New Zealand’s best provincial teams crowned
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New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Steve Tew congratulated all teams involved in the finals.
“A special congratulations to Canterbury. They continue to set the standard in the Mitre 10 Cup with their third title in as many years. They can also be proud of their first ever women’s provincial championship title after showing exceptional determination to upset the defending champions on their home turf,” said Tew.
Wellington won promotion into the 2018 Premiership after taking out a thrilling extra-time Championship Final against Bay of Plenty.
“Wellington fully deserve the title after a big season and I am sure their supporters will look forward to next season in the Premiership. Credit must also go to Bay of Plenty for their part in what was an incredible final.”
Congratulations to your #Mitre10Cup Championship winners @WgtnRugby!Bay of Plenty won the first Farah Palmer Cup Championship Final in Mt Maunganui.
READ: https://t.co/9IqoZMo2tj#WELvBOP pic.twitter.com/OdzhEADIeV— Mitre10 Cup (@Mitre10Cup) October 27, 2017
“Bay of Plenty have shown great improvement this season and it will be great to see them step up to the Premiership next year.”
The Heartland Championship Finals once again produced great rugby with Wanganui winning the Meads Cup and Mid Canterbury claiming the Lochore Cup.
Canterbury 35 – Tasman 13
Mitre 10 Cup Championship
Wellington 59 – Bay of Plenty 45
Farah Palmer Cup Premiership
Canterbury 13 – Counties Manukau 7
Farah Palmer Cup Championship
Bay of Plenty 7 – Otago 5
Heartland Championship Meads Cup
Wanganui 30 Horowhenua Kapiti 14
Heartland Championship Lochore Cup
Mid Canterbury 47 – West Coast 15
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