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In 2016, the Women’s Provincial Championship was renamed the Farah Palmer Cup in recognition of one of the most iconic figures in women’s rugby.

With the support of Mitre 10, the Farah Palmer Cup will kick off on 31 August and feature 13 teams from across the country. The competition will span six rounds and include Championship quarterfinals on Saturday 12 October, semifinals on Saturday 19 October and both the Premiership and Championship finals on Saturday 26 October.  

Farah Palmer is a global women’s rugby icon, having played 35 Test matches for the Black Ferns and represented Otago, Waikato and Manawatu at provincial level. In 2014, Palmer was inducted to the World Rugby Hall of Fame. 

She said it was a huge privilege to have the women’s provincial championship named after her: “It’s very humbling to have the competition named in my honour. I had to have a real think about accepting it because rugby is a team sport and there are lots of women and men who have gone before me that really helped women’s rugby develop. But then I thought it is a great honour and I am happy to be acknowledged this way.”
  
The teams are:
  
Auckland Storm; Bay of Plenty Volcanix; Counties Manukau Heat; Canterbury; North Harbour; Northland; Manawatu Cyclones; Otago Spirit; Taranaki Whio; Waikato, Hawke's Bay Tuis, Tasman and the Wellington Pride.
  
The inaugural Women's National Provincial Championship was contested in 1999, with 14 teams taking part originally.
  
In 2000 the number of teams increased to 18. The Championship was contested across divisions - originally a first division and regional divisions, which evolved into two divisions, and continued in this format until 2005. Throughout this time the WPC was played under different guises - the Women's National Provincial Championship, the Lion Foundation Cup, the Women's Championship, and the Women's Competition.
  
There will be a weekly preview and wrap of this year's competition on allblacks.com, while results and news as it becomes available will be posted on www.facebook.com/BlackFerns

 

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2019 Farah Palmer Points Table

 

Team Played Win Draw Loss For Against BP1 BP2 Points 
Farah Palmer Cup Premiership

 Canterbury

5

5

0

0

233

60

5

0

25

 Auckland

6

5

0

1

207

154

5

0

25

 Wellington

5

3

0

2

158

191

3

0

15

 Counties Manukau

5

2

0

3

164

146

4

2

14

 Bay of Plenty

5

2

0

3

128

135

4

1

13

 Waikato

5

1

0

4

95

183

1

1

6

 Manawatu

5

0

0

5

76

192

1

1

2

Farah Palmer Cup Championship

 Otago

5

5

0

0

279

53

5

0

25

 Hawke's Bay

5

4

0

1

258

80

5

0

21

 Northland

5

3

0

2

122

166

3

0

15

 North Harbour

5

2

0

3

86

187

1

1

10

 Tasman

5

1

0

4

95

192

2

1

7

 Taranaki

5

0

0

5

60

222

1

0

1

All results are provisional until 6pm Monday night following the latest round.
Date Game Venue Time (NZ) Result
Week 1
31 Aug Canterbury v Wellington (DH) Orangetheory Stadium 12:05 PM 57-19
31 Aug Bay of Plenty v Counties Manukau Tauranga Domain, Tauranga 2:30 PM 24-37
31 Aug Waikato v Auckland (DH) FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton 5:35 PM 23-41
Week 2
06 Sep Counties Manukau v Manawatu (DH) Navigation Homes Stadium, Pukekohe 5:15 PM 43-14
07 Sep Wellington v Bay of Plenty Jerry Collins Stadium, Porirua 1:00 PM 32-29
07 Sep Hawke’s Bay v Northland Tremain Field, Park Island 1:00 PM 64-31
07 Sep Tasman v North Harbour Lansdowne Park, Blenheim 2:00 PM 10-22
08 Sep Auckland v Canterbury (DH) Eden Park, Auckland 11:35 AM 12-45
08 Sep Otago v Taranaki (DH) Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin 2:05 PM 57-5
Week 3
14 Sep North Harbour v Hawke’s Bay East Coast Bays RFC 11:00 AM 10-39
14 Sep Taranaki v Tasman (DH) Yarrow Stadium, Taranaki 12:05 PM 22-36
14 Sep Manawatu v Waikato Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North 1:00 PM 12-15
14 Sep Northland v Otago Trigg Stadium, Whangarei 2:00 PM 7-40
14 Sep Bay of Plenty v Auckland Rugby Park, Whakatane 2:30 PM 19-28
15 Sep Wellington v Counties Manukau (DH) Westpac Stadium, Wellington 11:35 AM 38-36
Week 4
20 Sep Hawke’s Bay v Taranaki (DH) McLean Park, Napier 5:00 PM 74-0
21 Sep Otago v Tasman Oamaru 1:00 PM 58-15
21 Sep Waikato v Bay of Plenty (DH) FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton 12:35 PM 21-26
21 Sep Canterbury v Manawatu Rugby Park, Christchurch 1:00 PM 54-7
22 Sep Auckland v Wellington (DH) Eden Park, Auckland 11:35 AM 38-10
22 Sep Northland v North Harbour (DH) Semenoff Stadium, Whangarei 2:05 PM 27-21
Week 5
27 Sep Tasman v Hawke’s Bay (DH) Trafalgar Park, Nelson 5:05 PM 5-55
28 Sep Taranaki v Northland TET Stadium, Inglewood 2:30 PM 12-22
28 Sep Counties Manukau v Canterbury Navigation Homes Stadium, Pukekohe 2:30 PM 17-32
28 Sep Wellington v Waikato (DH) Westpac Stadium, Wellington 2:35 PM 59-31
29 Sep Otago v North Harbour (DH) Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin 11:30 AM 90-0
29 Sep Manawatu v Auckland (DH) Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North 2:35 PM 26-50
Week 6
04 Oct North Harbour v Taranaki (DH) North Harbour Stadium 5:35 PM 33-21
05 Oct Hawke’s Bay v Otago Tremain Field, Park Island 12:00 PM 26-34
05 Oct Bay of Plenty v Manawatu (DH) Tauranga Domain, Tauranga 12:35 PM 30-17
05 Oct Northland v Tasman Trigg Stadium, Whangarei 2:00 PM 35-27
05 Oct Auckland v Counties Manukau (DH) Eden Park, Auckland 2:35 PM 38-31
06 Oct Waikato v Canterbury (DH) FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton 2:35 PM 5-45
Week 7/Championship Quarterfinals
12 Oct North Harbour v Tasman (QF) QBE Outer Oval, North Harbour 1:00 PM 19-25
12 Oct Counties Manukau v Waikato Navigation Homes Stadium, Pukekohe 2:30 PM 28-19
12 Oct Manawatu v Wellington (DH) Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North 7:05 PM 26-42
13 Oct Northland v Taranaki (QF & DH) Semenoff Stadium, Whangarei 11:35 AM 32-14
13 Oct Canterbury v Bay of Plenty (DH) Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch 2:05 PM 40-7
Semi Finals
19 Oct  TBC      
19 Oct  TBC      
19 Oct  TBC      
19 Oct  TBC      
Finals
26 Oct  TBC      
26 Oct  TBC