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new sponsor, bringing back the NPC name and the old badge which was unexpected, facebook admin a bit slow with the name change though


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Excellent to see the old NPC logo back :cool:
 

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WEEK 3.

Fri 17th Sept :
Waikato v Cant. {FMG Stadium, Waikato} - 7.05pm

Sat 18th Sept :
Naki v Wgtn {TET Stadium, Naki} - 2.05pm
Northland v Tasman {Semenoff Stadium, Northland} - 4.35pm


Sun 19th Sept :
Hawkes Bay v BOP {RS} {McLean Park, Napier} - 2.05pm

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PREMIERSHIP :
Waikato
Tasman
Wgtn
Auck
Hawkes Bay
BOP
Cant


CHAMPIONSHIP :
Naki
Manawatu
Harbour
Otago
Southland
Counties
Northland


 

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Fri 17th Sept {Hamilton} - 7.05 {NZT}

WAIKATO : Matty Lansdown, Liam Coombes-Fabling, Bailyn Sullivan, Louis Rogers, Beaudein Waaka, Fletcher Smith, Xavier Roe, Jack Lam, Mitch Jacobson, Samipeni Finau, Laghlan McWhannell, James Tucker, George Dyer, Steven Misa, Ayden Johnstone.
Reserves : Sam Cooper, Ollie Norris, Rob Cobb, Hamilton Burr, Liam Messam, Cortez Ratima, D’Angelo Leuila, Tepaea Cook-Savage.

CANTERBURY : Josh McKay, Cameron Bailey, Isaiah Punivai, Rameka Poihipi, Waisake Naholo, Fergus Burke, Mitchell Drummond, Henry Stowers, Billy Harmon, Reed Prinsep (c), Sam Darry, Luke Romano, Oli Jager, Shilo Klein, Daniel Lienert-Brown.
Reserves : Sam Stewart, Finlay Brewis, Fletcher Newell, Daniel Johnson, Corey Kellow, Jono Kitto, Jack Debreczeni, Dallas McLeod.
 
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Very close finish, Cant. just managed to sneak the win.
 

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Hopefully Wgtn win this week, strange that our best 10 Ruben Love is starting at fullback ? ...we somehow managed to butcher a 29 zip lead at halftime against Waikato to lose our last match :confused:




Sat 18th Sept {Inglewood} - 2.05pm {NZT}

NAKI : 1. Reuben O'Neill, 2. Bradley Slater, 3. Michael Bent, 4. Josh Lord, 5. Findlamor Hoeata, 6. Mitchell Crosswell, 7. Tom Florence, 8. Pita Gus Sowakula, 9. Logan Crowley, 10. Jayson Potroz, 11. Kini Naholo, 12. Teihorangi Walden, 13. Daniel Waite, 14. Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens, 15. Stephen Perofeta.
Reserves : 16. Ricky Riccitelli, 17. Jared Proffit, 18. Kyle Stewart, 19. Scott Jury, 20. Mills Sanerivi, 21. Liam BlydEe, 22. Daniel Rona, 23. Vereniki Tikoisolomone.

WGTN : 1. Xavier Numia, 2. Tyrone Thompson, 3. Alex Fidow, 4. James Blackwell (c), 5. Caleb Delany, 6. Taine Plumtree, 7. Du'Plessis Kirifi, 8. Keelan Whitman, 9. Richard Judd, 10. Aidan Morgan, 11. Pepesana Patafilo, 12. Brandyn Lauresen, 13. Vince Aso, 14. Wes Goosen, 15. Ruben Love.
Reserves: 16. Bruce Kauika-Petersen 17. Vince Sakaria 18. Pekahou Cowan 19. Josh To'omaga 20. Sam Smith 21. Connor Collins 22. Peter Umaga-Jensen 23. Tomasi Alosio




Sat 18th Sept {Whangārei} - 4.35pm

NORTHLAND : 1. Ross Wright, 2. Jordan Olsen (c), 3. Kaliopasi Uluilakepa, 4. Josh Goodhue, 5. Sam Caird, 6. Raikabula Momoedonu, 7. Jonah Mau'u, 8. Rob Rush, 9. Sam Nock, 10. Rivez Reihana, 11. Jone Macilai, 12. Blake Hohaia, 13. Scott Gregory, 14. Pisi Leilua 15. Noah Cooper.
Reserves : 16. Ben Tou, 17. Luatangi Li, 18. Coree Te Whata-Colley ,19. Setefano Funaki, 20. Kara Pryor, 21. Will Grant, 22. Johnny Cooper, 23. Kalani Going.

TASMAN : 1. Isileli Tu'ungafasi, 2. Samiuela Moli, 3. Samuel Matenga, 4. Pari Pari Parkinson, 5. Quinten Strange, (cc) 6. Jacob Norris, 7. Sione Havili, 8. Shannon Frizell, 9. Jack Grooby, 10. Mitch Hunt (cc), 11. Mark Telea, 12. Tim O'Malley, 13. Leicester Fainga'anuku, 14. Timoci Tavatavanawai, 15. Tom Marshall.
Reserves : 16. Quinten MacDonald, 17. Luka Inch, 18. Isaac Salmon, 19. Max Hicks, 20. Anton Segner, 21. Louie Chapman, 22. Alex Nankivell 23. Taine Robinson.
 
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As usual Wgtn are struggling in the tight-five... astonished we didn't get a penalty try just before halftime, fortunately we scored a try in the corner shortly after... & they could've easily had 2 players yellow carded instead of just one in that period.
 

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As usual Wgtn are struggling in the tight-five - astonished we didn't get a penalty try just before halftime, fortunately we scored a try in the corner shortly after... & they could've easily had 2 players yellow carded instead of just one in that period.
Morgan is playing ok at 10, but we need to put Ruben Love back at 1st-five, he's far more creative than Morgan.
 

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SHIELD CHALLENGE :

Sun 19th Sept {Napier} - 2.05pm {NZT}

HAWKES BAY : 1. Pouri Rakete-Stones, 2. Ash Dixon ©, 3. Joe Apikotoa, 4. Geoff Cridge, 5. Tom Parsons, 6. Marino Mikaele-Tu’u, 7. Solomone Funaki, 8. Devan Flanders, 9. Ereatara Enari, 10. Lincoln McClutchie, 11. Jonah Lowe, 12. Danny Toala, 13. Stacey Ili, 14. Neria Fomai, 15. Lolagi Visinia.
Reserves : 16. Jacob Devery, 17. Namatahi Waa, 18. Joel Hintz, 19. Josh Kaifa, 20. Gareth Evans, 21. Tiaan Falcon, 22. Ollie Sapsford, 23. Brendon O’Connor.

BOP : 1. Aidan Ross (c), 2. Nathan Vella, 3. Jeff Thwaites, 4. Justin Sangster, 5. Manaaki Selby-Rickit, 6. Angus Scott-Young, 7. Mitch Karpik, 8. Whetukamokamo Douglas, 9. Luke Campbell, 10. Kaleb Trask, 11. Onisi Ratave, 12. Inga Finau, 13. Sean Wainui, 14. Emoni Narawa, 15. Chase Tiatia.
Reserves : 16. Nathan Harris, 17. Haereiti Hetet, 18. Pasilio Tosi, 19. Stan Van Den Hoven, 20. Penitoa Finau, 21. Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22. Otere Black 23. Lalomilo Lalomilo.

Referee : Paul Williams
 
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Anyone else going to post on this thread ?
 

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i said you'll find there aren't many kiwis on here any more and even fewer that bother with domestic, i found another forum for more specific NZ rugby chat
 

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Expected to see at least a couple of NZers post here other than you & I... will keep posting here though, have always really enjoyed our NPC rugby, we get a lot of exciting young talent coming through & the comp is played at a fast pace with plenty of skill shown.

What is the name of the NZ forum mate ? ...is it ' gpforums.co.nz ' it's a pretty good one, other than rugby has a lot of other sports too.
 

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Another loss - ridiculous that the Wgtn coach played our best 10 at fullback against Hawkes Bay too... we were poor in the forwards, looks like it's going to be a real struggle for us to stay in the 1st division.
 

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Anyone else going to post on this thread ?
Well I have to say I was glad you posted in this thread. Npc doesn’t get much traction here, and unfortunately I haven’t managed to follow it so far this year. I’m hoping that’s going to change. I don’t really have a particular affinity to any team, half support Manawatu and Wellington as two places I’ve lived, but I grew up in horowhenua who aren’t in the comp. there’s also a place in my heart for Otago who were the first team I ever supported. Apart from that I’ve always just enjoyed watching the comp, when I’ve managed to, because it’s entertaining. I enjoyed bop, Hawkes bay, and north harbour last year.

who are the teams and or players to watch this year?
 
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Glad you posted too mate - at least we have 3 NZers posting on this thread... maybe with you growing up in Horowhenua the Manawatu team sounds like the main team you could be supporting ?

Pretty hard to tell which players to look out for, as there's always a lot of promising talent coming through each season... not sure what's going to happen with the Auckland Jafa's, if they don't start playing some games soon they'll miss the rest of the comp.

PREMIERSHIP TABLE :
1. WAIKATO - 16pts
2. HAWKES BAY - 14pts
3. TASMAN - 13pts
4. CANT - 13pts
5. WGTN - 9pts
6. BOP - 8pts
7. AUCK - 6pts


CHAMPIONSHIP TABLE :
1. NAKI - 18pts
2. MANAWATU - 9pts
3. HARBOUR - HARBOUR 4pts
4. OTAGO - 4pts
5. SOUTHLAND - 2pts
6. NORTHLAND - 1pt
7. COUNTIES - 0
 
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WEEK 5.
Fri 1st Oct :
NORTHLAND v WAIKATO -
7.05pm {nzt}

Sat 3rd Oct :
BOP v WGTN -
2.05pm {nzt}
MANAWATU v OTAGO - 4.35pm {nzt}

Sun 3rd Oct :
TASMAN v SOUTHLAND
- 2.05pm {nzt}
 

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Victory northland, good upset and in Rene rangers 100th. Did well to hold onto the game at the end, continued playing rugby.

So, bop was really good last year, especially at the end, and then they lose McMillan and aren’t so good. Coincidence?
 

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I take it you're living overseas, not in NZ ?
 

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