Round 9 was the final round of the Mitre10 Cup regular season and let us know what our semifinals would be. There was still time for a couple of upsets and the round included a Ranfurly Shield challenge and the Battle of the Bridge.
Mitre10 Cup Round 9 Results:
Southland 8 – 56 Auckland
Tasman 29 – 0 Hawk’s Bay
Taranaki 10 – 34 Wellington
Bay Of Plenty 38 – 35 Northland
Waikato 19 – 23 Otago
Counties Manukau 14 – 19 Canterbury
Auckland 45 – 29 North Harbour
Manawatu 38 – 26 Southland
Report from my evening at Waikato v Otago in the Ranfurly Shield Challenge:
Report from my afternoon at Auckland v North Harbour in the Battle of the Bridge:
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