2013 ITM Cup

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2013 ITM Cup season
Countries  New Zealand
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and Finals
Champions CanterburyColours.png Canterbury (6th title)
Matches played 76
Tries scored 434 (5.71 per match)
Top point scorer(s) New Zealand Hayden Parker (170)
New Zealand Marty Banks (170)
Top try scorer(s) New Zealand Milford Keresoma (8)
Official website Official site
2012 (Previous) (Next) 2014

The 2013 ITM Cup season was the eighth year running since the competition reconstruction in 2006 and the third under the new Premiership and Championship format. For the ITM Cup competition it involved the top 14 provincial unions of New Zealand. For sponsorship reasons, the competition was known as the ITM Cup and it was currently the fourth season under the new sponsor. Including the defunct National Provincial Championship, this is the 37th season of New Zealand's premier domestic competition. The regular season matches took place every Thursday to Sunday from 15 August until 25 August and then every Wednesday to Sunday from 28 August until 13 October – followed by the semi-finals that culminated in the final on 26 October.

The 2013 season saw Counties Manukau enter the Premiership division for the first time, having replaced the relegated Hawke's Bay.[1] Counties Manukau achieved six victories in their inaugural division, and finished fourth following the regular season.

Competition format[edit]

Covering 11 weeks, the schedule featured a total of 76 matches. The 14 teams were grouped based on their on-field finishing positions in 2010 plus a promotion/relegation between the winner of the Championship receiving automatic promotion to the Premiership replacing the seventh placed team in the Premiership which will be relegated to the Championship for the ITM Cup in 2014.[2] The regular season consisted of two types of matches:

  • Internal Division Matches – Each team played the other six teams in the same division, three home and three away.
  • Cross Division Matches – Each team played four teams from the other division, thus missing out on three teams (each from the other division).

The four teams of each division, moved on to the finals. The top two division winners, based on table points, received a home semi-final. In the first round of the finals, the semi-finals, the second division winner hosted the third division winner, and the first division winner hosted fourth division winner. The final is hosted by the top remaining seed.[3]

Standings[edit]

Premiership Division
Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Wellington Lions colours.png Wellington 10 9 0 1 330 178 +152 42 16 6 0 42
2 CanterburyColours.png Canterbury 10 8 0 2 371 163 +208 48 17 7 1 40
3 Auckland colours, Air NZ Cup.png Auckland 10 7 0 3 306 236 +70 37 26 7 1 36
4 CountiesAirNZ.png Counties Manukau Ranfurly Shield icon.png 10 6 0 4 287 262 +25 31 28 3 1 28
5 Waikato colours, Air NZ Cup.png Waikato 10 4 0 6 235 298 −63 24 36 2 3 21
6 Naki.png Taranaki 10 3 0 7 137 242 −105 14 27 0 2 14
7 Bopcolours.png Bay of Plenty 10 1 0 9 206 298 −92 18 29 0 4 8


Championship Division
Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Makos.png Tasman 10 8 0 2 333 186 +147 35 17 4 0 36
2 Otagorugby.png Otago 10 6 0 4 304 305 −1 29 34 4 2 30
3 Hawkes Bay Air NZ Cup colours.png Hawke's Bay 10 6 0 4 272 204 +68 30 21 3 2 29
4 Southland.png Southland 10 4 0 6 202 232 −30 21 22 2 2 20
5 Turbos.png Manawatu 10 4 0 6 189 340 −151 23 44 1 1 18
6 NLTaniwha.png Northland 10 2 1 7 184 275 −91 19 32 1 2 13
7 Harbour.png North Harbour 10 1 1 8 193 330 −137 20 42 1 3 10


Source: itmcup.co.nz

Legend:

     Qualified for Division Finals.
     Relegated to Championship for 2014.
Ranfurly Shield icon.png Ranfurly Shield holders.


  • Pld = Games Played, W = Games Won, D = Games Drawn, L = Games Lost, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, PD = Points Difference, TF = Tries For, TA = Tries Against, TB = Try Bonus Points, LB = Losing Bonus Points, Pts = Log Points

Points breakdown:

  • 4 points for a win
  • 2 points for a draw
  • 1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
  • 1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match

The Overall Standings classification system:[4]

  • Four Division Winners/Leaders in log points order
  • The remaining three teams in log points order
  • When teams are level on log points, they are sorted by:
    • the winner of the round robin match between the two provinces
    • highest overall points difference
    • highest number of tries scored
    • highest number of points scored
    • a coin toss

Round-by-round[edit]

Team Points by Round Total Average
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Auckland colours, Air NZ Cup.png Auckland 27 20 21 18 32 17 73 35 24 42 41 10 39 19 16 38 33 37 306 236 34 26.2
Bopcolours.png Bay of Plenty 29 32 24 20 17 32 18 48 16 33 28 54 30 31 25 28 19 20 206 298 22.9 33.1
CanterburyColours.png Canterbury 30 6 28 13 47 10 48 18 32 22 19 25 91 46 38 23 38 0 371 163 41.2 18.1
CountiesAirNZ.png Counties Manukau 16 55 44 14 20 40 47 46 44 7 37 25 31 30 23 38 25 7 287 262 31.9 29.1
Hawkes Bay Air NZ Cup colours.png Hawke's Bay 45 18 20 24 20 19 24 27 41 49 9 18 55 10 23 15 35 24 272 204 30.2 22.7
Turbos.png Manawatu 18 45 18 21 15 42 15 12 27 17 41 52 19 78 22 16 14 57 189 340 21 37.7
Harbour.png North Harbour 20 27 14 44 60 68 12 15 23 12 31 34 10 55 23 37 0 38 193 330 24.1 36.7
NLTaniwha.png Northland 22 31 13 9 33 33 10 30 26 31 10 41 13 28 16 22 41 50 184 275 20.4 30.6
Otagorugby.png Otago 32 29 26 19 19 20 16 49 22 32 52 41 32 38 37 23 68 54 304 305 33.8 33.9
Southland.png Southland 15 25 9 13 14 15 20 16 17 27 67 56 38 32 15 23 7 25 202 232 22.4 25.8
Naki.png Taranaki 6 30 10 29 15 14 15 51 30 54 21 3 6 12 20 27 14 22 137 242 15.2 26.9
Makos.png Tasman 25 15 13 28 40 20 49 16 12 23 18 9 28 13 91 48 57 14 333 186 37 20.7
Waikato colours, Air NZ Cup.png Waikato 31 22 19 26 10 47 16 20 42 24 25 37 14 19 56 89 22 14 235 298 26.1 33.1
Wellington Lions colours.png Wellington 55 16 29 10 77 42 30 10 33 16 25 19 19 14 38 16 24 35 330 178 36.7 19.8
Offensive Defensive


Team Tries by Round Total Average
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Auckland colours, Air NZ Cup.png Auckland 4 2 2 2 4 1 7 4 4 6 6 1 5 3 1 4 4 3 37 26 4.1 2.9
Bopcolours.png Bay of Plenty 2 2 2 2 1 4 2 6 1 3 1 5 3 3 3 1 3 3 18 29 2 3.2
CanterburyColours.png Canterbury 4 0 3 2 7 1 6 2 4 1 1 3 13 6 4 2 6 0 48 17 5.3 1.9
CountiesAirNZ.png Counties Manukau 1 8 5 1 2 4 5 3 6 1 4 3 3 3 2 4 3 1 31 28 3.4 3.1
Hawkes Bay Air NZ Cup colours.png Hawke's Bay 7 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 4 0 2 7 1 2 2 4 3 30 21 3.3 2.3
Turbos.png Manawatu 2 7 2 2 2 5 3 2 3 2 5 6 1 10 3 2 2 8 23 44 2.6 4.9
Harbour.png North Harbour 2 4 1 5 7 8 2 3 2 0 3 5 1 7 2 4 0 6 20 42 2.5 4.7
NLTaniwha.png Northland 1 3 1 0 4 4 1 5 2 3 1 6 1 1 2 3 6 7 19 32 2.1 3.6
Otagorugby.png Otago 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 6 1 4 6 5 4 5 4 2 7 7 29 34 3.2 3.8
Southland.png Southland 0 2 0 1 1 2 2 1 2 3 8 4 5 4 2 2 1 3 21 22 2.3 2.4
Naki.png Taranaki 0 4 1 4 2 1 2 6 3 7 2 0 0 0 2 2 2 3 14 27 1.6 3
Makos.png Tasman 2 0 2 3 4 2 6 1 0 2 2 0 1 1 10 6 8 2 35 17 3.9 1.9
Waikato colours, Air NZ Cup.png Waikato 3 1 1 2 1 7 1 2 6 4 3 4 1 3 5 11 3 2 24 36 2.7 4
Wellington Lions colours.png Wellington 8 1 4 1 9 5 5 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 4 1 3 4 42 16 4.7 1.8
Offensive Defensive


Team Progression – 2013 ITM Cup season
Premiership
Team R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9
Wellington Lions colours.png Wellington 5
(1st)
10
(1st)
20
(1st)
25
(1st)
29
(1st)
33
(1st)
37
(1st)
42
(1st)
42
(1st)
CanterburyColours.png Canterbury 5
(2nd)
9
(2nd)
14
(2nd)
19
(3rd)
24
(2nd)
25
(3rd)
30
(3rd)
35
(2nd)
40
(2nd)
Auckland colours, Air NZ Cup.png Auckland 5
(3rd)
9
(3rd)
14
(3rd)
23
(2nd)
24
(3rd)
29
(2nd)
34
(2nd)
34
(3rd)
36
(3rd)
CountiesAirNZ.png Counties Manukau 0
(7th)
5
(6th)
5
(5th)
10
(4th)
15
(4th)
20
(4th)
24
(4th)
24
(4th)
28
(4th)
Waikato colours, Air NZ Cup.png Waikato 4
(4th)
5
(4th)
5
(6th)
6
(5th)
11
(5th)
11
(6th)
12
(6th)
17
(5th)
21
(5th)
Naki.png Taranaki 0
(6th)
0
(7th)
4
(7th)
4
(7th)
8
(6th)
12
(5th)
13
(5th)
14
(6th)
14
(6th)
Bopcolours.png Bay of Plenty 1
(5th)
5
(5th)
5
(4th)
5
(6th)
5
(7th)
5
(7th)
6
(7th)
7
(7th)
8
(7th)
Championship
Team R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9
Makos.png Tasman 4
(2nd)
4
(3rd)
9
(2nd)
14
(1st)
14
(2nd)
18
(1st)
22
(1st)
31
(1st)
36
(1st)
Otagorugby.png Otago 4
(3rd)
8
(1st)
9
(3rd)
9
(3rd)
9
(3rd)
14
(4th)
16
(4th)
21
(3rd)
30
(2nd)
Hawkes Bay Air NZ Cup colours.png Hawke's Bay 5
(1st)
6
(2nd)
10
(1st)
11
(2nd)
15
(1st)
15
(2nd)
20
(2nd)
24
(2nd)
29
(3rd)
Southland.png Southland 0
(6th)
1
(5th)
2
(6th)
6
(5th)
6
(7th)
15
(3rd)
20
(3rd)
20
(4th)
20
(4th)
Turbos.png Manawatu 0
(7th)
1
(6th)
1
(7th)
5
(7th)
9
(4th)
10
(5th)
14
(5th)
18
(5th)
18
(5th)
NLTaniwha.png Northland 0
(5th)
4
(4th)
7
(4th)
7
(4th)
8
(6th)
8
(7th)
8
(7th)
9
(7th)
13
(6th)
Harbour.png North Harbour 1
(4th)
1
(7th)
4
(5th)
5
(6th)
9
(5th)
10
(6th)
10
(6th)
10
(6th)
10
(7th)

The table above shows a team's progression throughout the season.
For each round, their cumulative points total is shown with the overall division log position in brackets.
Key: win draw loss bye

Points Scorers[edit]

Updated: 26 October 2013

Regular Season[edit]

The results of the season were as follows:[5][6]

Round 1[edit]

Round 2[edit]

Round 3[edit]

Round 4[edit]

Round 5[edit]

Round 6[edit]

Round 7[edit]

Round 8[edit]

Round 9[edit]

Finals[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

18 October 2013
19:35 NZST
WellingtonWellington Lions colours.png 41–10 CountiesAirNZ.png Counties Manukau
Try: Frae Wilson Try 12'
Alapati Leiua Try 33'75'
Shaun Treeby Try 46'
Faifili Levave Try 63'
Ambrose Curtis Try 69'
Con: Lima Sopoaga Kick 34'47'64'70' (4/6)
Pen: Lima Sopoaga Kick 25' (1/2)
Report Try: Fritz Lee Try 43'
Tony Pulu Try 79'
Con: Ki Anufe (0/1)
Baden Kerr (0/1)
19 October 2013
14:05 NZST
CanterburyCanterburyColours.png 56–26 Auckland colours, Air NZ Cup.png Auckland
Try: Tyler Bleyendaal Try 16'
Andy Ellis Try 34'
Nasi Manu Try 38'
George Whitelock Try 42'
Jordan Taufua Try 61'
Ryan Crotty Try 68'
Sebastian Siataga Try 76'
Con: Tyler Bleyendaal Kick 17'35'43'62'69'77' (6/7)
Pen: Tyler Bleyendaal Kick 25'33'59' (3/3)
Report Try: Simon Hickey Try 21'
Vince Aso Try 56'
Con: Simon Hickey Kick 22'57' (2/2)
Pen: Simon Hickey Kick 7'12'28'40' (4/4)
19 October 2013
16:35 NZST
TasmanMakos.png 49–28 Southland.png Southland
Try: Tevita Koloamatangi Try 16'
Liam Squire Try 27'
Mitchell Scott Try 38'
Bryce Heem Try 59'
Robbie Malneek Try 63'
Marty Banks Try 73'
Con: Marty Banks Kick 17'28'39'64'74' (5/6)
Pen: Marty Banks Kick 19'26'34' (3/6)
Report Try: Scott Eade Try 22'
Bryan Milne Try 48'
Elliot Dixon Try 56'
Will Murray Try 68'
Con: Scott Eade Kick 23'49'57'69' (4/4)
20 October 2013
14:35 NZST
OtagoOtagorugby.png 24–29 Hawkes Bay Air NZ Cup colours.png Hawke's Bay
Try: Matt Faddes Try 12'
Gareth Evans Try 64'
Tom Franklin Try 79'
Con: Hayden Parker Kick 13'65'79' (3/3)
Pen: Hayden Parker Kick 7' (1/1)
Report Try: Alby Mathewson Try 32'
Richard Buckman Try 58'
Con: Ihaia West Kick 33'59' (2/2)
Pen: Ihaia West Kick 10'18'25'62'67' (5/5)

Finals[edit]

25 October 2013
19:35 NZST
TasmanMakos.png 26–25 Hawkes Bay Air NZ Cup colours.png Hawke's Bay
Try: Bryce Heem Try 11'
Liam Squire Try 36'
Marty Banks Try 49'
Con: Marty Banks Kick 12' (1/3)
Pen: Marty Banks Kick 23'27'70' (3/4)
Report Try: Zac Guildford Try 3'
Brendon O'Connor Try 59'
Chris Eaton Try 79'
Con: Ihaia West Kick 4'60' (2/3)
Pen: Ihaia West Kick 15'72' (2/5)
Drop: Ihaia West (0/1)
26 October 2013
19:35 NZST
WellingtonWellington Lions colours.png 13–29 CanterburyColours.png Canterbury
Try: Lima Sopoaga Try 34'
Con: Lima Sopoaga Kick 35' (1/1)
Pen: Lima Sopoaga Kick 13'66' (2/3)
Report Try: Andy Ellis Try 9'
Ryan Crotty Try 46'
Tyler Bleyendaal Try 59'
George Whitelock Try 79'
Con: Tom Taylor Kick 10'60'80' (3/4)
Pen: Tom Taylor Kick 69' (1/1)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Counties crowned Championship kings". allblacks.com. 46 October 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "2010 ITM Cup Competition Structures", Manawatu Rugby Union. Retrieved on 7 August 2010.
  3. ^ "ITM Cup Finals schedule". allblacks.com. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "2013 Competition Regulations Handbook" (pdf). NZRPA. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "2013 ITM Cup draw released". 7 March 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "2013 ITM Cup Draw" (pdf). ITM Cup. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
Preceded by
2012 ITM Cup
ITM Cup
2013
Canterbury
Succeeded by
2014 ITM Cup