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Heartland Championship – Week Four Preview

newfb2015rugby-data-transparent-200x60We look at Week Four of the 2015 Heartland Championship and Mid Canterbury are the only un-beaten side in the 2015 Heartland Championship as they start to gear up their defence of the Meads Cup for the third consecutive year, as we head into Week Four or moving week.

With Mid Canterbury and Wanganui setting the early pace we are followed on 10pts by South Canterbury , Wairarapa Bush and Thames Valley all equal and only separated by points differential.

Mid Canterbury travel over the alps for a rare visit to Greymouth , only the 14th time since 1927 the Hammers have made the trek over the Alps. But the Hammers do have the overall advantage , since 1927 the Hammers have struck Gold on the coast 10 times with one famous draw back in 1984. Otherwise their overall record against the red and whites points to another possible win as West Coast have only triumphed 4 times over the Hammers in 34 first class occasions.

We highlight though this week our Match of the Round , as King Country host Thames Valley , this match has huge importance for both sides as Taupo hosts the Centennial Cup , the Trophy up for grabs between these two unions each year over a variety of age group matches culminating with the Heartland match. But the bigger picture shows a win here for either side , even though King Country are currently 11th will go a long way towards the end of season finals . The Swampfoxes can solidify their position for a Meads Cup place  while the Rams could give their season a boost by getting them back into the picture albiet the Lochore Cup , as a loss could see them drift away from the middle of the pack.

Since 2006 the sides have met on 10 occasions with the honours split to 5 wins each and with an overall point differential of only 0.60pts a close exciting match is on the cards. So much so that RugbyHeartland will travel to Taupo to watch this game and bring Live Updates to you from via our facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/rugbyheartland .

12 September 2015 Wairarapa Bush 4th vs 3rd
South Canterbury Masterton 2.00pm
12 September 2015 East Coast 12th vs 6th
Horowhenua Kapiti Ruatoria 2.30pm
12 September 2015 King Country 11th vs 5th
Thames Valley Taupo 2.30pm
12 September 2015 Poverty Bay 7th vs 8th
North Otago Gisborne 2.30pm
12 September 2015 Wanganui 2nd vs 10th
Buller Wanganui 2.30pm
12 September 2015 West Coast 9th vs 1st
Mid Canterbury Greymouth 2.30pm

10yearsClick here to view the Pink Batts Heartland Championship 2015 draw.

Current NZ TAB Odds to win the Meads Cup + (starting price on the 22nd August 2014)
1 Mid Canterbury $3.25 (4.50)
2 North Otago $8.00 (5.00)
3 Wanganui $3.50 (5.00)
4 Buller $17.00 (8.00)
5 South Canterbury $5.00 (5.50)
6 Poverty Bay $17.00 (10.00)
7 Horowhenua Kapiti $15.00 (10.00)
8 Wairarapa Bush $8.00 (12.00)
9 West Coast $26.00 (17.00)
10 Thames Valley $15.00 (21.00)
11 King Country $51.00 (31.00)
12 East Coast $201.00 (81.00)
Overall Stats King Country Overall Stats Thames Valley
kingctry thames
Games Played 10 Games Played 10
*Games Won 5 *Games Won 5
*Games Lost 5 *Games Lost 5
Games Drawn 0 Games Drawn 0
*Longest.Winning.Streak 4 *Longest.Winning.Streak 3
*Longest Losing Streak 3 *Longest Losing Streak 4
*Largest Points For 35 *Largest Points For 28
*Largest Points Against 28 *Largest Points Against 35
*Largest.Winning.Margin 22 *Largest.Winning.Margin 12
*Largest Losing Margin -12 *Largest Losing Margin -22
*Total Points For 175 *Total Points For 169
*Avg Points For 17.5 *Avg Points For 16.9
*Total Points Against 169 *Total Points Against 175
*Avg Points Against 16.9 *Avg Points Against 17.5
*Total Points Difference 6 *Total Points Difference -6
*Avg Points Difference 0.60 *Avg Points Difference -0.60
* = By King Country * = By Thames Valley
Heartland matches played between King Country and Thames Valley
30-Aug-14 Thames Valley 15
10 King Country
14-Sep-13 King Country 27
22 Thames Valley
22-Sep-12 Thames Valley 28
18 King Country
17-Sep-11 King Country 14
26 Thames Valley
11-Sep-10 Thames Valley 14
05 King Country
5-Sep-09 King Country 35
13 Thames Valley
20-Sep-08 Thames Valley 14
33 King Country
8-Sep-07 King Country 13
09 Thames Valley
14-Oct-06 Thames Valley 15
17 King Country
9-Sep-06 King Country 03
13 Thames Valley
Overall Stats Wairarapa Bush Overall Stats South Canterbury
waibush sthcanterbury
Games Played 5 Games Played 5
*Games Won 3 *Games Won 2
*Games Lost 2 *Games Lost 3
Games Drawn 0 Games Drawn 0
*Longest.Winning.Streak 2 *Longest.Winning.Streak 1
*Longest Losing Streak 1 *Longest Losing Streak 2
*Largest Points For 47 *Largest Points For 43
*Largest Points Against 43 *Largest Points Against 47
*Largest.Winning.Margin 30 *Largest.Winning.Margin 27
*Largest Losing Margin -27 *Largest Losing Margin -30
*Total Points For 150 *Total Points For 134
*Avg Points For 30 *Avg Points For 26.8
*Total Points Against 134 *Total Points Against 150
*Avg Points Against 26.8 *Avg Points Against 30
*Total Points Difference 16 *Total Points Difference -16
*Avg Points Difference 3.20 *Avg Points Difference -3.20
* = By Wairarapa Bush * = By South Canterbury
Heartland matches played between Wairarapa Bush and South Canterbury
6-Sep-14 South Canterbury 43
16 Wairarapa Bush
25-Aug-12 Wairarapa Bush 32
21 South Canterbury
10-Oct-09 South Canterbury 34
28 Wairarapa Bush
30-Aug-08 South Canterbury 19
27 Wairarapa Bush
30-Sep-06 Wairarapa Bush 47
17 South Canterbury
Overall Stats East Coast Overall Stats Horowhenua Kapiti
eastcoast horokapiti
Games Played 7 Games Played 7
*Games Won 3 *Games Won 4
*Games Lost 4 *Games Lost 3
Games Drawn 0 Games Drawn 0
*Longest.Winning.Streak 2 *Longest.Winning.Streak 3
*Longest Losing Streak 3 *Longest Losing Streak 2
*Largest Points For 35 *Largest Points For 73
*Largest Points Against 73 *Largest Points Against 35
*Largest.Winning.Margin 19 *Largest.Winning.Margin 66
*Largest Losing Margin -66 *Largest Losing Margin -19
*Total Points For 136 *Total Points For 244
*Avg Points For 19.43 *Avg Points For 34.86
*Total Points Against 244 *Total Points Against 136
*Avg Points Against 34.86 *Avg Points Against 19.43
*Total Points Difference -108 *Total Points Difference 108
*Avg Points Difference -15.43 *Avg Points Difference 15.43
* = By East Coast * = By Horowhenua Kapiti
Heartland matches played between East Coast and Horowhenua Kapiti
6-Sep-14 Horowhenua-Kapiti 37
10 East Coast
24-Aug-13 East Coast 25
24 Horowhenua-Kapiti
24-Sep-11 Horowhenua-Kapiti 16
35 East Coast
16-Oct-10 East Coast 25
28 Horowhenua-Kapiti
26-Sep-09 East Coast 03
44 Horowhenua-Kapiti
27-Sep-08 Horowhenua-Kapiti 73
07 East Coast
29-Sep-07 East Coast 31
22 Horowhenua-Kapiti
Overall Stats Poverty Bay Overall Stats North Otago
pb125 nthotago
Games Played 7 Games Played 7
*Games Won 1 *Games Won 5
*Games Lost 5 *Games Lost 1
Games Drawn 1 Games Drawn 1
*Longest.Winning.Streak 1 *Longest.Winning.Streak 3
*Longest Losing Streak 3 *Longest Losing Streak 1
*Largest Points For 34 *Largest Points For 53
*Largest Points Against 53 *Largest Points Against 34
*Largest.Winning.Margin 8 *Largest.Winning.Margin 35
*Largest Losing Margin -35 *Largest Losing Margin -8
*Total Points For 142 *Total Points For 231
*Avg Points For 20.29 *Avg Points For 33
*Total Points Against 231 *Total Points Against 142
*Avg Points Against 33 *Avg Points Against 20.29
*Total Points Difference -89 *Total Points Difference 89
*Avg Points Difference -12.71 *Avg Points Difference 12.71
* = By Poverty Bay * = By North Otago
Heartland matches played between Poverty Bay and North Otago
30-Aug-14 North Otago 43
34 Poverty Bay
21-Sep-13 Poverty Bay 18
53 North Otago
22-Sep-12 North Otago 24
23 Poverty Bay
13-Aug-11 Poverty Bay 30
30 North Otago
18-Sep-10 North Otago 40
08 Poverty Bay
5-Sep-09 Poverty Bay 18
10 North Otago
25-Aug-07 Poverty Bay 11
31 North Otago
Overall Stats Wanganui Overall Stats Buller
wanganui buller
Games Played 6 Games Played 6
*Games Won 3 *Games Won 3
*Games Lost 3 *Games Lost 3
Games Drawn 0 Games Drawn 0
*Longest.Winning.Streak 3 *Longest.Winning.Streak 2
*Longest Losing Streak 2 *Longest Losing Streak 3
*Largest Points For 42 *Largest Points For 40
*Largest Points Against 40 *Largest Points Against 42
*Largest.Winning.Margin 32 *Largest.Winning.Margin 10
*Largest Losing Margin -10 *Largest Losing Margin -32
*Total Points For 150 *Total Points For 103
*Avg Points For 25 *Avg Points For 17.17
*Total Points Against 103 *Total Points Against 150
*Avg Points Against 17.17 *Avg Points Against 25
*Total Points Difference 47 *Total Points Difference -47
*Avg Points Difference 7.83 *Avg Points Difference -7.83
* = By Wanganui * = By Buller
Heartland matches played between Wanganui and Buller
19-Oct-13 Wanganui 30
40 Buller
31-Aug-13 Buller 15
11 Wanganui
6-Oct-12 Wanganui 39
12 Buller
19-Sep-09 Buller 07
13 Wanganui
27-Sep-08 Wanganui 42
10 Buller
25-Aug-07 Wanganui 15
19 Buller
Overall Stats West Coast Overall Stats Mid Canterbury
westcoast midcanterbury
Games Played 6 Games Played 6
*Games Won 1 *Games Won 5
*Games Lost 5 *Games Lost 1
Games Drawn 0 Games Drawn 0
*Longest.Winning.Streak 1 *Longest.Winning.Streak 5
*Longest Losing Streak 5 *Longest Losing Streak 1
*Largest Points For 27 *Largest Points For 52
*Largest Points Against 52 *Largest Points Against 27
*Largest.Winning.Margin 15 *Largest.Winning.Margin 25
*Largest Losing Margin -25 *Largest Losing Margin -15
*Total Points For 117 *Total Points For 148
*Avg Points For 19.50 *Avg Points For 24.67
*Total Points Against 148 *Total Points Against 117
*Avg Points Against 24.67 *Avg Points Against 19.50
*Total Points Difference -31 *Total Points Difference 31
*Avg Points Difference -5.17 *Avg Points Difference 5.17
* = By West Coast * = By Mid Canterbury
Heartland matches played between West Coast and Mid Canterbury
23-Aug-14 Mid Canterbury 52
27 West Coast
19-Oct-13 Mid Canterbury 28
25 West Coast
29-Sep-12 West Coast 24
29 Mid Canterbury
27-Sep-08 Mid Canterbury 07
05 West Coast
8-Sep-07 Mid Canterbury 23
12 West Coast
2-Sep-06 West Coast 24
09 Mid Canterbury

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