The Steamers are the flagship team of the Bay of Plenty Rugby Union.
Bay of Plenty's top team were the inaugral winners of the first ever NPC is 1976 and in 2004 recorded their first ever Ranfurly Shield victory with a momentous defeat of Auckland at Eden Park. The same year saw the Bay reach the semifinals of the Air New Zealand NPC, losing to an All Black-laden Canterbury - but still finishing a creditable third in the competition.
Since the appointment of the Steamers Head Coach Clayton McMillan the side has reached several of the National Provincial Championship Semi-Finals.
The squad are looking forward to building on last year's performance with coach Clayton McMillan at the helm once again.
Round 1: Taranaki v Bay of Plenty, Sunday 09 August, 2.05pm at TET Stadium & Events Centre, Inglewood
Round 2: Bay of Plenty v Southland, Friday 14th August, 7.45pm at Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua
Round 3: Wellington v Bay of Plenty, Friday 21st August, 7.35pm at Sky Stadium, Wellington
Round 4: Bay of Plenty v Auckland, Thursday 27th August, 7.35pm at Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua
Round 5: Tasman v Bay of Plenty, Sunday 6th September, 4.35pm at Trafalgar Park, Nelson
Round 6: Manawatu v Bay of Plenty, Saturday 12th September, 5.05pm at Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North
Round 7: Bay of Plenty v Canterbury, Sunday 20th September, 2.05pm at Tauranga Domain, Tauranga
Round 8: Bay of Plenty v Hawke’s Bay, Saturday 26th September, 2.35pm at Tauranga Domain, Tauranga
Round 9: Waikato v Bay of Plenty, Sunday 4th October, 4.35pm at FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
Round 10: Bay of Plenty v North Harbour, Sunday 11 October, 4.35pm at Tauranga Domain, Tauranga
Semi-finals: Friday 16 October – Saturday 17 October
Finals: Friday 23 October and Saturday 24 October
For the full 2019 Mitre 10 Cup draw click here.