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NPC Division Three 1996

Teams variations
Relegated from NPC Division Two 1995:Mid Canterbury
Promoted to NPC Division Two 1996:Thames Valley

Final results

Regular season
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTBLB
1Marlborough37880033012021070Qualified to semifinals
2Wanganui3187011901038721
3Buller2385031481351312
4Mid Canterbury218404166206-4032
5Horowhenua198404174200-2621
6North Otago188305162206-4424
7Poverty Bay1683051931712222
8West Coast108206121202-8102
9East Coast38008131272-14112

BullerEast
Coast
HorowhenuaMarlboroughMid
Canterbury
North
Otago
Poverty
Bay
WanganuiWest
Coast
Buller-36-1814-1515-2222-20
East
Coast
-21-2415-3013-1410-24
Horowhenua-18-3910-2810-2432-17
Marlborough74-26-51-353-1230-19
Mid
Canterbury
3-8-30-2337-2225-30
North
Otago
27-1541-40-10-1615-20
Poverty
Bay
19-2443-1316-25-43-13
Wanganui35-1115-1747-1019-15-
West
Coast
3-1812-4410-1412-16-

Final phase
SemifinalsFinal
Wanganui
10/20/1996 - 22-15Marlborough
10/26/1996 - 17-22
BullerWanganui
Marlborough
10/19/1996 - 34-22
Wanganui
Mid Canterbury

Matches schedule
26/10/1996 - Final
Marlborough - Wanganui17-22
20/10/1996 - Semifinals
Wanganui - Buller22-15
19/10/1996 - Semifinals
Marlborough - Mid Canterbury34-22
13/10/1996 - Regular season
North Otago - East Coast27-15
12/10/1996 - Regular season
Buller - Marlborough15-22
Horowhenua - West Coast32-17
Wanganui - Mid Canterbury47-10
05/10/1996 - Regular season
Marlborough - East Coast74-26
Mid Canterbury - Buller3-8
Poverty Bay - Horowhenua16-25
West Coast - Wanganui12-16
28/09/1996 - Regular season
Buller - North Otago22-20
East Coast - Horowhenua21-24
Mid Canterbury - West Coast25-30
Wanganui - Poverty Bay19-15
21/09/1996 - Regular season
East Coast - Mid Canterbury15-30
Horowhenua - Marlborough18-39
North Otago - Poverty Bay10-16
Wanganui - Buller35-11
14/09/1996 - Regular season
Horowhenua - Wanganui10-24
Marlborough - Mid Canterbury51-3
Poverty Bay - East Coast43-13
West Coast - North Otago10-14
07/09/1996 - Regular season
East Coast - Wanganui13-14
Marlborough - North Otago53-12
Mid Canterbury - Poverty Bay37-22
West Coast - Buller3-18
31/08/1996 - Regular season
Buller - East Coast36-18
North Otago - Horowhenua41-40
Poverty Bay - West Coast43-13
Wanganui - Marlborough15-17
24/08/1996 - Regular season
Horowhenua - Mid Canterbury10-28
North Otago - Wanganui15-20
Poverty Bay - Buller19-24
West Coast - Marlborough12-44
17/08/1996 - Regular season
Buller - Horowhenua14-15
East Coast - West Coast10-24
Marlborough - Poverty Bay30-19
Mid Canterbury - North Otago30-23