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Thursday 5 July - Sunday 8 July 2018 - Rotorua Boys High School

The Tai Mitchell tournament began in 1938, and is one of the most important events in junior rugby.

Held at Rotorua Boys' High School this year, teams will contest the annual Bay of Plenty-for the Tai Mitchell Shield.

The original Tai Mitchell Shield was presented by Mr Henry Taiporutu Mitchell in 1938, for competition among the primary school teams representing The Bay of Plenty rugby sub-unions. Mitchell was a renowned Rotorua sports administrator and a supporter of all codes.

The tournament doubles as a trial for the Bay of Plenty Roller Mills team, which will represent the province at the northern regional tournament against sides from Northland, Auckland, Thames Valley, King Country, Waikato and North Harbour.

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2018 Tai Mitchell Tournament winners Te Puke

2018 Tai Mitchell Tournament Results:

Finals Draw:

Tai Mitchell Final:
Te Puke 41 v Tauranga West 12

3rd and 4th Play off:
Tauranga East 7 v Whakatane 5

5th and 6th Play off:
Tauranga North 27 v Rangitaiki 22

7th and 8th Play off:
Rotorua Maroon 31 v Opotiki 26

9th and 10th Play off:
Rotorua Gold 17 v Galatea 17

Results Day Three:

Opotiki 20 v Tauranga North 33
Te Puke 71 v Whakatane 7
Rangitaiki 22 v Rotorua Maroon 10
Tauranga West 22 v Tauranga East 7
Rotorua Gold v Galatea - Bye

Results Day Two:

Whakatane 47 v Rotorua Maroon 33
Opotiki 17 v Tauranga North 33
Tauranga East 40 v Galatea 5
Tauranga West 45 v Rotorua Gold 0
Te Puke 95 v Rangitaiki 0

Opotiki 26 v Galatea 12
Tauranga East 44 v Rotorua Gold 26
Tauranga West 71 v Rangitaiki 24
Te Puke 91 v Rotorua Maroon 5
Whakatane 47 v Tauranga North 26

Results Day One:

Te Puke 102 v Rotorua Gold 0
Tauranga West 58 v Galatea 0
Tauranga East 36 v Tauranga North 17
Opotiki 24 v Rotorua Maroon 34
Whakatane 26 v Rangitaiki 19


Tai Mitchell Shield
Laurence Boynton Shield West
Gavin Parkinson Shield
Rob Shaw Cup
Bill Murray Trophy
Shepheard Trophy
Player of the Tournament

2017 Tai Mitchell Final Results:

Tai Mitchell Shield Final:
Te Puke 26 v Tauranga West 21

Tai Mitchell 3rd and 4th Play Off:
Tauranga East 25 v Opotiki 10

Tai Mitchell 5th and 6th Play Off:
Whakatane 24 v Tauranga North 17

Bill Murray Trophy Final:
Rotorua Maroon 56 v Rangitaiki 12

Bill Murray 3rd & 4th Play Off:
Rotorua Gold 34 v Galatea 15

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