2019 Mitre 10 Cup

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.

2019 Mitre 10 Cup season
CountriesNew Zealand New Zealand
Date8 August – 26 October 2019
ChampionsTasman
Runners-upWellington
PromotedBay of Plenty
RelegatedCounties Manukau
Matches played76
Tries scored563
(average 7.4 per match)
Top point scorerJackson Garden-Bachop (Wellington)
116 points
Top try scorerJosh McKay (Canterbury)
11 tries
Official website
mitre10cup.co.nz
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FormatEdit

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]

StandingsEdit

Standings progressionEdit

Premiership
Team W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10
Auckland 3
(3rd)
8
(2nd)
12
(2nd)
14
(2nd)
14
(3rd)
19
(3rd)
19
(4th)
19
(5th)
24
(5th)
29
(4th)
Canterbury 2
(5th)
2
(7th)
3
(7th)
8
(7th)
13
(6th)
18
(4th)
20
(3rd)
25
(3rd)
30
(3rd)
35
(3rd)
Counties Manukau 2
(6th)
7
(3rd)
9
(5th)
11
(5th)
11
(7th)
11
(7th)
11
(7th)
11
(7th)
11
(7th)
11
(7th)
North Harbour 3
(4th)
4
(5th)
9
(4th)
9
(6th)
14
(4th)
15
(6th)
16
(5th)
21
(4th)
26
(4th)
28
(5th)
Tasman 5
(1st)
9
(1st)
14
(1st)
19
(1st)
24
(1st)
28
(1st)
33
(1st)
38
(1st)
43
(1st)
48
(1st)
Waikato 5
(2nd)
5
(4th)
10
(3rd)
12
(3rd)
14
(5th)
16
(5th)
16
(6th)
17
(6th)
22
(6th)
22
(6th)
Wellington 0
(7th)
3
(6th)
7
(6th)
12
(4th)
16
(2nd)
21
(2nd)
26
(2nd)
31
(2nd)
32
(2nd)
37
(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)
21
(2nd)
26
(2nd)
31
(2nd)
36
(2nd)
41
(1st)
Hawke's Bay 5
(2nd)
8
(3rd)
13
(2nd)
18
(1st)
23
(1st)
28
(1st)
33
(1st)
34
(1st)
38
(1st)
39
(2nd)
Manawatu 0
(6th)
1
(6th)
1
(6th)
1
(6th)
6
(5th)
11
(5th)
16
(4th)
16
(5th)
16
(5th)
21
(4th)
Northland 4
(4th)
4
(5th)
4
(5th)
4
(5th)
5
(6th)
5
(6th)
5
(7th)
6
(7th)
6
(7th)
11
(6th)
Otago 0
(7th)
5
(4th)
5
(4th)
10
(4th)
15
(3rd)
16
(3rd)
20
(3rd)
25
(3rd)
25
(3rd)
25
(3rd)
Southland 0
(5th)
0
(7th)
0
(7th)
0
(7th)
0
(7th)
2
(7th)
7
(6th)
7
(6th)
7
(6th)
7
(7th)
Taranaki 5
(3rd)
9
(2nd)
14
(1st)
14
(3rd)
14
(4th)
14
(4th)
14
(5th)
18
(4th)
18
(4th)
18
(5th)

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 seasonEdit

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 1Edit

Week 2Edit

Week 3Edit

Week 4Edit

Week 5Edit

Week 6Edit

Week 7Edit

Week 8Edit

Week 9Edit

Week 10Edit

Play-offsEdit

Semi-finalsEdit


18 October 2019
19:35 NZST
Bay of Plenty 64–3 Manawatu
Try: Narawa (3) 6' m, 48' c, 57' m
Ravouvou 12' m
Vella 18' c
Matenga 27' c
Judd 33' c
Ross 45' c
Collier 60' c
Robertson 74' c
Con: Hollinshead (0/2)
Tiatia (5/5) 19', 28', 34', 46', 49'
Robertson (2/3) 62', 75'
Pen: Hollinshead (0/1)
Report Pen: Malcolm (1/1) 3'
19 October 2019
14:05 NZST
Tasman 18–9 Auckland
Try: Strange 69' c
Nankivell 76' m
Con: Hunt (1/2) 70'
Pen: Hunt (2/5) 38', 40'
Report Pen: Plummer (3/4) 17', 47', 72'
19 October 2019
16:35 NZST
Hawke's Bay 44–39
(a.e.t)
Otago
Try: Fomai 17' c
Rakete-Stones 32' c
McClutchie 54' c
Flanders 60' c
Emerson 87' c
Con: Falcon (5/5) 19', 33', 56', 61', 88'
Pen: Falcon (3/3) 43', 92', 99'
Report Try: Collins (2) 1' c, 26' c
McDowall 8' c
Morris 65' c
Mafi 94' m
Con: Ioane (4/5) 2', 10', 28', 66'
Pen: Ioane (2/2) 40', 83'
19 October 2019
19:35 NZST
Wellington 30–19 Canterbury
Try: Renata 29' c
Blackwell 33' c
Lam 45' c
Con: Garden-Bachop (3/3) 30', 35', 46'
Pen: Garden-Bachop (2/2) 6', 59'
Drop: Garden-Bachop (1/1) 76'
Report Try: Whitelock 56' m
Klein (2) 61' c, 66' c
Con: Cameron (2/3) 62', 66'

FinalsEdit


25 October 2019
19:35 NZST
Bay of Plenty 12–7 Hawke's Bay
Pen: Hollinshead (4/5) 5', 40', 45', 48'
Report Try: Lowe 57' c
Con: Falcon (1/1) 58'
26 October 2019
18:05 NZST
Tasman 31–14 Wellington
Try: Jordan (2) 14' c, 77' m
Havili 22' c
Con: Hunt (2/3) 15', 23'
Pen: Hunt (4/5) 2', 5', 18', 49'
Havili (0/1)
Report Try: Fidow 28' m
Con: Garden-Bachop (0/1)
Pen: Garden-Bachop (3/5) 13', 21', 26'
FB 15 David Havili (c)
RW 14 Will Jordan
OC 13 Levi Aumua   51'
IC 12 Alex Nankivell   79'
LW 11 Leicester Fainga'anuku
FH 10 Mitchell Hunt
SH 9 Finlay Christie   68'
N8 8 Jordan Taufua   50'
OF 7 Sione Havili
BF 6 Liam Squire
RL 5 Pari Pari Parkinson
LL 4 Quinten Strange
TP 3 Tyrel Lomax   68'
HK 2 Andrew Makalio   60'
LP 1 Tim Perry   48'
Replacements:
HK 16 Hugh Roach   60'
PR 17 Wyatt Crockett   48'
PR 18 Isaac Salmon   68'
LK 19 Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta
FL 20 Jacob Norris   50'
SH 21 Keisuke Uchida   68'
FH 22 Tim O'Malley   79'
CE 23 Fetuli Paea   51'
FB 15 Trent Renata
RW 14 Ben Lam   68'
OC 13 Billy Proctor
IC 12 Peter Umaga-Jensen   52'
LW 11 Vince Aso
FH 10 Jackson Garden-Bachop
SH 9 Kemara Hauiti-Parapara   72'
N8 8 Teariki Ben-Nicholas
OF 7 Du'Plessis Kirifi (c)
BF 6 Mateaki Kafatolu
RL 5 James Blackwell   57'
LL 4 Vaea Fifita   72'
TP 3 Alex Fidow
HK 2 Asafo Aumua
LP 1 Xavier Numia
Replacements:
HK 16 James O'Reilly
PR 17 Sitiveni Paongo
PR 18 Sef Fa'agase
LK 19 Naitoa Ah Kuoi   57'
LK 20 Joshua Furno   72'
SH 21 Connor Collins   72'
WG 22 Connor Garden-Bachop   68'
CE 23 Pepesana Patafilo   52'

StatisticsEdit

Leading point scorersEdit

No. Player Team Points Average Details
1 Jackson Garden-Bachop Wellington 116 9.67 0 T, 28 C, 19 P, 1 D
2 Mitchell Hunt Tasman 102 10.20 1 T, 32 C, 11 P, 0 D
3 Brett Cameron Canterbury 99 9.00 1 T, 32 C, 10 P, 0 D
4 Jack Debreczeni Northland 88 8.80 2 T, 21 C, 12 P, 0 D
5 Fletcher Smith Waikato 83 8.30 1 T, 27 C, 8 P, 0 D
6 Otere Black Manawatu 75 6.82 2 T, 19 C, 9 P, 0 D
7 Josh Ioane Otago 72 9.00 1 T, 20 C, 9 P, 0 D
8 Dan Hollinshead Bay of Plenty 71 7.89 1 T, 15 C, 12 P, 0 D
9 Harry Plummer Auckland 63 7.88 1 T, 17 C, 8 P, 0 D
10 Vilimoni Koroi Otago 58 5.27 6 T, 8 C, 4 P, 0 D

Source: mitre10cup.co.nz/Stats

Leading try scorersEdit

No. Player Team Tries Average
1 Josh McKay Canterbury 11 1.00
2 Emoni Narawa Bay of Plenty 9 0.75
3 Jona Nareki Otago 8 0.89
Joe Ravouvou Bay of Plenty 8 0.89
5 Will Jordan Tasman 7 0.64
Quinn Tupaea Waikato 7 0.78
Ash Dixon Hawke's Bay 7 0.64
Leicester Fainga'anuku Tasman 7 0.64
Matt Duffie North Harbour 7 0.70
10 Vilimoni Koroi Otago 6 0.55

Source: mitre10cup.co.nz/Stats

Points by weekEdit

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Average
Auckland 28 28 43 10 19 13 20 20 22 32 28 13 15 34 0 40 64 7 35 11 274 208 27.40 20.80
Bay of Plenty 50 7 40 14 13 19 27 19 15 16 31 17 46 22 51 24 46 10 22 12 341 160 34.10 16.00
Canterbury 28 31 8 23 22 23 80 0 32 22 42 12 29 32 38 5 35 25 31 25 345 198 34.50 19.80
Counties Manukau 29 34 39 25 26 31 22 29 0 36 13 28 14 42 5 38 10 22 17 33 175 318 17.50 31.80
Hawke's Bay 31 13 27 27 29 21 43 28 41 23 27 24 35 17 24 51 22 10 28 47 307 261 30.70 26.10
Manawatu 13 31 10 13 3 64 20 37 31 25 31 26 32 29 16 29 10 46 33 17 199 317 19.90 31.70
North Harbour 28 28 25 39 33 12 19 27 38 36 17 21 15 21 29 16 42 34 25 31 271 265 27.10 26.50
Northland 27 17 10 43 19 52 28 43 25 31 12 42 22 46 36 57 6 52 40 10 225 393 22.50 39.30
Otago 7 50 41 22 21 29 37 20 35 27 24 54 21 15 45 35 25 35 10 40 266 327 26.60 32.70
Southland 17 27 22 41 12 33 0 80 23 41 26 31 42 14 0 19 7 64 12 22 161 372 16.10 37.20
Taranaki 34 29 13 10 52 19 18 28 27 35 17 31 17 35 19 0 19 38 11 35 227 260 22.70 26.00
Tasman 45 8 23 8 64 3 28 18 36 0 21 17 35 26 40 0 52 6 47 28 391 114 39.10 11.40
Waikato 31 28 14 40 31 26 20 20 36 38 24 27 26 35 35 45 38 19 21 39 276 317 27.60 31.70
Wellington 8 45 27 27 23 22 29 22 16 15 54 24 34 15 57 36 34 42 39 21 321 269 32.10 26.90

Tries by weekEdit

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Average
Auckland 4 4 6 1 3 1 2 2 3 4 4 2 2 4 0 6 10 1 4 1 38 26 3.80 2.60
Bay of Plenty 8 1 5 2 1 3 3 3 2 1 5 2 7 3 8 4 7 1 4 2 50 22 5.00 2.20
Canterbury 4 4 1 3 3 3 12 0 4 3 6 2 5 4 6 1 4 3 4 4 49 27 4.90 2.70
Counties Manukau 4 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 0 5 2 4 2 5 1 6 1 3 3 5 26 45 2.60 4.50
Hawke's Bay 5 1 4 4 4 3 7 3 7 3 4 4 4 2 4 8 3 1 4 7 46 36 4.60 3.60
Manawatu 1 5 2 1 0 10 2 5 4 3 4 4 4 5 2 5 1 7 5 3 25 48 2.50 4.80
North Harbour 4 4 4 5 5 2 3 3 6 5 1 2 2 3 5 2 6 5 4 4 40 35 4.00 3.50
Northland 3 3 1 6 3 8 3 7 3 4 2 6 3 7 5 8 0 8 6 2 29 59 2.90 5.90
Otago 1 8 6 3 3 4 5 2 4 3 4 8 3 2 6 5 3 4 2 6 37 45 3.70 4.50
Southland 3 3 3 6 2 5 0 12 3 7 4 4 5 2 0 3 1 10 2 4 23 56 2.30 5.60
Taranaki 5 4 1 2 8 3 2 4 3 4 2 5 2 4 3 0 3 6 1 4 30 36 3.00 3.60
Tasman 7 1 3 1 10 0 4 2 5 0 2 1 4 3 6 0 8 0 7 4 56 12 5.60 1.20
Waikato 4 4 2 5 4 4 2 2 5 6 4 4 3 4 5 6 6 3 3 5 38 43 3.80 4.30
Wellington 1 7 4 4 3 3 4 4 1 2 8 4 4 2 8 5 5 6 5 3 43 40 4.30 4.00
Offensive Defensive

SanctionsEdit

Player Team   Red   Yellow Suspended for match(es):
Fa'asiu Fuatai Bay of Plenty 1 0 vs. Northland
Sikeli Nabou Counties Manukau 0 2 vs. Tasman & Southland
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
Billy Harmon Canterbury 0 1 vs. Auckland
Mason Emerson Hawke's Bay 0 1 vs. Waikato
Antonio Shalfoon Waikato 0 1 vs. Hawke's Bay
Akira Ioane Auckland 0 1 vs. Counties Manukau
Tumua Manu Auckland 0 1 vs. Counties Manukau
Jonathan Ruru Auckland 0 1 vs. Counties Manukau
Levi Aumua Tasman 0 1 vs. North Harbour
Ropate Rinakama North Harbour 0 1 vs. Tasman
Leighton Price Taranaki 0 1 vs. Hawke's Bay
Heiden Bedwell-Curtis Taranaki 0 1 vs. Hawke's Bay
Lewis Ormond Southland 0 1 vs. Counties Manukau
Michael Collins Otago 0 1 vs. North Harbour
Gerard Cowley-Tuioti North Harbour 0 1 vs. Otago
Wyatt Crockett Tasman 0 1 vs. Auckland
Emoni Narawa Bay of Plenty 0 1 vs. Hawke's Bay
Nathaniel Apa Counties Manukau 0 1 vs. Canterbury
Fletcher Smith Waikato 0 1 vs. Otago
Marino Mikaele-Tu'u Hawke's Bay 0 1 vs. Counties Manukau
Tim Bateman Canterbury 0 1 vs. Otago
Marty McKenzie Southland 0 1 vs. Bay of Plenty
Dalton Papalii Auckland 0 1 vs. Taranaki
Geoffrey Cridge Hawke's Bay 0 1 vs. Tasman
Jonah Aoina Otago 0 1 vs. Northland

Ranfurly ShieldEdit

Pre-season challengesEdit

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'

ReferencesEdit

  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.

External linksEdit