairarapa Bush (84)
Tries Scored 167 Most Tries Wanganui (29)
North Otago (29)

Points[edit]

The table showing how many points scored by each team (white) and how many points each team was scored against them (grey) in the 2009 Heartland Championship. North Otago have currently scored the most points with 206, while Wairarapa Bush have given up the least points with 84.

Team Points by Round Total AVG
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Buller.png Buller 13 17 47 9 20 26 7 13 13 28 20 17 - - 120 110 20 18.3
Ecoast.png East Coast 6 46 9 47 10 33 21 34 3 44 8 63 - - 57 267 9.5 44.5
Hkapiti.png Horowhenua-Kapiti 17 13 33 9 28 37 13 12 44 3 19 34 - - 154 108 25.7 18
Kcountry.png King Country 20 26 35 13 10 35 12 24 23 13 17 20 - - 117 131 19.5 21.8
Mcantab.png Mid Canterbury 26 24 16 13 19 24 24 12 30 21 34 19 - - 149 113 24.8 18.8
Northotago.png North Otago 22 26 10 18 35 10 55 3 21 30 63 8 - - 206 95 34.3 15.8
Povertybay.png Poverty Bay 26 20 18 10 24 19 14 16 27 22 18 17 - - 127 104 21.2 17.3
Scantab.png South Canterbury 26 22 13 16 20 18 16 14 13 23 14 59 - - 102 152 17 25.3
Thamesvalley.png Thames Valley 24 26 13 35 18 20 3 55 22 27 3 27 - - 83 190 13.8 31.7
Wbush.png Wairarapa Bush 10 13 21 17 33 10 12 13 28 13 17 18 - - 121 84 20.2 14
Whanganuicolors.png Wanganui 46 6 17 21 37 28 13 7 33 9 59 14 - - 205 85 34.2 14.2
Wcoast.png West Coast 13 10 9 33 26 20 34 21 9 33 27 3 - - 118 120 19.7 20
249 241 280 224 266 299 - - 1559 43.3
Overall
Offensive Defensive

Tries[edit]

The list of how many tries each team has scored in the 2009 Heartland Championship. Wanganui and North Otago have scored the most tries this season with 29, while East Coast and Thames Valley have scored the least amount of tries with 4 each.

Team Total Tries by Round
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Buller.png Buller 14 2 7 1 1 1 2 - -
Ecoast.png East Coast 4 0 0 1 2 0 1 - -
Hkapiti.png Horowhenua-Kapiti 18 3 4 1 1 6 3 - -
Kcountry.png King Country 12 2 4 1 0 3 2 - -
Mcantab.png Mid Canterbury 16 2 1 3 3 3 4 - -
Northotago.png North Otago 29 3 1 4 8 2 11 - -
Povertybay.png Poverty Bay 13 2 2 2 1 4 2 - -
Scantab.png South Canterbury 9 2 1 2 1 1 2 - -
Thamesvalley.png Thames Valley 4 0 1 2 0 1 0 - -
Wbush.png Wairarapa Bush 10 1 2 3 0 3 1 - -
Whanganuicolors.png Wanganui 29 8 2 5 1 4 9 - -
Wcoast.png West Coast 9 1 0 2 3 0 3 - -
167 26 25 27 21 28 40 - -
Team and Round Total
Overall Total

See also[edit]

External links[edit]