|* = "Game On" pts applied|
|ROUND 1 – ALBION CUP||Home||Away||Venue|
|Sat.10th April||Reefton||➖||🆚||➖||Westport||@Patterson Park|
|Sat.10th April||Ngakawau/Karamea||➖||🆚||➖||Old Boys||@Ngakawau Domain|
|Sat.17th April||Ngakawau/Karamea||➖||🆚||➖||Reefton||@Ngakawau Domain|
|Sat.17th April||Westport||➖||🆚||➖||White Star||@Ngakawau Domain|
|Sat.24th April||White Star||➖||🆚||➖||Ngakawau/Karamea||@Victoria Square|
|Sat.24th April||Old Boys||➖||🆚||➖||Reefton||@Craddock Park|
|Sat.1st May||Reefton||➖||🆚||➖||White Star||@ Reefton|
|Sat.1st May||Westport||➖||🆚||➖||Old Boys||@Patterson Park|
|Sat.8th May||Old Boys||➖||🆚||➖||White Star||@Craddock Park|
|Sat.8th May||Ngakawau/Karamea||➖||🆚||➖||Westport||@Ngakawau Domain|
|ROUND 2 – LIFE MEMBERS TROPHY RD 1|
|Sat.15th May||Westport||➖||🆚||➖||Reefton||@Patterson Park|
|Sat.15th May||Old Boys||➖||🆚||➖||Ngakawau/Karamea||@Craddock Park|
|Sat.22nd May||Reefton||➖||🆚||➖||Ngakawau/Karamea||@ Reefton|
|Sat.22nd May||White Star||➖||🆚||➖||Westport||@Victoria Square|
|Sat.29th May||Ngakawau/Karamea||➖||🆚||➖||White Star||@Ngakawau Domain|
|Sat.29th May||Reefton||➖||🆚||➖||Old Boys||@ Reefton|
|Sat.5th June||QUEENS BIRTHDAY|
|Sat.12th June||White Star||➖||🆚||➖||Reefton||@Victoria Square|
|Sat.12th June||Old Boys||➖||🆚||➖||Westport||@Craddock Park|
|Sat.19th June||White Star||➖||🆚||➖||Old Boys||@Victoria Square|
|Sat.19th June||Westport||➖||🆚||➖||Ngakawau/Karamea||@Patterson Park|
|SENIOR SHIELD, CRADDOCK TROPHY SEMI FINALS|
|#1 Direct to finals|
|Sat.26th June||2nd||➖||🆚||➖||3rd||Senior Shield semi final|
|4th||➖||🆚||➖||5th||Craddock Trophy semi final|
|Sat.3rd July 2021|
|SENIOR SHIELD, CRADDOCK TROPHY FINALS||Home||Away||Venue|
|Craddock Trophy||Loser 2v3||➖||🆚||➖||winner 4v5||➖|
|Senior Shield Final||1st||➖||🆚||➖||winner 2v3||➖|
|Sat.24th July||Camp weekend|
|Sat.31st July||Seddon Shield v Marlborough|
|Sat.7th August||Seddon Shield v Nelson|
|Sat.21st August||East Coast||➖||🆚||➖||Buller||@Ruatoria|
|Sat.28th August||Buller||➖||🆚||➖||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.16th Oct.||Meads & Lochore||➖||SEMI FINALS||➖||Meads & Lochore||TBC|
|Sat.23rd Oct.||Meads Cup||➖||FINAL||➖||Meads Cup||TBC|
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.
‘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.
- 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’.