2019 Mitre 10 Cup

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2019 Mitre 10 Cup season
CountriesNew Zealand New Zealand
Date8 August – 26 October 2019
Official website
mitre10cup.co.nz
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The 2019 Mitre 10 Cup season will be the 14th season of New Zealand's provincial rugby union competition since it became a 14 team tournament in 2006. The regular season begins on 8 August with Southland hosting a match against Northland. It involves the top fourteen rugby unions of New Zealand. For sponsorship reasons, the competition is known as the Mitre 10 Cup and it is the fourth season under the lead sponsor. The winner of the Championship will be promoted to the Premiership, while the team that places last in the Premiership will be relegated.

Format[edit]

The Mitre 10 Cup standings are sorted by a competition points system. Four points are awarded to the winning team, a draw equals to two points, whilst a loss amounts to zero points. Unions can also win their side a respectable bonus point. To receive a bonus point, they must score four tries or more or lose by seven or fewer points or less.[1] Each team is placed on their total points received. If necessary of a tiebreaker, when two or more teams finish on equal points, the union who defeated the other in a head-to-head gets placed higher. In case of a draw between them, the side with the biggest points deferential margin will get rights to be ranked above. If they are tied on points difference, it is then decided by a highest scored try count or a coin toss.[2] This seeding format has been implemented since the beginning of the 2006 competition.

The competition includes a promotion-relegation process with the winner of the Championship receiving automatic promotion to the Premiership replacing the seventh-placed team in the Premiership which is relegated to the Championship for the following year. The regular season consists of two types of matches. The internal division matches are when each team played the other six unions in their division once, home or away. The cross-division matches are when each team played four teams from the other division, thus missing out on three teams, each from the opposite division. Each union played home or away games against teams from the other division, making a total of ten competition games for each union.[3] The finals format allows the top four teams from each division to qualify for the semi-finals. The top two placed teams in the division, based on table points, receive a home semi-final. In the first round of the finals, the semi-finals, the second placed team is to host the third placed team, and the first placed team is to host the fourth placed team. The final is to be hosted by the top remaining seed.[4]

Standings[edit]

Standings progression[edit]

Premiership
Team W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10
Auckland 3
(3rd)
8
(2nd)
12
(2nd)
14
(2nd)
14
(3rd)
Canterbury 2
(5th)
2
(7th)
3
(7th)
8
(7th)
13
(6th)
Counties Manukau 2
(6th)
7
(3rd)
9
(5th)
11
(5th)
11
(7th)
North Harbour 3
(4th)
4
(5th)
9
(4th)
9
(6th)
14
(4th)
Tasman 5
(1st)
9
(1st)
14
(1st)
19
(1st)
24
(1st)
Waikato 5
(2nd)
5
(4th)
10
(3rd)
12
(3rd)
14
(5th)
Wellington 0
(7th)
3
(6th)
7
(6th)
12
(4th)
16
(2nd)
Championship
Team W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10
Bay of Plenty 5
(1st)
10
(1st)
11
(3rd)
15
(2nd)
16
(2nd)
Hawke's Bay 5
(2nd)
8
(3rd)
13
(2nd)
18
(1st)
23
(1st)
Manawatu 0
(6th)
1
(6th)
1
(6th)
1
(6th)
6
(5th)
Northland 4
(4th)
4
(5th)
4
(5th)
4
(5th)
5
(6th)
Otago 0
(7th)
5
(4th)
5
(4th)
10
(4th)
15
(3rd)
Southland 0
(5th)
0
(7th)
0
(7th)
0
(7th)
0
(7th)
Taranaki 5
(3rd)
9
(2nd)
14
(1st)
14
(3rd)
14
(4th)

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

Regular season[edit]

The 2019 Mitre 10 Cup is played across ten weeks. The competition starts on Thursday, 8 August 2019, with Southland taking on Northland at Rugby Park Stadium in Invercargill.[5]

Week 1[edit]

Week 2[edit]

Week 3[edit]

Week 4[edit]

Week 5[edit]

Week 6[edit]

Week 7[edit]

Week 8[edit]

Week 9[edit]

Week 10[edit]

Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]


18 October 2019
19:35 NZST
v

19 October 2019
14:35 NZST
v

19 October 2019
17:05 NZST
v

19 October 2019
19:35 NZST
v

Finals[edit]


25 October 2019
19:35 NZST
Winner of Championship semi-final 1 v Winner of Championship semi-final 2

26 October 2019
19:35 NZST
Winner of Premiership semi-final 1 v Winner of Premiership semi-final 2

Statistics[edit]

Leading point scorers[edit]

No. Player Team Points Average Details
1 Fletcher Smith Waikato 52 10.40 1 T, 16 C, 5 P, 0 D
2 Dan Hollinshead Bay of Plenty 50 10.00 0 T, 13 C, 8 P, 0 D
3 Daniel Waite Taranaki 50 10.00 1 T, 12 C, 7 P, 0 D
4 Vilimoni Koroi Otago 48 9.60 4 T, 8 C, 4 P, 0 D
5 Jack Debreczeni Northland 44 8.80 0 T, 10 C, 8 P, 0 D
6 Mitchell Hunt Tasman 43 8.60 0 T, 14 C, 5 P, 0 D
7 Brett Cameron Canterbury 40 8.00 0 T, 14 C, 4 P, 0 D
8 Danny Toala Hawke's Bay 38 7.60 3 T, 10 C, 1 P, 0 D
9 Jackson Garden-Bachop Canterbury 38 7.60 0 T, 7 C, 8 P, 0 D
10 Riley Hohepa Counties Manukau 32 6.40 1 T, 9 C, 3 P, 0 D

Source: mitre10cup.co.nz/Stats

Leading try scorers[edit]

No. Player Team Tries Average
1 Jona Nareki Otago 6 1.50
2 Ash Dixon Hawke's Bay 6 1.20
3 Josh McKay Canterbury 6 1.20
4 Quinn Tupaea Waikato 4 1.00
5 Vilimoni Koroi Otago 4 0.80
6 Leicester Fainga'anuku Tasman 4 1.00
7 Will Jordan Tasman 3 0.60
8 Sean Wainui Taranaki 3 0.60
9 Kali Hala Counties Manukau 3 0.60
10 Josh Moorby Southland 3 0.60

Source: mitre10cup.co.nz/Stats

Points by week[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Average
Auckland 28 28 43 10 19 13 20 20 22 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 132 103 25.40 20.60
Bay of Plenty 50 7 40 14 13 19 27 19 15 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 145 75 29.00 15,00
Canterbury 28 31 8 23 22 23 80 0 32 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 170 99 34.00 19.80
Counties Manukau 29 34 39 25 26 31 22 29 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 116 155 23.20 31.00
Hawke's Bay 31 13 27 27 29 21 43 28 41 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 171 112 34.20 22.40
Manawatu 13 31 10 13 3 64 20 37 31 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 77 170 15.40 34.00
North Harbour 28 28 25 39 33 12 19 27 38 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 143 142 28.60 28.40
Northland 27 17 10 43 19 52 28 43 25 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 109 186 21.80 37.20
Otago 7 50 41 22 21 29 37 20 35 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 141 148 28.20 29.60
Southland 17 27 22 41 12 33 0 80 23 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 74 222 14.80 44.40
Taranaki 34 29 13 10 52 19 18 28 27 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 121 28.80 24.20
Tasman 45 8 23 8 64 3 28 18 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 196 37 39.20 7.40
Waikato 31 28 14 40 31 26 20 20 36 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 132 152 26.40 30.40
Wellington 8 45 27 27 23 22 29 22 16 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 103 131 20.60 26.20

Tries by week[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Average
Auckland 4 4 6 1 3 1 2 2 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 12 3.60 2.40
Bay of Plenty 8 1 5 2 1 3 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 10 3.80 2.00
Canterbury 4 4 1 3 3 3 12 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 13 4.80 2.60
Counties Manukau 4 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 22 3.40 4.40
Hawke's Bay 5 1 4 4 4 3 7 3 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 14 5.40 2.80
Manawatu 1 5 2 1 0 10 2 5 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 24 1.80 4.80
North Harbour 4 4 4 5 5 2 3 3 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 19 4.40 3.80
Northland 3 3 1 6 3 8 3 7 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 28 2.60 5.60
Otago 1 8 6 3 3 4 5 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 20 3.80 4.00
Southland 3 3 3 6 2 5 0 12 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 33 2.20 6.60
Taranaki 5 4 1 2 8 3 2 4 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 17 3.80 3.40
Tasman 7 1 3 1 10 0 4 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 4 5.80 0.80
Waikato 4 4 2 5 4 4 2 2 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 21 3.40 4.20
Wellington 1 7 4 4 3 3 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 20 2.60 4.00
Offensive Defensive

Sanctions[edit]

Player Team Red card.svg Red Yellow card.svg Yellow Suspended for match(es):
Bryn Hall North Harbour 0 1 vs. Auckland
Samuel Slade Counties Manukau 0 1 vs. Taranaki
Tom Christie Canterbury 0 1 vs. Waikato
Lincoln McClutchie Hawke's Bay 0 1 vs. Otago
Jona Nareki Otago 0 1 vs. Hawke's Bay
Chase Tiatia Bay of Plenty 0 1 vs. Auckland
Hoskins Sotutu Auckland 0 1 vs. Bay of Plenty
Joe Walsh Southland 0 1 vs. North Harbour
Sean Bagshaw Counties Manukau 0 1 vs. Wellington
Donald Maka Counties Manukau 0 1 vs. Wellington
Isileli Tu'ungafasi Northland 0 1 vs. Hawke's Bay
Isaia Walker-Leawere Hawke's Bay 0 1 vs. Northland
James Tucker Waikato 0 1 vs. Auckland
Mitchell Karpik Bay of Plenty 0 1 vs. North Harbour
Morgan Mitchell Southland 0 1 vs. Hawke's Bay
Sikeli Nabou Counties Manukau 0 1 vs. Tasman
Billy Harmon Canterbury 0 1 vs. Auckland

Ranfurly Shield[edit]

Pre-season challenges[edit]

For the 2019 preseason Otago saw challenges from the reigning 2018 Heartland Championship champions Thames Valley as well as neighbours North Otago.[9]

13 July 2019
14:05 NZST
Otago 41–21 Thames Valley
Try: Pole 40' c
Lentjes 45' m
Miller 52' c
Morris 60' c
Nel 71' c
McDowall 80' m
Con: Miller (4/5) 40', 52', 61', 72'
Faddes (0/1)
Pen: Miller (1/2) 78'
Preview
Report
Try: Lafituanai (2) 29' c, 75' m
Con: Boughton (1/1) 30'
Berridge (0/1)
Pen: Boughton (3/5) 8', 20', 48'
26 July 2019
14:05 NZST
Otago 49–14 North Otago
Try: Koroi 10' c
Dickson 17' c
Moeke 37' c
Nareki 43' c
Gouws 62' c
Ma'u 72' c
Lentjes 77' c
Con: Moeke (7/7) 11', 18', 38', 44', 63', 73', 78'
Pen: Moeke (0/1)
Preview
Report
Try: Packman 28' c
Dibben 59' c
Con: Smith (2/2) 29', 60'

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adjustment to Mitre 10 Heartland Championship bonus points system". Rugby Heartland. 2 September 2016.
  2. ^ "NEW ZEALAND RUGBY UNION Competition Regulations Handbook 2016" (pdf). New Zealand Rugby. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  3. ^ "2010 ITM Cup Competition Structures". Manawatu Rugby Union. Archived from the original on 23 February 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
  4. ^ "ITM Cup Finals schedule". allblacks.com. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2012.
  5. ^ "2019 MITRE 10 Cup Draw" (PDF). 25 February 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  6. ^ https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/provincial/114907958/counties-lose-to-taranaki-as-sonny-bill-williams-grabs-valuable-game-time
  7. ^ https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/115267646/crowd-of-3600-turn-out-to-support-the-taranaki-bulls-at-the-first-home-game-of-the-season
  8. ^ https://www.odt.co.nz/sport/rugby/mitre-10-cup/otago-prevails-intense-shield-battle
  9. ^ "Ranfurly Shield goes on the road". 9 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.

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