ITM Cup Round 10 and 11 previews
allblacks.com 24 Sep 2012
A bumper Round Eleven commences with Waikato hosting Tasman, and if the Makos can spring an ambush in Hamilton, it will keep pressure on the Steelers while potentially pushing their Premiership rivals to the bottom of their table.
Friday night will see the top of the two tables clash, with Tana Umaga's Counties making the trip to Eden Park, in a match that could potentially not only give the team distance at the summit - but should convince all and sundry that the Steelers are the real deal.
Saturday afternoon will see Taranaki welcome their second to last Ranfurly Shield challenger to Yarrow Stadium in Manawatu, and if they can hold off the Turbos - then just one more challenge against Waikato awaits before locking the Log o'Wood in the cabinet for the summer.
Wellington and Hawke's Bay host North Harbour and Otago respectively to round out Saturday's matches.
Canterbury hosts Southland on Sunday afternoon, while the round concludes with Bay of Plenty hosting Northland.
To view the 2012 ITM Cup referees for Round Ten and Eleven.
To view the 2012 ITM Cup previews for Round Ten and Eleven.
To view the 2012 ITM Cup review for Round Nine.
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