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NPC Division One 1997

Teams variations
Relegated to NPC Division Two 1997:King Country
Promoted from NPC Division Two 1996:Southland

Final results
Winner:Canterbury

Regular season
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTBLB
1Waikato32870123313210131Qualified to semifinals
2Canterbury29860225913712241
3Auckland2785032171981952
4Counties Manukau2686022251616420
5Otago2184042111931832
6Wellington188305207287-8042
7Taranaki128206216260-4413
8North Harbour108206116179-6302
9Southland98107171308-13723

AucklandCanterburyCounties
Manukau
North
Harbour
OtagoSouthlandTaranakiWaikatoWellington
Auckland-27-1234-3229-3144-42
Canterbury20-9-40-2118-2473-7
Counties
Manukau
18-33-28-2116-1485-17
North
Harbour
16-203-20-21-166-19
Otago26-3735-1335-25-36-30
Southland20-426-722-20-21-29
Taranaki19-1710-1174-43-33-42
Waikato16-1823-1350-13-41-14
Wellington23-3735-1727-3217-10-

Final phase
SemifinalsFinal
Canterbury
10/18/1997 - 21-15Canterbury
10/25/1997 - 44-13
AucklandCanterbury
Waikato
10/18/1997 - 40-43
Counties Manukau
Counties Manukau

Matches schedule
25/10/1997 - Final
Canterbury - Counties Manukau44-13
18/10/1997 - Semifinals
Canterbury - Auckland21-15
Waikato - Counties Manukau40-43
12/10/1997 - Regular season
Counties Manukau - Southland85-17
11/10/1997 - Regular season
Auckland - Wellington44-42
Canterbury - Taranaki40-21
10/10/1997 - Regular season
North Harbour - Waikato6-19
05/10/1997 - Regular season
Wellington - Southland17-10
04/10/1997 - Regular season
Auckland - Waikato29-31
North Harbour - Taranaki21-16
Otago - Canterbury35-13
28/09/1997 - Regular season
Southland - North Harbour6-7
27/09/1997 - Regular season
Otago - Auckland26-37
Taranaki - Counties Manukau10-11
Waikato - Wellington41-14
21/09/1997 - Regular season
Counties Manukau - Otago16-14
20/09/1997 - Regular season
Southland - Waikato21-29
Taranaki - Wellington33-42
19/09/1997 - Regular season
Canterbury - Auckland20-9
14/09/1997 - Regular season
Wellington - Otago27-32
13/09/1997 - Regular season
Auckland - Counties Manukau27-12
Taranaki - Southland74-43
12/09/1997 - Regular season
North Harbour - Canterbury3-20
07/09/1997 - Regular season
Waikato - Taranaki50-13
06/09/1997 - Regular season
Auckland - Southland34-32
Otago - North Harbour35-25
05/09/1997 - Regular season
Counties Manukau - Canterbury18-33
30/08/1997 - Regular season
Canterbury - Waikato18-24
Southland - Otago22-20
Wellington - Counties Manukau23-37
29/08/1997 - Regular season
North Harbour - Auckland16-20
24/08/1997 - Regular season
Otago - Taranaki36-30
23/08/1997 - Regular season
Southland - Canterbury20-42
Wellington - North Harbour35-17
22/08/1997 - Regular season
Waikato - Counties Manukau16-18
17/08/1997 - Regular season
Canterbury - Wellington73-7
Counties Manukau - North Harbour28-21
Taranaki - Auckland19-17
15/08/1997 - Regular season
Waikato - Otago23-13