Heartland Championship Results

The Heartland Championship is the second tier of provincial rugby in New Zealand, behind the Bunnings NPC.

There are 12 teams playing in the competition. They play 8 of the other teams, after which the top 4 teams play off for the Meads Cup and the next 4 teams in the table play off for the Lochore Cup.

The winner of the Meads Cup could gain promotion to the Bunnings NPC Championship competition.

The week before the start of the competition, New Zealand went into a lockdown due to Covid-19 and all rugby was postponed. A new draw and dates was made for when rugby was restarted 4 weeks later.

Due to the interrupted season the finals were abbreviated also. The Meads Cup final was played between the top two teams on the table.

The Lochore Cup was played between teams ranked 3 & 4 on the table.

A finals match was also played between teams ranked 5 & 6 on the table.

2021 Heartland Championship

Heartland Table
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
South Canterbury 8 8 365 124 8 40
Thames Valley 8 7 1 291 148 5 33
Whanganui 8 6 2 286 149 6 30
North Otago 8 5 3 220 198 5 25
Poverty Bay 8 4 4 263 223 8 24
Mid Canterbury 8 5 3 226 209 4 24
Horowhenua Kapiti 8 5 3 214 197 4 24
East Coast 8 3 5 237 248 8 20
West Coast 8 3 5 181 219 4 16
Wairarapa Bush 8 2 6 139 249 2 10
Buller 8 8 126 320 2 2
King Country 8 8 113 367 1 1

  


2021 Fixtures and results

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November 6

King Country

West Coast

Buller

North Otago

Wairarapa Bush

Whanganui

  

East Coast

Horowhenua Kapiti

King Country

Mid Canterbury

Poverty Bay

South Canterbury

  

Horowhenua Kapiti

Mid Canterbury

Poverty Bay

South Canterbury

Thames Valley

Whanganui

  

Buller

East Coast

King Country

North Otago

West Coast

Wairarapa Bush

  

Thames Valley

East Coast

North Otago

Poverty Bay

Wairarapa Bush

Whanganui

  

Buller

Horowhenua Kapiti

King Country

Mid Canterbury

South Canterbury

West Coast

  

Buller

Poverty Bay

Horowhenua Kapiti

South Canterbury

Thames Valley

Whanganui

  

Mid Canterbury

North Otago

Poverty Bay

Thames Valley

Wairarapa Bush

West Coast

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Mid Canterbury

Horowhenua Kapiti

South Canterbury

East Coast

Thames Valley

Poverty Bay

  

Thames Valley

North Otago

West Coast

Whanganui

Buller

Wairarapa Bush

  

East Coast

North Otago

West Coast

King Country

Buller

Wairarapa Bush

  

Horowhenua Kapiti

South Canterbury

Whanganui

Poverty Bay

Thames Valley

Mid Canterbury

  

Mid Canterbury

Buller

South Canterbury 

King Country

West Coast

Horowhenua Kapiti

  

North Otago

Thames Valley

Wairarapa Bush

Poverty Bay

Whanganui

East Coast

  

West Coast

East Coast

Wairarapa Bush

Mid Canterbury

King Country

North Otago

  

Buller

King Country

Horowhenua Kapiti

Whanganui

East Coast

South Canterbury

Te Kuiti

Greymouth

Westport

Oamaru

Masterton

Whanganui

  

Ruatoria

Levin

Taupo

Ashburton

Gisborne

Timaru

  

Otaki

Ashburton

Gisborne

Timaru

Te Aroha

Whanganui

  

Westport

Ruatoria

Taupo

Oamaru

Greymouth

Masterton

  

Te Aroha

Ruatoria

Oamaru

Gisborne

Masterton

Whanganui

  

Westport

Levin

Te Kuiti

Ashburton

Timaru

Greymouth

  

Westport

Gisborne

Levin

Timaru

Te Aroha

Whanganui

  

Ashburton

Oamaru

Gisborne

Whanganui

Masterton

Greymouth

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21

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39

10

65

  

19

25

17

24

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61

  

38

20

34

72

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12

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52

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27

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40

 

29

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39

  

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28

37

43

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45

  

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36

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27

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53

28

48

31

42

12

  

35

17

34

17

14

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32

20

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15

18

  

27

34

48

10

27

28

  

35

26

33

26

18

15

  

45

28

24

19

14

34

   

22

31

14

22

15

12

  

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5

33

35

29

46

                         

                              Finals

Meads Cup

November 14

South Canterbury

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Thames Valley

Timaru

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16

Lochore Cup

November 14

Whanganui

v

North Otago

Whanganui

22

16

5 v 6 Final

November 14

Poverty Bay

v

Mid Canterbury

Gisborne

33

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