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2014 Pink Batts Heartland Championship has been Released

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The confirmed 2014 draw for the Pink Batts Heartland Championship has been released by New Zealand Rugby today.

King Country and Wairarapa Bush get the season underway at Taupo’s Owen Delaney Park in Week 1 on 23 August 2014.

The first round also sees Lochore Cup Finalists Buller hosting last year’s Meads Cup runners up, North Otago; Horowhenua Kapiti host Thames Valley at Levin’s Community Trust Domain; and first-time Meads Cup champions Mid Canterbury host West Coast. Poverty Bay and East Coast kick off their 2014 campaigns with a local derby fixture at Gisborne’s Rugby Park, and Lochore Cup champions South Canterbury host Wanganui at Timaru’s Alpine Energy Stadium.

The 8-week competition will see the Lochore Cup and Meads Cup semifinals played on 18 October, with the Meads Cup Final to be played on Saturday 25 October, and the Lochore Cup Final on Sunday 26 October.

Thames Valley will see some pre-season action with a Ranfurly Shield challenge against Counties Manukau on 2 July.

Mid Canterbury are scheduled to get the next challenge against the Counties Manukau Steelers on 9 July.

Both matches will be played at ECOLight Stadium in Pukekohe.

Week One kicks of on the 23rd August

2014 PINK BATTS HEARTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW

Confirmed as at 26th March

WEEK 1
DATE KICK OFF MATCH VENUE TOWN
23 August 2.30pm Buller v North Otago Victoria Square Westport
23 August 2.30pm Horowhenua Kapiti v Thames Valley Community Trust Domain Levin
23 August 2.30pm King Country v Wairarapa Bush Owen Delany Park Taupo
23 August 2.30pm Mid Canterbury v West Coast Ashburton Showground Ashburton
23 August 2.30pm Poverty Bay v East Coast Rugby Park Gisborne
23 August 2.30pm South Canterbury v Wanganui Alpine Energy Stadium Timaru

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