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Heartland Championship – Week 1 Preview

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The 2013 Pink Batts Heartland Championship gets underway this weekend and we look at how the games match up ..

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Coming up this week

The head-to-heads below are from the Heartland Championship, which kicked off in 2006.

 eastcoast  horowhenua EAST COAST v HOROWHENUA KAPITI
Sat 24 August, 2.30pm, Whakarua Park, Ruatoria

RugbyRedefined Prediction : East Coast by 10

Played: 5, 2006-2011

East Coast wins: 2 | Horowhenua Kapiti wins: 3

Last match: East Coast 35 Horowhenua Kapiti 16, 24.09.11 in Otaki (HC)

Last Horowhenua Kapiti win: Horowhenua Kapiti 28 East Coast 25, 16.10.10 in Ruatoria (LC)

Biggest East Coast score: 35 (35-16), 24.09.11 in Otaki (HC)

Biggest Horowhenua Kapiti score: 73 (73-7), 27.09.08 in Levin (LC)

Biggest differential: Horowhenua Kapiti by 66 (73-7), 27.09.08 in Levin (LC)

 midcanterbury  povertybay MID CANTERBURY v POVERTY BAY
Sat 24 August, 2.30pm, Ashburton Showgrounds, Ashburton

RugbyRedefined Prediction : Mid Canterbury by 7

Played: 4

Mid Canterbury wins: 1 | Poverty Bay wins: 3

Last match: Poverty Bay 8 Mid Canterbury 6, 20.08.11 in Patutahi (HC)

Last Mid Canterbury win: Mid Canterbury 26 Poverty Bay 13, 30.08.08 in Gisborne (HC)

Biggest Mid Canterbury score: 26 (26-13), 30.08.08 in Gisborne (HC)

Biggest Poverty Bay score: 25 (25-20), 28.08.10 in Ashburton

Biggest differential: Mid Cantebury by 13, (26-13), 30.08.08 in Gisborne (HC)

 nthotago  waibush NORTH OTAGO v WAIRARAPA BUSH
Sat 24 August, 1.00pm at Whitestone Contracting Stadium, Oamaru

RugbyRedefined Prediction : North Otago by 17

Played: 8, 2006-2012

North Otago wins: 5 | Wairarapa Bush wins: 3

Last match: North Otago 28 Wairarapa Bush 21, 06.10.12 in Masterton (HC)

Last Wairarapa Bush win: Wairarapa Bush 15 North Otago 7, 29.09.07 in Masterton (MC)

Biggest North Otago score: 44 (44-19), 20.09.08 in Oamaru (P)

Biggest Wairarapa Bush score: 26 (26-41), 27.08.11 in Oamaru (HC)

Biggest differential: North Otago by 25 (44-19), 20.09.08 in Oamaru (P)

 thamesvalley  sthcanterbury THAMES VALLEY v SOUTH CANTERBURY
Sat 24 August, 2.00pm at Paeroa Domain, Paeroa

RugbyRedefined Prediction : South Canterbury by 16

Played: 8, 2006-2012

Thames Valley wins: 0 | South Canterbury wins: 8

Last match: South Canterbury 43 Thames Valley 37, 06.10.12 in Timaru

Biggest Thames Valley score: 37, (37-43), 06.10.12 in Timaru

Biggest South Canterbury score: 43 (43-37), 06.10.12 in Timaru

Biggest differential: Sth Canterbury by 10 (37-27), 11.10.08 in Timaru (LC)

 wanganui  kingcountry WANGANUI v KING COUNTRY
Sat 24 August, 2.30pm at Cooks Gardens, Wanganui

RugbyRedefined Prediction : Wanganui by 20

Played: 6, 2006-2012

Wanganui wins: 5 | King Country wins: 0 | Draws: 1

Last match: Wanganui 22 King Country 19, 13.10.12 in Te Kuiti (HC)

Biggest Wanganui score: 52 (52-22), 18.09.10 in Taupo (P)

Biggest King Country score: 23 (23-23), 26.08.06 in Te Kuiti (P)

Biggest differential: Wanganui by 30 (52-22), 18.09.10 in Taupo (P)

 westcoast  buller WEST COAST v BULLER
Sat 24 August, 2.30pm at Rugby Park, Greymouth

RugbyRedefined Prediction : West Coast by 10

Played: 7, 2006-2012

West Coast wins: 2 | Buller wins: 5

Last match: Buller 26 West Coast 18, 13.10.12 in Westport (HC)

Last West Coast win: West Coast 53 Buller 22, 24.10.09 in Greymouth (LC SF)

Biggest West Coast score: 53 (53-22), 24.10.09 in Greymouth (LC SF)

Biggest Buller score: 26 (26-18), 13.10.12 in Westport (HC)

Biggest differential: West Coast by 31 (53-22), 24.10.09 in Greymouth (LC SF)

HC = Heartland Championship regular season P = Pool match LC = Lochore Cup MC= Meads Cup (Cup pools unless stated)

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August 21, 2013 - Posted by | Heartland Championship |

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