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1979 National Provincial Championship Results
New Zealand's provincial rugby competition

The 1979 NPC, the Radio New Zealand National Provincial Championship, was the third year of the provincial rugby championship in New Zealand.

There were 3 Divisions, a Division 1 with 7 North Island teams and 4 South Island teams, a Division 2 (NI) with 9 teams and a Division 2 (SI) with 6 teams.

The bottom placed NI team in Division 1 was relegated, replaced by the winner of Division 2 (NI). The bottom SI team in Division 1 played off against the winner of Division 2 (SI).

This ensured that there would always be 4 SI teams in Division 1.


1979 National Provincial Championship
Division 1


NPC
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
Counties 10 9 1 158 84 18
Auckland 10 8 2 175 88 16
Wellington 10 8 2 176 116 16
Canterbury 10 7 3 146 115 14
North Auckland 10 6 4 116 99 12
Bay Of Plenty 10 5 4 1 158 148 11
Manawatu 10 4 5 1 121 106 9
Taranaki 10 3 7 117 140 6
Southland 10 2 8 106 169 4
South Canterbury 10 1 9 81 209 2
Otago 10 1 9 88 168 2


1979 NPC Division 1 Fixtures and Results

June 4


June 13

June 16

June 19


July 11

July 14

July 18

July 21


August 4

August 8


August 11

August 13

August 15


August 18




August 25





August 29


September 1





September 4

September 5

September 8

September 9


September 11

September 12


September 15


September 16


September 19


September 22



September 26


September 29

Wellington

North Auckland

Manawatu

Counties

Taranaki


Otago

Southland

Canterbury

Counties


Manawatu

Southland

Taranaki

Taranaki

Otago

Wellington

South Canterbury

Canterbury

South Canterbury

Manawatu

Otago

Canterbury

Wellington

Southland

Bay Of Plenty

Taranaki

Bay Of Plenty


Auckland

Southland

Counties

Taranaki

North Auckland

Auckland

Manawatu

Auckland

Counties

Wellington

North Auckland

Bay Of Plenty

Manawatu

Counties

South Canterbury

Auckland

Canterbury

Bay Of Plenty

South Canterbury

North Auckland

Canterbury

Wellington

South Canterbury

Otago

Auckland

Otago

North Auckland

Southland

Bay Of Plenty

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Counties

Manawatu

Auckland

North Auckland

Wellington


North Auckland

North Auckland

North Auckland

Bay Of Plenty


South Canterbury

Auckland

South Canterbury

Bay Of Plenty

Auckland

Bay Of Plenty

Counties

Auckland

Bay Of Plenty

Counties

Southland

Manawatu

Otago

South Canterbury

North Auckland

Counties

Otago


Wellington

Canterbury

Otago

Manawatu

South Canterbury

South Canterbury

Otago

Taranaki

Canterbury

Southland

Taranaki

Canterbury

Southland

Southland

Otago

Bay Of Plenty

Wellington

Southland

Wellington

Auckland

Taranaki

Manawatu

Canterbury

Taranaki

Counties

Canterbury

Wellington

Taranaki

Manawatu

Wellington

Whangarei

Palmerston North

Pukekohe

Hawera


Dunedin

Invercargill

Christchurch

Pukekohe


Palmerston North

Invercargill

New Plymouth

New Plymouth

Dunedin

Wellington

Timaru

Christchurch

Timaru

Palmerston North

Dunedin

Christchurch

Wellington

Invercargill

Tauranga

New Plymouth

Rotorua


Auckland

Invercargill

Pukekohe

New Plymouth

Whangarei

Auckland

Palmerston North

Auckland

Pukekohe

Wellington

Whangarei

Whakatane

Palmerston North

Pukekohe

Timaru

Auckland

Christchurch

Tauranga

Timaru

Whangarei

Christchurch

Wellington

Timaru

Dunedin

Auckland

Dunedin

Whangarei

Invercargill

Rotorua

15

13

17

12

15


7

0

18

22


28

6

10

6

3

21

3

16

13

9

10

19

15

16

3

10

25


13

17

17

12

20

42

10

19

7

19

23

20

25

16

13

36

7

26

13

3

12

16

9

13

11

20

13

22

6

20

8

9

6

19


16

15

0

13


9

10

3

16

17

10

26

9

24

16

7

8

3

3

7

13

16


7

24

10

0

12

3

0

9

0

12

11

8

6

7

6

15

18

13

27

9

7

10

10

16

9

32

19

21

6

Taranaki were relegated to Division 2 (NI).

Otago played against the winner of the Division 2 (SI), Marlborough. Otago won the match 15-13 so remain in Division 1.


 

1979 National Provincial Championship
Division 2 (North Island)

NPC
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
Hawke's Bay 8 7 1 226 41 14
Waikato 8 6 1 1 195 87 13
Poverty Bay 8 6 2 117 73 12
Wanganui 8 5 3 145 59 10
Horowhenua 8 4 4 122 158 8
Thames Valley 8 3 5 63 130 6
King Country 8 2 5 1 100 128 5
Wairarapa Bush 8 1 7 47 94 2
East Coast 8 1 7 49 294 2

1979 NPC Division 2 (NI) Fixtures and Results

June 4



July 11

July 18

July 21


August 4

August 11

August 15

August 18


August 22

August 25


August 28



September 1


September 2

September 6

September 8



September 9

September 11

September 12

September 13

September 15



September 16

September 22


September 24

September 29

Poverty Bay  

Wairarapa Bush


King Country

Waikato

Thames Valley


Hawke's Bay

Horowhenua

Poverty Bay

Hawke's Bay

King Country

Horowhenua

Wanganui

Wairarapa Bush

Waikato

Wairarapa Bush


King Country

Horowhenua

Thames Valley

Poverty Bay

East Coast

Horowhenua

Wanganui

Hawke's Bay

Wairapapa Bush

Thames Valley

East Coast

East Coast

Poverty Bay

King Country

Waikato

Wanganui

Waikato

Thames Valley

Hawke's Bay

Wanganui

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v

v


East Coast

Hawke's Bay


Wanganui

King Country

King Country


East Coast

Hawke's Bay

Wairarapa Bush

Thames Valley

Horowhenua

Thames Valley

East Coast

Thames Valley

East Coast

Horowhenua


Hawke's Bay

Wanganui

Waikato

King Country

King Country

Waikato

Wairarapa Bush

Poverty Bay

Waikato

Wanganui

Horowhenua

Thames Valley

Horowhenua

Wairarapa Bush

Wanganui

Hawke's Bay

Poverty Bay

Poverty Bay

Waikato

Poverty Bay

Gisborne

Carterton


Taumarunui

Hamilton

Waihi


Napier

Levin

Gisborne

Hastings

Turangi

Levin

Wanganui

Pahiatua

Hamilton

Masterton


Te Kuiti

Levin

Thames

Gisborne

Ruatoria

Levin

Wanganui

Hastings

Masterton

Waihi

Tokomaru Bay

Te Araroa

Gisborne

Taumarunui

Hamilton

Wanganui

Hamilton

Paeroa

Napier

Wanganui

26

3


6

15

6


76

3

9

33

12

13

51

7

58

6


3

16

9

29

12

16

9

20

4

0

15

12

10

14

18

3

12

15

15

7

3

7


16

15

4


3

56

3

3

28

12

0

12

0

14


10

21

21

7

39

26

0

3

25

31

26

6

6

12

7

9

21

9

20

10

Bay Of Plenty were automatically promoted to Division 1.


 

1979 National Provincial Championship
Division 2 (South Island)

NPC
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
Marlborough 5 5 0 111 40 10
Mid Canterbury 5 4 1 69 46 8
Buller 5 3 2 57 25 6
Nelson Bays 5 2 3 52 65 4
North Otago 5 1 4 40 99 2
West Coast 5 0 5 39 93 0

1979 NPC Division 2 (SI) Fixtures and Results

June 4

June 9

June 23


July 19

July 21

July 28


August 11

August 14

August 16

August 18


September 1

September 8

September 15


September 22

Nelson Bays

Marlborough

Buller


Buller

West Coast

Marlborough


Mid Canterbury

North Otago

Mid Canterbury

West Coast


North Otago

West Coast

North Otago

Mid Canterbury

Marlborough

v

v


v

v

v


v

v

v

v


v

v

v

v

v


Buller

Nelson Bays

West Coast


North Otago

North Otago

Buller


Buller

Nelson Bays

Nelson Bays

Nelson Bays


Mid Canterbury

Marlborough

Marlborough

West Coast

Mid Canterbury

Nelson

Blenheim

Westport


Westport

Greymouth

Blenheim


Ashburton

Oamaru

Ashburton

Greymouth


Oamaru

Hokitika

Oamaru

Asburton

Blenheim

3

27

17


15

6

0


10

0

14

6


10

11

10

15

13

18

9

6


0

20

6


7

24

6

10


20

31

34

10

10

Marlborough, as winners of Division 2 (SI) played against the bottom placed SI team in Division 1, Otago, in a promotion/relegation match.

Otago won 15-13 so Marlborough stayed in Division 2 (SI).