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2015 ITM Cup

2015 ITM Cup season
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The official emblem
CountriesNew Zealand New Zealand
Date13 August - 24 October
ChampionsCanterbury
Runners-upAuckland
PromotedHawke's Bay
RelegatedManawatu
76
498
(average 6.6 per match)
Tom Taylor (Canterbury)
144 points
George Moala (Auckland)
10 tries
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The 2015 ITM Cup season was the tenth season of New Zealand's provincial rugby union competition since it turned professional in 2006. The regular season began on August 13, when Southland hosted Auckland. It involved the top fourteen rugby unions of New Zealand. For sponsorship reasons, the competition was known as the ITM Cup and it was the sixth season under the lead sponsor. The winner of the Championship, Hawke's Bay was promoted to the Premiership, the seventh placed Premiership team, Manawatu was relegated to the Championship.

Format

The ITM Cup standings were sorted by a competition points system. Four points were awarded to the winning team, a draw equaled two points, whilst a loss amounted to zero points. Unions could also win their side a respectable bonus point. To receive a bonus point, they must have scored four tries or more or lose by seven or fewer points or less.[1] Each team was 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 got placed higher. In case of a draw between them, the side with the biggest points deferential margin got rights to be ranked above. If they were tied on points difference, it was then decided by a highest scored try count or a coin toss.[2] This seeding format was implemented since the beginning of the 2006 competition.

The competition included 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 was relegated to the Championship for the following year. The regular season consisted of two types of matches. The internal division matches were when each team played the other six unions in their division once, home or away. The cross-division matches were 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 allowed the top four teams from each division move on to the semi-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 the fourth division winner. The final was hosted by the top remaining seed.[4]

Standings

Standings progression

Premiership
Team W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9
Auckland 2
(4th)
7
(3rd)
8
(4th)
13
(4th)
23
(3rd)
27
(3rd)
28
(3rd)
33
(2nd)
37
(2nd)
Canterbury 5
(2nd)
9
(2nd)
14
(2nd)
19
(2nd)
24
(2nd)
28
(2nd)
33
(1st)
38
(1st)
43
(1st)
Counties Manukau 5
(3rd)
6
(4th)
6
(5th)
8
(6th)
8
(7th)
13
(6th)
18
(5th)
23
(5th)
23
(5th)
Manawatu 2
(5th)
3
(6th)
3
(7th)
3
(7th)
9
(6th)
9
(7th)
14
(7th)
14
(7th)
19
(7th)
Taranaki 1
(6th)
2
(7th)
4
(6th)
13
(3rd)
18
(4th)
23
(4th)
27
(4th)
32
(3rd)
32
(4th)
Tasman 5
(1st)
10
(1st)
15
(1st)
20
(1st)
25
(1st)
30
(1st)
30
(2nd)
30
(4th)
35
(3rd)
Waikato 0
(7th)
4
(5th)
9
(3rd)
10
(5th)
14
(5th)
14
(5th)
16
(6th)
16
(6th)
21
(6th)
Championship
Team W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9
Bay of Plenty 4
(2nd)
4
(4th)
8
(3rd)
13
(3rd)
13
(3rd)
14
(3rd)
19
(3rd)
19
(4th)
19
(4th)
Hawke's Bay 5
(1st)
10
(1st)
15
(1st)
20
(1st)
20
(1st)
24
(1st)
28
(1st)
35
(1st)
37
(1st)
North Harbour 0
(5th)
0
(7th)
4
(6th)
5
(6th)
9
(4th)
10
(6th)
10
(6th)
12
(6th)
17
(5th)
Northland 0
(7th)
0
(6th)
0
(7th)
0
(7th)
0
(7th)
0
(7th)
0
(7th)
0
(7th)
1
(7th)
Otago 0
(6th)
0
(5th)
5
(5th)
5
(5th)
7
(6th)
12
(5th)
17
(4th)
22
(3rd)
32
(3rd)
Southland 2
(4th)
6
(3rd)
7
(4th)
7
(4th)
8
(5th)
13
(4th)
13
(5th)
14
(5th)
14
(6th)
Wellington 4
(3rd)
9
(2nd)
14
(2nd)
19
(2nd)
19
(2nd)
21
(2nd)
25
(2nd)
32
(2nd)
34
(2nd)

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 bye

Regular season

The 2015 ITM Cup was played across nine weeks with every team playing one Wednesday night fixture in a double-up round where they played twice that week. The competition started on Thursday, August 13, with Southland taking on Auckland at Rugby Park Stadium. The last matchup of the beginning week saw Hawke's Bay host Northland for the competitions first Ranfurly Shield defense.[5]

Week 1

13 August 2015 Southland 23-23 Auckland Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill  
19:35 NZST Try: Kieran Moffat Try 31
Elliot Dixon Try 48
Con: Ash Moeke (2/2) Kick 3249
Pen: Ash Moeke (3/5) Kick 214453
Report Try: Ben Lam Try 25
George Moala Try 65
Con: Jono Hickey (2/2) Kick 2667
Pen: Jono Hickey (3/4) Kick 71423
Mitchell Hunt (0/1)
Referee: Kane McBride (New Zealand)
14 August 2015 Waikato 20-35 Tasman Waikato Stadium, Hamilton  
18:05 NZST Try: Shaun Stevenson Try 62
Con: Damian McKenzie (0/1)
Pen: Damian McKenzie (5/6) Kick 811214451
Report Try: Liam Squire Try 32
Shane Christie Try 36
Pete Samu Try 57
Jimmy Cowan Try 78
Con: Marty Banks (3/4) Kick 333779
Pen: Marty Banks (3/3) Kick 164775
Cards: Marty Banks Temporarily suspended from 61' to 71' 61 to 71
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
14 August 2015 Bay of Plenty 20-11 North Harbour Baypark Stadium, Mount Maunganui  
20:05 NZST Try: Papa Wharewera Try 31
Chase Tiatia Try 5977
Con: Nick Evemy (1/3) Kick 60
Pen: Nick Evemy (1/1) Kick 40
Report Try: Junior Tofa-Va'a Try 9
Con: Matt McGahan (0/1)
Pen: Matt McGahan (0/2)
Daniel Halangahu (2/2) Kick 6264
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
15 August 2015 Taranaki 14-19 Wellington Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth  
14:35 NZST Try: Codey Rei Try 52
Con: Marty McKenzie (0/1)
Pen: Marty McKenzie (3/3) Kick 475577
Cards: Kurt Baker Temporarily suspended from 15' to 25' 15 to 25
Report Try: Brad Shields Try 17
Vaea Fifita Try 21
Joe Hill Try 73
Con: Jonny Bentley (2/3) Kick 2274
Cards: Brad Shields Temporarily suspended from 55' to 65' 55 to 65
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
15 August 2015 Otago 24-38 Canterbury Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
16:35 NZST Try: Jack Wilson Try 18
Joshua Dickson Try 49
Matt Faddes Try 74
Con: Fletcher Smith (3/3) Kick 195075
Pen: Fletcher Smith (1/1) Kick 14
Cards: Jayden Spence Temporarily suspended from 58' to 68' 58 to 68
Report Try: Richie Mo'unga Try 29
Reed Prinsep Try 33
Ben Funnell Try 54
Matt Todd Try 59
Con: Tom Taylor (3/4) Kick 313455
Pen: Tom Taylor (4/4) Kick 1101624
Referee: Michael Lash (New Zealand)
16 August 2015 Counties Manukau 36-35 Manawatu ECOLight Stadium, Pukekohe  
14:35 NZST Try: Toni Pulu Try 2567
Sam Henwood Try 25
Jared Page Try 46
Con: Piers Francis (4/5) Kick 364768
Pen: Piers Francis (1/2) Kick 53
Report Try: Antonio Kiri Kiri Try 1376
Callum Gibbins Try 39
Valentino Mapapalangi Try 74
Toby Morland Try 80
Con: Otere Black (5/5) Kick 14407477
Pen: Otere Black (0/1)
Referee: Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
16 August 2015 RS - Hawke's Bay 39-10 Northland McLean Park, Napier  
16:35 NZST Try: Tony Lamborn Try 348
Michael Allardice Try 18
Ash Dixon Try 24
Ryan Tongia Try 4053
Con: Ihaia West (3/6) Kick 42554
Pen: Ihaia West (1/2) Kick 9
Report Try: Troy Gilbert Try 77
Con: Daniel Hawkins (1/1) Kick 78
Pen: Daniel Hawkins (1/1) Kick 30
Referee: Shane McDermott (New Zealand)

Week 2

20 August 2015 North Harbour 0-43 Wellington QBE Stadium, Albany  
19:35 NZST Pen: Daniel Halangahu (0/1)
Cards: Nafi Tuitavake Temporarily suspended from 50' to 60' 50 to 60
Report Try: Shaun Treeby Try 26
Joe Hill Try 35
Vaea Fifita Try 3858
Penalty try Try 50
Tomasi Alosio Try 73
Con: Jonny Bentley (5/6) Kick 2736515974
Pen: Jonny Bentley (1/2) Kick 4
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Shane McDermott (New Zealand)
21 August 2015 Tasman 34-13 Bay of Plenty Trafalgar Park, Nelson  
19:35 NZST Try: Liam Squire Try 7
Mitchell Scott Try 37
Kieron Fonotia Try 69
Pete Samu Try 79
Con: Marty Banks (4/4) Kick 8387080
Pen: Marty Banks (2/3) Kick 4151
Cards: Ross Geldenhuys Temporarily suspended from 10' to 20' 10 to 20
Report Try: Zak Hohneck Try 46
Con: Nick Evemy (1/1) Kick 47
Pen: Nick Evemy (1/2) Kick 11
Daniel Hollinshead (1/1) Kick 53
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
22 August 2015 Manawatu 21-28 Waikato Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North  
14:35 NZST Try: Jason Emery Try 43
Fraser Armstrong Try 51
Nathan Tudreu Try 73
Con: Otere Black (3/3) Kick 445274
Cards: Hamiora Thomas Temporarily suspended from 19' to 29' 19 to 29
Report Try: Shaun Stevenson Try 1
Loni Uhila Try 21
Damian McKenzie Try 68
Con: Damian McKenzie (2/3) Kick 2269
Pen: Damian McKenzie (3/3) Kick 61259
Cards: Jordan Payne Temporarily suspended from 34' to 44' 34 to 44
Tawera Kerr-Barlow Temporarily suspended from 48' to 58' 48 to 58
Attendance: 5,176
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
22 August 2015 Northland 18-27 Southland Toll Stadium, Whangarei  
17:35 NZST Try: Sam Nock Try 8
Kurt Davies Try 71
Con: Daniel Hawkins (1/2) Kick 9
Pen: Daniel Hawkins (2/2) Kick 2848
Cards: Matt Talaese Red card 79
Report Try: Tim Boys Try 5
Kieran Moffat Try 49
Lolohea Loco Try 53
Con: Lima Sopoaga (3/3) Kick 65054
Pen: Lima Sopoaga (2/3) Kick 1880
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
22 August 2015 Otago 22-39 Hawke's Bay Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
19:35 NZST Try: Tony Ensor Try 20
Michael Collins Try 74
Joshua Dickson Try 78
Con: Fletcher Smith (2/3) Kick 7579
Pen: Fletcher Smith (1/2) Kick 49
Report Try: Michael Allardice Try 33
Israel Dagg Try 516063
Ihaia West Try 54
Richard Buckman Try 69
Con: Ihaia West (2/5) Kick 3452
Israel Dagg (1/1) Kick 70
Pen: Ihaia West (1/1) Kick 13
Referee: Richard Kelly (New Zealand)
23 August 2015 Auckland 30-24 Taranaki Eden Park, Auckland  
14:35 NZST Try: Ben Lam Try 16
George Moala Try 34
Simon Hickey Try 46
Rieko Ioane Try 78
Con: Jono Hickey (2/4) Kick 1735
Pen: Jono Hickey (2/2) Kick 1426
Report Try: Sean Wainui Try 31
Charlie Ngatai Try 47
Con: Marty McKenzie (1/2) Kick 32
Pen: Marty McKenzie (3/3) Kick 83971
Codey Rei (1/3) Kick 30
Attendance: 4,300
Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
23 August 2015 Canterbury 20-15 Counties Manukau AMI Stadium, Christchurch  
16:35 NZST Try: Luke Whitelock Try 50
Con: Tom Taylor (0/1)
Pen: Tom Taylor (5/6) Kick 2837436269
Report Try: Jared Page Try 20
Sam Vaka Try 65
Con: Piers Francis (1/2) Kick 65
Pen: Piers Francis (1/1) Kick 58
Cards: Pauliasi Manu Temporarily suspended from 42' to 52' 42 to 52
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)

Week 3

26 August 2015 Bay of Plenty 26-10 Southland Baypark Stadium, Mount Maunganui  
19:35 NZST Try: Te Rangi Fraser Try 50
Chase Tiatia Try 63
Con: Daniel Hollinshead (2/2) Kick 5164
Pen: Nick Evemy (3/6) Kick 51425
Daniel Hollinshead (1/1) Kick 44
Report Try: Bill Fukofuka Try 47
Con: Ash Moeke (1/1) Kick 48
Pen: Ash Moeke (1/3) Kick 27
Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
27 August 2015 Tasman 41-21 Manawatu Lansdowne Park, Blenheim  
19:35 NZST Try: Quentin MacDonald Try 14
Pete Samu Try 2561
Jimmy Cowan Try 66
Con: Marty Banks (3/4) Kick 156267
Pen: Marty Banks (5/6) Kick 1029385660
Cards: Shane Christie Temporarily suspended from 68' to 78' 68 to 78
Try: Kayne Hammington Try 11
Semisi Masirewa Try 48
Penalty try Try 68
Con: Otere Black (3/3) Kick 124969
Pen: Otere Black (0/2)
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
28 August 2015 Counties Manukau 11-35 Hawke's Bay ECOLight Stadium, Pukekohe  
19:35 NZST Try: Ma'ama Vaipulu Try 68
Con: Piers Francis (0/1)
Pen: Piers Francis (2/2) Kick 1842
Report Try: Mark Abbott Try 30
Andrew Horrell Try 34
Zac Guildford Try 48
Shannan Chase Try 75
Con: Ihaia West (3/3) Kick 313549
Israel Dagg (0/1)
Pen: Ihaia West (3/3) Kick 52345
Referee: Akihisa Aso (Japan)
29 August 2015 Auckland 21-27 Canterbury Eden Park, Auckland  
14:35 NZST Try: Akira Ioane Try 25
George Moala Try 56
Con: Simon Hickey (1/2) Kick 57
Pen: Simon Hickey (2/2) Kick 1163
Jono Hickey (1/1) Kick 68
Report Try: Ryan Crotty Try 14
Johnny McNicholl Try 3660
Daniel Lienert-Brown Try 35
Con: Tom Taylor (2/4) Kick 1536
Pen: Tom Taylor (1/1) Kick 70
Cards: Ben Funnell Yellow card 78
Attendance: 5,480
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
29 August 2015 Taranaki 27-34 Otago Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth  
17:35 NZST Try: Jackson Ormond Try 12
Iopu Iopu-Aso Try 17
Codey Rei Try 35
Sean Wainui Try 67
Con: Codey Rei (2/4) Kick 1336
Pen: Codey Rei (1/1) Kick 4
Cards: Mitchell Graham Temporarily suspended from 29' to 39' 29 to 39
Report Try: Naulia Dawai Try 5160
Aki Seiuli Try 72
Kaide Whiting Try 80
Con: Fletcher Smith (2/2) Kick 5261
Peter Breen (2/2) Kick 7380
Pen: Fletcher Smith (2/3) Kick 1030
Referee: Jamie Nutbrown (New Zealand)
29 August 2015 Wellington 29-0 Northland Westpac Stadium, Wellington  
19:35 NZST Try: Wes Goosen Try 5
Joe Hill Try 24
Ardie Savea Try 42
Jackson Garden-Bachop Try 76
Con: Jonny Bentley (3/4) Kick 62577
Pen: Jonny Bentley (1/1) Kick 10
Report Attendance: 2,389
Referee: Cameron Stone (New Zealand)
30 August 2015 Bay of Plenty 10-43 Waikato Tauranga Domain, Tauranga  
14:35 NZST Try: Joe Tupe Try 73
Con: Daniel Hollinshead (1/1) Kick 74
Pen: Daniel Hollinshead (1/1) Kick 5
Cards: Culum Retallick Temporarily suspended from 25' to 35' 25 to 35
Report Try: Brad Weber Try 1938
Michael Mayhew Try 22
Jordan Payne Try 50
Zane Kapeli Try 55
James Tucker Try 77
Con: Damian McKenzie (5/6) Kick 2023395178
Pen: Damian McKenzie (1/1) Kick 34
Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
30 August 2015 Southland 25-26 North Harbour Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill  
16:35 NZST Try: Junior Ngaluafe Try 4
Willis Halaholo Try 935
Con: Ash Moeke (2/3) Kick 1036
Pen: Ash Moeke (2/2) Kick 2757
Report Try: Tevita Li Try 17
Michael Little Try 52
Con: Daniel Halangahu (2/2) Kick 1853
Pen: Daniel Halangahu (4/6) Kick 38426080
Referee: Brett Johnson (New Zealand)

Week 4

2 September 2015 Taranaki 17-10 Counties Manukau Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth  
19:35 NZST Try: Seta Tamanivalu Try 44
Kurt Baker Try 61
Con: Codey Rei (2/2) Kick 4562
Pen: Codey Rei (1/4) Kick 38
Report Try: Ma'ama Vaipulu Try 71
Con: Jared Page (1/1) Kick 72
Pen: Piers Francis (1/2) Kick 10
Cards: Ma'ama Vaipulu Temporarily suspended from 37' to 47' 37 to 47
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
3 September 2015 Manawatu 7-57 Canterbury Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North  
19:35 NZST Try: Fraser Stone Try 38
Con: Otere Black (1/1) Kick 39
Report Try: Marshall Suckling Try 159
Mitchell Drummond Try 3
Rob Thompson Try 76974
Dominic Bird Try 18
Ben Funnell Try 29
Johnny McNicholl Try 33
Con: Tom Taylor (6/9) Kick 4819307075
Referee: Akihisa Aso (Japan)
4 September 2015 Otago 17-34 Tasman Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
19:35 NZST Try: Adam Knight Try 29
Tom Franklin Try 34
Charlie O'Connell Try 72
Con: Fletcher Smith (1/3) Kick 35
Pen: Fletcher Smith (0/1)
Report Try: Billy Guyton Try 1
Mitchell Scott Try 24
Marco Kotze Try 40
Robbie Malneek Try 43
Con: Marty Banks (4/4) Kick 2254044
Pen: Marty Banks (2/3) Kick 1139
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
5 September 2015 Waikato 28-50 Auckland Waikato Stadium, Hamilton  
14:35 NZST Try: Damian McKenzie Try 6
Brad Weber Try 37
Anton Lienert-Brown Try 39
Shaun Stevenson Try 64
Con: Damian McKenzie (4/4) Kick 7384065
Report Try: Michael Fatialofa Try 16
Kaito Shigeno Try 22
Ben Lam Try 51
Taleni Seu Try 54
Melani Nanai Try 60
George Moala Try 71
Mitchell Hunt Try 78
Con: Simon Hickey (5/6) Kick 1723525560
Jono Hickey (1/1) Kick 79
Pen: Simon Hickey (1/3) Kick 33
Cards: Akira Ioane Temporarily suspended from 39' to 49' 39 to 49
Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
5 September 2015 Southland 3-53 Wellington Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill  
17:35 NZST Pen: Ash Moeke (1/1) Kick 8
Cards: Jamie Mackintosh Temporarily suspended from 15' to 25' 15 to 25
Report Try: Jeremy Thrush Try 53758
Jonny Bentley Try 47
Leni Apisai Try 50
Vaea Fifita Try 62
Tomasi Alosio Try 69
Tomasi Palu Try 79
Con: Jonny Bentley (3/4) Kick 64851
Jackson Garden-Bachop (2/4) Kick 6370
Pen: Jonny Bentley (1/2) Kick 21
Cards: Ardie Savea Temporarily suspended from 15' to 25' 15 to 25
Referee: Angus Mabey (New Zealand)
5 September 2015 RS - Hawke's Bay 48-32 North Harbour McLean Park, Napier  
19:35 NZST Try: Ryan Tongia Try 10
Israel Dagg Try 22
Richard Buckman Try 42
Brendon O'Connor Try 51
Ash Dixon Try 55
Chris Eaton Try 77
Con: Ihaia West (6/6) Kick 112343525678
Pen: Ihaia West (2/2) Kick 38
Report Try: Tevita Li Try 1479
Michael Little Try 26
Jordan Manihera Try 67
Penalty try Try 75
Con: Daniel Halangahu (1/2) Kick 27
Matt McGahan (1/3) Kick 76
Pen: Daniel Halangahu (1/4) Kick 39
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
6 September 2015 Northland 7-50 Taranaki Toll Stadium, Whangarei  
14:35 NZST Try: Daniel Hawkins Try 60
Con: Daniel Hawkins (1/1) Kick 60
Report Try: Penalty try Try 21
Toa Halafihi Try 37
Charlie Ngatai Try 3963
Seta Tamanivalu Try 73
Latu Vaeno Try 7680
Con: Codey Rei (6/7) Kick 223840647780
Pen: Codey Rei (1/2) Kick 43
Referee: Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
6 September 2015 Counties Manukau 26-37 Bay of Plenty ECOLight Stadium, Pukekohe  
16:35 NZST Try: Sione Fifita Try 17
Richard Judd Try 4875
Sikeli Nabou Try 78
Con: Jared Page (3/4) Kick 497679
Pen: Jared Page (0/1)
Report Try: Chase Tiatia Try 2
Shahn Eru Try 14
Te Aihe Toma Try 26
Te Rangi Fraser Try 30
Whaimotu Craft-Chemis Try 70
Con: Daniel Hollinshead (3/5) Kick 31571
Pen: Daniel Hollinshead (2/2) Kick 3743
Cards: Johan Bardoul Temporarily suspended from 48' to 58' 48 to 58
Referee: Richard Kelly (New Zealand)

Week 5

9 September 2015 Auckland 45-28 Manawatu Eden Park, Auckland  
19:35 NZST Try: George Moala Try 9
Ben Lam Try 2058
Jono Owen Try 25
Rieko Ioane Try 77
Con: Simon Hickey (3/4) Kick 102126
Mitchell Hunt (1/1) Kick 78
Pen: Simon Hickey (3/3) Kick 2640
Jono Hickey (1/1) Kick 75
Report Try: Callum Gibbins Try 30
Valentino Mapapalangi Try 42
Semisi Masirewa Try 57
Fraser Stone Try 72
Con: Otere Black (4/4) Kick 30435773
Attendance: 2,400
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
10 September 2015 Waikato 30-25 Southland Waikato Stadium, Hamilton  
19:35 NZST Try: Declan O'Donnell Try 35
Brad Weber Try 44
Dylan Collier Try 57
Con: Damian McKenzie (3/3) Kick 364558
Pen: Damian McKenzie (3/3) Kick 123179
Report Try: Keanu Kahukura Try 54
Dillan Halaholo Try 65
Kieran Moffat Try 72
Con: Lima Sopoaga (2/3) Kick 6673
Pen: Lima Sopoaga (2/2) Kick 2038
Referee: Shuhei Kubo (Japan)
11 September 2015 Wellington 17-36 Tasman Westpac Stadium, Wellington  
19:35 NZST Try: Frae Wilson Try 25
Jackson Garden-Bachop Try 42
Wes Goosen Try 80
Con: Jonny Bentley (1/3) Kick 43
Pen: Jonny Bentley (0/2)
Report Try: Pete Samu Try 46
Kieron Fonotia Try 62
Marco Kotze Try 68
Shane Christie Try 77
Con: Marty Banks (2/3) Kick 4769
Trent Renata (0/1)
Pen: Marty Banks (2/2) Kick 36
David Havili (2/2) Kick 5772
Attendance: 3,307
Referee: Kane McBride (New Zealand)
12 September 2015 North Harbour 28-20 Counties Manukau QBE Stadium, Albany  
14:35 NZST Try: Matt McGahan Try 24
James Parsons Try 51
Michael Little Try 75
Con: Daniel Halangahu (2/3) Kick 2552
Pen: Daniel Halangahu (3/3) Kick 445872
Cards: Chris Vui Temporarily suspended from 61' to 71' 61 to 71
Report Try: Sam Henwood Try 32
Penalty try Try 67
Con: Piers Francis (2/2) Kick 3368
Pen: Piers Francis (2/4) Kick 2837
Cards: Sam Vaka Temporarily suspended from 58' to 68' 58 to 68
Referee: Will Houston (Australia)
12 September 2015 Bay of Plenty 9-32 Taranaki Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua  
17:35 NZST Pen: Daniel Hollinshead (3/4) Kick 61446
Report Try: Bernie Hall Try 43
Toa Halafihi Try 48
Kurt Baker Try 52
Seta Tamanivalu Try 71
Con: Codey Rei (3/4) Kick 495372
Pen: Codey Rei (2/2) Kick 1062
Cards: Mitchell Crosswell Temporarily suspended from 29' to 39' 29 to 39
Referee: Angus Mabey (New Zealand)
12 September 2015 Canterbury 29-14 Hawke's Bay AMI Stadium, Christchurch  
19:35 NZST Try: Rob Thompson Try 1
Tulolo Tulolo Try 6
Matt Todd Try 26
Joe Moody Try 57
Con: Tom Taylor (3/4) Kick 2758
Pen: Tom Taylor (1/1) Kick 13
Report Try: Shannan Chase Try 42
Robbie Fruean Try 68
Con: Ihaia West (2/2) Kick 4369
Referee: Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
13 September 2015 Auckland 35-29 Otago Eden Park, Auckland  
14:35 NZST Try: Charles Piutau Try 8
Mitchell Karpik Try 15
Akira Ioane Try 26
George Moala Try 51
Con: Simon Hickey (3/4) Kick 91627
Pen: Simon Hickey (3/3) Kick 63973
Report Try: Naulia Dawai Try 324447
Jack Wilson Try 62
Con: Fletcher Smith (0/3)
Sio Tomkinson (0/1)
Pen: Fletcher Smith (3/3) Kick 21319
Attendance: 3,900
Referee: Brett Johnson (New Zealand)
13 September 2015 Manawatu 42-17 Northland Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North  
16:35 NZST Try: Semisi Masirewa Try 4
Nathan Tudreu Try 1252
Heiden Bedwell-Curtis Try 18
Michael Ala'alatoa Try 56
Valentino Mapapalangi Try 67
Con: Otere Black (5/5) Kick 513195357
Sam Malcolm (1/1) Kick 68
Pen: Sam Malcolm (0/1)
Report Try: Dan Pryor Try 40
Dave Thomas Try 60
Con: Daniel Hawkins (2/2) Kick 4061
Pen: Daniel Hawkins (1/1) Kick 44
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)

Week 6

16 September 2015 Tasman 39-20 North Harbour Trafalgar Park, Nelson  
19:35 NZST Try: Jimmy Cowan Try 12
Viliami Lolohea Try 194262
Marty Banks Try 56
Mitchell Scott Try 67
Con: Trent Renata (2/3) Kick 1320
Marty Banks (1/3) Kick 63
Pen: Marty Banks (1/1) Kick 79
Report Try: Nafi Tuitavake Try 27
Michael Little Try 70
Con: Daniel Halangahu (1/1) Kick 28
Matt McGahan (1/1) Kick 71
Pen: Daniel Halangahu (2/2) Kick 2437
Referee: Shuhei Kubo (Japan)
17 September 2015 Wellington 36-37 Otago Westpac Stadium, Wellington  
19:35 NZST Try: Vaea Fifita Try 16
Jeffery Toomaga-Allen Try 4050
Ardie Savea Try 71
Con: Jason Woodward (2/4) Kick 1772
Pen: Jason Woodward (4/4) Kick 9235863
Cards: Ardie Savea Yellow card 75
Report Try: Mikaele Mafi Try 2
Matt Faddes Try 2479
Naulia Dawai Try 77
Con: Peter Breen (4/4) Kick 3257880
Pen: Peter Breen (3/4) Kick 71120
Attendance: 1,655
Referee: Will Houston (Australia)
18 September 2015 Taranaki 41-0 Waikato Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth  
19:35 NZST Try: Charlie Ngatai Try 35
Seta Tamanivalu Try 38
Angus Ta'avao Try 43
Sean Wainui Try 60
Hika Elliot Try 78
Con: Codey Rei (4/4) Kick 36394461
Marty McKenzie (1/1) Kick 79
Pen: Codey Rei (2/2) Kick 418
Report Pen: Damian McKenzie (0/1)
Referee: Shane McDermott (New Zealand)
19 September 2015 RS - Hawke's Bay 23-17 Bay of Plenty McLean Park, Napier  
14:35 NZST Try: Ryan Tongia Try 16
Tom Stanley Try 44
Tony Lamborn Try 49
Con: Ihaia West (1/3) Kick 45
Pen: Ihaia West (2/2) Kick 3538
Report Try: Shahn Eru Try 25
Nick Evemy Try 52
Con: Nick Evemy (2/2) Kick 2653
Pen: Nick Evemy (1/3) Kick 3
Cards: Zak Hohneck Temporarily suspended from 34' to 44' 34 to 44
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
19 September 2015 Southland 49-14 Manawatu Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill  
17:35 NZST Try: Michael Molloy Try 7
Tim Boys Try 13
Kieran Moffat Try 33
Willis Halaholo Try 49
Lima Sopoaga Try 58
Tauasosi Tuimavave Try 72
Con: Lima Sopoaga (4/5) Kick 8345059
Scott Eade (1/1) Kick 73
Pen: Lima Sopoaga (3/4) Kick 2755
Report Try: Heiden Bedwell-Curtis Try 19
Rob Foreman Try 62
Con: Otere Black (2/2) Kick 2062
Pen: Otere Black (0/1)
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
19 September 2015 Northland 17-42 Counties Manukau Toll Stadium, Whangarei  
19:35 NZST Try: Waisea Lawebuka Try 71
Con: Daniel Hawkins (0/1)
Pen: Daniel Hawkins (4/5) Kick 6142038
Cards: Josh Goodhue Temporarily suspended from 15' to 25' 15 to 25
Sam Nock Temporarily suspended from 59' to 69' 59 to 69
Report Try: Cardiff Vaega Try 16
Jordan Taufua Try 2535
Viliame Rarasea Try 60
Frank Halai Try 75
Con: Piers Francis (2/3) Kick 1736
Willie Walker (2/2) Kick 6176
Pen: Piers Francis (3/4) Kick 102941
Referee: Liam Scanlon (New Zealand)
20 September 2015 North Harbour 10-17 Canterbury QBE Stadium, Albany  
14:35 NZST Try: Tevita Li Try 74
Con: Matt McGahan (1/1) Kick 75
Pen: Matt McGahan (1/3) Kick 46
Report Try: Johnny McNicholl Try 20
Ben Funnell Try 37
Con: Tom Taylor (2/2) Kick 2138
Pen: Tom Taylor (1/2) Kick 63
Referee: Cameron Stone (New Zealand)
20 September 2015 Tasman 19-28 Auckland Lansdowne Park, Blenheim  
16:35 NZST Try: Joe Wheeler Try 50
Con: Marty Banks (1/1) Kick 51
Pen: Marty Banks (4/5) Kick 23324265
Cards: Trent Renata Temporarily suspended from 37' to 47' 37 to 47
Report Try: Joe Edwards Try 19
George Moala Try 39
Vince Aso Try 43
Con: Simon Hickey (2/3) Kick 2040
Pen: Simon Hickey (2/2) Kick 426
Mitchell Hunt (1/1) Kick 67
Cards: Jono Hickey Temporarily suspended from 49' to 59' 49 to 59
Referee: Jamie Nutbrown (New Zealand)

Week 7

23 September 2015 Canterbury 18-17 Waikato AMI Stadium, Christchurch  
19:35 NZST Try: Ben Funnell Try 64
Matt Todd Try 71
Con: Tom Taylor (1/2) Kick 65
Pen: Tom Taylor (2/2) Kick 1778
Report Try: Shaun Stevenson Try 7
Damian McKenzie Try 31
Con: Damian McKenzie (2/2) Kick 832
Pen: Damian McKenzie (0/1)
Drop: Damian McKenzie Kick 74
Cards: Ben Tameifuna Temporarily suspended from 62' to 72' 62 to 72
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
24 September 2015 RS - Hawke's Bay 17-12 Auckland McLean Park, Napier  
19:35 NZST Try: Brendon Edmonds Try 35
Ihaia West Try 64
Con: Ihaia West (2/2) Kick 3665
Pen: Ihaia West (1/2) Kick 9
Report Pen: Simon Hickey (4/6) Kick 3232840
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
25 September 2015 Northland 5-37 Bay of Plenty Toll Stadium, Whangarei  
19:35 NZST Try: Daniel Hawkins Try 54
Con: Daniel Hawkins (0/1)
Pen: Daniel Hawkins (0/2)
Report Try: Elijah Nicholas Try 42
Penalty try Try 62
Lalakai Foketi Try 74
Keepa Mewett Try 79
Con: Daniel Hollinshead (4/4) Kick 43637580
Pen: Nick Evemy (3/3) Kick 51226
Cards: Jono Kitto Temporarily suspended from 57' to 67' 57 to 67
Joe Tupe Yellow card 77
Referee: Michael Lash (New Zealand)
26 September 2015 Counties Manukau 42-33 Tasman ECOLight Stadium, Pukekohe  
14:35 NZST Try: Richard Judd Try 31
Cardiff Vaega Try 36
Sikeli Nabou Try 47
Pele Cowley Try 67
Onosai Auva'a Try 70
Con: Piers Francis (2/3) Kick 3748
Willie Walker (2/2) Kick 6871
Pen: Piers Francis (3/5) Kick 52539
Cards: Sam Henwood Yellow card 78
Report Try: Kieron Fonotia Try 20
Marty Banks Try 44
Billy Guyton Try 72
Con: Marty Banks (2/2) Kick 2173
David Havili (1/1) Kick 45
Pen: Marty Banks (2/5) Kick 311
David Havili (2/2) Kick 5054
Cards: David Havili Temporarily suspended from 22' to 32' 22 to 32
Robbie Malneek Temporarily suspended from 27' to 37' 27 to 37
Referee: Kane McBride (New Zealand)
26 September 2015 Otago 61-7 Southland Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
17:35 NZST Try: Michael Collins Try 3
Liam Coltman Try 13
James Lentjes Try 27
Teihorangi Walden Try 36
Peter Breen Try 40
Josh Renton Try 60
Jayden Spence Try 64
Matt Faddes Try 68
Con: Peter Breen (6/8) Kick 41428406169
Pen: Peter Breen (2/2) Kick 2255
Drop: Peter Breen Kick 19
Report Try: Willis Halaholo Try 8
Con: Lima Sopoaga (1/1) Kick 9
Cards: Jamie Mackintosh Red card 24
Referee: Jamie Nutbrown (New Zealand)
26 September 2015 Manawatu 31-17 North Harbour Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North  
19:35 NZST Try: Fraser Stone Try 38
Callum Gibbins Try 5079
Newton Tudreu Try 56
Con: Otere Black (4/4) Kick 39515780
Pen: Otere Black (1/2) Kick 62
Report Try: Josh Rowland Try 32
Matt McGahan Try 47
Con: Bryn Hall (2/2) Kick 3348
Pen: Bryn Hall (1/2) Kick 14
Cards: Alex Woonton Temporarily suspended from 61' to 71' 61 to 71
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
27 September 2015 Waikato 14-21 Wellington Waikato Stadium, Hamilton  
14:35 NZST Try: Chauncy Edwardson Try 65
Con: Damian McKenzie (0/1)
Pen: Damian McKenzie (3/3) Kick 61180
Report Try: Jeremy Thrush Try 25
Leni Apisai Try 56
Con: Jason Woodward (1/2) Kick 26
Pen: Jason Woodward (3/4) Kick 223239
Referee: Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
27 September 2015 Canterbruy 21-24 Taranaki AMI Stadium, Christchurch  
16:35 NZST Try: Johnny McNicholl Try 14
Marshall Suckling Try 50
Con: Tom Taylor (1/2) Kick 15
Pen: Tom Taylor (3/3) Kick 83543
Report Try: Bernie Hall Try 5
Kurt Baker Try 20
Blade Thomson Try 46
Con: Codey Rei (3/3) Kick 62147
Pen: Codey Rei (1/2) Kick 2
Referee: Shane McDermott (New Zealand)

Week 8

30 September 2015 Wellington 22-22 Hawke's Bay Westpac Stadium, Wellington  
19:35 NZST Try: Jason Woodward Try 19
Reggie Goodes Try 35
Vaea Fifita Try 52
Con: Jason Woodward (2/3) Kick 2053
Pen: Jason Woodward (1/2) Kick 29
Cards: Jason Woodward Temporarily suspended from 54' to 64' 54 to 64
Report Try: Chris Eaton Try 10
Brendon O'Connor Try 44
Robbie Fruean Try 78
Con: Ihaia West (2/3) Kick 1145
Pen: Ihaia West (1/2) Kick 65
Cards: Chris Eaton Temporarily suspended from 26' to 36' 26 to 36
Attendance: 2,986
Referee: Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
1 October 2015 North Harbour 32-39 Otago QBE Stadium, Albany  
19:35 NZST Try: Michael Little Try 3278
Nafi Tuitavake Try 45
Pita Ahki Try 69
Con: Daniel Halangahu (2/2) Kick 3346
Matt McGahan (1/2) Kick 70
Pen: Daniel Halangahu (2/2) Kick 1058
Report Try: Peter Breen Try 18
James Lentjes Try 37
Jackson Hemopo Try 50
Jack Wilson Try 67
Con: Peter Breen (2/4) Kick 5168
Pen: Peter Breen (5/5) Kick 540426064
Referee: Brett Johnson (New Zealand)
2 October 2015 Waikato 9-30 Counties Manukau Waikato Stadium, Hamilton  
19:35 NZST Pen: Damian McKenzie (3/5) Kick 135466
Cards: Peni Iowane Yellow card 71
Report Try: Jimmy Tupou Try 45
Sione Fifita Try 58
Jordan Taufua Try 75
Frank Halai Try 79
Con: Piers Francis (2/4) Kick 4676
Pen: Piers Francis (2/3) Kick 830
Referee: Richard Kelly (New Zealand)
3 October 2015 Tasman 25-41 Canterbury Trafalgar Park, Nelson  
14:35 NZST Try: David Havili Try 25
Shane Christie Try 6871
Con: Marty Banks (1/1) Kick 26
Trent Renata (1/2) Kick 69
Pen: Marty Banks (1/3) Kick 17
David Havili (1/1) Kick 49
Report Try: Matt Todd Try 28
Rob Thompson Try 3764
Tom Taylor Try 42
Cameron McIntyre Try 75
Con: Tom Taylor (5/5) Kick 2938436576
Pen: Tom Taylor (2/3) Kick 1852
Cards: Marshall Suckling Temporarily suspended from 15' to 25' 15 to 25
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
3 October 2015 Manawatu 10-44 Taranaki Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North  
17:35 NZST Try: Callum Gibbins Try 44
Con: Otere Black (1/1) Kick 45
Pen: Otere Black (1/1) Kick 6
Cards: Heiden Bedwell-Curtis Yellow card 75
Report Try: Jackson Ormond Try 9
Kurt Baker Try 12
Toa Halafihi Try 35
Charlie Ngatai Try 53
Blade Thomson Try 63
Con: Codey Rei (5/5) Kick 1013365466
Pen: Codey Rei (1/1) Kick 24
Liam McBride (2/2) Kick 6976
Referee: Angus Mabey (New Zealand)
3 October 2015 Auckland 64-21 Northland Eden Park, Auckland  
19:35 NZST Try: Akira Ioane Try 532
George Moala Try 1578
Greg Pleasants-Tate Try 24
Melani Nanai Try 39
Lolagi Visinia Try 41
Bryce Heem Try 53
Mitchell Karpik Try 58
Kurt Eklund Try 76
Con: Simon Hickey (5/6) Kick 616253340
Jono Hickey (1/2) Kick 54
Calvary Fonoti (1/2) Kick 79
Report Try: Warren Dunn Try 4962
Michael Stolberg Try 72
Con: Daniel Hawkins (3/3) Kick 506373
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Jamie Nutbrown (New Zealand)
4 October 2015 Southland 28-35 Hawke's Bay Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill  
14:35 NZST Try: Willis Halaholo Try 13
Guy Millar Try 24
Michael Molloy Try 66
Con: Lima Sopoaga (2/3) Kick 2567
Pen: Lima Sopoaga (3/3) Kick 53557
Report Try: Robbie Fruean Try 39
Mason Emerson Try 43
Ryan Tongia Try 4761
Con: Tyrone Elkington-MacDonald (3/4) Kick 404448
Pen: Tyrone Elkington-MacDonald (3/4) Kick 91959
Referee: Shane McDermott (New Zealand)
4 October 2015 Bay of Plenty 13-31 Wellington Baypark Stadium, Mount Maunganui  
16:35 NZST Try: Johan Bardoul Try 27
Con: Daniel Hollinshead (1/1) Kick 28
Pen: Daniel Hollinshead (2/4) Kick 153
Report Try: Jeremy Thrush Try 814
Ardie Savea Try 41
Cory Jane Try 66
Tomasi Alosio Try 76
Con: Jackson Garden-Bachop (1/3) Kick 15
Jonny Bentley (2/2) Kick 6777
Cards: Jeffery Toomaga-Allen Temporarily suspended from 52' to 62' 52 to 62
Ben May Temporarily suspended from 57' to 67' 57 to 67
Referee: Michael Lash (New Zealand)

Week 9

7 October 2015 Northland 36-54 Otago Toll Stadium, Whangarei  
19:35 NZST Try: Shane Neville Try 24
Dave Thomas Try 40
Kara Pryor Try 63
Kurt Davies Try 67
Matt Moulds Try 75
Jordan Hyland Try 80
Con: Daniel Hawkins (1/3) Kick 25
Tyler Lansdowne (2/3) Kick 7680
Report Try: Michael Collins Try 1571
Fletcher Smith Try 20
Tony Ensor Try 2758
James Lentjes Try 3546
Kaide Whiting Try 55
Con: Fletcher Smith (4/7) Kick 16284759
Peter Breen (0/1)
Pen: Fletcher Smith (2/4) Kick 943
Cards: Fletcher Smith Yellow card 73
Referee: Liam Scanlon (New Zealand)
8 October 2015 Taranaki 17-35 Tasman Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth  
19:35 NZST Try: Jackson Ormond Try 7
Bernie Hall Try 73
Con: Codey Rei (1/1) Kick 8
Liam McBride (1/1) Kick 74
Pen: Codey Rei (0/2)
Charlie Ngatai (1/1) Kick 48
Report Try: Quentin MacDonald Try 53
Vernon Fredericks Try 65
Liam Squire Try 68
Kieron Fonotia Try 76
Con: David Havili (3/4) Kick 546669
Pen: Trent Renata (2/3) Kick 379
David Havili (1/1) Kick 61
Referee: Kane McBride (New Zealand)
9 October 2015 Hawke's Bay 30-36 Waikato - RS McLean Park, Napier  
19:35 NZST Try: Ash Dixon Try 18
Brendon O'Connor Try 3980
Lewis Marshall Try 78
Con: Ihaia West (2/4) Kick 4078
Pen: Ihaia West (2/3) Kick 1357
Cards: Zac Guildford Temporarily suspended from 22' to 32' 22 to 32
Report Try: Anton Lienert-Brown Try 2
Josh Hohneck Try 34
Brad Weber Try 496972
Con: Damian McKenzie (4/5) Kick 3355073
Pen: Damian McKenzie (1/2) Kick 24
Cards: Ben Tameifuna Yellow card 77
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
10 October 2015 Canterbury 39-20 Southland AMI Stadium, Christchurch  
14:35 NZST Try: Ryan Crotty Try 18
Johnny McNicholl Try 22
Rob Thompson Try 4956
Tom Sanders Try 63
Con: Richie Mo'unga (4/5) Kick 19235057
Pen: Richie Mo'unga (2/2) Kick 610
Report Try: Dillan Halaholo Try 27
Michael Molloy Try 37
Con: Lima Sopoaga (2/2) Kick 2838
Pen: Lima Sopoaga (2/2) Kick 3145
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
10 October 2015 Wellington 33-39 Manawatu Westpac Stadium, Wellington  
17:35 NZST Try: Ardie Savea Try 4
Jason Woodward Try 19
Jeffery Toomaga-Allen Try 62
Reggie Goodes Try 72
Cory Jane Try 75
Con: Jason Woodward (4/5) Kick 20637376
Pen: Jason Woodward (0/1)
Report Try: Callum Gibbins Try 1
Heiden Bedwell-Curtis Try 9
Toby Morland Try 13
Nathan Tudreu Try 58
Newton Tudreu Try 66
Con: Otere Black (4/5) Kick 2105967
Pen: Otere Black (2/3) Kick 3349
Attendance: 4,916
Referee: Brett Johnson (New Zealand)
10 October 2015 Counties Manukau 16-31 Auckland ECOLight Stadium, Pukekohe  
19:35 NZST Try: Ma'ama Vaipulu Try 2348
Con: Piers Francis (0/2)
Pen: Piers Francis (2/4) Kick 3859
Report Try: Bryce Heem Try 145480
Con: Simon Hickey (1/2) Kick 55
Jono Hickey (1/1) Kick 80
Pen: Simon Hickey (1/2) Kick 45
Jono Hickey (3/4) Kick 646771
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
11 October 2015 North Harbour 36-12 Northland QBE Stadium, Albany  
14:35 NZST Try: Pita Ahki Try 17
James Parsons Try 2146
Raymond Niuia Try 72
Nafi Tuitavake Try 78
Con: Daniel Halangahu (3/4) Kick 182247
Matt McGahan (1/1) Kick 79
Pen: Daniel Halangahu (1/1) Kick 35
Report Try: Mathew Wright Try 39
Isimeli Taqea Try 55
Con: Daniel Hawkins (1/2) Kick 40
Referee: Jamie Nutbrown (New Zealand)
11 October 2015 Otago 43-30 Bay of Plenty Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
16:35 NZST Try: Naulia Dawai Try 4
Matt Faddes Try 2943
Tony Ensor Try 32
Liam Coltman Try 40
Fletcher Smith Try 50
Con: Peter Breen (4/5) Kick 30334044
Fletcher Smith (1/1) Kick 51
Pen: Peter Breen (1/1) Kick 14
Report Try: Culum Retallick Try 3756
Nick Evemy Try 61
Con: Daniel Hollinshead (1/1) Kick 37
Nick Evemy (2/2) Kick 5762
Pen: Daniel Hollinshead (3/3) Kick 121724
Cards: Johan Bardoul Temporarily suspended from 40' to 50' 40 to 50
Referee: Richard Kelly (New Zealand)

Play-offs

Semi-finals


16 October 2015
19:35 NZST
Auckland 44-24 Tasman
Try: Ioane 8' c
Lam 21' c
Heem 47' c
Nanai 54' c
Moala 77' c
Con: S. Hickey (4/4) 9', 22', 48', 55'
J. Hickey (1/1) 78'
Pen: S. Hickey (2/5) 15', 28'
J. Hickey (1/1) 65'
Report Try: Fonotia 57' c
Renata 67' c
Ainley 71' c
Con: Banks (3/3) 58', 67', 72'
Pen: Havili (1/3) 25'
Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
17 October 2015
14:35 NZST
Hawke's Bay 33-26 Bay of Plenty
Try: Buckman 1' c
O'Connor 45' c
West 57' c
Con: West (3/3) 2', 46', 58'
Pen: West (4/4) 16', 40', 68', 71'
Report Try: Bardoul (3) 25' m, 32' m, 37' m
Fraser 76' m
Con: Evemy (0/3)
Hollinshead (0/1)
Pen: Evemy (1/1) 8'
Hollinshead (1/1) 61'
17 October 2015
17:05 NZST
Canterbury 46-20 Taranaki
Try: Thompson (2) 34' c, 52' c
Suckling 44' c
Funnell 59' c
Con: Taylor (4/4) 35', 45', 53', 60'
Pen: Taylor (6/6) 10', 13', 31', 38', 50', 70'
Cards: McNicholl Temporarily suspended from 63' to 73' 63 to 73
Report Try: Ormond 32' m
Baker 48' m
Penalty try 63' c
Con: Rei (1/3) 63'
Pen: Rei (1/1) 17'
17 October 2015
19:35 NZST
Wellington 34-14 Otago
Try: Wilson 10' c
Karawana 20' c
Savea 54' c
Bentley 78' c
Con: Garden-Bachop (4/4) 11', 21', 55', 79'
Pen: Garden-Bachop (2/2) 6', 62'
Try: Lentjes 33' c
Knight 73' c
Con: Breen (1/1) 34'
Smith (1/1) 74'

Finals


23 October 2015
19:35 NZST
Hawke's Bay 26-25 Wellington
Try: Fruean 40' c
Emerson 77' c
Con: West (2/2) 40', 78'
Pen: West (4/4) 11', 15', 34', 45'
Report Try: Wilson 1' c
Jane (2) 29' c, 68' m
Con: Garden-Bachop (2/3) 2', 30'
Pen: Garden-Bachop (2/3) 20', 27'
24 October 2015
19:35 NZST
Canterbury 25-23 Auckland
Try: Osborne 1' m
Bird 8' c
Crotty 17' c
Con: Taylor (2/3) 9', 18'
Pen: Taylor (2/3) 44', 67'
Report Try: Pleasants-Tate 14' c
Karpik 46' c
Con: S. Hickey (2/2) 15', 47'
Pen: S. Hickey (3/3) 22', 29', 41'
FB 15 Tom Taylor
RW 14 Johnny McNicholl
OC 13 Ryan Crotty
IC 12 Rob Thompson
LW 11 Patrick Osborne
FH 10 Richie Mo'unga
SH 9 Mitchell Drummond
N8 8 Luke Whitelock (c)
OF 7 Matt Todd
BF 6 Reed Prinsep Substituted off 59
RL 5 Dominic Bird
LL 4 Mitchell Dunshea Substituted off 70
TP 3 Nepo Laulala Substituted off 69
HK 2 Ben Funnell
LP 1 Daniel Lienert-Brown Substituted off 61
Replacements:
HK 16 Ged Robinson
PR 17 Alex Hodgman Substituted in 61
PR 18 Siate Tokolahi Substituted in 69
LK 19 Ben Matwijow Substituted in 70
FL 20 Tom Sanders Substituted in 59
SH 21 Jack Stratton
FH 22 Cameron McIntyre
WG 23 Marshall Suckling
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FB 15 Charles Piutau
RW 14 Bryce Heem
OC 13 Vince Aso Substituted off 63
IC 12 George Moala
LW 11 Ben Lam
FH 10 Simon Hickey (c)
SH 9 Kaito Shigeno Substituted off 52
N8 8 Akira Ioane
OF 7 Mitchell Karpik
BF 6 Joe Edwards
RL 5 Scott Scrafton Temporarily suspended from 7' to 17' 7 to 17 Substituted off 72
LL 4 Michael Fatialofa
TP 3 Ofa Tu'ungafasi
HK 2 Greg Pleasants-Tate Substituted off 61
LP 1 Isileli Tu'ungafasi
Replacements:
HK 16 Kurt Eklund Substituted in 61
PR 17 Tom McHugh
PR 18 Jono Owen
LK 19 William Lloyd Substituted in 72
N8 20 Matthew Matich
SH 21 Jono Hickey Substituted in 52
FH 22 Mitchell Hunt
FB 23 Lolagi Visinia Substituted in 63

Statistics

Leading point scorers

No. Player Team Points Average Details
1 Tom Taylor Canterbury 144 12.00 1 T, 29 C, 27 P, 0 D
2 Ihaia West Hawke's Bay 134 11.17 3 T, 28 C, 21 P, 0 D
3 Marty Banks Tasman 124 12.40 2 T, 24 C, 22 P, 0 D
4 Simon Hickey Auckland 120 10.91 1 T, 26 C, 21 P, 0 D
5 Damian McKenzie Waikato 115 11.50 3 T, 20 C, 19 P, 1 D
6 Codey Rei Taranaki 97 8.82 2 T, 27 C, 11 P, 0 D
7 Peter Breen Otago 84 8.40 2 T, 19 C, 11 P, 1 D
8 Piers Francis Counties Manukau 77 8.56 0 T, 13 C, 17 P, 0 D
9 Otere Black Manawatu 76 7.60 0 T, 32 C, 4 P, 0 D
10 Lima Sopoaga Southland 69 11.50 1 T, 14 C, 12 P, 0 D

Source: itmcup.co.nz/Stats

Leading try scorers

No. Player Team Tries Average
1 George Moala Auckland 10 0.83
2 Rob Thompson Canterbury 10 0.83
3 Naulia Dawai Otago 7 0.64
4 Brad Weber Waikato 7 0.78
5 Matt Faddes Otago 6 0.60
6 Vaea Fifita Wellington 6 0.60
7 Callum Gibbins Manawatu 6 0.67
8 Ben Lam Auckland 6 0.55
9 Michael Little North Harbour 6 0.60
10 Brendon O'Connor Hawke's Bay 6 0.55

Source: itmcup.co.nz/Stats

Points by week

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total Average
Auckland 23 23 30 24 21 27 50 28 80 57 28 19 12 17 64 21 31 16 339 232 33.90 23.20
Bay of Plenty 20 11 13 34 36 53 37 26 9 32 17 23 37 5 13 31 30 43 212 258 21.20 25.80
Canterbury 38 24 20 15 27 21 57 7 29 14 17 10 39 41 41 25 39 20 307 177 30.70 17.70
Counties Manukau 36 35 15 20 11 35 36 54 20 28 42 17 42 33 30 9 16 31 248 262 24.80 26.20
Hawke's Bay 39 10 39 22 35 11 48 32 14 29 23 17 17 12 57 50 30 36 302 219 30.20 21.90
Manawatu 35 36 21 28 21 41 7 57 70 62 14 49 31 17 10 44 39 33 248 367 24.80 36.70
North Harbour 11 20 0 43 26 25 32 48 28 20 30 56 17 31 32 39 36 12 212 294 21.20 29.40
Northland 10 39 18 27 0 29 7 50 17 42 17 42 5 37 21 64 48 90 143 420 14.30 42.00
Otago 24 38 22 39 34 27 17 34 29 35 37 36 61 7 39 32 97 66 360 314 36.00 31.40
Southland 23 23 27 18 35 52 3 53 25 30 49 14 7 61 28 35 20 39 217 325 21.70 32.50
Taranaki 14 19 24 30 27 34 67 17 32 9 41 0 24 21 44 10 17 35 290 175 29.00 17.50
Tasman 35 20 34 13 41 21 34 17 36 17 58 48 33 42 25 41 35 17 331 236 33.10 23.60
Waikato 20 35 28 21 43 10 28 50 30 25 0 41 31 39 9 30 36 30 225 281 22.50 28.10
Wellington 19 14 43 0 29 0 53 3 17 36 36 37 21 14 53 35 33 39 304 178 30.40 17.80

Tries by week

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total Average
Auckland 2 2 4 2 2 4 7 4 9 8 3 1 0 2 10 3 3 2 40 28 4.00 2.80
Bay of Plenty 3 1 1 4 3 7 5 4 0 4 2 3 4 1 1 5 3 6 22 35 2.20 3.50
Canterbury 4 3 1 2 4 2 9 1 4 2 2 1 4 5 5 3 5 2 38 21 3.80 2.10
Counties Manukau 5 5 2 1 1 4 5 7 2 3 5 1 5 3 4 0 2 3 31 27 3.10 2.70
Hawke's Bay 6 1 6 3 4 1 6 5 2 4 3 2 2 0 7 6 4 5 40 27 4.00 2.70
Manawatu 5 5 3 3 3 4 1 9 10 7 2 6 4 2 1 5 5 5 34 46 3.40 4.60
North Harbour 1 3 0 6 2 3 5 6 3 2 3 8 2 4 4 4 5 2 25 38 2.50 3.80
Northland 1 6 2 3 0 4 1 7 2 6 1 5 1 4 3 10 8 13 19 58 1.90 5.80
Otago 3 4 3 6 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 8 1 4 4 14 9 47 40 4.70 4.00
Southland 2 2 3 2 4 4 0 8 3 3 6 2 1 8 3 4 2 5 24 38 2.40 3.80
Taranaki 1 3 2 4 4 4 9 2 4 0 5 0 3 2 5 1 2 4 35 20 3.50 2.00
Tasman 4 1 4 1 4 3 4 3 4 3 7 5 3 5 3 5 4 2 37 28 3.70 2.80
Waikato 1 4 3 3 6 1 4 7 3 3 0 5 3 4 0 4 5 4 25 35 2.50 3.50
Wellington 3 1 6 0 4 0 8 0 3 4 4 4 2 1 8 4 5 5 43 19 4.30 1.90
For Against

Sanctions

Player Team Red card.svg Red Yellow card.svg Yellow Sent off match(es):
Jamie Mackintosh Southland 1 1 vs. Wellington and Otago
Matt Talaese Northland 1 0 vs. Southland
Ardie Savea Wellington 0 2 vs. Southland and Otago
Ben Tameifuna Waikato 0 2 vs. Canterbury and Hawke's Bay
Johan Bardoul Bay of Plenty 0 2 vs. Counties Manukau and Otago
Marty Banks Tasman 0 1 vs. Waikato
Kurt Baker Taranaki 0 1 vs. Wellington
Brad Shields Wellington 0 1 vs. Taranaki
Jayden Spence Otago 0 1 vs. Canterbury
Nafi Tuitavake North Harbour 0 1 vs. Wellington
Ross Geldenhuys Tasman 0 1 vs. Bay of Plenty
Hamiora Thomas Manawatu 0 1 vs. Waikato
Jordan Payne Waikato 0 1 vs. Manawatu
Tawera Kerr-Barlow Waikato 0 1 vs. Manawatu
Pauliasi Manu Counties Manukau 0 1 vs. Canterbury
Shane Christie Tasman 0 1 vs. Manawatu
Ben Funnell Canterbury 0 1 vs. Auckland
Mitchell Graham Taranaki 0 1 vs. Otago
Culum Retallick Bay of Plenty 0 1 vs. Waikato
Ma'ama Vaipulu Counties Manukau 0 1 vs. Taranaki
Akira Ioane Auckland 0 1 vs. Waikato
Sam Vaka Counties Manukau 0 1 vs. North Harbour
Chris Vui North Harbour 0 1 vs. Counties Manukau
Mitchell Crosswell Taranaki 0 1 vs. Bay of Plenty
Zak Hohneck Bay of Plenty 0 1 vs. Hawke's Bay
Josh Goodhue Northland 0 1 vs. Counties Manukau
Sam Nock Northland 0 1 vs. Counties Manukau
Trent Renata Tasman 0 1 vs. Auckland
Jono Hickey Auckland 0 1 vs. Tasman
Jono Kitto Bay of Plenty 0 1 vs. Northland
Joe Tupe Bay of Plenty 0 1 vs. Northland
David Havili Tasman 0 1 vs. Counties Manukau
Robbie Malneek Tasman 0 1 vs. Counties Manukau
Sam Henwood Counties Manukau 0 1 vs. Tasman
Alex Woonton North Harbour 0 1 vs. Manawatu
Jason Woodward Wellington 0 1 vs. Hawke's Bay
Chris Eaton Hawke's Bay 0 1 vs. Wellington
Peni Iowane Waikato 0 1 vs. Counties Manukau
Marshall Suckling Canterbury 0 1 vs. Tasman
Heiden Bedwell-Curtis Manawatu 0 1 vs. Taranaki
Jeffery Toomaga-Allen Wellington 0 1 vs. Bay of Plenty
Ben May Wellington 0 1 vs. Bay of Plenty
Fletcher Smith Otago 0 1 vs. Northland
Zac Guildford Hawke's Bay 0 1 vs. Waikato
Johnny McNicholl Canterbury 0 1 vs. Taranaki
Scott Scrafton Auckland 0 1 vs. Canterbury

Ranfurly Shield

Pre-season challenges

Hawke's Bay won the Ranfurly Shield when they defeated Counties Manuaku on August 2014, and subsequently made four successful defenses. Hawke's Bay announced their first three defenses against Wairarapa Bush, Horowhenua-Kapiti, and Meads Cup winners Mid Canterbury after receiving six Heartland Championship offers.[6]

In the first challenge, Hawke's Bay were missing players due to Super Rugby and international duties but managed to score forty-one unanswered second-half points which saw them safely retain the shield, winning 58-7 at McLean Park. Prop Jarvy Aoake scored from close range to open the scoring with their second try coming from fullback Zac Guildford and Tyrone Elkington-MacDonald kicked every conversion and penalty. Wairarapa Bush flanker Brock Price was awarded a try after chasing a kick downfield. Shannan Chase, Billy Ropiha, and Brendon O'Connor also scored tries with Jonah Lowe completing the scoring, in the final minute.[7]

Again Hawke's Bay was missing players plus their coach also. Horowhenua-Kapiti were within four points with 15 minutes to play in Napier for the second Ranfurly Shield challenge. They dominated the opening half with Perry Hayman kicking three-from-three penalty shots at goal. Hawke's Bay although was in control with a dominant scrum and tries to Joseph Penitito and American Tony Lamborn. Sam Gardner scored for Horowhenua-Kapiti which brought the game back to within four points. But captain Antony Fox was then sent to the sin bin for a cynical infringement during a Hawke's Bay drive on his own try line which caused three Hawke's Bay penalties and tries to Shannan Chase, Tom Stanley and Mark Braidwood.[8]

9 July 2015
14:35 NZST
Hawke's Bay 58-7 Wairarapa Bush
Try: Aoake 7' c
Guildford (2) 20' c, 66' c
Chase 46' c
Ropiha 49' c
Elkington-MacDonald 60' c
O'Connor 63' m
Lowe 79' m
Con: Elkington-MacDonald (5/5) 9', 21', 48', 51', 61'
West (1/3) 67'
Pen: Elkington-MacDonald (2/2) 17', 43'
Report Try: Price 31' c
Con: Priest (1/1) 33'
McLean Park, Napier
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Jamie Nutbrown (New Zealand)
16 July 2015
19:35 NZST
Hawke's Bay 50-16 Horowhenua-Kapiti
Try: Penitito (2) 13' m, 39' m
Lamborn 21' c
Chase 75' c
Stanley 78' c
Braidwood 80' c
Con: Elkington-MacDonald (4/6) 22', 76', 78', 80'
Pen: Elkington-MacDonald (4/4) 49', 66', 72', 74'
Preview
Report
Try: Gardner 61' c
Con: Hayman (1/1) 63'
Pen: Hayman (3/3) 7', 33', 38'
McLean Park, Napier
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
23 July 2015
19:35 NZST
Hawke's Bay 57-12 Mid Canterbury
Try: Chase 29' m
Lowe (2) 55' m, 56' c
O'Connor 65' c
Lamborn 68' c
Guildford 70' c
Tongia 77' c
Con: Elkington-MacDonald (0/1)
West (5/6) 57', 66', 69', 71', 78'
Pen: Elkington-MacDonald (3/4) 13', 26', 49'
West (1/1) 54'
Report Pen: Williams (4/4) 5', 38', 44', 45'
McLean Park, Napier
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)

References

  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. Archived from the original (pdf) on 2 December 2016. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "2010 ITM Cup Competition Structures". Manawatu Rugby Union. Archived from the original on 23 February 2013. Retrieved 2010.
  4. ^ "ITM Cup Finals schedule". All Blacks. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ "ITM Cup draw for 2015 confirmed". ITM Cup. 7 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Magpies confirm first Ranfurly Shield opponents". ESPN. 12 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Hawke's Bay see off Wairarapa-Bush to retain Ranfurly Shield". Stuff. 19 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Horowhenua-Kapiti push Hawke's Bay all the way in Ranfurly Shield challenge". Stuff. 16 July 2015.

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