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TAI MITCHELL TOURNAMENT

Thursday 4 July - Sunday 7 July 2019 - Tarawera Park, Kawerau

2019 Bay of Plenty Tai Mitchell Results:

Tai Mitchell Shield: Tauranga West. Winners
Lawrence Boynton Shield: Te Puke (Runners Up)
Sheppard Trophy for Sportsmanship: Whakatane
Gavin Parkinson Shield: Rangitaiki (Third Place)
Rob Shaw Cup: Tauranga East (Forth Place)
Bill Murray Trophy: Whakatane (Fifth Place)
Jim McKinnon Troph: Gregory Canterbury – Tauranga West (Player of the tournament)

9th/10th Play-off:
Galatea 15 vs Opotiki 33

7th/8th Play-off:
Tauranga North 14 vs Rotorua Gold 33

5th/6th Play-off:
Whakatane 24 vs Rotorua Maroon 22

3rd/4th Play-off:
Tauranga East 19 vs Rangitaiki 31

1st/2nd Play-off:
Tauranga West 31 vs Te Puke 24

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

Held at Kawerau Rugby Club 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

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