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ITM Cup Draw 2014
Written by Admin   
Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Bay of Plenty Steamers fixtures for 2014

Southland away
Tasman home
Taranaki away
Manawatu away
Harbour home
Auckland home
Hawke's Bay away
Northland home
Otago home
Waikato away

As usual, venues for all home games are given as TBC.

Only chance for a Shield challenge looks to be if Hawke's Bay take it in Week 3 and we would get 2nd challenge (after Otago) in Week 6.

11th Annual Mafia Awards 2013
Written by Kiwi Pie   
Friday, 20 December 2013

Thanks to everyone who voted this year.

This is the 11th year of Mafia awards, click on the year to see the details for that year. 

Award 2013
2011  2010 2009 2008
1. Hames
Bourke Bourke Delany Bourke
2. Axtens
Arnold Masaga Bourke McGougan
3. Talaapitaga Masaga
Cane Retallick Braid Latimer
Rookie Hames
Noakes Masaga Burleigh McGougan
Lifetime -
Bourke Bourke Delany Moore

Award 2007
2006 2005 2004 2003
1. Delany
Nutbrown Latu Ormond Jackson 
2. MacDonald
Aporo Ormond Jackson McQuoid
3. Davison Latu Lutui Tipoki Senio
Rookie King
Aporo Delany Bourke -
Lifetime Tahana Latu Ormond Jackson -

Read on for the details of the 2013 Awards.

ITM Cup cross-over games 2014
Written by Admin   
Thursday, 19 December 2013

The Bay of Plenty will play every other team in its division in 2014 - Otago, Hawke's Bay, North Harbour, Northland, Southland, Manawatu and in addition will play the following 4 teams from the top division.

Home v Tasman
Home v Auckland
Away v Taranaki
Away v Waikato

So no games against Canterbury, Wellington and Counties-Manukau next season and as they were winner, finalist and losing semi-finalist that's about as favourable a draw as we could hope for.

Super Rugby Squads
Written by Admin   
Wednesday, 30 October 2013

It's that time of year again when we look at which Bay players have made the cut in Super Rugby. The squads were announced today and here are the Bay selections. Of the 11 players listed below, 6 of them did not appear for the Bay at all in 2013 due to All Blacks selection and injury (Hohneck played a few minutes prior to his season-ending injury).

Josh Hohneck
Brodie Retallick
Tanerau Latimer
Sam Cane

Wider Training Group
Carl Axtens

Culum Retallick
Chris Noakes

Kane Hames
Willie Ripia
Phil Burleigh

Wider Training Group
Mike Kainga

A limp end to a limp season
Fan in the Stand
Written by the Fan in the Stand   
Wednesday, 16 October 2013

The Fan in the Stand was quite relieved that there was nothing riding on the game against Northland on Saturday as once again the Bay managed to lose a game by just a single point. The Bay turned around 15-5 down at half-time after playing into a strong wind but a try immediately in the 2nd half saw us only 3 points down.

We then used the wind to totally dominate territory and possession for the rest of the game - yet couldn't turn that domination into points until Toma scurried over under the posts after the hooter. The Northland winger brilliantly converted turn over ball to run 70 metres and score in the left-hand corner (although once again the opportunity to tackle him was wasted) and that was enough to earn a rare win for the Taniwha.

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Steamers 2013
 : ITM Cup
Position: 7
18 Aug: Otago L 29-32
25 Aug: Hawke's Bay W 24-20
31 Aug: Auckland L 17-32
5 Sep: Canterbury L 18-48
12 Sep: Wellington L 16-33
18 Sep: Southland L 25-33
21 Sep: Taranaki L 3-21
29 Sep: Counties L 30-31
5 Oct: Waikato L 25-28
12 Oct: Northland L 19-20
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