2021 Westreef Buller Club

Club & Representative Draw & Standings

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2020 Westreef Buller Club Standings
P
W
L
D
BPts
F
A
Pts
1
Old Boys
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
Ngakawau/Karamea
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
Reefton
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
White Star
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
Westport
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
* = "Game On" pts applied

ROUND 1 – ALBION CUPHome   AwayVenue
Sat.10th AprilReefton🆚Westport@Patterson Park
Sat.10th AprilNgakawau/Karamea🆚Old Boys@Ngakawau Domain
BYE
    White Star
Sat.17th AprilNgakawau/Karamea🆚Reefton@Ngakawau Domain
Sat.17th AprilWestport🆚White Star@Ngakawau Domain
BYE
    Old Boys
Sat.24th AprilWhite Star🆚Ngakawau/Karamea@Victoria Square
Sat.24th AprilOld Boys🆚Reefton@Craddock Park
BYE
    Westport
Sat.1st MayReefton🆚White Star@ Reefton
Sat.1st MayWestport🆚Old Boys@Patterson Park
BYE
    Ngakawau/Karamea
Sat.8th MayOld Boys🆚White Star@Craddock Park
Sat.8th MayNgakawau/Karamea🆚Westport@Ngakawau Domain
BYE
    Reefton
ROUND 2 – LIFE MEMBERS TROPHY RD 1
Sat.15th MayWestport🆚Reefton@Patterson Park
Sat.15th MayOld Boys🆚Ngakawau/Karamea@Craddock Park
BYE
    White Star
Sat.22nd MayReefton🆚Ngakawau/Karamea@ Reefton
Sat.22nd MayWhite Star🆚Westport@Victoria Square
BYE
    Old Boys
Sat.29th MayNgakawau/Karamea🆚White Star@Ngakawau Domain
Sat.29th MayReefton🆚Old Boys@ Reefton
BYE
    Westport
Sat.5th JuneQUEENS BIRTHDAY
Sat.12th JuneWhite Star🆚Reefton@Victoria Square
Sat.12th JuneOld Boys🆚Westport@Craddock Park
BYE
    Ngakawau/Karamea
Sat.19th JuneWhite Star🆚Old Boys@Victoria Square
Sat.19th JuneWestport🆚Ngakawau/Karamea@Patterson Park
BYE
    Reefton
SENIOR SHIELD, CRADDOCK TROPHY SEMI FINALS
#1 Direct to finals
Sat.26th June2nd🆚3rdSenior Shield semi final
4th🆚5thCraddock Trophy semi final
Sat.3rd July 2021
SENIOR SHIELD, CRADDOCK TROPHY FINALS HomeAwayVenue
Craddock TrophyLoser 2v3🆚winner 4v5
Senior Shield Final1st🆚winner 2v3
REPRESENTATIVE SEASON
Sat.24th JulyCamp weekend
Sat.31st JulySeddon Shield v Marlborough
Sat.7th AugustSeddon Shield v Nelson
HEARTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP
Sat.21st AugustEast Coast🆚Buller@Ruatoria
Sat.28th AugustBuller🆚North Otago@Westport
Sat.4th Sept.Buller🆚West Coast@Westport
Sat.11th Sept.Mid Canterbury🆚Buller@Ashburton
Sat.18th Sept.Buller🆚South Canterbury@Westport
Sat.25th Sept.Poverty Bay🆚Buller@Gisborne
Sat.2nd Oct.Thames Valley🆚Buller@Paeroa
Sat.9th Oct.Buller🆚Horo-Kapiti @Westport
Sat.16th Oct.Meads & LochoreSEMI FINALSMeads & LochoreTBC
Sat.23rd Oct.Meads CupFINALMeads CupTBC
Sun.24th Oct.LochoreCupFINALSLochoreCupTBC


2021 Points Trial – Westreef Services Premier Club Competition:
The Buller Rugby Union have used the ‘game-on’ method in senior club rugby over the past two years.
https://www.nzrugby.co.nz/get-involved/participation-changes/game-on/

‘Game On’ allows teams who do not have a full team or front row players to still partake in a game, avoiding a default so players can still enjoy playing the game. The approach has become mandatory in New Zealand in some grades, but not the premier club competition.

Buller will continue to use ‘Game On’ in 2021 in our premier club competition. During the second round we are trialling a new points system, that if your team needs to adopt the game-on approach, the team is only able to collect ½ the competition points for that game.

Why?

  • This is still our premier club competition, we ideally want our clubs playing 15 a side games with contestable scrums, lineouts.
  • We would like our aspiring representative players to be simulating game-like experiences. For example, front rowers having contestable scrums and not playing out of position.
  • We need to encourage tight 5 players. Club survey results indicate that the game-on approach is not overly motivating for our tight 5 players who can often be replaced due to their skill-set not being required.

The point system is adopted to encourage clubs to use all resources to meet the game requirements of a contestable game of premier rugby. It is important to note that if this is not possible, the game can still proceed under ‘game-on’.