New Zealand’s six Major Associations have announced the list of players offered first-round domestic contracts for the coming season.
 
While a new Master Agreement has yet to be finalised, an agreement has been reached to allow the contracting process to take place in a timely fashion. 
 
The contracting process for domestic players involves two rounds, with 16 players contracted to each team overall – up one from previous seasons. The Major Associations can offer between 10 and 15 contracts at their discretion in the first round, before offering the remaining contracts in the second round on 30 June. 
 
The two-stage contracting process ensures increased competition for the final contracts offered at Major Association level, and helps ensure the best players are contracted throughout the country.     
 
 
Domestic contract first round offer for 2018-19 season
 
Auckland
 
Jamie Brown
Craig Cachopa
Mark Chapman
Danru Ferns
Michael Guptill-Bunce
Ben Horne
Ben Lister
Matt McEwan
Robbie O’Donnell
Glenn Phillips
Sean Solia
Will Somerville
 
More information contact:
James Bennett
021 996 499
 
 
Canterbury 
 
Chad Bowes
Blake Coburn
Leo Carter
Andrew Ellis
Cameron Fletcher
Andrew Hazeldine
Kyle Jamieson
Ken McClure
Cole McConchie
Stephen Murdoch
Ed Nuttall
Henry Shipley
Will Williams
Theo van Woerkom
 
More information contact:
Gary Stead
021 190 1938
 
 
Central Districts
 
Doug Bracewell
Tom Bruce 
Josh Clarkson 
Dane Cleaver 
Greg Hay 
Christian Leopard 
Willem Ludick 
Ryan McCone 
Ajaz Patel 
Seth Rance 
Bevan Small 
Ben Smith 
Blair Tickner 
Ben Wheeler 
Will Young 
 
More information contact: 
Pete de Wet
021 313 603
 
Northern Districts
 
James Baker 
Peter Bocock 
Dean Brownlie 
Henry Cooper 
Anton Devcich 
Daniel Flynn 
Zak Gibson 
Brett Hampton 
Nick Kelly 
Scott Kuggeleijn
Daryl Mitchell 
Bharat Popli 
Brett Randell 
Tim Seifert 
Joe Walker 
 
More information contact
Peter Zanzottera
021 285 2019
 
 
Otago
 
Matt Bacon
Warren Barnes 
Neil Broom
Mark Craig
Jacob Duffy
Josh Finnie
Shawn Hicks
Anaru Kitchen
Michael Rae
Mitch Renwick
Michael Rippon
Hamish Rutherford
Nathan Smith
Brad Wilson
 
More information contact:
Rob Walter
021 400 864
 
Wellington
 
Hamish Bennett
Tom Blundell
Michael Bracewell
Devon Conway
Lauchie Johns
Iain McPeake
Jimmy Neesham
Ollie Newton
Malcolm Nofal
Jeetan Patel
Rachin Ravindra
Ben Sears
Logan van Beek
Luke Woodcock
Peter Younghusband
 
More information contact
Bruce Edgar
021 391 811
 
 
Domestic contracts for 2017-18 season
 
Auckland Aces
 
Michael Barry
Mark Chapman 
Lockie Ferguson 
Donovan Grobbelaar
Michael Guptill-Bunce 
Ben Horne 
Matthew McEwan 
Robert O’Donnell
Tarun Nethula 
Aniket Parikh 
Glenn Phillips 
Raja Sandhu 
Sean Solia
 
 
Canterbury
 
Todd Astle
Chad Bowes
Jack Boyle
Leo Carter
Andrew Ellis
Cameron Fletcher
Kyle Jamieson
Tim Johnston
Ken McClure
Cole McConchie
Edward Nuttall
Michael Pollard
Henry Shipley
Will Williams
 
 
Central Stags
 
Doug Bracewell
Tom Bruce
Josh Clarkson
Dane Cleaver
Greg Hay
Ryan McCone
Ajaz Patel
Seth Rance
Jesse Ryder
Ben Smith
Blair Tickner
Ben Wheeler
William Young
 
 
Northern Districts
 
Brent Arnel
James Baker
Dean Brownlie
Anton Devcich
Daniel Flynn
Zak Gibson
Brett Hampton
Nick Kelly
Scott Kuggeleijn
Daryl Mitchell
Bharat Popli
Brett Randell
Tim Seifert
Joe Walker
 
 
Otago Volts
 
Warren Barnes
Mark Craig
Derek De Boorder
Jacob Duffy
Josh Finnie
Shawn Hicks
Anaru Kitchen
Rob Nicol
Michael Rae
Hamish Rutherford
Nathan Smith
Christi Viljoen
Brad Wilson
 
 
Wellington Firebirds
 
Hamish Bennett
Tom Blundell
Michael Bracewell
Fraser Colson
Iain McPeake
Stephen Murdoch
Malcolm Nofal
Michael Papps
Jeetan Patel
Matt Taylor
Logan van Beek
Anurag Verma
Luke Woodcock
Peter Younghusband