More than 140 years of provincial pride will once again take centre stage this August with the 2020 Mitre 10 Cup draw being announced yesterday by New Zealand Rugby.
The Bay of Plenty Steamers will kick off their 2020 Mitre 10 Cup campaign on the road against Taranaki. Their first home game of the season will be held at Rotorua International Stadium on Friday August 14 against Southland.
This year, 2020, sees the Steamers now competing in the Premiership division after having won the Championship title over Hawke's Bay in the 2019 final.
Bay of Plenty Steamers 2020 Schedule:
Round 1: Taranaki v Bay of Plenty, Sunday August 9, 2.05pm at TET Stadium & Events Centre, Inglewood
Round 2: Bay of Plenty v Southland, Friday August 14, 7.45pm at Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua
Round 3: Wellington v Bay of Plenty, Friday August 21, 7.35pm at Sky Stadium, Wellington
Round 4: Bay of Plenty v Auckland, Thursday August 27, 7.35pm at Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua
Round 5: Tasman v Bay of Plenty, Sunday September 6, 4.35pm at Trafalgar Park, Nelson
Round 6: Manawatu v Bay of Plenty, Saturday September 12, 5.05pm at Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North
Round 7: Bay of Plenty v Canterbury, Sunday September 20, 2.05pm at Tauranga Domain, Tauranga
Round 8: Bay of Plenty v Hawke’s Bay, Saturday September 26, 2.35pm at Tauranga Domain, Tauranga
Round 9: Waikato v Bay of Plenty, Sunday October 4, 4.35pm at FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
Round 10: Bay of Plenty v North Harbour, Sunday October 11, 4.35pm at Tauranga Domain, Tauranga
Semi-finals: Friday October 16– Saturday October 17
Finals: Friday October 23 and Saturday October 24
Click here for the full 2020 Mitre 10 Cup draw.
Tickets for all Bay of Plenty Steamers home games will be on sale July.
The Bay of Plenty Steamers will have two pre-season games at home, with details yet to be confirmed.
The Farah Palmer Cup draw is currently being completed and will be released in the near future.