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HEARTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP: Round 8 Preview

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THE MATCH-UPS
Note all records below are taken from the inception of the Heartland Championship in 2006.

THAMES VALLEY v POVERTY BAY

Match details: Saturday 15 October, 2.00pm at Boyd Park, Te Aroha
Played: 10
Wins: Poverty Bay 8, Thames Valley 1, Draws 1
Last match: Thames Valley 43 Poverty Bay 37 (2015)
Biggest margin: Poverty Bay by 62 (65-3) in 2007

KING COUNTRY v BULLER

Match details: Saturday 15 October, 2.30pm at Owen Delany Park, Taupo
Played: 9
Wins: Buller 7, King Country 2
Last match: Buller 32 King Country 20 (2015)
Biggest winning margin: King Country by 39 (44-5) in 2010

MID CANTERBURY v SOUTH CANTERBURY
Match details: Saturday 15 October, 2.30pm at Alpine Energy Stadium, Timaru
Played: 10
Mid Canterbury 7, South Canterbury 3
Last match: Mid Canterbury 34 South Canterbury 17 (2015)
Biggest winning margin: South Canterbury by 28 (48-20) in 2012

WANGANUI v HOROWHENUA KAPITI
Match details: Saturday 15 October, 2.30pm at Cooks Gardens, Wanganui
Played: 8
Wins: Wanganui 7, Horowhenua Kapiti 1
Last match: Wanganui 39 Horowhenua Kapiti 34 (2015)
Biggest winning margin: Wanganui by 68 (76-8) in 2011

WEST COAST v NORTH OTAGO

Match details: Saturday 15 October, 2.30pm at Rugby Park, Greymouth
Played: 7
Wins: West Coast 1, North Otago 6
Last match: North Otago 17 West Coast 16 (2015)
Biggest winning margin: North Otago by 64, (67-3) in 2006

WAIRARAPA BUSH v EAST COAST

Match details: Saturday 15 October, 6.00pm at Trust House Memorial Park, Masterton
Played: 7
Wins: Wairarapa Bush 6, East Coast 1
Last match: Wairarapa Bush 45 East Coast 5 (2015)
Biggest winning margin: Wairarapa Bush by 44 (67-23) in 2008