After an extremely tight finish to the Swindale Shield, WRFU are pleased to publish the 2019 Jubilee and Hardham Cup draws.
As per 2018, the format of the Jubilee and Hardham Cup remains seven teams each, with all teams getting a bye. The Clubs Premier Reserve teams play in pools dependant on the final position of their Premier side. Jubilee Cup sides have their Premier Reserves competing for the Ed Chaney Cup and the Hardham Cup sides have their Premier Reserves in the HD Morgan Memorial Cup.
Semi-Finals will be held on July 20th and the Finals at Club Finals Day on Saturday July 27th at the Petone Recreation Ground. Again, this day will have eight finals across Premier, Women's, Premier Reserve and Colts grades. More information to follow over the coming weeks.
As top qualifiers in the Jubilee Cup Hutt Old Boys Marist have selected to take the bye in Week One. Hardham Cup top qualifiers Old Boys University have selected Round Four. All other bye weeks were determined by ballot.
Also released today on the Draws & Results page are the Colts second round draws for the Division One John E Kelly Memorial Cup and Division Two Vic Calcinai Memorial Cup.
The Round 1 matches are as follows (all Premier matches kick-off at 2:45pm):
Jubilee Cup / Ed Chaney Cups
Tawa v Petone; Lyndhurst Park
Oriental-Rongotai v Wainuiomata; Polo Grounds
Northern United v Poneke; Porirua Park
Bye: Hutt Old Boys Marist
Hardham Cup / HD Morgan Cups
Marist St Pats v Paremata-Plimmerton; Evans Bay Park
Old Boys University v Wellington; Nairnville Park
Johnsonville v Upper Hutt Rams; Helston Park