2021 Bunnings NPC

The 2021 Bunnings NPC season was the sixteenth season of New Zealand's provincial rugby union competition since it turned professional in 2006. The regular season began on August 6, when Manawatu hosted Counties Manukau. It involved the top fourteen rugby unions of New Zealand. For sponsorship reasons, the competition was known as the Bunnings NPC and it was the first season under the lead sponsor and to carry the NPC moniker since 2005. The winner of the Championship, Taranaki wasn't promoted to the Premiership due to a format restructure earlier in the season. The seventh placed Premiership team, Auckland wasn't relegated to the Championship after not being able to compete after the resurgence of COVID-19 in the Auckland region.

2021 Bunnings NPC season
Bunnings-npc-logo.png
The official emblem
CountriesNew Zealand New Zealand
Date6 August – 20 November
ChampionsWaikato
Runners-upTasman
Matches played53
Tries scored353
(average 6.7 per match)
Top point scorerStephen Perofeta (Taranaki)
172 points
Top try scorerLeicester Fainga'anuku (Tasman)
8 tries
Official website
www.provincial.rugby
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FormatEdit

The Bunnings NPC 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 W10
Auckland 5
(3rd)
6
(4th)
6
(7th)
6
(7th)
6
(7th)
6
(7th)
8
(7th)
8
(7th)
8
(7th)
8
(7th)
Bay of Plenty 0
(6th)
5
(6th)
7
(6th)
8
(6th)
13
(5th)
13
(6th)
15
(6th)
15
(6th)
17
(6th)
24
(6th)
Canterbury 0
(5th)
5
(7th)
9
(4th)
13
(4th)
13
(4th)
15
(5th)
18
(5th)
19
(5th)
23
(5th)
28
(3rd)
Hawke's Bay 0
(7th)
5
(5th)
9
(3rd)
14
(2nd)
14
(3rd)
19
(1st)
26
(1st)
31
(1st)
36
(1st)
38
(1st)
Tasman 4
(4th)
8
(2nd)
13
(1st)
13
(3rd)
18
(1st)
18
(2nd)
20
(4th)
20
(4th)
23
(3rd)
28
(4th)
Waikato 5
(2nd)
10
(1st)
11
(2nd)
16
(1st)
17
(2nd)
17
(3rd)
21
(2nd)
21
(3rd)
26
(2nd)
30
(2nd)
Wellington 5
(1st)
7
(3rd)
8
(5th)
9
(5th)
11
(6th)
16
(4th)
21
(3rd)
23
(2nd)
23
(4th)
25
(5th)
Championship
Team W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10
Counties Manukau 0
(6th)
0
(6th)
0
(7th)
0
(7th)
0
(7th)
0
(7th)
2
(7th)
2
(7th)
2
(7th)
2
(7th)
Manawatu 4
(1st)
5
(2nd)
5
(2nd)
9
(2nd)
13
(2nd)
18
(2nd)
20
(2nd)
21
(2nd)
22
(2nd)
24
(2nd)
North Harbour 0
(5th)
4
(3rd)
4
(3rd)
4
(3rd)
4
(4th)
4
(5th)
6
(5th)
6
(5th)
6
(6th)
6
(6th)
Northland 0
(7th)
0
(7th)
1
(6th)
1
(6th)
6
(3rd)
6
(3rd)
8
(4th)
8
(4th)
10
(4th)
12
(5th)
Otago 4
(3rd)
4
(4th)
4
(4th)
4
(4th)
4
(5th)
5
(4th)
11
(3rd)
15
(3rd)
15
(3rd)
20
(3rd)
Southland 1
(4th)
1
(5th)
1
(5th)
2
(5th)
2
(6th)
2
(6th)
4
(6th)
4
(6th)
9
(5th)
13
(4th)
Taranaki 4
(2nd)
9
(1st)
13
(1st)
18
(1st)
18
(1st)
22
(1st)
28
(1st)
33
(1st)
33
(1st)
39
(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 2021 Bunnings NPC was originally scheduled to play across ten weeks. The competition started on Friday, August 6, with Manawatu taking on Counties Manukau at Central Energy Trust Arena.[5] On August 18, New Zealand Rugby announced that all rugby in New Zealand would be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[6] In September it was confirmed the competition schedule would continue from Week 7 of the original draw. Auckland, Counties Manukau, Manawatu, North Harbour, Otago, and Southland would have byes due to covid restrictions.[7] Therefore all rugby matches scheduled between the 20th and 29 August and 3rd to the 5th of September 2021 was postponed.[8][9]

On 7 October 2021, it was later revealed the Auckland based teams, Auckland, Counties Manukau, and North Harbour would be withdrawn from the competition after being declined its third travel exemption application.[10] A new draw was released for the remainding four weeks of the season. In addition non-competition matches were implemented so that teams that would have otherwise played Auckland region teams don't go two weeks without a match. These matches will not receive competition points.[11]

Week 1Edit

6 August 2021 Manawatu 39–21 Counties Manukau Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North  
19:05 NZST Try: Drew Wild   26'
Brett Cameron   40'
Ray Niuia   76'
Con: Brett Cameron (3/3)   27'40'77'
Pen: Brett Cameron (6/9)   7'14'33'47'53'70'
Report Try: Alamanda Motuga   45'
Kalolo Tuiloma   80'
Con: Jarrod Halliday (1/1)   46'
Luteru Laulala (0/1)
Pen: Jarrod Halliday (3/3)   4'32'37'
Referee: Angus Mabey (New Zealand)
7 August 2021 Taranaki 33–19 Hawke's Bay Pukekura Park, New Plymouth  
14:05 NZST Try: Bradley Slater   18'51'
Vereniki Tikoisolomone   80'
Con: Stephen Perofeta (3/3)   19'52'80'
Pen: Stephen Perofeta (4/5)   4'10'22'26'
Report Try: Lincoln McClutchie   31'
Devan Flanders   40'
Ash Dixon   68'
Con: Lincoln McClutchie (1/2)   40'
Tiaan Falcon (1/1)   69'
Referee: Jonathan Bredin (New Zealand)
7 August 2021 Wellington 54–7 Northland Sky Stadium, Wellington  
14:05 NZST Try: Taine Plumtree   3'5'49'
Peter Umaga-Jensen   35'
Alex Fidow   38'
Julian Savea   61'
Bruce Kauika-Petersen   65'
Brandyn Laursen   73'
Con: Ruben Love (5/6)   4'6'36'39'50'
Brandyn Laursen (2/2)   66'74'
Pen: Ruben Love (0/1)
Report Try: Jordan Olsen   27'
Con: Rivez Reihana (1/1)   28'
Cards: Dan Hawkins   80'
Referee: Tipene Cottrell (New Zealand)
7 August 2021 Otago 26–19 Southland Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
16:35 NZST Try: Sam Gilbert   16'
Freedom Vahaakolo   79'
Con: Vilimoni Koroi (1/1)   17'
Sam Gilbert (1/1)   80'
Pen: Josh Ioane (1/1)   6'
Vilimoni Koroi (3/3)   39'62'66'
Report Try: Greg Pleasants-Tate   20'
Con: Marty Banks (1/1)   21'
Pen: Marty Banks (4/4)   40'52'56'77'
Referee: Daniel Waenga (New Zealand)
8 August 2021 Bay of Plenty 14–27 Tasman Tauranga Domain, Tauranga  
14:05 NZST Try: Luke Campbell   27'
Sean Wainui   43'
Con: Kaleb Trask (2/2)   28'44'
Pen: Kaleb Trask (0/1)
Report Try: Tim O'Malley   39'
Quentin MacDonald   47'55'
Con: Mitchell Hunt (3/3)   39'48'55'
Pen: Mitchell Hunt (2/2)   18'31'
Referee: Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
8 August 2021 North Harbour 15–28 Waikato QBE Stadium, Albany  
14:05 NZST Try: Bryn Hall   10'
Moses Leo   72'
Con: Bryn Gatland (1/2)   73'
Pen: Bryn Gatland (1/1)   8'
Report Try: Mosese Dawai   35'62'
Sekope Lopeti-Moli   44'
Mitch Jacobson   59'
Con: Fletcher Smith (4/4)   37'45'60'64'
Pen: Fletcher Smith (0/1)
Referee: Nick Hogan (New Zealand)
8 August 2021 Auckland 35–24 Canterbury Eden Park, Auckland  
16:35 NZST Try: AJ Lam   3'23'34'
Harry Plummer   76'
Con: Harry Plummer (3/4)   24'36'77'
Pen: Harry Plummer (3/4)   11'14'61'
Report Try: Manasa Mataele   43'
Corey Kellow   48'
Shilo Klein   72'
Con: Fergus Burke (3/3)   44'49'73'
Pen: Fergus Burke (1/1)   32'
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)

Week 2Edit

13 August 2021 Counties Manukau 6–14 North Harbour Navigation Homes Stadium, Pukekohe  
19:05 NZST Pen: Jarrod Halliday (2/3)   44'68' Report Try: Shaun Stevenson   70'
Con: Bryn Gatland (0/1)
Pen: Bryn Gatland (3/3)   6'24'38'
Referee: Daniel Waenga (New Zealand)
14 August 2021 Tasman 16–11 Auckland Trafalgar Park, Nelson  
14:05 NZST Try: Leicester Fainga'anuku   69'
Con: Mitchell Hunt (1/1)   70'
Pen: Mitchell Hunt (3/6)   25'40'58'
Cards: Pari Pari Parkinson   80'
Report Try: Salesi Rayasi   33'
Con: Harry Plummer (0/1)
Pen: Harry Plummer (2/3)   8'31'
Referee: Jonathan Bredin (New Zealand)
14 August 2021 Canterbury 25–22 Manawatu Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch  
14:05 NZST Try: Chay Fihaki   6'32'
Shilo Klein   20'
Mitchell Drummond   44'
Con: Fergus Burke (1/4)   33'
Pen: Fergus Burke (1/1)   56'
Report Try: Logan Henry   4'
Jarred Adams   68'
Shamus Hurley-Langton   75'
Con: Brett Cameron (2/3)   4'69'
Pen: Brett Cameron (1/1)   25'
Referee: Marcus Playle (New Zealand)
14 August 2021 RS – Hawke's Bay 34–10 Otago McLean Park, Napier  
16:35 NZST Try: Neria Fomai   29'
Lolagi Visinia   35'
Stacey Ili   52'
Siosiua Kaifa   65'
Jonah Lowe   80'
Con: Lincoln McClutchie (2/3)   30'36'
Tiaan Falcon (1/2)   80'
Pen: Tiaan Falcon (1/1)   72'
Report Try: Freedom Vahaakolo   19'
Con: Vilimoni Koroi (1/1)   20'
Pen: Vilimoni Koroi (1/2)   42'
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
15 August 2021 Waikato 43–37 Wellington FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton  
14:05 NZST Try: Mosese Dawai   5'
Jack Lam   49'
Ollie Norris   55'
Cortez-Lee Ratima   65'
Liam Messam   68'
Liam Coombes-Fabling   73'
Con: Fletcher Smith (5/6)   50'56'66'69'74'
Pen: Fletcher Smith (1/1)   11'
Report Try: Pepesana Patafilo   18'20'
Du'Plessis Kirifi   26'
Julian Savea   36'
Peter Umaga-Jensen   39'
Con: Ruben Love (3/5)   28'38'40'
Pen: Ruben Love (1/3)   9'
Brandyn Laursen (1/1)   60'
Cards: Julian Savea   43' to 53'
Referee: Cameron Stone (New Zealand)
15 August 2021 Southland 11–31 Bay of Plenty Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill  
14:05 NZST Try: Charles Alaimalo   47'
Con: Greg Dyer (0/1)
Pen: Greg Dyer (0/1)
Marty Banks (2/2)   60'67'
Cards: Charles Alaimalo   77'
Report Try: Mitchell Karpik   22'
Sean Wainui   56'
Onisi Ratave   68'
Nikora Broughton   78'
Con: Kaleb Trask (4/4)   23'57'69'79'
Pen: Kaleb Trask (1/2)   39'
Referee: Michael Winter (New Zealand)
15 August 2021 Northland 14–48 Taranaki Semenoff Stadium, Whangarei  
16:35 NZST Try: Leka Tu'ungafasi   10'
Kaliopasi Uluilakepa   64'
Con: Rivez Reihana (2/2)   11'64'
Pen: Rivez Reihana (0/1)
Cards: Isi Manu   43'
Report Try: Daniel Waite   36'
Ricky Riccitelli   47'
Kini Naholo   52'70'
Shaan Waite   60'
Daniel Rona   72'
Con: Stephen Perofeta (6/6)   36'48'54'61'71'73'
Pen: Stephen Perofeta (2/2)   33'43'
Referee: Angus Mabey (New Zealand)

Week 3Edit

17 September 2021 Waikato 19–20 Canterbury FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton  
19:05 NZST Try: Samipeni Finau   40'
Sam Cooper   68'
Tepaea Cook-Savage   80'
Con: Fletcher Smith (2/3)   40'69'
Pen: Fletcher Smith (0/1)
Report Try: Waisake Naholo   15'
Henry Stowers   50'
Fergus Burke   73'
Con: Fergus Burke (1/3)   51'
Pen: Fergus Burke (1/1)   64'
Referee: Cameron Stone (New Zealand)
18 September 2021 Taranaki 32–26 Wellington TET Stadium & Events Centre, Inglewood  
14:05 NZST Try: Stephen Perofeta   5'
Michael Bent   21'
Jayson Potroz   27'
Con: Stephen Perofeta (1/3)   28'
Pen: Stephen Perofeta (5/6)   37'43'49'59'66'
Cards: Teihorangi Walden   40' to 50'
Report Try: Wes Goosen   9'
Pepesana Patafilo   40'
Sam Smith   70'
Con: Aidan Morgan (0/2)
Ruben Love (1/1)   71'
Pen: Aidan Morgan (3/3)   4'32'53'
Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)
18 September 2021 Northland 29–48 Tasman Semenoff Stadium, Whangarei  
16:35 NZST Try: Sam Nock   9'
Scott Gregory   28'
Kaliopasi Uluilakepa   40'
Jordan Olsen   49'
Raikabula Momoedonu   76'
Con: Rivez Reihana (1/4)   50'
Johnny Cooper (1/1)   77'
Pen: Rivez Reihana (0/1)
Report Try: Jacob Norris   15'
Leicester Fainga'anuku   23'60'
Mitchell Hunt   25'
Mark Telea   32'69'
Timoci Tavatavanawai   63'
Shannon Frizell   80'
Con: Mitchell Hunt (4/8)   24'33'69'80'
Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
19 September 2021 RS – Hawke's Bay 36–33 (a.e.t.) Bay of Plenty McLean Park, Napier  
14:05 NZST Try: Ash Dixon   14'
Solomone Funaki   21'
Pouri Rakete-Stones   31'
Con: Lincoln McClutchie (3/3)   15'22'32'
Pen: Lincoln McClutchie (3/3)   29'37'63'
Tiaan Falcon (2/2)   80'84'
Report Try: Emoni Narawa   5'
Luke Campbell   18'
Onisi Ratave   25'77'
Sean Wainui   59'
Con: Kaleb Trask (2/3)   19'26'
Otere Black (2/2)   60'78'
Pen: Kaleb Trask (0/1)
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Bye/s: Auckland, Counties Manukau, Manawatu, North Harbour, Otago, and Southland

Week 4Edit

24 September 2021 Tasman 22–39 Waikato Trafalgar Park, Nelson  
19:05 NZST Try: Leicester Fainga'anuku   52'
Shannon Frizell   67'
Andrew Makalio   72'
Con: Mitchell Hunt (2/3)   52'68'
Pen: Mitchell Hunt (1/2)   3'
Report Try: Matthew Lansdown   24'
Liam Coombes-Fabling   27'77'
Gideon Wrampling   42'
Cortez-Lee Ratima   55'
Con: Fletcher Smith (4/5)   25'43'56'79'
Pen: Fletcher Smith (2/2)   14'63'
Cards: Steven Misa   31' to 41'
Hamilton Burr   66' to 76'
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
25 September 2021 Manawatu 31–19 Northland Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North  
14:05 NZST Try: Ed Fidow   21'
Brayden Iose   27'
Taniela Filimone   73'
Con: Brett Cameron (2/3)   22'28'
Pen: Brett Cameron (4/5)   13'16'50'57'
Report Try: Jone Macilai-Tori   60'
Jonah Mau'u   64'
Kaliopasi Uluilakepa   80'
Con: Rivez Reihana (0/1)
Johnny Cooper (2/2)   66'80'
Cards: Noah Cooper   15' to 25'
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
25 September 2021 Southland 16–19 (a.e.t.) Canterbury Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill  
16:05 NZST Try: Josh Moorby   14'
Con: Marty Banks (1/1)   16'
Pen: Marty Banks (3/5)   32'61'71'
Cards: Chris Apoua   52' to 62'
Report Try: Luke Romano   54'
Con: Fergus Burke (1/1)   55'
Pen: Fergus Burke (4/4)   7'20'22'85'
Jack Debreczeni (0/1)
Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)
26 September 2021 Wellington 28–31 Hawke's Bay Sky Stadium, Wellington  
14:05 NZST Try: Vince Aso   67'
Tyrone Thompson   78'80'
Con: Ruben Love (2/3)   79'80'
Pen: Aidan Morgan (3/3)   35'42'47'
Report Try: Ash Dixon   10'
Jonah Lowe   21'
Lolagi Visinia   37'
Solomone Funaki   71'
Con: Lincoln McClutchie (3/3)   11'22'38'
Tiaan Falcon (1/1)   72'
Pen: Lincoln McClutchie (1/1)   3'
Referee: Stuart Curran (New Zealand)
26 September 2021 Bay of Plenty 28–55 Taranaki Tauranga Domain, Tauranga  
16:35 NZST Try: Aidan Ross   26'
Sekuini Tanimo   63'
Viliami Tosi   71'
Chase Tiatia   74'
Con: Otere Black (4/4)   27'64'72'75'
Report Try: Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens   18'32'
Logan Crowley   40'
Kini Naholo   53'
Vereniki Tikoisolomone   59'80'
Liam Blyde   65'
Con: Stephen Perofeta (7/7)   19'33'40'54'60'66'80'
Pen: Stephen Perofeta (2/2)   5'58'
Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Bye/s: Auckland, Counties Manukau, North Harbour, and Otago

Week 5Edit

1 October 2021 Northland 38–28 Waikato Semenoff Stadium, Whangarei  
19:05 NZST Try: Jone Macilai-Tori   16'
Kara Pryor   23'
Sam Nock   38'
Blake Hohaia   46'
Sam McNamara   79'
Con: Dan Hawkins (5/5)   18'25'39'48'80'
Pen: Dan Hawkins (1/2)   40'
Report Try: Liam Coombes-Fabling   8'53'73'
Mitch Jacobson   43'
Con: Fletcher Smith (4/4)   10'44'54'75'
Cards: D'Angelo Leuila   70'
Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
2 October 2021 Bay of Plenty 33–32 Wellington Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua  
14:05 NZST Try: Alefosio Tapili   16'
Justin Sangster   35'
Leroy Carter   48'
Viliami Tosi   61'
Emoni Narawa   80'
Con: Otere Black (3/4)   17'36'80'
Luke Campbell (1/1)   62'
Report Try: James O'Reilly   19'
Tomasi Alosio   40'
Aidan Morgan   45'
Sam Smith   66'
Tyrone Thompson   71'
Richard Judd   75'
Con: Ruben Love (1/4)   40'
Aidan Morgan (0/2)
Referee: Cameron Stone (New Zealand)
2 October 2021 Manawatu 27–14 Otago Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North  
16:35 NZST Try: Tima Fainga'anuku   9'
Josiah Maraku   17'
Jarred Adams   42'
Con: Brett Cameron (3/3)   10'18'43'
Pen: Brett Cameron (2/4)   30'57'
Cards: Flyn Yates   65' to 75'
Report Try: Dylan Nel   26'
James Lentjes   66'
Con: Josh Ioane (2/2)   27'67'
Referee: Tipene Cottrell (New Zealand)
3 October 2021 Tasman 51–14 Southland Lansdowne Park, Blenheim  
14:05 NZST Try: Timoci Tavatavanawai   2'8'
Macca Springer   11'
Leicester Fainga'anuku   22'61'
Levi Aumua   34'
Regan Ware   72'
Con: Mitchell Hunt (5/6)   9'12'23'35'63'
William Havili (0/1)
Pen: Mitchell Hunt (2/2)   27'32'
Report Try: Marty Banks   29'
Solomon Alaimalo   43'
Con: Marty Banks (2/2)   30'44'
Referee: Jonathan Bredin (New Zealand)
Bye/s: Auckland, Canterbury, Counties Manukau, Hawke's Bay, North Harbour, and Taranaki

Week 6Edit

8 October 2021 Wellington 35–30 (a.e.t.) Canterbury Sky Stadium, Wellington  
19:05 NZST Try: Peter Umaga-Jensen   2'82'
Du'Plessis Kirifi   13'
Alex Fidow   80'
Con: Ruben Love (3/3)   3'14'80'
Pen: Ruben Love (3/3)   7'40'48'
Cards: Alex Fidow   50' to 60'
Report Try: Manasa Mataele   23'51'
Josh McKay   36'
Chay Fihaki   58'
Con: Fergus Burke (2/4)   37'53'
Pen: Fergus Burke (2/2)   16'73'
Cards: Luke Romano   80'
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
9 October 2021 RS – Hawke's Bay 34–22 Tasman McLean Park, Napier  
16:35 NZST Try: Ere Enari   4'
Brendon O'Connor   14'
Lolagi Visinia   17'
Stacey Ili   29'
Neria Fomai   56'
Con: Lincoln McClutchie (3/5)   15'30'58'
Pen: Lincoln McClutchie (0/1)
Tiaan Falcon (1/1)   79'
Report Try: Shannon Frizell   34'
Con: Mitchell Hunt (1/1)   35'
Pen: Mitchell Hunt (5/5)   11'21'28'40'53'
Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)
9 October 2021 Otago 23–30 Taranaki Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
19:05 NZST Try: Sio Tomkinson   39'
Dylan Nel   62'
Con: Josh Ioane (2/2)   40'63'
Pen: Josh Ioane (3/4)   15'29'70'
Cards: Sam Fischli   48' to 58'
Report Try: Teihorangi Walden   31'
Pita Gus Sowakula   57'
Liam Blyde   72'
Con: Stephen Perofeta (3/3)   32'58'73'
Pen: Stephen Perofeta (3/3)   4'11'67'
Referee: Daniel Waenga (New Zealand)
10 October 2021 Southland 27–38 Manawatu Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill  
14:05 NZST Try: Tony Lamborn   22'
Solomon Alaimalo   34'
Matt Whaanga   50'
Con: Marty Banks (3/3)   23'35'51'
Pen: Marty Banks (2/3)   5'7'
Report Try: Brett Cameron   40'
Ed Fidow   46'56'
Liam Mitchell   74'
Con: Brett Cameron (3/4)   40'47'57'
Pen: Brett Cameron (4/5)   18'29'66'79'
Referee: Jonathan Bredin (New Zealand)
Bye/s: Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Counties Manukau, North Harbour, Northland, and Waikato

Week 7Edit

15 October 2021 Northland 13–24 Otago Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua  
19:05 NZST Try: Sam Nock   15'
Jone Macilai-Tori   37'
Con: Dan Hawkins (0/2)
Pen: Dan Hawkins (1/2)   51'
Report Try: Sio Tomkinson   2'74'
James Lentjes   6'
Con: Josh Ioane (3/3)   3'7'76'
Pen: Josh Ioane (1/1)   10'
Cards: Will Tucker   66' to 76'
Referee: Michael Winter (New Zealand)
16 October 2021 Waikato 26–33 Taranaki Tauranga Domain, Tauranga  
14:05 NZST Try: Mosese Dawai   15'
James Tucker   18'
Beaudein Waaka   52'
D'Angelo Leuila   68'
Con: Fletcher Smith (3/4)   19'53'69'
Pen: Fletcher Smith (0/1)
Cards: Cortez-Lee Ratima   75'
Report Try: Daniel Waite   58'
Kini Naholo   63'
Con: Stephen Perofeta (1/2)   64'
Pen: Stephen Perofeta (7/7)   3'5'8'18'27'74'78'
Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
16 October 2021 Canterbury 26–45 Hawke's Bay Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch  
16:35 NZST Try: Rameka Poihipi   29'
Manasa Mataele   55'
Luke Donaldson   57'
Mitchell Gibson   70'
Con: Fergus Burke (1/1)   30'
Jack Debreczeni (2/3)   58'70'
Report Try: Geoff Cridge   21'
Stacey Ili   26'
Lincoln McClutchie   32'
Danny Toala   35'
Siosiua Kaifa   40'
Jacob Devery   43'
Jonah Lowe   72'
Con: Lincoln McClutchie (4/6)   23'33'36'40'
Tiaan Falcon (1/1)   73'
Pen: Tiaan Falcon (0/1)
Cards: Joe Apikotoa   59' to 69'
Referee: Stuart Curran (New Zealand)
16 October 2021 Manawatu 16–36 Wellington Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North  
19:05 NZST Try: Ray Niuia   43'
Con: Brett Cameron (1/1)   44'
Pen: Brett Cameron (3/3)   6'30'56'
Report Try: Peter Umaga-Jensen   2'
Du'Plessis Kirifi   10'
James O'Reilly   48'
Alex Fidow   51'
Ruben Love   77'
Con: Ruben Love (4/5)   4'49'53'79'
Pen: Ruben Love (1/1)   61'
Referee: Nick Hogan (New Zealand)
Bye/s: Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Counties Manukau, North Harbour, Southland, and Tasman

Week 8Edit

22 October 2021 Otago 22–20 Canterbury Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin  
19:05 NZST Try: Freedom Vahaakolo   36'
Con: Josh Ioane (1/1)   38'
Pen: Josh Ioane (5/7)   40'59'63'70'77'
Report Try: Sam Dickson   20'
Fergus Burke   29'
Con: Fergus Burke (2/2)   21'31'
Pen: Fergus Burke (1/1)   27'
Alex Harford (1/1)   73'
Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)
23 October 2021 Taranaki 47–35 Manawatu TET Stadium & Events Centre, Inglewood  
14:05 NZST Try: Penalty try   31'
Liam Blyde   32'39'
Stephen Perofeta   53'
Vereniki Tikoisolomone   72'
Josh Jacomb   76'
Con: Stephen Perofeta (3/5)   40'54'78'
Pen: Stephen Perofeta (3/5)   14'22'69'
Report Try: Josiah Maraku   6'
Tima Fainga'anuku   46'
Ed Fidow   60'
Griffin Culver   63'
Drew Wild   80'
Con: Stewart Cruden (5/5)   7'47'61'64'80'
Referee: Daniel Waenga (New Zealand)
23 October 2021 RS – Hawke's Bay 41–14 Waikato McLean Park, Napier  
19:05 NZST Try: Jacob Devery   2'
Danny Toala   22'
Neria Fomai   62'77'
Tom Parsons   69'
Ollie Sapsford   73'
Con: Lincoln McClutchie (4/5)   23'62'70'74'
Caleb Makene (0/1)
Pen: Lincoln McClutchie (1/1)   54'
Cards: Danny Toala   80'
Report Try: Steven Misa   16'
Liam Coombes-Fabling   28'
Con: D'Angelo Leuila (2/2)   17'29'
Pen: D'Angelo Leuila (0/1)
Cards: James Tucker   71'
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
Bye/s: Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Counties Manukau, North Harbour, Northland, Southland, Tasman, and Wellington

Week 9Edit

29 October 2021 Canterbury 24–20 Tasman Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch  
19:05 NZST Try: Fergus Burke   6'
Luke Romano   61'
Dallas McLeod   75'
Con: Fergus Burke (3/3)   7'62'76'
Pen: Fergus Burke (1/1)   66'
Report Try: Quentin MacDonald   51'
Con: Mitchell Hunt (0/1)
Pen: Mitchell Hunt (5/5)   10'32'40'46'57'
Cards: Leicester Fainga'anuku   8' to 18'
Sam Matenga   13' to 23'
Referee: Tipene Cottrell (New Zealand)
30 October 2021 Southland 37–33 Northland Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill  
14:05 NZST Try: Josh Moorby   25'
Solomon Alaimalo   30'
Matthew James   48'
Greg Pleasants-Tate   57'
Con: Marty Banks (4/4)   26'32'49'58'
Pen: Marty Banks (3/3)   14'22'38'
Report Try: Pisi Leilua   5'
Dan Hawkins   19'
Rene Ranger   65'
Jone Macilai-Tori   80'
Con: Dan Hawkins (2/4)   21'65'
Pen: Dan Hawkins (3/3)   3'40'45'
Referee: Cameron Stone (New Zealand
30 October 2021 Bay of Plenty 33–37 Waikato Tauranga Domain, Tauranga  
16:35 NZST Try: Lucas Cashmore   25'
Nathan Harris   35'
Joe Webber   45'
Leroy Carter   51'
Emoni Narawa   80'
Con: Lucas Cashmore (4/5)   26'37'47'80'
Cards: Leroy Carter   40' to 50'
Report Try: Cortez-Lee Ratima   8'42'
Mosese Dawai   40'
Rupeni Tamani   70'
Con: D'Angelo Leuila (4/4)   9'40'43'71'
Pen: D'Angelo Leuila (3/3)   7'33'74'
Cards: Hamilton Burr   57' to 67'
Referee: Stuart Curran (New Zealand)
30 October 2021 Manawatu 31–40 Hawke's Bay Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North  
19:05 NZST Try: Shamus Hurley-Langton   17'
Liam Mitchell   36'
Nehe Milner-Skudder   46'80'
Con: Brett Cameron (3/3)   19'37'47'
Stewart Cruden (1/1)   80'
Pen: Brett Cameron (1/1)   31'
Report Try: Ollie Sapsford   24'34'50'
Pouri Rakete-Stones   60'
Kienan Higgins   66'71'
Con: Lincoln McClutchie (1/2)   25'
Caleb Makene (4/4)   51'61'67'72'
Referee: Daniel Waenga (New Zealand)
Bye/s: Auckland, Counties Manukau, North Harbour, Otago, Taranaki, and Wellington

Week 10Edit

3 November 2021 Bay of Plenty 22–14 Northland Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua  
19:05 NZST Try: Peni Lasaqa   4'24'
Manaaki Selby-Rickit   59'
Nathan Harris   64'
Con: Lucas Cashmore (1/4)   65'
Cards: Cassius Misa   48' to 58'
Viliami Tosi   79'
Report Try: Blake Hohaia   36'
Justin Davies   80'
Con: Rivez Reihana (1/1)   37'
Dan Hawkins (1/1)   80'
Cards: Blake Hohaia   22' to 32'
Referee: Tipene Cottrell (New Zealand)
5 November 2021 Waikato 27–25 Otago Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua  
19:05 NZST Try: James Thompson   40'
Ryan Tongia   55'
James Tucker   71'
Con: D'Angelo Leuila (3/3)   40'56'72'
Pen: D'Angelo Leuila (2/2)   29'36'
Report Try: Freedom Vahaakolo   14'47'
Matt Faddes   63'
Con: Josh Ioane (2/3)   48'65'
Pen: Josh Ioane (2/3)   33'38'
Cards: Sam Fischli   28'
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
6 November 2021 Tasman 34–22 Wellington Lansdowne Park, Blenheim  
14:05 NZST Try: Quentin MacDonald   7'
Jacob Norris   13'
Leicester Fainga'anuku   17'
Levi Aumua   25'
Anton Segner   80'
Con: Mitchell Hunt (3/5)   18'26'80'
Pen: Mitchell Hunt (1/1)   39'
Report Try: Taine Plumtree   28'
Jackson Garden-Bachop   45'
Tyrone Thompson   74'
Con: Aidan Morgan (2/3)   30'46'
Pen: Aidan Morgan (1/1)   53'
Referee: Cameron Stone (New Zealand)
6 November 2021 Canterbury 40–28 Bay of Plenty Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch  
16:35 NZST Try: Chay Fihaki   3'
Dallas McLeod   7'27'
Waisake Naholo   37'51'
Con: Fergus Burke (3/5)   4'7'52'
Pen: Fergus Burke (2/4)   59'80'
Chay Fihaki (1/1)   72'
Report Try: Leroy Carter   10'
Veveni Lasaqa   20'
Lucas Cashmore   48'
Con: Lucas Cashmore (2/3)   11'49'
Pen: Lucas Cashmore (3/3)   15'26'30'
Referee: Jonathan Bredin (New Zealand)
7 November 2021 Taranaki 24–10 Southland TET Stadium & Events Centre, Inglewood  
14:05 NZST Try: Kini Naholo   28'
Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens   53'
Vereniki Tikoisolomone   59'
Con: Stephen Perofeta (3/3)   30'55'60'
Pen: Stephen Perofeta (1/1)   40'
Report Try: Charles Alaimalo   6'
Con: Greg Dyer (1/1)   7'
Pen: Greg Dyer (1/1)   18'
Referee: Stuart Curran (New Zealand)
Bye/s: Auckland, Counties Manukau, Hawke's Bay, Manawatu, and North Harbour

Play-offsEdit

Semi-finalsEdit


12 November 2021
19:05 NZST
Manawatu 16–44 Otago
Try: Iose 63' m
Maraku 79' m
Con: Wild (0/2)
Pen: Cruden (2/3) 26', 44'
Report Try: Hill 38' c
Gilbert 46' c
Koroi 52' c
Vahaakolo (2) 67' c, 74' c
Con: Ioane (4/4) 40', 47', 53', 68'
Millar (1/1) 75'
Pen: Ioane (3/4) 10', 18', 61'
13 November 2021
14:05 NZST
Taranaki 25–13 Southland
Try: Florence 4' m
Crowley 10' m
Con: Perofeta (0/2)
Pen: Perofeta (5/6) 18', 27', 54', 70', 75'
Report Try: Van Vugt 49' c
Con: Banks (1/1) 50'
Pen: Banks (2/3) 15', 22'
Cards: Te Tamaki   80'
13 November 2021
16:35 NZST
Hawke's Bay 27–33 Tasman
Try: Lowe 12' m
Parsons 20' c
Mikaele-Tu'u 40' m
Cridge 50' c
Con: McClutchie (2/4) 22', 52'
Pen: McClutchie (1/1) 65'
Report Try: Makalio 9' c
Knewstubb 23' c
Tavatavanawai 28' m
Fainga'anuku 69' m
Con: Hunt (2/4) 8', 25'
Pen: Hunt (3/3) 4', 17', 75'
13 November 2021
19:05 NZST
Waikato 17–14 Canterbury
Try: Marshall 28' c
Sullivan 38' c
Con: Leuila (2/2) 29', 39'
Pen: Leuila (1/2) 54'
Report Try: Kellow 45' m
Con: Burke (0/1)
Pen: Fihaki (0/1)
Burke (3/3) 25', 59', 65'

FinalsEdit


20 November 2021
14:05 NZST
Taranaki 32–19 Otago
Try: Proffit 4' c
Waite 19' c
Woolliams 39' m
Naholo 43' c
Con: Perofeta (3/4) 5', 20', 45'
Pen: Perofeta (2/4) 32', 47'
Potroz (0/1)
Cards: Potroz   51' to 61'
Report Try: Hill 6' c
Koroi 33' m
Ioane 54' c
Con: Ioane (2/3) 7', 55'
20 November 2021
19:05 NZST
Waikato 23–20 Tasman
Try: Sullivan (2) 33' c, 48' c
Con: Leuila (2/2) 33', 50'
Pen: Leuila (2/3) 9', 40'
Smith (1/1) 72'
Report Try: Ware 27' c
Strange 67' c
Con: Hunt (2/2) 28', 68'
Pen: Hunt (2/3) 38', 46'
FB 15 Ryan Tongia
RW 14 Liam Coombes-Fabling
OC 13 Bailyn Sullivan
IC 12 Gideon Wrampling
LW 11 Mosese Dawai   51'
FH 10 D'Angelo Leuila   58'
SH 9 Cortez-Lee Ratima   72'
N8 8 Jack Lam   80'
OF 7 Mitch Jacobson
BF 6 Samipeni Finau
RL 5 Hamilton Burr   67'
LL 4 James Tucker
TP 3 George Dyer   41'   51'   61'
HK 2 Rhys Marshall   61'
LP 1 Ayden Johnstone (c)   53'
Replacements:
HK 16 Steven Misa   61'
PR 17 Ollie Norris   53'
PR 18 Sefo Kautai   41'   51'   61'
LK 19 Rupeni Tamani   80'
FL 20 Liam Messam   67'
SH 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi   72'
FH 22 Fletcher Smith   58'
FB 23 Beaudein Waaka   51'
 
FB 15 Andrew Knewstubb
RW 14 Timoci Tavatavanawai   65'
OC 13 Leicester Fainga'anuku
IC 12 Alex Nankivell
LW 11 Regan Ware   78'
FH 10 Mitchell Hunt
SH 9 Louie Chapman   78'
N8 8 Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta   65'
OF 7 Anton Segner
BF 6 Jacob Norris
RL 5 Quinten Strange (c)
LL 4 Antonio Shalfoon   65'
TP 3 Sam Matenga   56'
HK 2 Andrew Makalio   52'
LP 1 Isi Tu'ungafasi   51'
Replacements:
HK 16 Quentin MacDonald   52'
PR 17 Luca Inch   51'
PR 18 Isaac Salmon   56'
LK 19 Max Hicks   65'
FL 20 Hugh Renton   65'
SH 21 Noah Hotham   78'
WG 22 Macca Springer   78'
CE 23 Levi Aumua   65'

StatisticsEdit

Leading point scorersEdit

No. Player Team Points Average Details
1 Stephen Perofeta Taranaki 172 17.20 2 T, 30 C, 34 P, 0 D
2 Mitchell Hunt Tasman 123 12.30 1 T, 23 C, 24 P, 0 D
3 Brett Cameron Manawatu 107 15.29 2 T, 17 C, 21 P, 0 D
4 Fergus Burke Canterbury 97 9.70 3 T, 17 C, 16 P, 0 D
5 Josh Ioane Otago 82 10.25 1 T, 16 C, 15 P, 0 D
6 Marty Banks Southland 77 9.63 1 T, 12 C, 16 P, 0 D
7 Lincoln McClutchie Hawke's Bay 77 8.56 2 T, 23 C, 7 P, 0 D
8 Ruben Love Wellington 58 7.25 1 T, 19 C, 5 P, 0 D
9 Fletcher Smith Waikato 56 5.60 0 T, 22 C, 4 P, 0 D
10 D'Angelo Leuila Waikato 55 5.00 1 T, 13 C, 8 P, 0 D

Source: provincial.rugby/Stats

Leading try scorersEdit

No. Player Team Tries Average
1 Leicester Fainga'anuku Tasman 8 0.80
2 Freedom Vahaakolo Otago 7 0.78
3 Liam Coombes-Fabling Waikato 7 0.64
4 Kini Naholo Taranaki 6 0.67
5 Peter Umaga-Jensen Wellington 5 0.63
6 Mosese Dawai Waikato 5 0.50
7 Vereniki Tikoisolomone Taranaki 5 0.50
8 Taine Plumtree Wellington 4 0.67
9 Tyrone Thompson Wellington 4 0.67
10 Jone Macilai-Tori Northland 4 0.57

Source: provincial.rugby/Stats

Points by weekEdit

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Average
Auckland 35 24 11 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 46 40 23.00 20.00
Bay of Plenty 14 27 31 11 33 36 28 55 33 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 37 50 54 222 252 27.75 31.50
Canterbury 24 35 25 22 20 19 19 16 0 0 30 35 26 45 20 22 24 20 40 28 228 242 25.33 26.89
Counties Manukau 21 39 6 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 53 13.50 26.50
Hawke's Bay 19 33 34 10 36 33 31 28 0 0 34 22 45 26 41 14 40 31 0 0 280 197 35.00 24.63
Manawatu 39 21 22 25 0 0 31 19 27 14 38 27 16 36 35 47 31 40 0 0 239 229 29.88 28.63
North Harbour 15 28 14 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 34 14.50 17.00
Northland 7 54 14 48 29 48 19 31 38 28 0 0 13 24 0 0 33 37 14 22 167 292 20.88 36.50
Otago 26 19 10 34 0 0 0 0 14 27 23 30 24 13 22 20 0 0 25 27 144 170 20.57 24.29
Southland 19 26 11 31 0 0 16 19 14 51 27 38 0 0 0 0 37 33 10 24 134 222 19.14 31.71
Taranaki 33 19 48 14 32 26 55 28 0 0 30 23 33 26 47 35 0 0 24 10 302 181 37.75 22.63
Tasman 27 14 16 11 48 29 22 39 51 14 22 34 0 0 0 0 20 24 34 22 240 187 30.00 23.38
Waikato 28 15 43 37 19 20 39 22 28 38 0 0 26 33 14 41 37 33 27 25 261 264 29.00 29.33
Wellington 54 7 37 43 26 32 28 31 32 33 35 30 36 16 0 0 0 0 22 34 270 226 33.75 28.25

Tries by weekEdit

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Average
Auckland 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 2.50 2.00
Bay of Plenty 2 3 4 1 5 3 4 7 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 7 7 32 31 4.00 3.88
Canterbury 3 4 4 3 3 3 1 1 0 0 4 4 4 7 2 1 3 1 5 3 29 27 3.22 3.00
Counties Manukau 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 1.00 2.00
Hawke's Bay 3 3 5 1 3 5 4 3 0 0 5 1 7 4 6 2 6 4 0 0 39 23 4.88 2.88
Manawatu 3 2 3 4 0 0 3 3 3 2 4 3 1 5 5 6 4 6 0 0 26 31 3.25 3.88
North Harbour 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 1.50 2.00
Northland 1 8 2 6 5 8 3 3 5 4 0 0 2 3 0 0 4 4 2 4 24 40 3.00 5.00
Otago 2 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 2 3 3 2 1 2 0 0 3 3 14 19 2.00 2.71
Southland 1 2 1 4 0 0 1 1 2 7 3 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 1 3 13 25 1.86 3.57
Taranaki 3 3 6 2 3 3 7 4 0 0 3 2 2 4 6 5 0 0 3 1 33 24 4.13 3.00
Tasman 3 2 1 1 8 5 3 5 7 2 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 3 29 26 3.63 3.25
Waikato 4 2 6 5 3 3 5 3 4 5 0 0 4 2 2 6 4 5 3 3 35 34 3.89 3.78
Wellington 8 1 5 6 3 3 3 4 6 5 4 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 3 5 37 29 4.63 3.63
For Against

SanctionsEdit

Player Team   Red   Yellow Sent off match(es):
Sam Fischli Otago 1 1 vs. Taranaki and Waikato
Dan Hawkins Northland 1 0 vs. Wellington
Isi Manu Northland 1 0 vs. Taranaki
Hamilton Burr Waikato 0 2 vs. Tasman and Bay of Plenty
Pari Pari Parkinson Tasman 0 1 vs. Auckland
Julian Savea Wellington 0 1 vs. Waikato
Charles Alaimalo Southland 0 1 vs. Bay of Plenty
Teihorangi Walden Taranaki 0 1 vs. Wellington
Steven Misa Waikato 0 1 vs. Tasman
Noah Cooper Northland 0 1 vs. Manawatu
Chris Apoua Southland 0 1 vs. Canterbury
D'Angelo Leuila Waikato 0 1 vs. Northland
Flyn Yates Manawatu 0 1 vs. Otago
Alex Fidow Wellington 0 1 vs. Canterbury
Luke Romano Canterbury 0 1 vs. Wellington
Will Tucker Otago 0 1 vs. Northland
Cortez-Lee Ratima Waikato 0 1 vs. Taranaki
Joe Apikotoa Hawke's Bay 0 1 vs. Canterbury
James Tucker Waikato 0 1 vs. Hawke's Bay
Danny Toala Hawke's Bay 0 1 vs. Waikato
Leicester Fainga'anuku Tasman 0 1 vs. Canterbury
Sam Matenga Tasman 0 1 vs. Canterbury
Leroy Carter Bay of Plenty 0 1 vs. Waikato
Cassius Misa Bay of Plenty 0 1 vs. Northland
Viliami Tosi Bay of Plenty 0 1 vs. Northland
Blake Hohaia Northland 0 1 vs. Bay of Plenty
Isaac Te Tamaki Southland 0 1 vs. Taranaki
Jayson Potroz Taranaki 0 1 vs. Otago

Ranfurly ShieldEdit

Pre-season challengesEdit

For the 2021 pre-season, Hawke's Bay accepted Ranfurly Shield challenges from North Otago and Ngāti Porou East Coast.[12] In their first defence on June 30, Hawke's Bay defeated North Otago 85–0 in Napier. The side scored thirteen tries to none. It began with a try to Kienan Higgins on debut from a turnover after four minutes. North Otago then conceded a penalty try and lost lock Manulua Taiti to a yellow card. Hawke’s Bay added a further two tries from Jason Long to lead twenty-eight points to nil after the first quarter. Another two tries in the last eight minutes gave Hawke's Bay a forty-two point lead at halftime. Hawke's Bay also gave a debut to All Black family member Sir Brian Lochore's grandson, Frank Lochore.[13]

In Hawke's Bay's second defence of the year they scored fifteen tries to win 93–5 against Ngāti Porou. Hawke's Bay number 8 Gareth Evans opened the scoring off due to lineout maul five minutes into the first half. Hawke's Bay had their second try through Siosiua Kaifa after some good runs from Anzelo Tuitavuki and Dennon Robinson-Bartlett on either wing, then fullback Danny Toala crossed over to make it seventeen points to nil inside fifteen minutes. Kaifa, Toala, Tuitavuki, Lincoln McClutchie and replacement prop Pouri Rakete-Stones all crossed for doubles, with McClutchie kicking nine conversions in a personal tally of twenty-eight points. Ngāti Porou were coached by former New Zealand international Hosea Gear and scored their only try to hooker Jorian Tangaere in the thirtieth minute.[14]

30 June 2021
19:05 NZST
Hawke's Bay 85–0 North Otago
Try: Higgins 4' c
Penalty try 10'
Long (2) 18' c, 22' c
Visinia (2) 32' c, 52' m
Parsons 40' c
Devery 43' c
Tuitavuki 46' c
Kaifa (2) 58' m, 77' c
Toala 68' m
Waa 72' c
Con: McClutchie (9/11) 5', 19', 23', 33', 40', 44', 47', 73', 77'
Toala (0/1)
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24 July 2021
15:00 NZST
Hawke's Bay 93–5 Ngāti Porou East Coast
Try: Evans 5' c
Kaifa (2) 10' m, 41' m
Toala (2) 14' m, 51' m
Tuitavuki (2) 21' c, 46' c
Kereru-Symes 26' m
Robinson-Bartlett 34' m
Waa 39' c
McClutchie (2) 57' c, 72' c
Rakete-Stones (2) 62' c, 74' c
Martin 64' c
Con: McClutchie (9/15) 6', 22', 40', 47', 58', 63', 65', 73', 75'
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Try: Tangaere 30' m
Con: Fraser (0/1)

ReferencesEdit

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