Senior B

The HG Leach & Co. Ltd Senior B Draw for 2024 is now confirmed 🔥

Format Information ℹ️
• ALL teams will play eight competition matches.
• Each team will have four home & four away matches.
• At the conclusion of this round the top team will be awarded the Elders Cup.
•At the conclusion of this round the top five teams will play for the Senior B Championship (Lawrence Memorial Cup) and the bottom four teams will for the Senior C Championship (McDonald Cup).

The TVRU would like to take this opportunity to thank the Clubs for confirming the draw format. Bring it on! 🫡

SENIOR B COMPETITION 1ST ROUND
ELDERS CUP DRAW – 2024

Saturday 6th April: ROUND 1
Date: Home: vs Away: Venue: Time:
6/04/2024 Hauraki North vs Waihi.Athletic Waitakaruru 12.25pm
6/04/2024 COB vs Mercury Bay Te Aroha 12.25pm
6/04/2024 Waihou vs Thames Te Aroha 12.25pm
6/04/2024 Whangamata vs Coromandel Whangamata 12.25pm
6/04/2024 Ngatea BYE

Saturday 13th April: ROUND 2
Date: Home: vs Away: Venue: Time:
13/04/2024 Coromandel vs Hauraki North Coromandel 12.25pm
13/04/2024 Thames vs Whangamata Thames 12.25pm
13/04/2024 Waihi Athletic vs COB Waihi 12.25pm
13/04/2024 Mercury Bay vs Ngatea Whitianga 12.25pm
13/04/2024 Waihou BYE
Saturday 20th April: ROUND 3
Date: Home: vs Away: Venue: Time:
20/04/2024 Thames vs Coromandel Thames 12.25pm
20/04/2024 Whangamata vs Mercury Bay Whangamata 12.25pm
20/04/2024 Hauraki North vs Ngatea Waitakaruru 12.25pm
20/04/2024 Waihou vs Waihi Athletic Te Aroha 12.25pm
20/04/2024 COB BYE

Saturday 27th April:  ROUND 4
Date: Home: vs Away: Venue: Time:
27/04/2024 Coromandel vs Waihou Coromandel 12.25pm
27/04/2024 Waihi Athletic vs Whangamata Waihi 12.25pm
27/04/2024 Mercury Bay vs Hauraki North Whitianga 12.25pm
27/04/2024 Ngatea vs COB Ngatea 12.25pm
27/04/2024 Thames BYE

Saturday 4th May: ROUND 5
Date: Home: vs Away: Venue: Time:
4/05/2024 Whangamata vs COB Whangamata 12.25pm
4/05/2024 Coromandel vs Waihi Athletic Coromandel 12.25pm
4/05/2024 Waihou vs Ngatea Te Aroha 12.25pm
4/05/2024 Thames vs Mercury Bay Thames 12.25pm
4/05/2024 Hauraki North BYE

Saturday 11th May: ROUND 6
Date: Home: vs Away: Venue: Time:
11/05/2024 Mercury Bay vs Waihou Whitianga 12.25pm
11/05/2024 COB vs Hauraki North Te Aroha 12.25pm
11/05/2024 Ngatea vs Whangamata Ngatea 12.25pm
11/05/2024 Waihi Athletic vs Thames Waihi 12.25pm
11/05/2024 Coromandel BYE

Saturday 18th May: ROUND 7
Date: Home: vs Away: Venue: Time:
18/05/2024 Waihi Athletic vs Mercury Bay Waihi 12.25pm
18/05/2024 Thames vs COB Thames 12.25pm
18/05/2024 Coromandel vs Ngatea Coromandel 2.00pm
18/05/2024 Waihou vs Hauraki North Te Aroha 12.25pm
18/05/2024 Whangamata BYE

Saturday 25th May: ROUND 8
Date: Home: vs Away: Venue: Time:
25/05/2024 COB vs Waihou Te Aroha 12.25pm
25/05/2024 Hauraki North vs Whangamata Waitakaruru 12.25pm
25/05/2024 Ngatea vs Thames Ngatea 12.25pm
25/05/2024 Mercury Bay vs Coromandel Whitianga 12.25pm
25/05/2024 Waihi Athletic BYE

Saturday 1st June: ROUND 9 (Kings Birthday)
Date: Home: vs Away: Venue: Time:
1/06/2024 COB vs Coromandel Te Aroha 12.25pm
1/06/2024 Hauraki North vs Thames Waitakaruru 12.25pm
1/06/2024 Whangamata vs Waihou Whangamata 12.25pm
1/06/2024 Ngatea vs Waihi.Athletic Ngatea 12.25pm
1/06/2024 Mercury Bay BYE

IN SUMMARY:
· ALL teams will play Eight competition matches. Four home & Four away
· Games can be adjusted re Day & Kick off times but must be communicated to the TVRFU office in a week’s advance.
·  At the conclusion of this Round the top team will be awarded the Elders Cup.
·  At the conclusion of this Round the Top Five teams will be split into a Five team competition called the SENIOR B GRADE and the bottom four teams will for the SENIOR C GRADE.

4 Premier clubs are matched to their Senior B team 4 times, 1 Premier club 3 times and 2 Premier clubs only twice (we can make an effort when the 2nd round draws done to improve things for those two clubs (Waihou & North).
To note is their is only 7 weeks (even though the Senior B comp is 9 weeks long) to match Premier A & Senior B teams together (one week we have no Premier A rugby & we have 2 Premier split rounds as well).
So when you account for the BYE & two clubs that do not have Premier A teams we are pretty close.
23 times Premier A & Senior B are matched up at same venue – out of a possible 41 opportunities.  9 into 7 is very difficult so for half our clubs to be together half the time is pretty good.