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2013 ITM Cup Semi-Finals

Wellington have finished as the highest qualifier, losing just one match to grab top spot after the regular season finishing ahead of defending champions Canterbury, who claimed the second home spot in the ITM Premiership.

The Ricoh Lions will welcome Tana Umaga’s Steelers, who locked up the Ranfurly Shield for the summer with their impressive win over Southland.

The champions enter the finals in impressive form with a 38-0 win at North Harbour Stadium, while their opponents Auckland suffered a loss to Otago.

The men from the Deep South secured a place in the ITM Cup Championship semi-finals, hosting Hawke’s Bay after the Magpies stormed into form with a 35-24 win over Wellington.

Tasman, who finished top of the Championship after the regular season, and they will host Southland who finished fourth overall.

We now look ahead to the four Semi Finals:

WELLINGTON v COUNTIES MANUKAU
Friday 18 October, 7.35pm at Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Played: 29, 1976-2013 | Wellington wins: 16 | Counties Manukau wins: 11 | Draws: 2
Last match: Wellington 55 Counties Manukau 16, 15.08.13 in Pukekohe (ITMC)
Last Counties Manukau win: Counties Manukau 31 Wellington 25, 08.08.10 in Wellington (ITMC)
Biggest Wellington score: 64 (64-7), 15.08.08 in Wellington (ANZC)
Biggest Counties Manukau score: 43 (43-9), 01.10.77 in Wellington (NPC)
Biggest differential: Wellington by 57 (64-7), 15.08.08 in Wellington (ANZC)
CANTERBURY v AUCKLAND
Saturday 19 October, 2.05pm at AMI Stadium (Addington), Christchurch
Played: 93, 1883-2013 | Canterbury wins: 41 | Auckland wins: 47 | Draws: 5
Last match: Auckland 39 Canterbury 19, 28.09.13 in Auckland (ITMC)
Last Canterbury win: Canterbury 31 Auckland 18, 27.10.12 in Christchurch (ITMC F)
Biggest Canterbury score: 50 (50-17), 05.09.98 in Auckland (NPC)
Biggest Auckland score: 47 (47-38), 12.09.92 in Auckland (NPC, RS)
Biggest differential: Canterbury by 39 (42-3), 29.09.73 in Christchurch
TASMAN v SOUTHLAND
Saturday 19 October, 4.35pm at Lansdowne Park, Blenheim
Played: 6, 2006-2013 | Tasman wins: 2 | Southland wins: 4 | Draws: 0
Last match: Tasman 25 Southland 15, 17.08.13 in Invercargill (ITMC)
Last Southland win: Southland 21 Tasman 16, 27.08.10 in Blenheim (ITMC)
Biggest Tasman score: 14 (14-23), 16.09.06 in Invercargill (ANZC RP)
Biggest Southland score: 41 (41-0, 10.10.09 in Invercargill (ANZC)
Biggest differential: Southland by 41 (41-0), 10.10.09 in Invercargill (ANZC)
OTAGO v HAWKE’S BAY
Sunday 20 October, 2.35pm at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Played: 52, 1887-2013 | Otago wins: 33 | Hawke’s Bay wins: 18 | Draws: 1
Last match: Hawke’s Bay 20 Otago 19, 01.09.13 in Dunedin (ITMC, RS)
Last Otago win: Otago 17 Hawke’s Bay 16, 05.09.10 in Dunedin (ITMC)
Biggest Hawke’s Bay score: 38 (38-3), 04.09.82 in Napier (NPC)
Biggest Otago score: 60 (60-21), 28.07.89 in Napier (NPC)
Biggest differential: Otago by 39 (60-21), 28.07.89 in Napier (NPC)

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