Downer Referees: Mitre 10 Cup Week 10

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Bay of Plenty, North Harbour, Canterbury and Wellington are all in a very bizarre situation where they could either make the semi-finals or face relegation at the same time. Canterbury find themselves in must-win territory against leaders Auckland on Sunday afternoon in Christchurch, as they sit on equal points with Wellington. The Lions host a crossover game with Manawatu on Saturday.


In the Championship, Southland who currently sits in fifth place on 16 points are still in with a shot of the playoffs, just three points behind fourth-placed Northland. The Taniwha have a tough battle with Waikato but will play in front of their home fans at the Kaikohe Rugby Club on Saturday afternoon. Hawke’s Bay will be looking to secure a home semi-final, with Otago breathing down their neck in second place.


WEEK 10: Mitre 10 Cup Downer Match Appointments:


Counties Manukau v Southland

Friday 13 November

7.05pm, Navigation Homes Stadium Pukekohe

Downer Referee: Mike Winter

Assistants: TBC


Northland v Waikato

Saturday 14 November

2.05pm, Kaikohe Rugby Club

Downer Referee: Mike Fraser

Assistants: Boris Jurlina & Jaco Cronje



Wellington v Manawatu

Saturday 14 November

2.05pm, Sky Stadium Wellington

Downer Referee: Brendon Pickerill

Assistants: Daniel Mangin & Jack Sargentina


Otago v Tasman

Saturday 14 November

4.35pm, Forsyth Barr Stadium Dunedin

Downer Referee: James Munro

Assistants: Caleb Neilson & Fraser Hannon


Bay of Plenty v North Harbour

Sunday 15 November

2.05pm, Tauranga Domain

Downer Referee: Richard Kelly

Assistants: Sam Fellows & Cam Russell


Taranaki v Hawke’s Bay

Sunday 15 November

2.05pm, TET Stadium Inglewood

Downer Referee: Jono Bredin

Assistants: Cam Stone & Will Johnston


Canterbury v Auckland

Sunday 15 November

4.35pm, Orangetheory Stadium Christchurch

Downer Referee: Nick Briant

Assistants: James Munro & Jamie Nutbrown