2009 Air New Zealand Cup Round Robin

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2009 Air NZ Cup Round-Robin
Duration 30 July to 25 October
Rounds 13
Matches played 91

The 2009 Air New Zealand Cup was a provincial rugby union competition in New Zealand, which was run as a round-robin tournament from 30 July to 25 October. There were 13 rounds where every team played each other once. The top four teams on the Air New Zealand Cup table advanced to the semi-finals, where they played for a chance in the Grand Final.

Most weeks, one game was played on Thursday at 7:35 pm (NZ Time), two games on Fridays both starting at 7:35 pm, three games on Saturdays at 2:35, 5:30 and 7:35 pm and one game on Sundays at 2:35 pm. Again, this is most common, there were games played at 4:30 or 6:30 pm and more or less games played on certain days, e.g. Thursdays and Saturdays.

Standings[edit]

Points Table[edit]

Pos. Team Pld W D L PF PA PD BP1 BP2 Pts
1 CanterburyColours.png Canterbury 13 10 0 3 369 231 138 4 3 47
2 Wellington Lions colours.png Wellington 13 9 0 4 362 237 125 5 2 43
3 SouthlandRugby.png Southland (RS) 13 9 1 3 260 189 71 2 1 41
4 Hawkes Bay Air NZ Cup colours.png Hawke's Bay 13 8 1 4 372 256 116 6 1 41
5 Auckland colours, Air NZ Cup.png Auckland 13 8 0 5 272 223 49 3 4 39
6 Waikato colours, Air NZ Cup.png Waikato 13 8 0 5 285 297 -12 4 0 36
7 Bopcolours.png Bay of Plenty 13 7 0 6 268 267 1 1 3 32
8 TaranakiRugby.png Taranaki 13 6 1 6 252 251 1 1 1 28
9 TasmanMakosRugbyColours.png Tasman 13 6 0 7 243 260 -17 2 2 28
10 Otagorugby.png Otago 13 5 0 8 260 283 -23 2 5 27
11 ManawatuTurbosColours.png Manawatu 13 4 0 9 305 362 -57 3 5 24
12 NorthHarbourRugby.png North Harbour 13 4 0 9 244 320 -76 0 4 20
13 NLTaniwha.png Northland 13 3 1 9 226 341 -115 0 2 16
14 CountiesAirNZ.png Counties Manukau 13 2 0 11 235 436 -201 2 2 12

Ladder Progression[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Auckland colours, Air NZ Cup.png Auckland 14 14 10 10 7 6 8 5 7 7 6 6 5
Bopcolours.png Bay of Plenty 6 1 1 1 3 1 3 3 4 6 8 7 7
CanterburyColours.png Canterbury 9 6 2 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
CountiesAirNZ.png Counties Manukau 8 13 14 13 14 14 12 14 14 14 14 14 14
Hawkes Bay Air NZ Cup colours.png Hawke's Bay 1 4 7 9 8 11 7 4 3 2 2 5 4
ManawatuTurbosColours.png Manawatu 2 9 6 5 4 8 9 10 11 11 12 12 11
NorthHarbourRugby.png North Harbour 7 7 12 12 13 13 14 13 12 13 10 11 12
NLTaniwha.png Northland 11 5 11 7 12 12 13 11 13 12 13 13 13
Otagorugby.png Otago 10 12 8 8 6 9 10 12 10 10 11 10 10
SouthlandRugby.png Southland 4 2 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 5 4 3 3
TaranakiRugby.png Taranaki 3 10 9 11 10 7 5 8 9 9 9 9 8
TasmanMakosRugbyColours.png Tasman 13 11 3 6 9 5 4 6 5 4 7 8 9
Waikato colours, Air NZ Cup.png Waikato 12 8 13 14 11 10 11 9 8 8 5 4 6
Wellington Lions colours.png Wellington 5 3 5 4 5 4 6 7 6 3 3 2 2
Win Draw Loss

Schedule[edit]

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7
30 Jul-2 Aug 06-09 Aug 13-16 Aug 20-23 Aug 27-30 Aug 03-06 Sept 10-13 Sept
Round 8 Round 9 Round 10 Round 11 Round 12 Round 13
17-20 Sept 24-27 Sept 01-04 Oct 08-11 Oct 15-18 Oct 22-25 Oct

Round 1[edit]

  • The highlight of round one was the first up Ranfurly Shield challenge when Wellington beat Otago 23-19, Otago had the chance to own the shield for the first time in 52 years.
  • On Saturday, three of the major unions went down to their lesser counterparts;
Date Home Team Score Away Team Time Venue
30 Jul TasmanMakosRugbyColours.png Tasman 9 - 21 TaranakiRugby.png Taranaki 7:35 pm Lansdowne Park
31 Jul Bopcolours.png Bay of Plenty 19 - 14 NLTaniwha.png Northland 7:35 pm Rotorua International Stadium
31 Jul Wellington Lions colours.png Wellington (RS) 23 - 19 Otagorugby.png Otago 7:35 pm Westpac Stadium
1 Aug Hawkes Bay Air NZ Cup colours.png Hawke's Bay 47 - 13 Auckland colours, Air NZ Cup.png Auckland 2:35 pm McLean Park
1 Aug NorthHarbourRugby.png North Harbour 22 - 19 CanterburyColours.png Canterbury 5:30 pm North Harbour Stadium
1 Aug SouthlandRugby.png Southland 16 - 6 Waikato colours, Air NZ Cup.png Waikato 7:35 pm Rugby Park Stadium
2 Aug ManawatuTurbosColours.png Manawatu 36 - 31 CountiesAirNZ.png Counties Manukau 2:35 pm FMG Stadium
References:[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Round 2[edit]

  • Northland chose to switch their home game to North Harbour Stadium after determining that Okara Park would be unsuitable on account of bad field conditions.[8]
  • When Southland beat Otago 26-19 at Carisbrook, it was the 232nd time these two teams had matched up, the most played provincial rivalry in New Zealand rugby.
  • Tasman's 19-15 victory over North Harbour on 7 August was the first time in their history that they have beaten them.
Date Home Team Score Away Team Time Venue Attendance
6 Aug NLTaniwha.png Northland 29 - 16 TaranakiRugby.png Taranaki 7:35 pm North Harbour Stadium 3,000
7 Aug NorthHarbourRugby.png North Harbour 15 - 19 TasmanMakosRugbyColours.png Tasman 7:35 pm North Harbour Stadium 6,000
7 Aug Otagorugby.png Otago 19 - 26 SouthlandRugby.png Southland 7:35 pm Carisbrook 7,000
8 Aug Waikato colours, Air NZ Cup.png Waikato 30 - 22 ManawatuTurbosColours.png Manawatu 2:35 pm Waikato Stadium 11,500
8 Aug Hawkes Bay Air NZ Cup colours.png Hawke's Bay 13 - 21 Wellington Lions colours.png Wellington 5:30 pm McLean Park 13,995
8 Aug Auckland colours, Air NZ Cup.png Auckland 16 - 22 CanterburyColours.png Canterbury 7:35 pm Eden Park 10,200
9 Aug CountiesAirNZ.png Counties Manukau 9 - 32 Bopcolours.png Bay of Plenty 2:35 pm Growers Stadium 5,275

Round 3[edit]

  • When Northland ran out onto the field at the Kerikeri Domain it was the first time they have played in the province outside of Whangarei since 1976, and the first time Kerikeri have hosted an Air New Zealand/NPC match.[9]
  • Taranaki and Hawke's Bay played in the first drawn match of the season when they matched up 24 a piece at the full-time whistle, it was also refereed for the first time by a referee outside the country with Australian Nathan Pearce taking the officiators duty.
  • On 16 August Tasman and Counties Manukau played against each other for the first time in their history with Tasman winning 51-15.
Date Home Team Score Away Team Time Venue Attendance
13 Aug Otagorugby.png Otago 29 - 9 NorthHarbourRugby.png North Harbour 7:35 pm Carisbrook 4,000
14 Aug SouthlandRugby.png Southland 23 - 25 ManawatuTurbosColours.png Manawatu 7:35 pm Rugby Park Stadium 7,000
14 Aug CanterburyColours.png Canterbury 46 - 13 Waikato colours, Air NZ Cup.png Waikato 7:35 pm AMI Stadium 9,500 [10]
15 Aug NLTaniwha.png Northland 13 - 32 Auckland colours, Air NZ Cup.png Auckland 2:35 pm Kerikeri Domain 7,000
15 Aug TaranakiRugby.png Taranaki 24 - 24 Hawkes Bay Air NZ Cup colours.png Hawke's Bay 5:30 pm Yarrow Stadium 6,593 [11]
15 Aug Bopcolours.png Bay of Plenty 21 - 17 Wellington Lions colours.png Wellington 7:35 pm Rotorua Intl Stadium 5,000
16 Aug TasmanMakosRugbyColours.png Tasman 51 - 15 CountiesAirNZ.png Counties Manukau 2:35 pm Trafalgar Park 4,300

Round 4[edit]

  • Wellington won their second Ranfurly Shield challenge 16-15 against Auckland on 22 August, with some significant moments,
    • it is now the longest Wellington has held onto the shield since 1953; and
    • Fa'atonu Fili landed his 3rd drop goal of the competition, the most in any Air New Zealand Cup season, it also made Wellington the holder of the most drop goals in a season by a team with 2 being the previous record.
  • When Canterbury beat Tasman 25 to 21, it was the closest that Tasman had come to winning against their Crusader counterparts.
  • Counties Manukau were only team left in the competition without a win but ended that when they recorded a 33-21 win over Taranaki on 23 August.
Date Home Team Score Away Team Time Venue Attendance
20 Aug ManawatuTurbosColours.png Manawatu 19 - 12 Otagorugby.png Otago 7:35 pm FMG Stadium 8,000
21 Aug NorthHarbourRugby.png North Harbour 23 - 26 NLTaniwha.png Northland 7:35 pm North Harbour Stadium 6,500
21 Aug SouthlandRugby.png Southland 18 - 9 Hawkes Bay Air NZ Cup colours.png Hawke's Bay 7:35 pm Rugby Park Stadium 9,200
22 Aug Bopcolours.png Bay of Plenty 32 - 16 Waikato colours, Air NZ Cup.png Waikato 2:35 pm Bay Park Stadium 12,000
22 Aug CanterburyColours.png Canterbury 25 - 21 TasmanMakosRugbyColours.png Tasman 4:30 pm AMI Stadium 9,400
22 Aug Wellington Lions colours.png Wellington (RS) 16 - 15 Auckland colours, Air NZ Cup.png Auckland 6:35 pm Westpac Stadium 14,335
23 Aug CountiesAirNZ.png Counties Manukau 33 - 21 TaranakiRugby.png Taranaki 2:35 pm Growers Stadium 2,500

Round 5[edit]

  • Wellington lost the Ranfurly Shield in Round 5, losing 36-14 to Canterbury on 29 August.
  • When Southland beat North Harbour 24 to 22, it was the first time Southland had beaten North Harbour at their home stadium.
  • Hawke's Bay scored the first penalty try of the season in their 28-26 victory over Tasman on 28 August.
  • Auckland and Bay of Plenty contested for the new trophy, the John Drake Boot, named after John Drake, who died December 2008, Auckland won the trophy by winning 29 points to 14. This was also Bay of Plenty's first loss of the season.
Date Home Team Score Away Team Time Venue Attendance
27 Aug NorthHarbourRugby.png North Harbour 22 - 24 SouthlandRugby.png Southland 7:35 pm North Harbour Stadium 3,500
28 Aug NLTaniwha.png Northland 7 - 29 Otagorugby.png Otago 7:35 pm Okara Park 4,500
28 Aug Hawkes Bay Air NZ Cup colours.png Hawke's Bay 28 - 26 TasmanMakosRugbyColours.png Tasman 7:35 pm McLean Park 8,700
29 Aug CountiesAirNZ.png Counties Manukau 8 - 30 Waikato colours, Air NZ Cup.png Waikato 2:35 pm Growers Stadium 7,000
29 Aug ManawatuTurbosColours.png Manawatu 10 - 12 TaranakiRugby.png Taranaki 5:30 pm FMG Stadium 11,000
29 Aug Wellington Lions colours.png Wellington (RS) 14 - 36 CanterburyColours.png Canterbury 7:35 pm Westpac Stadium 18,511
30 Aug Auckland colours, Air NZ Cup.png Auckland 29 - 14 Bopcolours.png Bay of Plenty 2:35 pm Eden Park 6,000

Round 6[edit]

Date Home Team Score Away Team Time Venue Attendance
03 Sept SouthlandRugby.png Southland 15 - 15 NLTaniwha.png Northland 7:35 pm Rugby Park Stadium 8,500 [12]
04 Sept TaranakiRugby.png Taranaki 17 - 13 NorthHarbourRugby.png North Harbour 7:35 pm Yarrow Stadium 6,421
04 Sept CountiesAirNZ.png Counties Manukau 19 - 62 Wellington Lions colours.png Wellington 7:35 pm Growers Stadium 3,500
05 Sept TasmanMakosRugbyColours.png Tasman 34 - 15 ManawatuTurbosColours.png Manawatu 2:35 pm Trafalgar Park 5,500
05 Sept Bopcolours.png Bay of Plenty 19 - 17 CanterburyColours.png Canterbury 5:30 pm Bay Park Stadium 10,000
05 Sept Waikato colours, Air NZ Cup.png Waikato 30 - 22 Hawkes Bay Air NZ Cup colours.png Hawke's Bay 7:35 pm Waikato Stadium 10,000
06 Sept Otagorugby.png Otago 18 - 22 Auckland colours, Air NZ Cup.png Auckland 2:35 pm Carisbrook 7,000

Round 7[edit]

  • Canterbury hosted their first Ranfurly Shield challenge against Otago on 12 September, which they won 36-16.
  • When Tasman played Waikato on 11 September, it was officiated by Australian Andrew Lees, who was the second Australian to referee an Air New Zealand Cup match this season.
  • When Taranaki beat Wellington on 10 September, it was their first NPC/Air New Zealand Cup win over Wellington in 20 years.
  • When Southland beat Bay of Plenty 19-12 on 11 September, they earned the 4 competition points to gain them the top position on the points table, the first time ever Southland have achieved this in the first division of New Zealand provincial rugby.
Date Home Team Score Away Team Time Venue Attendance
10 Sept NLTaniwha.png Northland 21 - 37 CountiesAirNZ.png Counties Manukau 7:35 pm Okara Park 3,000
10 Sept TaranakiRugby.png Taranaki 29 - 16 Wellington Lions colours.png Wellington 7:35 pm Yarrow Stadium 7,500
11 Sept TasmanMakosRugbyColours.png Tasman 23 - 9 Waikato colours, Air NZ Cup.png Waikato 7:35 pm Lansdowne Park 4,000
11 Sept SouthlandRugby.png Southland 19 - 12 Bopcolours.png Bay of Plenty 7:35 pm Rugby Park Stadium 10,500
12 Sept NorthHarbourRugby.png North Harbour 17 - 34 Hawkes Bay Air NZ Cup colours.png Hawke's Bay 2:35 pm North Harbour Stadium 3,000
12 Sept CanterburyColours.png Canterbury (RS) 36 - 16 Otagorugby.png Otago 4:35 pm AMI Stadium 16,500
13 Sept Auckland colours, Air NZ Cup.png Auckland 23 - 20 ManawatuTurbosColours.png Manawatu 2:35 pm Eden Park 6,200

Round 8[edit]

  • Canterbury successfully hosted their second Ranfurly Shield match of the season when they beat Taranaki 29 points to 17.
  • North Harbour won the 29th edition of the Battle of the bridge against Auckland, only the sixth time they've beat them and the first time since 2004.
Date Home Team Score Away Team Time Venue Attendance
17 Sept Bopcolours.png Bay of Plenty 24 - 13 TasmanMakosRugbyColours.png Tasman 7:35 pm Bay Park Stadium 6,700
17 Sept CountiesAirNZ.png Counties Manukau 6 - 14 SouthlandRugby.png Southland 7:35 pm Growers Stadium 2,000
18 Sept CanterburyColours.png Canterbury (RS) 29 - 17 TaranakiRugby.png Taranaki 7:35 pm AMI Stadium 8,800
18 Sept Waikato colours, Air NZ Cup.png Waikato 23 - 18 Wellington Lions colours.png Wellington 7:35 pm Waikato Stadium 8,000
19 Sept Auckland colours, Air NZ Cup.png Auckland 14 - 16 NorthHarbourRugby.png North Harbour 2:35 pm Eden Park 6,520
19 Sept Hawkes Bay Air NZ Cup colours.png Hawke's Bay 32 - 10 Otagorugby.png Otago 4:35 pm McLean Park 8,000
20 Sept ManawatuTurbosColours.png Manawatu 18 - 25 NLTaniwha.png Northland 2:35 pm FMG Stadium 8,500

Round 9[edit]

  • Englishman Wayne Barnes refereed the game between Wellington and Southland, he was the third referee outside the country to referee an Air New Zealand Cup match this season.
  • Canterbury successfully held their third Ranfurly Shield challenge against Northland when they beat them 31-21.
  • Tasman recorded their first ever win over Auckland in their four-year history, even though it was only the second time they've played each other.
Date Home Team Score Away Team Time Venue Attendance
24 Sept Wellington Lions colours.png Wellington 32 - 13 SouthlandRugby.png Southland 7:35 pm Westpac Stadium 5,301
25 Sept TaranakiRugby.png Taranaki 14 - 15 Waikato colours, Air NZ Cup.png Waikato 7:35 pm Yarrow Stadium 5,564
25 Sept NorthHarbourRugby.png North Harbour 28 - 19 CountiesAirNZ.png Counties Manukau 7:35 pm North Harbour Stadium unknown
26 Sept CanterburyColours.png Canterbury (RS) 31 - 21 NLTaniwha.png Northland 2:35 pm AMI Stadium unknown
26 Sept Hawkes Bay Air NZ Cup colours.png Hawke's Bay 35 - 30 ManawatuTurbosColours.png Manawatu 5:30 pm McLean Park unknown
26 Sept Otagorugby.png Otago 26 - 17 Bopcolours.png Bay of Plenty 7:35 pm Carisbrook unknown
27 Sept TasmanMakosRugbyColours.png Tasman 12 - 8 Auckland colours, Air NZ Cup.png Auckland 2:35 pm Trafalgar Park 8,100

Round 10[edit]

  • Counties Manukau were the first team in this year's competition to be eliminated from semifinal contention when they lost to Canterbury on 2 October.
Date Home Team Score Away Team Time Venue Attendance
1 Oct Waikato colours, Air NZ Cup.png Waikato 33 - 22 NorthHarbourRugby.png North Harbour 7:35 pm Waikato Stadium 8,000
2 Oct Bopcolours.png Bay of Plenty 19 - 22 Hawkes Bay Air NZ Cup colours.png Hawke's Bay 7:35 pm Rotorua Intl Stadium 6,700
2 Oct CountiesAirNZ.png Counties Manukau 17 - 28 CanterburyColours.png Canterbury 7:35 pm Growers Stadium 3,047
3 Oct Auckland colours, Air NZ Cup.png Auckland 27 - 13 SouthlandRugby.png Southland 2:35 pm Eden Park 6,520
3 Oct Wellington Lions colours.png Wellington 43 - 15 ManawatuTurbosColours.png Manawatu 5:30 pm Westpac Stadium 8,607
3 Oct TaranakiRugby.png Taranaki 38 - 10 Otagorugby.png Otago 7:35 pm Yarrow Stadium 7,922
4 Oct NLTaniwha.png Northland 16 - 21 TasmanMakosRugbyColours.png Tasman 2:35 pm Okara Park 4,000

Round 11[edit]

  • Canterbury successfully held their fourth Ranfurly Shield challenge against Manawatu on 9 October, winning 50-26.
  • Canterbury became the first team in the competition to qualify for the semifinals with their victory over Manawatu.
  • Despite sitting in 10th place immediately after their loss on 9 October, Manawatu was the second team to be eliminated from semifinal contention.
  • When Hawke's Bay beat Counties Manukau 54-8, it was the largest winning margin between the two teams.
  • Northland's David Holwell celebrated his 100th game for the province against his old union, Wellington on 11 October.
  • Taranaki and Tasman were the first teams this season to be held scoreless, when they played Auckland and Southland on 9 and 10 October.
  • Otago was eliminated from semifinal contention when they lost to Waikato. Waikato's victory also eliminated North Harbour and Northland bringing the total of eliminated teams to five.
Date Home Team Score Away Team Time Venue Attendance
8 Oct Hawkes Bay Air NZ Cup colours.png Hawke's Bay 54 - 8 CountiesAirNZ.png Counties Manukau 7:35 pm McLean Park unknown
9 Oct CanterburyColours.png Canterbury (RS) 50 - 26 ManawatuTurbosColours.png Manawatu 7:35 pm AMI Stadium unknown
9 Oct TaranakiRugby.png Taranaki 0 - 10 Auckland colours, Air NZ Cup.png Auckland 7:35 pm Yarrow Stadium unknown
10 Oct Otagorugby.png Otago 29 - 35 Waikato colours, Air NZ Cup.png Waikato 2:35 pm Carisbrook unknown
10 Oct SouthlandRugby.png Southland 41 - 0 TasmanMakosRugbyColours.png Tasman 5:30 pm Rugby Park Stadium unknown
10 Oct NorthHarbourRugby.png North Harbour 28 - 7 Bopcolours.png Bay of Plenty 7:35 pm North Harbour Stadium 1,500
11 Oct NLTaniwha.png Northland 7 - 41 Wellington Lions colours.png Wellington 2:35 pm Okara Park unknown

Round 12[edit]

  • By defeating Hawke's Bay on 15 October, Canterbury ensured home field advantage in the semifinal and (should they reach it) the final.
  • Taranaki became the sixth team be eliminated from playoff contention when they lost to Southland on 16 October.
  • Bay of Plenty became the seventh team be eliminated from playoff contention when Wellington beat North Harbour on 17 October.
  • Tasman became the eighth team to be eliminated from playoff contention when they lost to Otago on 17 October. They were also held scoreless for the second straight week after losing to Southland in Round 11 41-0.
  • The Wellington Lions played in specially designed white jerseys in their 17 October match against North Harbour to help raise funds and awareness for the Samoa Tsunami appeal.
Date Home Team Score Away Team Time Venue Attendance
15 Oct Hawkes Bay Air NZ Cup colours.png Hawke's Bay 20 - 27 CanterburyColours.png Canterbury 7:35 pm McLean Park 17,000
16 Oct ManawatuTurbosColours.png Manawatu 27 - 28 Bopcolours.png Bay of Plenty 7:35 pm FMG Stadium unknown
16 Oct SouthlandRugby.png Southland 29 - 13 TaranakiRugby.png Taranaki 7:35 pm Rugby Park Stadium 6,000
17 Oct Wellington Lions colours.png Wellington 37 - 13 NorthHarbourRugby.png North Harbour 2:35 pm Westpac Stadium 10,160
17 Oct Otagorugby.png Otago 21 - 0 TasmanMakosRugbyColours.png Tasman 5:30 pm Carisbrook unknown
17 Oct Waikato colours, Air NZ Cup.png Waikato 27 - 19 NLTaniwha.png Northland 7:35 pm Waikato Stadium unknown
18 Oct Auckland colours, Air NZ Cup.png Auckland 37 - 14 CountiesAirNZ.png Counties Manukau 2:35 pm Eden Park 8,400

Round 13[edit]

  • Six teams remained in contention for the semi-finals at the beginning of the round (Canterbury, Wellington, Southland, Waikato, Hawke's Bay and Auckland); and of these only Canterbury was guaranteed a position.
  • Southland obtained the Ranfurly Shield for the first time since 1959 when they beat Canterbury 9 points to 3 on 22 October. In the process, they became the second team to book themselves a place in the semi-finals.
  • Wellington clinched a home semi-final after their win against Tasman on 23 October. The victory also cemented Southland as the third-place team in the Round Robin and as Wellington's semifinal opponent.
  • Auckland was the ninth team to be eliminated from semifinal contention with Hawke's Bay victory over Northland on 23 October.
  • Manawatu beat North Harbour for the first time ever, winning 42-16 on 24 October. Manawatu's Andre Taylor also equaled the record for most points scored in an Air New Zealand Cup game with 27, including 2 tries, 2 penalty goals, 4 conversions and 1 drop goal.
  • Hawke's Bay won the last playoff spot and Waikato was the tenth and final team eliminated from semifinal contention when Auckland beat Waikato on 24 October.
Date Home Team Score Away Team Time Venue Attendance
22 Oct CanterburyColours.png Canterbury 3 - 9 SouthlandRugby.png Southland (RS) 7:35 pm AMI Stadium 10,500
23 Oct NLTaniwha.png Northland 13 - 32 Hawkes Bay Air NZ Cup colours.png Hawke's Bay 7:35 pm Okara Park 2,500
23 Oct TasmanMakosRugbyColours.png Tasman 14 - 22 Wellington Lions colours.png Wellington 7:35 pm Lansdowne Park 5,500
24 Oct ManawatuTurbosColours.png Manawatu 42 - 16 NorthHarbourRugby.png North Harbour 2:35 pm FMG Stadium 7,000
24 Oct Otagorugby.png Otago 22 - 19 CountiesAirNZ.png Counties Manukau 5:30 pm Carisbrook 3,000
24 Oct Waikato colours, Air NZ Cup.png Waikato 18 - 26 Auckland colours, Air NZ Cup.png Auckland 7:35 pm Waikato Stadium 9,800
25 Oct Bopcolours.png Bay of Plenty 24 - 30 TaranakiRugby.png Taranaki 2:35 pm Bay Park Stadium 7,100

See also[edit]

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