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NPC Division Two 1996

Teams variations
Relegated from NPC Division One 1995:Southland
Promoted to NPC Division One 1996:Taranaki
Relegated to NPC Division Three 1996:Mid Canterbury
Promoted from NPC Division Three 1995:Thames Valley

Final results

Regular season
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTBLB
1Southland34870131321210160Qualified to semifinals
2Northland29860230613217450
3Manawatu2986022401716941
4Hawke's Bay2384042291606943
5Nelson Bays198314183207-2432
6Bay of Plenty1984042602431712
7South Canterbury158305205276-7112
8Thames Valley128215132256-12420
9Wairarapa Bush48008185396-21131
There were no relegation due to the merger of Hawke's Bay and Manawatu into Central Vikings.

Bay
of
Plenty
Hawke's
Bay
ManawatuNelson
Bays
NorthlandSouth
Canterbury
SouthlandThames
Valley
Wairarapa
Bush
Bay
of
Plenty
-19-1627-4640-1453-15
Hawke's
Bay
-21-1360-1236-3846-18
Manawatu54-2335-16-21-1627-35
Nelson
Bays
36-1913-6-22-2532-47
Northland16-960-8-58-1166-22
South
Canterbury
27-1526-29-24-2562-26
Southland34-1441-18-47-1557-30
Thames
Valley
12-2815-2423-230-33-
Wairarapa
Bush
35-6424-416-3324-27-

Final phase
SemifinalsFinal
Southland
10/20/1996 - 23-11Southland
10/26/1996 - 12-6
Hawke's BaySouthland
Northland
10/19/1996 - 31-16
Northland
Manawatu

Matches schedule
26/10/1996 - Final
Southland - Northland12-6
20/10/1996 - Semifinals
Southland - Hawke's Bay23-11
19/10/1996 - Semifinals
Northland - Manawatu31-16
12/10/1996 - Regular season
Bay of Plenty - Hawke's Bay19-16
Nelson Bays - South Canterbury22-25
Southland - Northland34-14
Wairarapa Bush - Thames Valley24-27
05/10/1996 - Regular season
Manawatu - Hawke's Bay35-16
Nelson Bays - Bay of Plenty36-19
South Canterbury - Thames Valley24-25
Southland - Wairarapa Bush57-30
28/09/1996 - Regular season
Hawke's Bay - Southland36-38
Northland - Manawatu16-9
Thames Valley - Nelson Bays23-23
Wairarapa Bush - Bay of Plenty35-64
21/09/1996 - Regular season
Bay of Plenty - Northland27-46
Manawatu - Southland27-35
South Canterbury - Wairarapa Bush62-26
Thames Valley - Hawke's Bay12-28
14/09/1996 - Regular season
Hawke's Bay - Wairarapa Bush46-18
Northland - Nelson Bays60-8
South Canterbury - Manawatu26-29
Southland - Thames Valley47-15
07/09/1996 - Regular season
Bay of Plenty - Southland40-14
Nelson Bays - Hawke's Bay13-6
Northland - South Canterbury58-11
Thames Valley - Manawatu15-24
31/08/1996 - Regular season
Hawke's Bay - South Canterbury60-12
Manawatu - Bay of Plenty54-23
Thames Valley - Northland0-33
Wairarapa Bush - Nelson Bays6-33
24/08/1996 - Regular season
Hawke's Bay - Northland21-13
Nelson Bays - Southland32-47
South Canterbury - Bay of Plenty27-15
Wairarapa Bush - Manawatu24-41
17/08/1996 - Regular season
Bay of Plenty - Thames Valley53-15
Manawatu - Nelson Bays21-16
Northland - Wairarapa Bush66-22
Southland - South Canterbury41-18