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NPC Division One 1978

Teams variations
Relegated to NPC Division Two 1978:Bay of Plenty - Marlborough
Promoted from NPC Division Two 1977:North Auckland - South Canterbury

Final results

Regular season
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Wellington161080217211161Winner
2Counties141070316711057
3Canterbury12106041521448
4Auckland121060412310023
5North Auckland1210604129137-8
6Manawatu111051414112219
7Taranaki101042415612927
8Southland101050511410113
9Otago710316115164-49
10South Canterbury51021792150-58Qualified for playout
11Hawke's Bay11001968161-93Relegated
Relegation for worst North Island team and playout for worst South Island Team.

AucklandCanterburyCountiesHawke's
Bay
ManawatuNorth
Auckland
OtagoSouth
Canterbury
SouthlandTaranakiWellington
Auckland-7-136-2415-021-1015-12
Canterbury-6-2123-015-2118-721-16
Counties12-10-21-424-1211-2315-19
Hawke's
Bay
4-97-8-7-2510-1010-18
Manawatu4-1521-10-10-1217-1713-6
North
Auckland
13-247-2612-3-26-1013-6
Otago9-1920-1014-16-12-129-14
South
Canterbury
3-217-266-10-0-610-0
Southland13-1015-714-66-7-16-7
Taranaki10-1326-1015-2625-315-10-
Wellington12-629-722-1026-1019-15-

Playout
Playout
South Canterbury
10/4/1978 - 10-10South Canterbury
Marlborough

Matches schedule
04/10/1978 - Playout
South Canterbury - Marlborough10-10
30/09/1978 - Regular season
Auckland - North Auckland15-0
Counties - Taranaki11-23
Hawke's Bay - Wellington10-18
Manawatu - Canterbury4-15
27/09/1978 - Regular season
Otago - South Canterbury12-12
Taranaki - Canterbury26-10
24/09/1978 - Regular season
Canterbury - Southland21-16
Wellington - Taranaki19-15
23/09/1978 - Regular season
Hawke's Bay - Counties7-8
20/09/1978 - Regular season
Counties - Auckland12-10
North Auckland - Otago26-10
16/09/1978 - Regular season
Auckland - Otago21-10
Manawatu - Hawke's Bay21-10
North Auckland - Southland13-6
Wellington - Canterbury29-7
13/09/1978 - Regular season
Auckland - Southland15-12
Counties - South Canterbury24-12
Taranaki - Otago25-3
12/09/1978 - Regular season
Manawatu - North Auckland10-12
10/09/1978 - Regular season
Canterbury - Otago15-21
Hawke's Bay - South Canterbury7-25
Taranaki - Southland15-10
Wellington - Auckland12-6
06/09/1978 - Regular season
Wellington - South Canterbury26-10
05/09/1978 - Regular season
Canterbury - Counties6-21
02/09/1978 - Regular season
Auckland - Canterbury7-13
Hawke's Bay - Taranaki10-10
Manawatu - Wellington13-6
Otago - Counties9-19
30/08/1978 - Regular season
North Auckland - Canterbury13-24
South Canterbury - Auckland3-21
Southland - Counties13-10
27/08/1978 - Regular season
Taranaki - Auckland10-13
26/08/1978 - Regular season
Wellington - North Auckland22-10
23/08/1978 - Regular season
South Canterbury - North Auckland6-10
20/08/1978 - Regular season
Southland - Hawke's Bay15-7
19/08/1978 - Regular season
Taranaki - North Auckland15-26
16/08/1978 - Regular season
Otago - Hawke's Bay20-10
15/08/1978 - Regular season
Southland - Wellington16-7
12/08/1978 - Regular season
Otago - Wellington9-14
South Canterbury - Taranaki10-0
05/08/1978 - Regular season
Canterbury - South Canterbury18-7
North Auckland - Hawke's Bay12-3
29/07/1978 - Regular season
Canterbury - Hawke's Bay23-0
Southland - Otago6-7
15/07/1978 - Regular season
North Auckland - Counties7-26
South Canterbury - Southland0-6
08/07/1978 - Regular season
Southland - Manawatu14-6
05/07/1978 - Regular season
Otago - Manawatu14-16
01/07/1978 - Regular season
South Canterbury - Manawatu7-26
24/06/1978 - Regular season
Auckland - Manawatu6-24
21/06/1978 - Regular season
Counties - Manawatu21-4
14/06/1978 - Regular season
Hawke's Bay - Auckland4-9
10/06/1978 - Regular season
Manawatu - Taranaki17-17
05/06/1978 - Regular season
Counties - Wellington15-19