NPC in Wellington To Crown NZ's Best Province

Friday, December 05 2014 @ 10:24 am ACDT

Contributed by: Rod Shaw

This year's NPC will be held in Wellington this weekend. With 4 teams competing- Auckland, Canterbury,Otago and Wellington it should be a great weekend of footy.

Auckland's team is dominated by the AAFL's Grand Final winning University Blues and their opponents, the Waitakere Magpies. It is a team that is chock full of International Cup experience and includes current Hawthorn international scholarship holder Siope Ngata and previous scholarship holder, Rhys Panui-Leith, They are defending champions and will be a formidable team.

Canterbury won the three previous titles and will be ready to reclaim their Cup. They too are a team chock full of experience internationally and will possibly be part of the title deciding game on Sunday afternoon.

Otago are a team without any formal competition. They have 2014 International Cupper Logan Toomer as their captain and as a tight knit group from the way south of NZ will be keen to win their first game at this level.

Wellington are at home and have put together a solid team. They only have two players with International Cup experience but that will not stop the Tigers from looking at pinching the title. With 11 of the Premiership winning Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs in their line up and it also including their Grand Final opponents, North City Demons, very talented Waylon Baker and some of his teenage teammates they are talking it up.

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