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2011 ITM Cup

2011 ITM Cup season
CountriesNew Zealand New Zealand
Date14 July - 4 September 2011
ChampionsCanterbury
Runners-upWaikato
PromotedHawke's Bay
RelegatedSouthland
76
448
(average 5.9 per match)
Andrew Horrell (Hawke's Bay)
152 points
Sherwin Stowers (Counties Manukau)
9 tries
www.itmcup.co.nz
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The 2011 ITM Cup season was the sixth season since the competition reconstruction in 2006 and the first under the new Premiership and Championship format. For the ITM Cup competition it involved the top 14 provincial unions of New Zealand. The tournament was won by Canterbury, who defeated Waikato 12-3 in the competition final. For sponsorship reasons, the competition was known as the ITM Cup and it was currently the second season under the new sponsor. Including the defunct National Provincial Championship, this is the 35th season of New Zealand's premier domestic competition. The regular season matches took place from 14 July until 30 August - followed by the final on 3 September. It finished without semi-finals to allow more time for the 2011 Rugby World Cup to be held in September and October; in future non-World Cup years, the competition will extend into semi-finals.

The 2011 season saw the arrival of the new Premiership and Championship division format. 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.

Competition format

Covering 8 weeks, the schedule features a total of 72 matches. The 14 teams are grouped and divided into two divisions of seven teams, labelled the Premiership Division and the Championship Division. They are based on their on-field finishing positions following the previous year, teams finishing 1-7 will form the Premiership, teams finishing 8-14 will form the Championship. Including a promotion/relegation process 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 following year.[1] The regular season consists of two types of matches:

  • Internal Division Matches - Each team plays the other six teams in the same division once, home or away.
  • Cross Division Matches - Each team plays four teams from the other division, thus missing out on three teams (each from the opposite division). Each team plays home or away games against teams from the other division, making a total of ten competition games for each team.

The top four teams of each division, will move 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 hosts the third division winner, and the first division winner hosts the fourth division winner. The final is hosted by the top remaining seed.[2]

There is also the Ranfurly Shield. It is automatically contested when the holder of the shield plays at home in any round (excluding semis and final).

Standings

Premiership Division
Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Waikato colours, Air NZ Cup.png Waikato 10 7 0 3 236 219 +17 26 20 4 1 33
2 CanterburyColours.png Canterbury 10 6 0 4 293 230 +63 37 23 7 2 33
3 TaranakiRugby.png Taranaki Ranfurly Shield icon.png 10 7 0 3 216 194 +22 21 20 2 1 31
4 Bopcolours.png Bay of Plenty 10 6 0 4 275 212 +63 29 23 5 2 31
5 Auckland colours, Air NZ Cup.png Auckland 10 5 0 5 255 261 -6 33 24 2 4 26
6 Wellington Lions colours.png Wellington 10 5 0 5 251 260 -9 28 32 2 3 25
7 SouthlandRugby.png Southland 10 4 0 6 195 229 -34 21 20 2 2 20
Championship Division
Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 ManawatuTurbosColours.png Manawatu 10 7 0 3 281 246 +35 33 27 4 1 33
2 Hawkes Bay Air NZ Cup colours.png Hawke's Bay 10 6 0 4 298 213 +85 34 24 4 1 29
3 Otagorugby.png Otago 10 5 0 5 223 224 -1 21 26 2 2 24
4 CountiesAirNZ.png Counties Manukau 10 4 0 6 235 262 -27 23 25 3 3 22
5 NLTaniwha.png Northland 10 4 0 6 227 279 -52 25 34 1 2 19
6 NorthHarbourRugby.png North Harbour 10 2 0 8 245 319 -74 28 37 4 2 14
7 TasmanMakosRugbyColours.png Tasman 10 2 0 8 198 280 -82 19 32 1 4 13

Source: itmcup.co.nz

Legend:

     Qualified for Division Finals.
     Relegated to Championship for 2012.
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:

  • 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

Team Points by Round Total Average
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Auckland colours, Air NZ Cup.png Auckland 33 40 25 32 21 17 11 39 39 26 29 13 25 22 28 30 25 16 19 26 255 261 25.5 26.1
Bopcolours.png Bay of Plenty 20 13 38 17 36 8 32 0 23 30 33 39 13 32 16 25 35 31 29 17 275 212 27.5 21.2
CanterburyColours.png Canterbury 40 33 19 22 28 37 42 15 36 32 13 27 28 13 27 0 31 35 29 16 293 230 29.3 23
CountiesAirNZ.png Counties Manukau 13 20 32 25 32 23 14 22 14 30 15 22 22 25 40 32 14 44 39 19 235 262 23.5 26.2
Hawkes Bay Air NZ Cup colours.png Hawke's Bay 23 32 29 18 27 13 39 10 19 21 40 20 32 13 44 14 34 43 11 29 298 213 29.8 21.3
ManawatuTurbosColours.png Manawatu 32 23 25 32 30 22 15 42 32 21 15 10 31 25 20 28 54 20 27 23 281 246 28.1 24.6
NorthHarbourRugby.png North Harbour 29 46 39 15 17 38 10 39 21 32 13 29 23 25 32 40 33 26 28 29 245 319 24.5 31.9
NLTaniwha.png Northland 19 9 22 30 16 23 20 17 30 23 19 43 13 28 26 33 43 34 19 39 227 279 22.7 27.9
Otagorugby.png Otago 46 29 32 25 13 27 17 20 30 14 12 19 10 25 28 20 19 16 16 29 223 224 22.3 22.4
SouthlandRugby.png Southland 9 19 18 29 22 19 22 14 26 39 19 12 25 23 25 30 12 15 17 29 195 229 19.5 22.9
TaranakiRugby.png Taranaki 5 23 30 23 23 16 39 11 10 15 39 33 26 23 0 27 15 12 29 11 216 194 21.6 19.4
TasmanMakosRugbyColours.png Tasman 9 19 15 39 23 32 6 35 21 19 32 36 23 26 30 28 16 19 23 27 198 280 19.8 28
Waikato colours, Air NZ Cup.png Waikato 19 9 23 30 8 36 35 6 22 15 27 13 25 10 20 54 31 27 26 19 236 219 23.6 21.9
Wellington Lions colours.png Wellington 23 5 17 21 37 28 0 32 20 40 43 19 25 31 30 25 27 31 29 28 251 260 25.1 26
Offensive Defensive
Team Tries by Round Total Average
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Auckland colours, Air NZ Cup.png Auckland 3 4 3 3 2 2 1 5 5 4 4 1 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 4 26 28 2.6 2.8
Bopcolours.png Bay of Plenty 2 1 4 2 4 1 4 0 3 3 4 2 1 4 1 3 2 4 4 3 29 23 2.9 2.3
CanterburyColours.png Canterbury 4 3 2 1 4 4 6 2 5 5 1 4 4 1 4 0 4 2 3 1 37 23 3.7 2.3
CountiesAirNZ.png Counties Manukau 1 2 2 3 4 2 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 5 4 2 6 6 3 23 25 2.3 2.5
Hawkes Bay Air NZ Cup colours.png Hawke's Bay 2 4 2 2 3 1 5 1 2 2 6 2 4 1 6 2 3 6 1 3 34 24 3.4 2.4
ManawatuTurbosColours.png Manawatu 4 2 3 2 4 3 2 6 4 2 2 1 3 3 2 4 6 2 3 2 33 27 3.3 2.7
NorthHarbourRugby.png North Harbour 4 6 5 2 2 4 1 5 2 4 1 4 2 3 4 5 3 2 4 2 28 37 2.8 3.7
NLTaniwha.png Northland 3 0 3 4 1 3 2 2 3 3 1 6 1 4 2 3 6 3 3 6 25 34 2.5 3.4
Otagorugby.png Otago 6 4 3 3 1 3 2 2 2 1 0 3 1 4 4 2 1 1 1 3 21 26 2.1 2.6
SouthlandRugby.png Southland 0 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 4 5 3 0 3 2 4 3 0 0 3 4 21 20 2.1 2
TaranakiRugby.png Taranaki 1 3 4 2 3 1 5 1 1 2 2 4 2 2 0 4 0 0 3 1 21 20 2.1 2
TasmanMakosRugbyColours.png Tasman 0 3 2 5 2 4 0 4 2 2 5 5 2 2 3 3 1 1 2 3 19 32 1.9 3.2
Waikato colours, Air NZ Cup.png Waikato 1 0 2 4 1 4 4 0 1 0 4 1 4 1 2 6 3 3 4 1 26 20 2.6 2
Wellington Lions colours.png Wellington 3 1 2 2 4 4 0 4 2 6 6 1 3 3 3 4 3 3 2 4 28 32 2.8 3.2
Offensive Defensive
Team Progression - 2011 ITM Cup season
Premiership
Team R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14
Waikato colours, Air NZ Cup.png Waikato 4
(3rd)
4
(3rd)
5
(6th)
5
(6th)
10
(4th)
10
(5th)
14
(5th)
19
(3rd)
24
(1st)
24
(1st)
24
(3rd)
28
(2nd)
33
(1st)
33
(1st)
CanterburyColours.png Canterbury 5
(1st)
5
(1st)
6
(2nd)
7
(4th)
12
(3rd)
12
(3rd)
17
(2nd)
17
(4th)
22
(4th)
22
(4th)
27
(1st)
29
(1st)
33
(2nd)
33
(2nd)
TaranakiRugby.png Taranaki 0
(7th)
0
(6th)
5
(5th)
9
(3rd)
14
(2nd)
14
(2nd)
15
(4th)
19
(2nd)
23
(2nd)
23
(2nd)
23
(4th)
27
(3rd)
31
(3rd)
31
(3rd)
Bopcolours.png Bay of Plenty 4
(4th)
4
(4th)
9
(1st)
14
(1st)
19
(1st)
19
(1st)
20
(1st)
22
(1st)
22
(3rd)
22
(3rd)
22
(5th)
26
(4th)
31
(4th)
31
(4th)
Auckland colours, Air NZ Cup.png Auckland 1
(5th)
2
(5th)
6
(3rd)
6
(5th)
6
(7th)
11
(4th)
16
(3rd)
16
(5th)
20
(5th)
21
(5th)
25
(2nd)
25
(5th)
26
(5th)
26
(5th)
Wellington Lions colours.png Wellington 4
(2nd)
4
(2nd)
5
(4th)
10
(2nd)
10
(5th)
10
(6th)
10
(7th)
15
(6th)
16
(7th)
16
(7th)
20
(6th)
21
(6th)
25
(6th)
25
(6th)
SouthlandRugby.png Southland 0
(6th)
0
(7th)
4
(7th)
4
(7th)
8
(6th)
9
(7th)
13
(6th)
13
(7th)
17
(6th)
17
(6th)
19
(7th)
20
(7th)
20
(7th)
20
(7th)
Championship
Team R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14
ManawatuTurbosColours.png Manawatu 5
(2nd)
6
(3rd)
11
(1st)
11
(1st)
11
(2nd)
16
(1st)
20
(1st)
24
(1st)
24
(1st)
24
(1st)
29
(1st)
29
(1st)
33
(1st)
33
(1st)
Hawkes Bay Air NZ Cup colours.png Hawke's Bay 0
(6th)
4
(6th)
8
(4th)
8
(4th)
13
(1st)
14
(2nd)
19
(2nd)
19
(2nd)
24
(2nd)
24
(2nd)
29
(2nd)
29
(2nd)
29
(2nd)
29
(2nd)
Otagorugby.png Otago 5
(1st)
9
(1st)
9
(3rd)
9
(3rd)
10
(3rd)
14
(3rd)
15
(3rd)
15
(3rd)
15
(3rd)
15
(4th)
19
(3rd)
19
(4th)
19
(5th)
24
(3rd)
CountiesAirNZ.png Counties Manukau 1
(4th)
5
(4th)
10
(2nd)
10
(2nd)
10
(4th)
10
(4th)
11
(5th)
11
(5th)
12
(5th)
17
(3rd)
17
(4th)
17
(5th)
22
(3rd)
22
(4th)
NLTaniwha.png Northland 4
(3rd)
4
(5th)
4
(6th)
5
(6th)
9
(5th)
9
(5th)
13
(4th)
13
(4th)
13
(4th)
13
(5th)
14
(5th)
19
(3rd)
19
(4th)
19
(5th)
NorthHarbourRugby.png North Harbour 1
(5th)
6
(2nd)
6
(5th)
6
(5th)
6
(6th)
6
(6th)
6
(6th)
6
(6th)
7
(6th)
8
(7th)
12
(6th)
12
(6th)
14
(6th)
14
(6th)
TasmanMakosRugbyColours.png Tasman 0
(7th)
0
(7th)
0
(7th)
0
(7th)
0
(7th)
4
(7th)
6
(7th)
6
(7th)
7
(7th)
11
(6th)
12
(7th)
12
(7th)
13
(7th)
13
(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

Updated: 4 September 2011

Regular season

The results of the season were as follows:[3]

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 5

Round 6

Round 7

Round 8

Round 9

Round 10

Round 11

Round 12

Round 13

Round 14

Finals