Preview: ITM Cup, Round Six

Date published: September 15 2015

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The ITM Cup Premiership is in its sixth round and the action starts on Wednesday with Tasman hosting North Harbour in Nelson.

There's more action on Friday with Taranaki and Waikato doing battle in New Plymouth before Southland and Manawatu face off in Invercargill, and Northland host Counties-Manukau In Whangarei in Saturday.

Tasman return to action on Sunday when they take on Auckland in Blenheim and Canterbury travel to Albany where they go head-to-head with North Harbour on the same day.

ITM Cup, Premiership fixtures

Tasman v North Harbour

Date: Wednesday, September 16
Venue: Trafalgar Park, Nelson
Kick-off: 19:35 local (07:35 GMT)

Played: Six times from 2006-2013
Tasman wins: 1
North Harbour wins: 5
Last match: North Harbour 23 Tasman 12, 13.09.13 in Albany
Last Tasman win: Tasman 19 North Harbour 15, 07.08.09 in North Shore City


Taranaki v Waikato

Date: Friday, September 18
Venue: Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth
Kick-off: 19:35 local (07:35 GMT)

Played: 77 times from 1921-2014
Taranaki wins: 46
Waikato wins: 19
Draws: 6
Last match: Taranaki 46 Waikato 19, 27.08.14 in Hamilton
Last Waikato win: Waikato 22 Taranaki 14, 12.10.13 in Hamilton


Southland v Manawatu

Date: Saturday, September 19
Venue: Rugby Park, Invercargill
Kick-off: 17:35 local (05:35 GMT)

Played: 43 times from 1905-2014
Southland wins: 17
Manawatu wins: 23
Draws: 3
Last match: Manawatu 23 Southland 18, 18.10.14 in Palmerston North
Last Southland win: Southland 17 Manawatu 11, 12.10.12 in Invercargill


Northland v Counties-Manukau

Date: Saturday, September 19
Venue: Toll Stadium, Whangarei
Kick-off: 19:35 local (07:35 GMT)

Played: 77 times from 1956-2012
Northland wins: 47
Counties-Manukau wins: 26
Draws: 4
Last match: Counties Manukau 44 Northland 31, 13.10.12 in Whangarei
Last Northland win: Northland 20 Counties Manukau 10, 23.09.07 in Whangarei


North Harbour v Canterbury

Date: Sunday, September 20
Venue:QBE Stadium, North Harbour
Kick-off: 14:35 local (02:35 GMT)

Played: 26 times from 1988-2014
North Harbour wins: 7
Canterbury wins: 16
Draws: 3
Last match: North Harbour 29 Canterbury 24, 24.09.14 in Albany
Last Canterbury win: Canterbury 38 North Harbour 0, 12.10.13 in Albany


Tasman v Auckland

Date: Sunday, September 20
Venue:Lansdowne Park, Blenheim
Kick-off: 16:35 local (04:35 GMT)

Played: 5 times from 2006-2014
Tasman wins: 1
Auckland wins: 3
Draws: 1
Last match: Auckland 16 Tasman 16, 31.08.14 in Auckland
Last Tasman win: Tasman 30 Auckland 28 16.08.11 in Nelson
Last Auckland win: Auckland 49 Tasman 10, 24.10.10 in Auckland

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