Rugbyheartland.co.nz is proud to bring you our first ever VIRTUAL HEARTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP

( This whole concept is to be a FUN entertaining look at how the 2018 Heartland MIGHT go , we do not suggest any of the results will happen , but we hope you enjoy this for the entertainment value )

How it works: 

  • Draw based on the 2018 Heartland Championship draw
  • Teams made up of players from 2017 & Pre-Season 2018 Squads ( These ARE NOT the final teams for 2018 )
  • Games to be played at the Heartland’s nearest NPC Stadium (as follows)
    • Thames Valley & King Country @ Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
    • Poverty Bay & East Coast @ McLean Park, Napier
    • Wairarapa Bush @ Manawatu Arena
    • Wanganui @ Oceanic Park (where? It is a ground on the platform with a running track , looks a bit like Cooks Gardens)
    • Horowhenua-Kapiti @ Westpac Stadium
    • Buller & West Coast @ Trafalgar Park, Nelson
    • Mid Canterbury & South Canterbury @ Christchurch Stadium (AMI Park)
    • North Otago @ Forsyth Stadium, Dunedin
    • Where two teams play at the Same venue in the same round, the first game will be during the day , the second game in the “Evening or Night”
  • Games are run over full 80 minutes but are reduced to 20 minute Matches the full coverage of each game is around 30 minutes.
  • All Matches will be loaded here via our You Tube Video for easy sharing.
  • All match results are final
  • Competition runs exactly as this seasons Heartland Championship with the top 4 playing in the Virtual Meads Cup and middle 4 in Virtual Lochore Cup
  • Videos of Matches and results will be posted here and on our Facebook page(s) at https://www.facebook.com/rugbyheartland/ and https://www.facebook.com/VR_RugbyHeartland

The Draw & Videos of matches , click  to view video, videos loaded once results published :

RugbyHeartland.co.nz – Virtual Heartland 2018
WEEK 1 Home vs Away VENUE TOWN
Horowhenua-Kapiti 31.vs.07 Mid Canterbury Westpac Stadium Wellington
King Country 06 vs 00 East Coast Waikato Stadium Hamilton
North Otago 19 vs 20 Buller Forsyth Stadium Dunedin
Poverty Bay 13 vs 19 Wairarapa Bush McLean Park Napier
Thames Valley 10 vs 19 West Coast Waikato Stadium Hamilton
Wanganui 15 vs 07 South Canterbury Oceanic Park RC3 Ground
RugbyHeartland.co.nz – Virtual Heartland 2018
Standings – Wk 1 P W D L F A +/- B1 B2 Pts
Horowhenua-Kapiti 1 1 0 0 31 7 24 1 0 5
West Coast 1 1 0 0 19 10 9 0 0 4
Wanganui 1 1 0 0 15 7 8 0 0 4
King Country 1 1 0 0 6 0 6 0 0 4
Wairarapa Bush 1 1 0 0 19 13 6 0 0 4
Buller 1 1 0 0 20 19 1 0 0 4
North Otago 1 0 0 1 19 20 -1 0 1 1
Poverty Bay 1 0 0 1 13 19 -6 0 1 1
East Coast 1 0 0 1 0 6 -6 0 1 1
South Canterbury 1 0 0 1 7 15 -8 0 0 0
Thames Valley 1 0 0 1 10 19 -9 0 0 0
Mid Canterbury 1 0 0 1 7 31 -24 0 0 0
B1 = 4 tries or more
B2 = Loss by 7pts or less
WEEK 2 Home vs Away VENUE TOWN
Buller King Country Trafalgar Park Nelson
East Coast Horowhenua-Kapiti McLean Park Napier
Mid Canterbury North Otago Christchurch Stadium (AMI Park) Christchurch
South Canterbury Poverty Bay Christchurch Stadium (AMI Park) Christchurch
Wairarapa Bush Thames Valley Manawatu Arena Palmerston Nth
West Coast Wanganui Trafalgar Park Nelson
WEEK 3 Home vs Away VENUE TOWN
Buller Thames Valley Trafalgar Park Nelson
East Coast Wairarapa Bush McLean Park Napier
King Country North Otago Waikato Stadium Hamilton
Mid Canterbury West Coast Christchurch Stadium (AMI Park) Christchurch
Poverty Bay Wanganui McLean Park Napier
Horowhenua-Kapiti South Canterbury Westpac Stadium Wellington
WEEK 4 Home vs Away VENUE TOWN
North Otago Horowhenua-Kapiti Forsyth Stadium Dunedin
South Canterbury East Coast Christchurch Stadium (AMI Park) Christchurch
Thames Valley King Country Waikato Stadium Hamilton
Wanganui Mid Canterbury Oceanic Park RC3 Ground
Wairarapa Bush Buller Manawatu Arena Palmerston Nth
West Coast Poverty Bay Trafalgar Park Nelson
WEEK 5 Home vs Away VENUE TOWN
Buller West Coast Trafalgar Park Nelson
East Coast Poverty Bay McLean Park Napier
Horowhenua-Kapiti Wairarapa Bush Westpac Stadium Wellington
King Country Wanganui Waikato Stadium Hamilton
South Canterbury Mid Canterbury Christchurch Stadium (AMI Park) Christchurch
Thames Valley North Otago Waikato Stadium Hamilton
WEEK 6 Home vs Away VENUE TOWN
Horowhenua-Kapiti King Country Westpac Stadium Wellington
Mid Canterbury East Coast Christchurch Stadium (AMI Park) Christchurch
North Otago West Coast Forsyth Stadium Dunedin
Poverty Bay Thames Valley McLean Park Napier
Wanganui Buller Oceanic Park RC3 Ground
Wairarapa Bush South Canterbury Manawatu Arena Palmerston Nth
WEEK 7 Home vs Away VENUE TOWN
Buller Mid Canterbury Trafalgar Park Nelson
East Coast Wanganui McLean Park Napier
King Country Poverty Bay Waikato Stadium Hamilton
North Otago South Canterbury Forsyth Stadium Dunedin
Thames Valley Horowhenua-Kapiti Waikato Stadium Hamilton
West Coast Wairarapa Bush Trafalgar Park Nelson
WEEK 8 Home vs Away VENUE TOWN
Mid Canterbury King Country Christchurch Stadium (AMI Park) Christchurch
Poverty Bay Buller McLean Park Napier
South Canterbury Thames Valley Christchurch Stadium (AMI Park) Christchurch
Wanganui Horowhenua-Kapiti Oceanic Park RC3 Ground
Wairarapa Bush North Otago Manawatu Arena Palmerston Nth
West Coast East Coast Trafalgar Park Nelson

WEEK 9 Semi Finals for Meads Cup and Lochore Cup
LOCHORE CUP SEMI FINALS
5th ranked team from pool round
8th ranked team from pool round
6th ranked team from pool round
7th ranked team from pool round
MEADS CUP SEMI FINALS
Top ranked team from pool round
4th ranked team from pool round
2nd ranked team from pool round
3rd ranked team from pool round
WEEK 10 – Finals for Meads Cup and Lochore Cup
LOCHORE CUP FINAL
Home Away
Winner Semi 1 Winner Semi 2
MEADS CUP FINAL
Home Away
Winner Semi 1 Winner Semi 2