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New Zealand rugby fixtures for 2012

James Mortimer     02 Jan 2012    

2012 New Zealand Investec pre-season fixtures

February 3

Rebels v Chiefs @ Skilled Stadium
Crusaders v Highlanders @ Rugby Park Greymouth

February 4

Blues v Hurricanes @ Whangarei

February 11

Highlanders v Chiefs @ Queenstown
Hurricanes v Crusaders @ Mangatainoka

February 17

Blues v Highlanders @ TBC
Rebels v Crusaders @ TBC
Chiefs v Hurricanes @ Taupo

2012 Wellington Sevens

To view the pools the NZI Sevens click here.
To view the fixtures for the NZI Sevens click here.

To view the full 2012 Investec Super Rugby season click here.

2012 All Blacks Test match schedule in New Zealand

9 June v Ireland at Eden Park, Auckland
16 June v Ireland at Rugby League Park, Christchurch
23 June v Ireland at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
25 August v Australia at Eden Park, Auckland
8 September v Argentina at Westpac Stadium, Wellington
15 September v South Africa at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

2012 Investec Rugby Championship match schedule

18 August v Australia at ANZ Stadium, Sydney
25 August v Australia at Eden Park, Auckland
8 September v Argentina at Westpac Stadium, Wellington
15 September v South Africa at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
29 September v Argentina at Estadio Ciudad de La Plata
6 October v South Africa at FNB Stadium, Soweto

Third Bledisloe Cup test

20 October v Australia at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

The full end-of-year tour schedule will be officially confirmed by the New Zealand Rugby Union shortly.

2012 Crossover matches for the ITM Cup

Automatic crossover games, as determined by 2011 seeding (home games for Championship teams), for 2012 are:

Tasman v Canterbury (14 v 1)
North Harbour v Waikato (13 v 2)
Northland v Taranaki (12 v 3)
Counties Manukau v Bay of Plenty (11 v 4)
Otago v Auckland (10 v 5)
Manawatu v Wellington (9 v 6)
Southland v Hawke’s Bay (8 v 7)

1st round of picks: Championship teams picked a Premiership team, in reverse seeding order (eg, 14 to 8), for a home match:

14 Tasman v Bay of Plenty
13 North Harbour v Auckland
12 Northland v Canterbury
11 Counties Manukau v Waikato
10 Otago v Wellington
9 Manawatu v Hawke’s Bay
8 Southland v Taranaki

2nd round of picks: Premiership teams picked a Championship team, in seeding order (eg, 1 to 7), for a home match:

1 Canterbury v North Harbour
2 Waikato v Northland
3 Taranaki v Tasman
4 Bay of Plenty v Otago
5 Auckland v Manawatu
6 Wellington v Southland
7 Hawke’s Bay v Counties Manukau

3rd round of picks: Championship teams picked a Premiership team, in seeding order (eg, 8 to 14), for an away match:

Canterbury v Southland 8
Taranaki v Manawatu 9
Hawke’s Bay v Otago 10
Auckland v Counties Manukau 11
Bay of Plenty v Northland 12
Wellington v North Harbour 13
Waikato v Tasman 14

The full ITM Cup draw will be released in the next month.

Pools for Baby Blacks 2012 Junior World Cup

Cape Town and Stellenbosch in South Africa will host the world’s premier Age Grade tournament between June 4 and 22.

IRB Junior World Championship 2012 Pools:

Pool A: New Zealand (2011 champions), Fiji, Wales and Samoa
Pool B: England, South Africa, Ireland and Italy
Pool C: Australia, France, Argentina and Scotland