NZ Rugby have announced the continuation of the NPC and Farah Palmer Cup without North Harbour, Auckland and Counties Manukau teams due to Auckland's level 4 Covid lockdown continuing.
The Farah Palmer Cup will continue on 18th September with Bay of Plenty facing Otago at Mount Maunganui, with Canterbury the bye, and Waikato v Counties Manukau and Wellington v Auckalnd unable to be played. On 25th-26th September Otago v Canterbury will be played in Dunedin, BOP v Wellington in Mount Maunganui, Taranaki v Hawkes Bay in Inglewood, Tasman v Manawatu in Nelson, with North Harbour v Northland and Auckland v Waikato unable to be played. Matches unable to be played be to level 4 lockdown will result in teams receiving two points each.
The NPC rounds for 17th-19th September will see Waikato v Canterbury in Hamilton, Taranaki v Wellington in Inglewood, Northland v Tasman in Whangarei, and Hawkes Bay v Bay of Plenty in Napier. For 24th- 26th September Tasman v Waikato is in Nelson, Manawatu v Northland in Palmerston North, Southland v Canterbury in Christchurch, Wellington v Hawkes Bay in Wellington, and Bay of Plenty v Taranaki in Tauranga. Further games and draw will be reviewed next week when more is known about Auckland lockdown levels.