2009 New Zealand Women's Rugby Competition

The 2009 New Zealand Women's Rugby Competition was a provincial rugby competition, that was played between six women's rugby teams representing 6 different regions of New Zealand. There was a 5-week round-robin running from 22 August to 19 September followed by two semi-finals on 26 September and a grand final on 3 October. The Rugby Union Bonus Points System was used to determine which teams will go on to the finals. Auckland were crowned champions for the second year in a row when they beat Canterbury 24–20.

2009 NZ Women's Competition
Champions Auckland colours, Air NZ Cup.png Auckland
Round-Robin
Duration 22 August - 19 September
Matches played 15
Semi-Finals
Date 26 September
Matches played 2
Grand Final
Date 3 October
Score
Auckland Auckland colours, Air NZ Cup.png CanterburyColours.png Canterbury
24 20

StandingsEdit

Earned semi-final spot
Eliminated from semi-final contention
1 Earned home semi-final

The top four teams in pool play will advance to the Semi Finals.

Pos. Team Pld W D L PF PA PD BP1 BP2 Pts
1   Canterbury1 5 5 0 0 147 36 111 3 0 23
2   Auckland1 5 3 1 1 143 53 90 3 1 18
3   Wellington 4 3 1 1 96 49 47 2 0 16
4   Hawke's Bay 5 2 0 3 57 127 -70 1 0 9
5   Otago 4 1 0 4 107 109 -2 1 1 6
6   Manawatu 4 0 0 4 36 194 -158 0 0 0

Round-RobinEdit

The 2009 Women's Round Robin[1] ran from 22 August to 19 September. Each team played the other teams once with each team having 2 or 3 home games.

Round 1Edit

Date Home Team Score Away Team Time Venue
22 Aug   Auckland 41 - 9   Manawatu 2:00 pm Western Springs
22 Aug   Canterbury 31 - 5   Hawke's Bay 2:00 pm AMI Stadium
22 Aug   Wellington 26 - 5   Otago 1:00 pm Petone Recreation Ground

Round 2Edit

Date Home Team Score Away Team Time Venue
29 Aug   Wellington 10 - 10   Auckland 2:30 pm Petone Recreation Ground
29 Aug   Hawke's Bay 19 - 14   Otago 2:30 pm Park Island
29 Aug   Manawatu 5 - 55   Canterbury 3:00 pm Massey Uni Sport & Rugby Institute

Round 3Edit

Date Home Team Score Away Team Time Venue
05 Sept   Auckland 47 - 0 Hawke's Bay 2:00 pm Western Springs
05 Sept   Manawatu 12 - 29   Wellington 2:45 pm Arena Manawatu
05 Sept   Otago 5 - 24   Canterbury 2:00 pm University Oval or North Ground

Round 4Edit

Date Home Team Score Away Team Time Venue
12 Sept   Canterbury 20 - 15   Auckland 1:00 pm Denton Oval
12 Sept   Otago 69 - 10   Manawatu 2:00 pm Carisbrook
12 Sept   Wellington 25 - 5   Hawke's Bay 1:00 pm Petone Recreation Ground

Round 5Edit

Date Home Team Score Away Team Time Venue
19 Sept   Auckland 30 - 14   Otago 2:35 pm College Rifles
19 Sept   Canterbury 17 - 6   Wellington 2:00 pm Denton Oval
19 Sept   Hawke's Bay 28 - 10   Manawatu 1:00 pm Park Island

FinalsEdit

The finals will run over two weeks with the first week being to semifinals and the grand final a week later.

SemifinalsEdit

The two semifinals were held on 26 September. Canterbury comfortably beat Hawke's Bay, 55 - 3 while Auckland beat Wellington 19 points to 3.

Date Home Team Score Away Team Time Venue
26 Sept   Canterbury 55 - 3   Hawke's Bay 12:00 pm AMI Stadium
26 Sept   Auckland 19 - 3   Wellington 12:30 pm Western Springs

Grand FinalEdit

The 2009 New Zealand Women's Rugby Grand Final was played on 3 October when Canterbury who went undefeated throughout the round-robin lost to Auckland at Rugby Park in Christchurch 24–20. A time is yet to be specified.

2009 New Zealand Women's Rugby Grand Final
Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue
3 October   Canterbury 20 - 24   Auckland Rugby Park, Christchurch

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Women's competition draw announced". Archived from the original on 15 August 2009. Retrieved 13 August 2009.