Rugby union draw and tips for the sixth round of the 2011 ITM Cup in New Zealand.
Round five of the 2011 ITM Cup featured the humiliation of two New Zealand rugby power houses. Taranaki and Bay of Plenty scored record victories over Auckland and Wellington respectively. The Bay embarrassed Wellington, winning 32 – 0. Auckland capitulated against Taranaki, and the ‘naki took full advantage. Taranaki scored four tries during a 12 minute section of the second half, going on to win 39 to 11. Neither side was favoured to beat their opposing Super Rugby home franchise team and the stunning victories further prove the unpredictable nature of this years NPC.
ITM Cup Round Six Draw:
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 at 6:05pm Hawke’s Bay v Tasman Napier
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 at 8:05pm Manawatu v North Harbour Palmerston North
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 at 5:35pm Otago v Counties Man Dunedin
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 at 7:35pm Auckland v Southland Auckland
ITM Cup Round Six Picks:
HAWKE’S BAY to beat Tasman by 13
MANAWATU to beat North Harbour by 6
OTAGO to beat Counties Manukau by 17
AUCKLAND to beat Southland by 7