2017 Mitre 10 Cup

The 2017 Mitre 10 Cup season was the twelfth season of New Zealand's provincial rugby union competition since it turned professional in 2006. The regular season began on August 17, when North Harbour hosted Otago. It involved the top fourteen rugby unions of New Zealand. For sponsorship reasons, the competition was known as the Mitre 10 Cup and it was the second season under the lead sponsor. The winner of the Championship, Wellington was promoted to the Premiership, the seventh placed Premiership team, Waikato was relegated to the Championship.

2017 Mitre 10 Cup season
Mitre10CupLogo.jpg
The official emblem
CountriesNew Zealand New Zealand
Date17 August – 28 October
ChampionsCanterbury
Runners-upTasman
PromotedWellington
RelegatedWaikato
Matches played76
Tries scored589
(average 7.8 per match)
Top point scorerRichie Mo'unga (Canterbury)
160 points
Top try scorerTevita Li (North Harbour)
11 tries
Official website
www.provincial.rugby
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FormatEdit

 
Waikato vs Bay of Plenty in Week 9.

The Mitre 10 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]

StandingsEdit

Standings progressionEdit

Premiership
Team W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9
Auckland 1
(6th)
5
(5th)
5
(7th)
6
(6th)
11
(6th)
12
(7th)
17
(5th)
17
(6th)
18
(6th)
Canterbury 5
(1st)
10
(1st)
15
(1st)
20
(1st)
25
(1st)
30
(1st)
35
(1st)
36
(2nd)
41
(2nd)
Counties Manukau 4
(4th)
4
(6th)
5
(5th)
5
(7th)
10
(7th)
13
(6th)
17
(6th)
22
(5th)
27
(5th)
North Harbour 4
(3rd)
9
(2nd)
14
(2nd)
18
(2nd)
22
(2nd)
23
(3rd)
27
(3rd)
32
(3rd)
37
(3rd)
Taranaki 5
(2nd)
6
(4th)
11
(4th)
16
(3rd)
21
(3rd)
26
(2nd)
31
(2nd)
36
(1st)
42
(1st)
Tasman 0
(7th)
0
(7th)
5
(6th)
10
(5th)
15
(4th)
20
(4th)
21
(4th)
30
(4th)
31
(4th)
Waikato 2
(5th)
7
(3rd)
14
(3rd)
14
(4th)
14
(5th)
14
(5th)
14
(7th)
15
(7th)
17
(7th)
Championship
Team W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9
Bay of Plenty 1
(5th)
6
(2nd)
6
(4th)
10
(4th)
10
(5th)
18
(3rd)
18
(5th)
23
(3rd)
28
(2nd)
Hawke's Bay 4
(3rd)
4
(5th)
4
(6th)
5
(6th)
5
(6th)
5
(6th)
6
(6th)
6
(6th)
11
(6th)
Manawatu 1
(6th)
6
(3rd)
6
(5th)
7
(5th)
11
(4th)
16
(5th)
21
(3rd)
22
(4th)
24
(5th)
Northland 5
(2nd)
6
(4th)
11
(2nd)
16
(2nd)
16
(2nd)
16
(4th)
20
(4th)
25
(2nd)
25
(4th)
Otago 1
(4th)
3
(6th)
8
(3rd)
13
(3rd)
14
(3rd)
19
(2nd)
21
(2nd)
21
(5th)
26
(3rd)
Southland 0
(7th)
0
(7th)
0
(7th)
0
(7th)
0
(7th)
0
(7th)
1
(7th)
1
(7th)
1
(7th)
Wellington 5
(1st)
10
(1st)
15
(1st)
22
(1st)
27
(1st)
32
(1st)
37
(1st)
42
(1st)
47
(1st)

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 seasonEdit

The 2017 Mitre 10 Cup 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 17, with North Harbour taking on Otago at QBE Stadium, in a repeat of the previous seasons Championship Division final. The opening round saw a repeat of the Premiership final with Tasman against the then current champions Canterbury.[5]

Week 1Edit

17 August 2017 North Harbour 19–17 Otago QBE Stadium, Albany  
19:35 NZST Try: Shaun Stevenson   29'
Con: Bryn Gatland (1/1)   30'
Pen: Bryn Gatland (4/6)   14'17'26'44'
Report Try: Jonathan Ruru   60'
Mitchell Scott   66'
Con: Josh Ioane (2/2)   61'67'
Pen: Josh Ioane (1/1)   55'
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
18 August 2017 Tasman 0–39 Canterbury Trafalgar Park, Nelson  
19:35 NZST Pen: Mitchell Hunt (0/2)
Report Try: George Bridge   8'
Dominic Bird   36'
Luke Whitelock   67'
Rob Thompson   75'
Mitchell Dunshea   79'
Con: Richie Mo'unga (3/3)   9'37'68'
Brett Cameron (1/2)   80'
Pen: Richie Mo'unga (2/2)   14'33'
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
19 August 2017 Hawke's Bay 24–16 Southland McLean Park, Napier  
14:35 NZST Try: To'o Junior Vaega   48'
Tiaan Falcon   57'
Marino Mikaele-Tu'u   68'
Con: Ihaia West (3/3)   49'58'69'
Pen: Ihaia West (1/1)   28'
Cards: Geoffrey Cridge   59' to 69'
Report Try: Matthew Johnson   38'
Con: Scott Eade (1/1)   39'
Pen: Scott Eade (3/5)   6'25'53'
Referee: Angus Mabey (New Zealand)
19 August 2017 Taranaki 34–29 Waikato Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth  
17:05 NZST Try: Leighton Price   20'
Charlie Ngatai   32'
Stephen Perofeta   34'
Sean Wainui   44'
Seta Tamanivalu   59'
Beaudein Waaka   61'
Con: Marty McKenzie (2/6)   21'33'
Report Try: Mitch Jacobson   6'
Jordan Manihera   54'64'73'
Con: Dwayne Sweeney (3/4)   7'66'73'
Pen: Dwayne Sweeney (1/1)   25'
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
19 August 2017 Counties Manukau 16–14 Auckland ECOLight Stadium, Pukekohe  
19:35 NZST Try: Fotu Lokotui   13'
Con: Baden Kerr (1/1)   14'
Pen: Baden Kerr (3/4)   32'57'75'
Cards: Sam Henwood   17' to 27'
Report Try: Jono Hickey   20'
Malakai Fekitoa   45'
Con: Jono Hickey (2/2)   21'46'
Pen: Jono Hickey (0/1)
Referee: Cameron Stone (New Zealand)
20 August 2017 Northland 28–23 Bay of Plenty Toll Stadium, Whangarei  
14:35 NZST Try: Howard Sililoto   36'
Jack Ram   52'
Mathew Wright   58'
Jone Macilai-Tori   67'
Con: Daniel Hawkins (2/2)   37'53'
Peter Breen (2/2)   59'68'
Report Try: Tom Franklin   4'
Montanna Ioane   31'
Con: Mike Delany (2/2)   5'32'
Pen: Mike Delany (3/3)   29'39'40'
Referee: Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
20 August 2017 Manawatu 29–41 Wellington Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North  
16:35 NZST Try: Willy Ambaka   5'
Curtis Reid   26'
Nehe Milner-Skudder   29'
Jackson Hemopo   33'
Jade Te Rure   52'
Con: Otere Black (2/5)   6'53'
Report Try: Sheridan Rangihuna   2'
Alex Fidow   23'
Jackson Garden-Bachop   35'
Trent Renata   39'
Julian Savea   57'
Malo Tuitama   78'
Con: Jackson Garden-Bachop (4/5)   3'36'40'58'
Daniel Kirkpatrick (0/1)
Pen: Daniel Kirkpatrick (1/2)   75'
Jackson Garden-Bachop (0/1)
Referee: Shuhei Kubo (Japan)

Week 2Edit

24 August 2017 Southland 20–45 North Harbour Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill  
19:35 NZST Try: Matthew Johnson   6'
Liam Howley   38'
Con: Scott Eade (2/2)   7'39'
Pen: Ryan Tongia (1/2)   17'
Scott Eade (1/2)   53'
Report Try: Matt Vaega   21'63'
Tevita Li   35'80'
Chris Eves   45'
Shaun Stevenson   54'
Con: Bryn Gatland (2/5)   22'46'
Ben Volavola (1/1)   80'
Pen: Bryn Gatland (2/2)   13'50'
Ben Volavola (1/1)   69'
Referee: Jamie Nutbrown (New Zealand)
25 August 2017 Bay of Plenty 46–17 Hawke's Bay Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua  
17:45 NZST Try: Siegfried Fisiihoi   12'
Lalakai Foketi   29'
Joe Webber   60'77'
Jesse Parete   71'80'
Con: Mike Delany (4/5)   13'30'61'72'
Luke Campbell (1/1)   80'
Pen: Mike Delany (2/2)   35'38'
Report Try: Marino Mikaele-Tu'u   47'
Ihaia West   68'
Con: Ihaia West (2/2)   48'69'
Pen: Ihaia West (1/2)   20'
Cards: Pouri Rakete-Stones   10' to 20'
Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)
25 August 2017 Waikato 33–21 Counties Manukau FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton  
19:45 NZST Try: Jordan Manihera   4'43'
Bailyn Sullivan   24'
James Tucker   31'
Samisoni Taukei'aho   64'
Con: Dwayne Sweeney (3/4)   5'25'32'
Sam Christie (1/1)   65'
Pen: Dwayne Sweeney (0/1)
Report Try: Stephen Donald   48'
Augustine Pulu   60'
Jonathan Taumateine   70'
Con: Baden Kerr (3/3)   49'61'71'
Cards: Sam Henwood   22' to 32'
Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
26 August 2017 Wellington 42–26 Taranaki Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington  
14:35 NZST Try: Asafo Aumua   8'65'
Ben Lam   15'
Julian Savea   18'
Regan Verney   62'
Con: Jackson Garden-Bachop (3/4)   9'16'19'
Daniel Kirkpatrick (1/1)   66'
Pen: Jackson Garden-Bachop (3/4)   13'40'44'
Report Try: Charlie Ngatai   32'
Sean Wainui   36'
Lachlan Boshier   60'
Waisake Naholo   70'
Con: Stephen Perofeta (3/4)   33'37'71'
Attendance: 3,085
Referee: Michael Lash (New Zealand)
26 August 2017 Auckland 10–8 Northland Eden Park, Auckland  
16:35 NZST Try: Kurt Eklund   34'
Con: Jono Hickey (1/1)   35'
Pen: Jono Hickey (1/2)   21'
Cards: Jordan Trainor   10' to 20'
Report Try: Jone Macilai-Tori   53'
Con: Daniel Hawkins (0/1)
Pen: Peter Breen (1/1)   11'
Attendance: 11,100
Referee: Shuhei Kubo (Japan)
27 August 2017 Manawatu 35–20 Tasman Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North  
14:35 NZST Try: Nick Crosswell   21'
Kurt Baker   29'
Hunter Prescott   49'
Hamish Northcott   80'
Con: Otere Black (3/4)   22'50'80'
Pen: Otere Black (3/3)   40'70'74'
Report Try: Alex Ainley   43'
Michael Green   65'
Con: Mitchell Hunt (2/2)   44'66'
Pen: Mitchell Hunt (2/2)   5'54'
Cards: Tima Fainga'anuku   64' to 74'
Jordan Taufua   73'
Referee: Richard Kelly (New Zealand)
27 August 2017 RS – Canterbury 30–24 Otago AMI Stadium, Christchurch  
16:35 NZST Try: Ben Funnell   18'
Mitchell Dunshea   44'
Tim Bateman   50'
Jed Brown   76'
Con: Richie Mo'unga (2/4)   51'77'
Pen: Richie Mo'unga (2/4)   8'79'
Report Try: Josh Ioane   14'
Mitchell Scott   54'
Sam Anderson-Heather   65'
Jona Nareki   68'
Con: Fletcher Smith (2/3)   55'66'
Josh Ioane (0/1)
Pen: Josh Ioane (0/2)
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)

Week 3Edit

30 August 2017 Auckland 27–35 Waikato Eden Park, Auckland  
19:35 NZST Try: Patrick Tuipulotu   8'
Marcel Renata   26'
Sione Havili   73'
Con: Jordan Trainor (3/3)   9'26'74'
Pen: Jordan Trainor (2/3)   35'47'
Cards: Marcel Renata   54' to 64'
Report Try: Tyler Campbell   2'
Jordan Manihera   10'
Penalty try   54'
Sevu Reece   59'
Con: Matthew Lansdown (1/2)   11'
Sam Christie (1/1)   60'
Pen: Matthew Lansdown (3/3)   23'32'80'
Sam Christie (0/1)
Attendance: 2,300
Referee: Richard Kelly (New Zealand)
31 August 2017 Bay of Plenty 10–31 Wellington Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua  
19:35 NZST Try: Terrence Hepetema   64'
Con: Mike Delany (1/1)   65'
Pen: Mike Delany (1/2)   49'
Report Try: Malo Tuitama   7'
Isaia Walker-Leawere   34'
Ben Lam   51'
Wes Goosen   66'
Asafo Aumua   72'
Con: Jackson Garden-Bachop (3/5)   8'66'73'
Referee: Michael Winter (New Zealand)
1 September 2017 Hawke's Bay 10–53 Canterbury McLean Park, Napier  
19:35 NZST Try: Hugh Renton   35'
Con: Ihaia West (1/1)   35'
Pen: Ihaia West (1/1)   5'
Report Try: Brett Cameron   10'
Marshall Suckling   41'50'
Braydon Ennor   63'66'
Josh McKay   75'
Inga Finau   79'
Con: Brett Cameron (6/7)   11'42'51'64'75'80'
Pen: Brett Cameron (2/2)   23'39'
Cards: Nick Werahiko   67' to 77'
Referee: Cameron Stone (New Zealand)
2 September 2017 Otago 40–30 Manawatu Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
14:35 NZST Try: Jonathan Ruru   19'
Jona Nareki   30'65'67'
Mitchell Scott   52'
Sam Anderson-Heather   57'
Con: Fletcher Smith (1/3)   58'67'
Josh Ioane (0/3)
Pen: Josh Ioane (1/2)   8'
Fletcher Smith (1/1)   72'
Report Try: Ngani Laumape   23'
Jackson Hemopo   40'
Jamie Booth   61'
Con: Otere Black (3/3)   23'40'61'
Pen: Otere Black (2/2)   2'37'
Jade Te Rure (1/1)   70'
Referee: James Munro (New Zealand)
2 September 2017 Southland 13–44 Northland Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill  
17:05 NZST Try: Aleki Morris-Lome   70'
Con: Greg Dyer (1/1)   71'
Pen: Scott Eade (2/3)   13'25'
Report Try: Jack Goodhue   19'
Jordan Hyland   36'
Sam Nock   39'
Jone Macilai-Tori   59'
Solomon Alaimalo   65'
Jordan Olsen   75'
Con: Daniel Hawkins (4/5)   20'40'60'66'
Tim Blundell (0/1)
Pen: Daniel Hawkins (2/2)   4'53'
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
2 September 2017 Taranaki 30–27 Counties Manukau Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth  
19:35 NZST Try: Waisake Naholo   36'68'
Charlie Ngatai   56'
Ricky Riccitelli   78'
Con: Marty McKenzie (2/4)   57'79'
Pen: Marty McKenzie (2/2)   16'25'
Report Try: Tevita Nabura   20'
Jonathan Taumateine   46'
Joe Royal   54'
Con: Baden Kerr (3/3)   20'47'54'
Pen: Baden Kerr (2/3)   6'63'
Referee: Angus Mabey (New Zealand)
3 September 2017 Waikato 29–31 Tasman FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton  
14:35 NZST Try: Loni Uhila   8'
Sevu Reece   25'
Samisoni Taukei'aho   67'
Zac Guilford   74'
Tawera Kerr-Barlow   84'
Con: Matthew Lansdown (2/4)   26'68'
Sam Christie (0/1)
Report Try: Billy Guyton   14'
Vernon Fredericks   22'
Will Jordan   43'
Jordan Taufua   48'
Con: Mitchell Hunt (4/4)   15'23'44'49'
Pen: Mitchell Hunt (1/1)   62'
Cards: James Lowe   65' to 75'
Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)
3 September 2017 North Harbour 57–10 Auckland QBE Stadium, Albany  
16:35 NZST Try: Shaun Stevenson   1'46'
Matt Duffie   27'
Tevita Li   63'74'
James Parsons   67'
Ben Volavola   78'
Con: Bryn Gatland (5/7)   28'47'68'75'79'
Pen: Bryn Gatland (4/5)   18'23'45'55'
Report Try: George Moala   50'
Con: Jono Hickey (1/1)   51'
Pen: Jono Hickey (1/1)   20'
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)

Week 4Edit

6 September 2017 Wellington 40–27 Hawke's Bay Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington  
19:35 NZST Try: Julian Savea   12'
Sitiveni Paongo   20'
Alex Fidow   26'43'
Wes Goosen   48'
Malo Tuitama   71'
Con: Jackson Garden-Bachop (5/6)   13'26'44'49'71'
Report Try: Cardiff Vaega   39'
Jason Long   65'
Sam McNicol   73'
Jorian Tangaere   78'
Con: Tiaan Falcon (2/4)   74'79'
Pen: Tiaan Falcon (1/1)   7'
Attendance: 2,189
Referee: Jamie Nutbrown (New Zealand)
7 September 2017 Counties Manukau 18–27 North Harbour ECOLight Stadium, Pukekohe  
19:35 NZST Try: Luteru Laulala   40'
Tim Nanai-Williams   47'
Con: Luteru Laulala (1/2)   48'
Pen: Luteru Laulala (2/3)   8'16'
Report Try: Sione Mafileo   2'
Tevita Li   73'
Con: Bryn Gatland (1/1)   3'
Ben Volavola (0/1)
Pen: Bryn Gatland (1/1)   12'
Ben Volavola (4/5)   22'29'54'58'
Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)
8 September 2017 RS – Canterbury 78–20 Southland AMI Stadium, Christchurch  
17:45 NZST Try: Richie Mo'unga   10'22'
Braydon Ennor   41'44'65'70'
George Bridge   52'58'73'
Josh McKay   62'
Tim Bateman   76'
Con: Richie Mo'unga (5/6)   11'23'45'53'59'
Brett Cameron (5/5)   63'66'71'74'77'
Pen: Richie Mo'unga (1/2)   3'
Report Try: Junior Ngaluafe   34'
Neria Fomai   38'
Con: Scott Eade (2/2)   35'39'
Pen: Scott Eade (2/2)   20'47'
Cards: Ryan Tongia   54' to 64'
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
8 September 2017 Manawatu 17–20 Bay of Plenty Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
19:45 NZST Try: Otere Black   8'
Lewis Marshall   19'
Con: Otere Black (2/2)   8'20'
Pen: Otere Black (1/1)   57'
Cards: Heiden Bedwell-Curtis   72'
Report Try: Joe Webber   34'
Penalty try   75'
Con: Kelly Haimona (1/1)   35'
Pen: Kelly Haimona (2/2)   5'14'
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
9 September 2017 Auckland 38–49 Taranaki Eden Park, Auckland  
14:35 NZST Try: Vince Aso   10'71'80'
Marcel Renata   19'
Taleni Seu   39'
Con: Jono Hickey (1/2)   20'
Tyrone Elkington-MacDonald (1/1)   40'
Jordan Trainor (0/2)
Pen: Jono Hickey (3/3)   14'22'45'
Report Try: Declan O'Donnell   2'
Toa Halafihi   7'
Stephen Perofeta   33'
Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi   51'
Lachlan Boshier   58'
Kylem O'Donnell   66'
Con: Marty McKenzie (5/6)   8'34'52'59'67'
Pen: Marty McKenzie (2/2)   44'74'
Stephen Perofeta (1/1)   57'
Attendance: 5,200
Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
9 September 2017 Northland 37–7 Waikato Toll Stadium, Whangarei  
16:35 NZST Try: Solomon Alaimalo   10'
Ross Wright   19'
Jack Ram   58'
Jack Goodhue   73'
Jone Macilai-Tori   80'
Con: Daniel Hawkins (2/3)   20'59'
Tim Blundell (1/2)   74'
Pen: Daniel Hawkins (2/4)   28'40'
Report Try: Adam Burn   76'
Con: Matthew Lansdown (1/1)   77'
Cards: James Tucker   27' to 37'
Referee: Michael Lash (New Zealand)
10 September 2017 Tasman 37–35 Wellington Lansdowne Park, Blenheim  
14:35 NZST Try: Tim Perry   34'
Will Jordan   51'
James Lowe   60'
Mitchell Hunt   70'
Con: Mitchell Hunt (4/4)   35'52'61'71'
Pen: Mitchell Hunt (3/3)   4'15'68'
Report Try: Alex Fidow   12'
Ben Lam   26'
Sam Lousi   39'
James Blackwell   45'
Losi Filipo   75'
Con: Jackson Garden-Bachop (5/5)   13'27'40'46'76'
Referee: Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
10 September 2017 Hawke's Bay 21–64 Otago McLean Park, Napier  
16:35 NZST Try: Jonah Lowe   29'
Marino Mikaele-Tu'u   54'
Ellery Wilson   72'
Con: Daniel Snee (3/3)   30'55'73'
Report Try: Joshua Furno   8'43'
Dillon Hunt   11'
Sio Tomkinson   19'
Fletcher Smith   25'62'80'
Sekonaia Pole   58'
Aki Seiuli   70'
Con: Fletcher Smith (8/9)   9'12'20'26'44'59'63'80'
Pen: Fletcher Smith (1/1)   15'
Referee: Shane McDermott (New Zealand)

Week 5Edit

13 September 2017 RS – Canterbury 78–5 Counties Manukau AMI Stadium, Christchurch  
19:35 NZST Try: Mitchell Drummond   4'9'31'38'
Braydon Ennor   19'
Tim Bateman   25'44'64'
Rob Thompson   57'
Poasa Waqanibau   61'
Josh McKay   75'
Con: Richie Mo'unga (10/11)   5'10'26'32'39'45'58'62'65'76'
Pen: Richie Mo'unga (1/1)   2'
Report Try: Nigel Ah Wong   47'
Con: Luteru Laulala (0/1)
Referee: Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
14 September 2017 Northland 22–31 North Harbour Toll Stadium, Whangarei  
19:35 NZST Try: Jordan Hyland   58'
Con: Peter Breen (1/1)   59'
Pen: Daniel Hawkins (3/3)   21'28'34'
Peter Breen (2/2)   71'73'
Report Try: Tevita Li   66'
Ben Volavola   75'
Matt Vaega   78'
Con: Bryn Gatland (2/3)   76'79'
Pen: Bryn Gatland (4/4)   11'31'36'61'
Referee: Michael Winter (New Zealand)
15 September 2017 Southland 17–27 Auckland Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill  
17:45 NZST Try: Brayden Mitchell   3'
Liam Howley   34'
Con: Scott Eade (2/2)   4'35'
Pen: Scott Eade (1/1)   65'
Report Try: Jerome Kaino   25'
Vince Aso   30'
Greg Pleasants-Tate   46'
Taleni Seu   68'
Con: Jono Hickey (2/3)   26'47'
Jordan Trainor (0/1)
Pen: Jono Hickey (1/1)   39'
Referee: James Munro (New Zealand)
15 September 2017 Taranaki 29–7 Bay of Plenty Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth  
19:45 NZST Try: Declan O'Donnell   37'
Mitchell Graham   43'
Manasa Mataele   74'
Sione Lea   78'
Con: Marty McKenzie (3/4)   44'75'79'
Pen: Marty McKenzie (1/2)   28'
Cards: Lachlan Boshier   77'
Report Try: Elijah Nicholas   80'
Con: Mike Delany (1/1)   80'
Pen: Kelly Haimona (0/1)
Cards: Henry Stowers   34' to 44'
Referee: Jamie Nutbrown (New Zealand)
16 September 2017 Waikato 10–23 Manawatu FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton  
14:35 NZST Try: Pita Ahki   4'
Samisoni Taukei'aho   43'
Con: Sam Christie (0/2)
Report Try: Jamie Booth   57'
Harrison Brewer   64'
Con: Jade Te Rure (2/2)   58'65'
Pen: Jade Te Rure (3/3)   38'68'72'
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
16 September 2017 Otago 27–29 Tasman Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
16:35 NZST Try: Teihorangi Walden   16'
Sio Tomkinson   69'
Sione Teu   75'
Con: Fletcher Smith (3/3)   17'70'76'
Pen: Fletcher Smith (2/2)   9'27'
Cards: Josh Ioane   47' to 57'
Report Try: Will Jordan   11'
James Lowe   14'
Levi Aumua   30'
Penalty try   46'
Con: Mitchell Hunt (2/3)   12'31'
Pen: Mitchell Hunt (1/1)   4'
Drop: Alex Ainley   53' to 63'
Levi Aumua   55'
Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
17 September 2017 Counties Manukau 33–14 Hawke's Bay ECOLight Stadium, Pukekohe  
14:35 NZST Try: Tim Nanai-Williams   20'60'
Fotu Lokotui   42'
Jonathan Kawau   52'
Kalolo Tuiloma   76'
Con: Baden Kerr (3/4)   21'43'61'
Luteru Laulala (1/1)   77'
Report Try: Ash Dixon   25'
Pasqualle Dunn   78'
Con: Ihaia West (2/2)   26'79'
Referee: Michael Lash (New Zealand)
17 September 2017 Wellington 60–14 Canterbury Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington  
16:35 NZST Try: Julian Savea   6'
Asafo Aumua   10'
Isaia Walker-Leawere   40'
Du'Plessis Kirifi   48'
Malo Tuitama   66'73'
Ben Lam   68'
Regan Verney   78'
Con: Jackson Garden-Bachop (7/8)   7'11'42'49'67'69'74'
Pen: Jackson Garden-Bachop (2/2)   35'58'
Report Try: Josh McKay   19'
George Bridge   55'
Con: Richie Mo'unga (2/2)   20'56'
Attendance: 2,948
Referee: Richard Kelly (New Zealand)

Week 6Edit

20 September 2017 Bay of Plenty 57–0 Southland Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua  
19:35 NZST Try: Penalty try   7'
Hugh Blake   15'
Montanna Ioane   21'61'
Richard Judd   31'
Lalakai Foketi   53'78'
Terrence Hepetema   67'
Jesse Parete   71'
Con: Mike Delany (3/5)   16'54'62'
Luke Campbell (2/3)   62'72'79'
Report Pen: Scott Eade (0/1)
Cards: Elliot Dixon   7' to 17'   44'  
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
21 September 2017 Otago 34–26 Auckland Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
19:35 NZST Try: Sio Tomkinson   2'78'
Jona Nareki   15'50'
Joshua Furno   37'
Con: Fletcher Smith (3/5)   3'15'38'
Pen: Fletcher Smith (1/1)   8'
Report Try: George Moala   13'76'
Vince Aso   31'
Penalty try   80'
Con: Jono Hickey (2/2)   13'32'
Lisati Milo-Harris (0/1)
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
22 September 2017 Manawatu 39–25 Northland Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North  
19:35 NZST Try: Newton Tudreu   32'68'
Ambrose Curtis   45'
Hamish Northcott   72'
Con: Jade Te Rure (2/3)   33'46'
Otere Black (0/1)
Pen: Jade Te Rure (5/5)   17'40'56'67'76'
Report Try: Dan Pryor   23'
Jack Ram   51'62'
Con: Daniel Hawkins (2/3)   52'63'
Pen: Daniel Hawkins (2/2)   19'54'
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
23 September 2017 North Harbour 28–41 Canterbury QBE Stadium, Albany  
14:35 NZST Try: Matt Duffie   3'
Gerard Cowley-Tuioti   14'
Harrison Groundwater   32'
Shaun Stevenson   72'
Con: Bryn Gatland (4/4)   4'15'33'73'
Report Try: Richie Mo'unga   11'
Tim Bateman   43'
Mitchell Drummond   45'67'
Josh McKay   58'
Con: Richie Mo'unga (5/5)   12'43'46'59'68'
Pen: Richie Mo'unga (2/2)   30'80'
Referee: Angus Mabey (New Zealand)
23 September 2017 Waikato 10–34 Wellington FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton  
17:05 NZST Try: Bailyn Sullivan   38'
Con: Sevu Reece (1/1)   39'
Pen: Sevu Reece (1/1)   20'
Report Try: Sam Lousi   35'
Daniel Kirkpatrick   46'
Mateaki Kafatolu   61'
Thomas Umaga-Jensen   64'
Alex Fidow   68'
Con: Daniel Kirkpatrick (1/2)   36'
Jackson Garden-Bachop (2/3)   42'69'
Pen: Daniel Kirkpatrick (1/1)   3'
Cards: Asafo Aumua   10' to 20'
Regan Verney   55' to 65'
Referee: Cameron Stone (New Zealand)
23 September 2017 Hawke's Bay 17–48 Taranaki McLean Park, Napier  
19:35 NZST Try: Cardiff Vaega   35'
Ihaia West   37'
Jarvy Aoake   62'
Con: Daniel Snee (1/1)   63'
Ihaia West (0/2)
Cards: Pouri Rakete-Stones   22' to 33'
Report Try: Toa Halafihi   24'
Marty McKenzie   27'
Ricky Riccitelli   47'
Penalty try   55'
Pita Gus Sowakula   58'
Sean Wainui   68'
Adrian Wyrill   80'
Con: Marty McKenzie (3/5)   25'28'69'
Ciarahn Matoe (1/1)   80'
Pen: Marty McKenzie (1/1)   44'
Referee: Shane McDermott (New Zealand)
24 September 2017 Bay of Plenty 31–31 Counties Manukau Tauranga Domain, Tauranga  
14:35 NZST Try: Solomona Sakalia   11'
Terrence Hepetema   24'
Lalakai Foketi   54'
Jesse Parete   65'
Con: Mike Delany (4/4)   12'25'55'66'
Pen: Mike Delany (1/3)   39'
Report Try: Fotu Lokotui   27'
Augustine Pulu   34'
Albert Nikoro   43'
Nigel Ah Wong   48'
Liam Daniela   76'
Con: Baden Kerr (2/4)   28'35'
Luteru Laulala (1/1)   77'
Referee: Michael Lash (New Zealand)
24 September 2017 Tasman 50–17 Southland Trafalgar Park, Nelson  
16:35 NZST Try: Pete Samu   1'
Viliami Lolohea   3'25'
James Lowe   12'
Ethan Blackadder   38'
Jordan Taufua   63'
Alex Nankivell   70'
Mitchell Hunt   80'
Con: Tim O'Malley (4/5)   2'4'13'26'
Mitchell Hunt (1/3)   71'
Report Try: Michael Molloy   15'
Aleki Morris-Lome   52'
Elliot Dixon   58'
Con: Scott Eade (1/3)   59'
Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)

Week 7Edit

27 September 2017 Northland 32–30 Otago Toll Stadium, Whangarei  
19:35 NZST Try: Solomon Alaimalo   28'
Jone Macilai-Tori   43'
Con: Peter Breen (2/2)   29'44'
Pen: Peter Breen (6/6)   8'27'34'40'51'76'
Cards: Kara Pryor   69' to 79'
Report Try: Fletcher Smith   49'
Vilimoni Koroi   62'
Jona Nareki   80'
Con: Fletcher Smith (3/3)   50'63'80'
Pen: Fletcher Smith (3/3)   12'39'71'
Cards: James Lentjes   31' to 41'
Slade McDowall   50' to 60'
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
28 September 2017 Taranaki 40–26 Tasman Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth  
19:35 NZST Try: Sean Wainui   5'56'
Johnny Fa'auli   17'
Lachlan Boshier   28'
Pita Gus Sowakula   32'
Toa Halafihi   43'
Con: Marty McKenzie (5/6)   6'18'29'33'57'
Report Try: Andrew Makalio   10'
Alex Nankivell   40'
Alex Ainley   46'
Mitchell Hunt   73'
Con: Billy Guyton (2/3)   40'46'
Tim O'Malley (1/1)   74'
Cards: Viliami Lolohea   4' to 14'   25'  
Will Jordan   52' to 62'
Referee: Angus Mabey (New Zealand)
29 September 2017 North Harbour 33–30 Hawke's Bay QBE Stadium, Albany  
19:35 NZST Try: Penalty try   18'
Shaun Stevenson   43'
Matt Duffie   62'
Con: Bryn Gatland (2/2)   44'63'
Pen: Bryn Gatland (4/4)   5'23'72'78'
Cards: Hapakuki Moala-Liava'a   60' to 70'
Report Try: Ash Dixon   8'
Cardiff Vaega   26'
Jason Long   55'
Con: Ihaia West (3/3)   9'27'56'
Pen: Ihaia West (3/3)   20'61'75'
Referee: Richard Kelly (New Zealand)
30 September 2017 Southland 20–25 Manawatu Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill  
14:35 NZST Try: Manaaki Selby-Rickit   27'
Bill Fukofuka   62'
Con: Scott Eade (2/2)   28'63'
Pen: Scott Eade (2/3)   44'70'
Report Try: Tom Crozier   1'
Newton Tudreu   3'
Kayne Hammington   55'
Jason Emery   73'
Con: Otere Black (1/2)   56'
Jade Te Rure (0/2)
Pen: Jade Te Rure (1/1)   46'
Referee: Shane McDermott (New Zealand)
30 September 2017 Auckland 38–19 Bay of Plenty Eden Park, Auckland  
17:05 NZST Try: Joseva Ravouvou   6'10'
Vince Aso   43'
Melani Nanai   53'
Con: Jono Hickey (2/3)   7'11'
Tyrone Elkington-MacDonald (1/1)   44'
Pen: Jono Hickey (4/4)   2'26'39'63'
Cards: Marcel Renata   18' to 28'
Report Try: Henry Stowers   68'
Tom Franklin   72'
Jesse Parete   78'
Con: Luke Campbell (2/3)   69'73'
Attendance: 2,600
Referee: Cameron Stone (New Zealand)
30 September 2017 RS – Canterbury 37–17 Waikato AMI Stadium, Christchurch  
19:35 NZST Try: Braydon Ennor   21'
Rob Thompson   32'
Josh McKay   35'
Tom Sanders   45'
Con: Richie Mo'unga (4/4)   22'33'36'46'
Pen: Richie Mo'unga (3/3)   6'28'30'
Report Try: Pita Ahki   38'
Sevu Reece   56'79'
Con: Sevu Reece (1/2)   79'
Matthew Lansdown (0/1)
Pen: Sevu Reece (0/1)
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
1 October 2017 Wellington 27–24 Otago Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington  
14:35 NZST Try: Alex Fidow   5'
Ben Lam   27'51'
Julian Savea   54'
Con: Jackson Garden-Bachop (2/4)   52'55'
Pen: Jackson Garden-Bachop (1/1)   76'
Cards: Billy Proctor   66' to 76'
Report Try: Jonathan Ruru   33'
Vilimoni Koroi   67'
Con: Fletcher Smith (1/2)   68'
Pen: Fletcher Smith (4/4)   2'13'44'47'
Attendance: 3,830
Referee: Jamie Nutbrown (New Zealand)
1 October 2017 Counties Manukau 25–16 Northland ECOLight Stadium, Pukekohe  
16:35 NZST Try: Albert Nikoro   2'
Tim Nanai-Williams   33'
Stephen Donald   66'
Con: Baden Kerr (1/2)   34'
Luteru Laulala (1/1)   67'
Pen: Baden Kerr (1/1)   51'
Luteru Laulala (1/1)   76'
Report Try: Blake Hohaia   48'
Con: Peter Breen (1/1)   49'
Pen: Peter Breen (3/3)   6'40'55'
Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)

Week 8Edit

4 October 2017 Tasman 21–14 North Harbour Lansdowne Park, Blenheim  
19:35 NZST Try: Penalty try   5'
Will Jordan   14'
Shannon Frizell   18'
Con: Billy Guyton (2/2)   15'19'
Pen: Tim O'Malley (0/1)
Cards: Trael Joass   23' to 33'
Report Try: Matt Duffie   41'
Matt Vaega   72'
Con: Ben Volavola (1/1)   42'
Bryn Gatland (1/1)   73'
Referee: Jamie Nutbrown (New Zealand)
5 October 2017 Manawatu 24–29 Counties Manukau Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North  
19:35 NZST Try: Michael Ala'alatoa   9'
Newton Tudreu   35'
Ambrose Curtis   50'
Con: Otere Black (3/3)   10'36'51'
Pen: Otere Black (1/2)   17'
Cards: Antonio Kiri Kiri   19' to 29'
Report Try: Ronald Raaymakers   21'
Stephen Donald   25'
Orbyn Leger   39'
Nigel Ah Wong   62'
Con: Stephen Donald (3/4)   26'40'63'
Pen: Stephen Donald (1/2)   13'
Cards: Tim Nanai-Williams   8' to 18'
Tevita Nabura   52' to 62'
Augustine Pulu   75'
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
6 October 2017 Canterbury 43–55 Taranaki – RS AMI Stadium, Christchurch  
19:35 NZST Try: Rob Thompson   9'78'
Tom Sanders   11'
Tim Bateman   20'
George Bridge   27'
Braydon Ennor   45'
Con: Richie Mo'unga (5/6)   10'12'21'28'46'
Pen: Richie Mo'unga (1/1)   16'
Report Try: Seta Tamanivalu   22'
Stephen Perofeta   34'
Pita Gus Sowakula   37'
Ricky Riccitelli   50'
Lachlan Boshier   53'68'
Manasa Mataele   71'
Con: Marty McKenzie (7/7)   23'35'38'51'54'69'72'
Pen: Marty McKenzie (1/1)   57'
Drop: Stephen Perofeta (1/1)   76'
Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
7 October 2017 Otago 28–36 Bay of Plenty Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
14:35 NZST Try: Fletcher Smith   7'
Jona Nareki   26'
Matt Faddes   74'
Con: Fletcher Smith (1/2)   8'
Josh Ioane (1/1)   75'
Pen: Fletcher Smith (1/1)   33'
Josh Ioane (2/2)   52'67'
Report Try: Hugh Blake   10'
Terrence Hepetema   18'
Joe Webber   64'
Chase Tiatia   69'
Luke Campbell   78'
Con: Mike Delany (1/5)   79'
Pen: Mike Delany (3/3)   16'49'54'
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
7 October 2017 Northland 34–7 Hawke's Bay Toll Stadium, Whangarei  
17:05 NZST Try: Dan Pryor   4'37'
Rene Ranger   54'
Tim Bond   79'
Con: Peter Breen (2/2)   5'38'
Daniel Hawkins (2/2)   55'80'
Pen: Peter Breen (1/3)   27'
Daniel Hawkins (1/1)   65'
Cards: Sam Nock   14' to 24'
Report Try: Cardiff Vaega   16'
Con: Ihaia West (1/1)   17'
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
7 October 2017 Southland 12–61 Wellington Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill  
19:35 NZST Try: Tim Boys   62'
Michael McKee   80'
Con: Greg Dyer (1/2)   80'
Cards: Ryan Tongia   68'
Report Try: Trent Renata   15'
William Mangos   19'
Jackson Garden-Bachop   24'
Asafo Aumua   36'
Thomas Umaga-Jensen   38'
Wes Goosen   47'
Regan Verney   68'
Sitiveni Paongo   68'
Kemara Hauiti-Parapara   71'
Con: Jackson Garden-Bachop (5/5)   16'20'25'37'39'
Trent Renata (3/4)   48'69'72'
Referee: Michael Lash (New Zealand)
8 October 2017 Tasman 31–18 Auckland Trafalgar Park, Nelson  
14:35 NZST Try: Vernon Fredericks   16'
Billy Guyton   26'
Ethan Blackadder   33'
Will Jordan   47'
Shannon Frizell   62'
Con: Billy Guyton (3/5)   27'34'48'
Report Try: Taleni Seu   55'
Ben Nee-Nee   78'
Con: Harry Plummer (1/1)   79'
Jono Hickey (0/1)
Pen: Jono Hickey (2/2)   3'8'
Referee: Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
8 October 2017 Waikato 11–13 North Harbour FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton  
16:35 NZST Try: Matthew Lansdown   60'
Con: Matthew Lansdown (0/1)
Pen: Matthew Lansdown (2/3)   24'30'
Sevu Reece (0/1)
Cards: Sevu Reece   61' to 71'
James Tucker   65' to 75'
Report Try: Matt Duffie   66'
Con: Ben Volavola (1/1)   67'
Pen: Bryn Gatland (1/2)   13'
Ben Volavola (1/3)   80'
Referee: Shane McDermott (New Zealand)

Week 9Edit

11 October 2017 RS – Taranaki 46–25 Manawatu Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth  
19:35 NZST Try: Waisake Naholo   21'40'
Seta Tamanivalu   32'36'
Charlie Ngatai   56'
Kylem O'Donnell   75'
Adrian Wyrill   78'
Con: Marty McKenzie (4/7)   37'40'57'79'
Pen: Marty McKenzie (1/1)   12'
Cards: Declan O'Donnell   70'
Report Try: Jamie Booth   51'
Ambrose Curtis   60'
Jade Te Rure   73'
Con: Jade Te Rure (2/3)   61'74'
Pen: Otere Black (2/2)   16'25'
Cards: Michael Ala'alatoa   29' to 39'
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
12 October 2017 Wellington 36–18 Northland Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington  
19:35 NZST Try: Thomas Umaga-Jensen   24'
Jackson Garden-Bachop   29'
Asafo Aumua   48'76'
Alex Fidow   60'
Julian Savea   68'
Con: Jackson Garden-Bachop (3/6)   30'49'61'
Report Try: Jordan Hyland   17'
Jack Goodhue   74'
Con: Daniel Hawkins (1/1)   18'
Peter Breen (0/1)
Pen: Daniel Hawkins (2/2)   36'46'
Attendance: 2,589
Referee: Richard Kelly (New Zealand)
13 October 2017 Auckland 27–32 Canterbury Eden Park, Auckland  
19:35 NZST Try: Vince Aso   11'
Joseva Ravouvou   53'
TJ Faiane   74'
Con: Jono Hickey (2/2)   12'54'
Harry Plummer (1/1)   75'
Pen: Jono Hickey (2/2)   35'40'
Cards: Ben Nee-Nee   21' to 31'
Report Try: Braydon Ennor   8'
Caleb Makene   23'
Jack Stratton   50'61'
Con: Richie Mo'unga (3/4)   9'51'62'
Pen: Richie Mo'unga (2/2)   57'73'
Cards: Inga Finau   68' to 78'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
14 October 2017 Bay of Plenty 36–32 Waikato Tauranga Domain, Tauranga  
14:35 NZST Try: Chase Tiatia   11'
Lalakai Foketi   22'62'
Terrence Hepetema   34'
Luke Campbell   69'
Con: Mike Delany (4/5)   23'35'63'70'
Pen: Mike Delany (1/1)   67'
Cards: Lalakai Foketi   40' to 50'
Report Try: Atunaisa Moli   15'
Sevu Reece   40'
Pita Ahki   42'
Laghlan McWhannell   72'
Loni Uhila   78'
Con: Sevu Reece (1/1)   40'
Pita Ahki (1/1)   43'
Sam Christie (0/3)
Pen: Pita Ahki (1/1)   46'
Sam Christie (0/1)
Cards: Pita Ahki   57' to 67'
Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)
14 October 2017 Otago 43–19 Southland Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
17:05 NZST Try: Mitchell Scott   16'
Sio Tomkinson   35'
Jona Nareki   40'
Teihorangi Walden   48'
Latu Vaeno   57'
Jonah Aiona   71'
Con: Josh Ioane (5/6)   17'36'49'58'72'
Pen: Josh Ioane (1/1)   28'
Report Try: Lewis Ormond   33'51'
James Schrader   67'
Con: Scott Eade (1/2)   52'
Greg Dyer (1/1)   68'
Cards: Phil Halder   55' to 65'
Referee: Angus Mabey (New Zealand)
14 October 2017 Counties Manukau 52–30 Tasman ECOLight Stadium, Pukekohe  
19:35 NZST Try: Joe Royal   12'
Nigel Ah Wong   18'40'
Orbyn Leger   47'
Penalty try   62'
Tim Nanai-Williams   70'
Sam Henwood   74'
Baden Kerr   79'
Con: Stephen Donald (2/4)   13'40'
Luteru Laulala (2/2)   71'75'
Jimmy Tupou (1/1)   80'
Cards: Baden Kerr   65' to 75'
Albert Nikoro   65'
Report Try: Tim O'Malley   2'
Ethan Blackadder   7'
Levi Aumua   29'
Alex Nankivell   42'
Con: Tim O'Malley (2/4)   3'8'
Pen: Tim O'Malley (2/2)   24'56'
Cards: Sam Moli   63' to 73'
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
15 October 2017 North Harbour 64–33 Taranaki QBE Stadium, Albany  
14:35 NZST Try: Bryn Hall   6'
Tevita Li   11'24'32'60'79'
Shaun Stevenson   20'
Matt Duffie   49'
James Parsons   66'
Matt Vaega   73'
Con: Ben Volavola (5/7)   12'21'25'33'61'
Todd Doolan (2/3)   74'80'
Pen: Ben Volavola (0/1)
Report Try: Declan O'Donnell   26'
Jared Proffit   35'
Ciarahn Matoe   38'71'
Adrian Wyrill   59'
Con: Ciarahn Matoe (4/5)   27'36'60'72'
Referee: Shane McDermott (New Zealand)
15 October 2017 Hawke's Bay 36–31 Manawatu McLean Park, Napier  
16:35 NZST Try: Gareth Evans   44'
Brad Weber   47'
Mason Emerson   50'66'
Richard Buckman   52'
Jonah Lowe   56'
Con: Ihaia West (3/6)   45'48'57'
Cards: Tony Lamborn   34'
Report Try: Lewis Marshall   16'
Timothy Cadwallader   37'
Jason Emery   70'
Jade Te Rure   79'
Con: Jade Te Rure (3/3)   17'38'79'
Jason Emery (1/1)   70'
Pen: Jade Te Rure (1/1)   20'
Cards: Newton Tudreu   34'
Referee: Cameron Stone (New Zealand)

Play-offsEdit

Semi-finalsEdit


20 October 2017
19:35 NZST
Wellington 49–21 Northland
Try: Umaga-Jensen 37' c
Goosen (2) 42' c, 79' c
Renata 48' c
Fahamokioa 58' m
Verney 66' c
Con: Garden-Bachop (5/6) 38', 44', 49', 67', 80'
Pen: Garden-Bachop (3/3) 4', 9', 27'
Report Try: Hyland 10' c
Alaimalo 16' c
Nock 73' c
Con: Hawkins (2/2) 11', 17'
Nock (1/1) 74'
Cards: Pryor   34' to 44'
21 October 2017
14:35 NZST
Bay of Plenty 48–32 Otago
Try: Webber (2) 16' m, 49' c
Foketi (2) 24' c, 39' c
Stowers 59' m
Hepetema 70' c
Penalty try 81' m
Con: Delany (4/6) 25', 40', 50', 71'
Pen: Delany (1/1) 11'
Cards: Blake   45' to 55'
Report Try: Anderson-Heather 28' m
Teu 46' c
Koroi 63' c
Walden 76' c
Con: Smith (3/4) 47', 64', 77'
Pen: Ioane (2/2) 2', 35'
Cards: Vaeno   80'
21 October 2017
17:05 NZST
Canterbury 35–24 North Harbour
Try: Drummond 18' c
Bridge 28' c
Harmon 43' m
Bateman 74' c
Con: Cameron (3/4) 19', 29', 75'
Pen: Cameron (3/4) 27', 66', 79'
Report Try: Volavola 10' c
Eves 41' c
Taramai 68' c
Con: Volavola (3/3) 11', 42', 69'
Pen: Volavola (1/1) 6'
21 October 2017
19:35 NZST
Taranaki 29–30 Tasman
Try: O'Donnell 25' c
Ngatai 33' c
Tahuriorangi 52' c
Tamanivalu 55' m
Con: McKenzie (3/4) 26', 34', 53'
Pen: McKenzie (1/2) 13'
Cards: Tamanivalu   73'
Report Try: Fainga'anuku 28' m
Hunt 43' c
Con: Hunt (1/2) 44'
Pen: Hunt (6/8) 4', 10', 16', 36', 47', 64'

FinalsEdit


27 October 2017
19:35 NZST
Wellington 59–45
(a.e.t)
Bay of Plenty
Try: Umaga-Jensen 13' m
Lousi 32' c
Fahamokioa (2) 36' m, 58' m
Shields 41' m
Fidow 72' c
Goosen 84' c
Paongo 86' m
Savea 93' c
Con: Garden-Bachop (4/9) 33', 73', 85', 94'
Pen: Garden-Bachop (2/3) 27', 46'
Report Try: Campbell 3' c
Webber (2) 22' c, 52' c
Ardron 48' c
Parete 61' m
Hepetema 77' c
Karpik 100' m
Con: Delany (5/6) 4', 23', 49', 53', 78'
Tiatia (0/1)
28 October 2017
19:35 NZST
Canterbury 35–13 Tasman
Try: Mo'unga (2) 19' m, 25' c
Bateman 39' c
Stratton 74' c
Con: Mo'unga (3/4) 26', 40', 75'
Pen: Mo'unga (3/4) 42', 55', 64'
Report Try: Aumua 7' c
Con: Hunt (1/1) 8'
Pen: Hunt (1/1) 14'
AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Attendance: 9,500
Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
FB 15 George Bridge   76'
RW 14 Josh McKay
OC 13 Tim Bateman
IC 12 Rob Thompson   76'
LW 11 Braydon Ennor
FH 10 Richie Mo'unga
SH 9 Mitchell Drummond   56'
N8 8 Luke Whitelock (c)
OF 7 Billy Harmon   27'
BF 6 Tom Sanders   76'
RL 5 Dominic Bird
LL 4 Hamish Dalzell
TP 3 Siate Tokolahi   65'
HK 2 Ben Funnell   65'
LP 1 Alex Hodgman   76'
Replacements:
HK 16 Nathan Vella   65'
PR 17 Chris Gawler   76'
PR 18 Oliver Jager   65'
LK 19 Reed Prinsep   27'
FL 20 Tom Christie   76'
SH 21 Jack Stratton   56'
FH 22 Brett Cameron   76'
WG 23 Inga Finau   76'
 
FB 15 Will Jordan
RW 14 Tomas Aoake   66'
OC 13 Levi Aumua   77'
IC 12 Alex Nankivell
LW 11 James Lowe
FH 10 Mitchell Hunt
SH 9 Finlay Christie   65'
N8 8 Jordan Taufua   41'
OF 7 Vernon Fredericks
BF 6 Ethan Blackadder
RL 5 Shannon Frizell
LL 4 Alex Ainley (c)   48'
TP 3 Tyrel Lomax   65'
HK 2 Andrew Makalio   65'
LP 1 Siua Halanukonuka   34'   65'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ti'i Paulo   65'
PR 17 Tom Hill   34'   41'
PR 18 Ryan Coxon   41'
LK 19 Pari Pari Parkinson   48'
FL 20 Pete Samu   41'
SH 21 Billy Guyton   65'
FH 22 Tim O'Malley   77'
CE 23 Trael Joass   66'

StatisticsEdit

Leading point scorersEdit

No. Player Team Points Average Details
1 Richie Mo'unga Canterbury 160 16.00 5 T, 42 C, 17 P, 0 D
2 Jackson Garden-Bachop Wellington 142 12.90 3 T, 47 C, 11 P, 0 D
3 Fletcher Smith Otago 116 10.54 5 T, 26 C, 13 P, 0 D
4 Marty McKenzie Taranaki 100 11.11 1 T, 34 C, 9 P, 0 D
5 Bryn Gatland North Harbour 96 10.67 0 T, 18 C, 20 P, 0 D
6 Mike Delany Bay of Plenty 94 9.40 0 T, 29 C, 12 P, 0 D
7 Mitchell Hunt Tasman 94 8.55 4 T, 16 C, 14 P, 0 D
8 Jono Hickey Auckland 75 7.50 1 T, 14 C, 14 P, 0 D
9 Daniel Hawkins Northland 66 7.33 0 T, 15 C, 12 P, 0 D
10 Jade Te Rure Manawatu 66 6.60 3 T, 9 C, 11 P, 0 D

Source: mitre10cup.co.nz/Stats

Leading try scorersEdit

No. Player Team Tries Average
1 Tevita Li North Harbour 11 1.22
2 Braydon Ennor Canterbury 10 1.11
3 Jona Nareki Otago 9 1.00
4 Tim Bateman Canterbury 9 0.81
5 Joe Webber Bay of Plenty 8 0.73
6 Alex Fidow Wellington 8 0.73
7 Lalakai Foketi Bay of Plenty 8 0.67
8 Asafo Aumua Wellington 7 0.70
9 Vince Aso Auckland 7 0.70
10 George Bridge Canterbury 7 0.58

Source: mitre10cup.co.nz/Stats

Points by weekEdit

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total Average
Auckland 14 16 10 8 37 92 38 49 27 17 26 34 38 19 18 31 27 32 235 298 23.50 29.80
Bay of Plenty 23 28 46 17 10 31 20 17 7 29 88 31 19 38 36 28 36 32 285 251 28.50 25.10
Canterbury 39 0 30 24 53 10 78 20 92 65 41 28 37 17 43 55 32 27 445 246 44.50 24.60
Counties Manukau 16 14 21 33 27 30 18 27 38 92 31 31 25 16 29 24 52 30 257 297 25.70 29.70
Hawke's Bay 24 16 17 46 10 53 48 104 14 33 17 48 30 33 7 34 36 31 203 398 20.30 39.80
Manawatu 29 41 35 20 30 40 17 20 23 10 39 25 25 20 24 29 56 82 278 287 27.80 28.70
North Harbour 19 17 45 20 57 10 27 18 31 22 28 41 33 30 27 32 64 33 331 223 33.10 22.30
Northland 28 23 8 10 44 13 37 7 22 31 25 39 48 55 34 7 18 36 264 221 26.40 22.10
Otago 17 19 24 30 40 30 64 21 27 29 34 26 54 59 28 36 43 19 331 269 33.10 26.90
Southland 16 24 20 45 13 44 20 78 17 27 17 107 20 25 12 61 19 43 154 454 15.40 45.40
Taranaki 34 29 26 42 30 27 49 38 29 7 48 17 40 26 55 43 79 89 390 318 39.00 31.80
Tasman 0 39 20 35 31 29 37 35 29 27 50 17 26 40 52 32 30 52 275 306 27.50 30.60
Waikato 29 34 33 21 64 58 7 37 10 23 10 34 17 37 11 13 32 36 213 293 21.30 29.30
Wellington 41 29 42 26 31 10 75 64 60 14 34 10 27 24 61 12 36 18 407 207 40.70 20.70

Tries by weekEdit

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total Average
Auckland 2 1 1 1 4 11 5 6 4 2 4 5 4 3 2 5 3 4 29 38 2.90 3.80
Bay of Plenty 2 4 6 2 1 5 2 2 1 4 13 5 3 4 5 3 5 5 38 34 3.80 3.40
Canterbury 5 0 4 4 7 1 11 2 13 9 5 4 4 3 6 7 4 3 59 33 5.90 3.30
Counties Manukau 1 2 3 5 3 4 2 2 6 13 5 4 3 1 4 3 8 4 35 38 3.50 3.80
Hawke's Bay 3 1 2 6 1 7 7 15 2 5 3 7 3 3 1 4 6 4 28 52 2.80 5.20
Manawatu 5 6 4 2 3 6 2 2 2 2 4 3 4 2 3 4 7 13 34 40 3.40 4.00
North Harbour 1 2 6 2 7 1 2 2 3 1 4 5 3 3 3 4 10 5 39 25 3.90 2.50
Northland 4 2 1 1 6 1 5 1 1 3 3 4 3 6 4 1 2 6 29 25 2.90 2.50
Otago 2 1 4 4 6 3 9 3 3 4 5 4 5 6 3 5 6 3 43 33 4.30 3.30
Southland 1 3 2 6 1 6 2 11 2 4 3 17 2 4 2 9 3 6 18 66 1.80 6.60
Taranaki 6 4 4 5 4 3 6 5 4 1 7 3 6 4 7 6 12 13 56 44 5.60 4.49
Tasman 0 5 2 4 4 5 4 5 4 3 8 3 4 6 8 4 4 8 38 43 3.80 4.30
Waikato 4 6 5 3 9 7 1 5 2 2 1 5 3 4 1 1 5 5 31 38 3.10 3.80
Wellington 6 5 5 4 5 1 11 8 8 2 5 1 4 2 9 2 6 2 59 27 5.90 2.70
For Against

SanctionsEdit

Player Team   Red   Yellow Sent off match(es):
Elliot Dixon Southland 1 2 vs. Bay of Plenty
Viliami Lolohea Tasman 1 2 vs. Taranaki
Levi Aumua Tasman 1 0 vs. Otago
Augustine Pulu Counties Manukau 1 0 vs. Manawatu
Albert Nikoro Counties Manukau 1 0 vs. Tasman
Tony Lamborn Hawke's Bay 1 0 vs. Manawatu
Newton Tudreu Manawatu 1 0 vs. Hawke's Bay
Sam Henwood Counties Manukau 0 2 vs. Auckland and Waikato
Pouri Rakete-Stones Hawke's Bay 0 2 vs. Bay of Plenty and Taranaki
Marcel Renata Auckland 0 2 vs. Waikato and Bay of Plenty
Ryan Tongia Southland 0 2 vs. Canterbury and Wellington
James Tucker Waikato 0 2 vs. Northland and North Harbour
Geoffrey Cridge Hawke's Bay 0 1 vs. Southland
Jordan Trainor Auckland 0 1 vs. Northland
Tima Fainga'anuku Tasman 0 1 vs. Manawatu
Jordan Taufua Tasman 0 1 vs. Manawatu
Nick Werahiko Canterbury 0 1 vs. Hawke's Bay
James Lowe Tasman 0 1 vs. Waikato
Heiden Bedwell-Curtis Manawatu 0 1 vs. Bay of Plenty
Henry Stowers Bay of Plenty 0 1 vs. Taranaki
Lachlan Boshier Taranaki 0 1 vs. Bay of Plenty
Josh Ioane Otago 0 1 vs. Tasman
Alex Ainley Tasman 0 1 vs. Otago
Asafo Aumua Welling