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The 2018 season is about to kick off on 11th August. For a summary of 2017 and links to years earlier, follow the link below:

https://rugbyl.blogspot.com/2018/02/nz-national-competition-2017-season.html

For the 2018 season, these are the top four regions (Premiership) playing a three round comp.

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The lower ranked regions (Championship) play in three divisions.

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Then it seems the best of the Championship plays the lowest of the Premiership to decide whether p/r takes place. It's not a huge competition but important. 

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If the weather good Ill try and make this weeks game Wellington vs Taranaki its at 2pm on Saturday at Wise park in Wanuiomata, Wellington. The Game decides who wins the Central pool and can go on to qualify for promotion to the Premiership next year.

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Wellington beat Taranaki 50 - 22 so they now play winners of Southern & Northern Zone to see who gets a promotion match to the NZRL premiership.

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5 hours ago, kiwis 13 6 said:

Wellington beat Taranaki 50 - 22 so they now play winners of Southern & Northern Zone to see who gets a promotion match to the NZRL premiership.

Thanks for that. I have been remiss in not updating this topic.

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Results for the first round of the premiership:

Counties-Manukau (South Auckland) 18 - 20 Canterbury Bulls (South Is)

Akarana Falcons (Auckland) 46 - 6 Waikato (Central North Is)

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On 9/2/2018 at 12:28 PM, kiwis 13 6 said:

Wellington beat Taranaki 50 - 22 so they now play winners of Southern & Northern Zone to see who gets a promotion match to the NZRL premiership.

The winner of the Northern Zone played the Central Zone winner, with the Northern Swords victorious 16-14 against the Wellington Orcas.

Wellington host the Southern Zone winners Otago Whalers next week and the week after that, Otago host Northern. 

The winner from the three teams above play the 4th placed Premiership side on Oct 6th.

For a summary of the zone competition:

https://rugbyl.blogspot.com/2018/09/nz-national-comp-2018-zone-results.html

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Northland  beat Wellington 16 -14. Wellington's hopes of promotion now rely on them beating Otago and the outcome of Otago Vs Northland game. Wellington need to follow Canterbury's lead in order to improve the status of the game in the Wellington region. Canterbury bulls players have pride in the province & return to represent the Bulls after playing overseas, Canterbury has increased playing numbers this year, Canterbury has a reasonable website that is regularly updated. Canterbury Bulls have a main sponsor Rockcote and individual jersey sponsors, As a result I believe Canterbury can provide players some financial incentive.

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At least Wellington lost by a small margin so hope there Frank.

The South Is seems well run generally. All regions are represented in this zonal system. The Aroraki team is the rural area between Christchurch and Dunedin, which I didn’t realise played RL. They did OK too.

Above there is a link in a previous post of mine where I have all the match results. I couldn’t find anywhere on the internet where all that info could be found in one place. Well now there is. I had to gather it from news sources bit by bit. I think it deserves some recognition as it is an important part of the RL scene in NZ.

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Canterbury had a big win over Waikato, Brad Campbell Canterbury's 19 year old half would have to be considered for NZ Warriors 2nd tier contract or a spot with another NRL club? Counties beat Akarana which is a little bit of an upset. Wellington well the result is a reflection of the the state of the game in the region... well done to Otago probably the best result ever for them, they now face Northland to qualify for the Promotion game.

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On 9/23/2018 at 2:01 PM, rlno1 said:

Great for Otago, but doesn't say much for the current state of Wellington Rugby League.

They have struggled for a while now. Lost two from two but both by just two points. In 2017 they lost both games at the same point of the competition, both of them by four points. Hopefully in 2019 two draws.

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Premiership:

Akarana (Auckland) defeated Canterbury 34-14 away.

Counties Manukau (South Auckland) 46-22 defeated Waikato away.

This puts Akarana and Counties Manukau into the grand final on points differential as they and Canterbury each had the same number of points.

Waikato has to play and defeat the winner of the Championship to retain its place in the Premiership.

Championship:

Otago 26-26 Northern.

As both sides had the same total points and points differential, I'm unsure who challenges to enter the Premiership.  

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It's all done and dusted.

The Rest of Auckland (Akarana) defeated South Auckland (Counties-Manukau) 51-20 in the final.

The P/R match saw Waikato retain its Premiership spot by putting the Northern Swords to the .....anyway by 48-18. 

A full summary can be found here:

https://rugbyl.blogspot.com/2018/10/nz-national-comp-2018-premiership.html

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