National Competition

National Competition
Sport Rugby league football
Inaugural season 2010
Number of teams 7
Country  New Zealand
Holders Auckland (2010)
Most titles Auckland (1 title)
Website nzrl.co.nz leaguenet.co.nz
Related competition Bartercard Premiership

The National Competition (originally named the National Zonal Competition) is the top level rugby league competition run by the New Zealand Rugby League. The competition replaced the Bartercard Premiership following a Sparc funded review and restructure of the New Zealand Rugby League. Seven teams compete in the competition each representing a Zone. These zones are: Northland, Auckland, Counties Manukau, Upper Central, Mid Central, Wellington and Southern.

Senior teams compete for the Albert Baskerville Trophy which is named after Albert Baskerville, the organiser of the 1907-1908 All Golds tour. Under-17s compete for the Mark Graham Cup which named after Mark Graham, the New Zealand Rugby League player of the century. Under-15s compete for the Nathan Cayless Cup which is named after Nathan Cayless, the only captain to win the World Cup for New Zealand.

Teams

Team Nickname 2010 Coach Home Grounds
Northern Swords Joe Rau Lindvart Park, Kaikohe
Jubilee Park, Whangarei
Okura Park, Whangarei
Auckland Pride Brent Gemmell Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
Cornwall Park Stadium, Auckland
Counties Manukau Stingrays Rusty Matua Bruce Pulman Park, Papakura
Waicoa Bays Stallions Tahe Morunga Resthills Park, Hamilton
Blake Park, Tauranga
Puketawhero Park, Rotorua
Central Vipers Mike Graham Clifton Park, Waitara
Arena Manawatu, Palmerston North
Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth
Wellington Orcas Trevor Clark Fraser Park, Wellington
Porirua Stadium, Porirua
South Island Scorpions Brent Stuart Rugby League Park, Christchurch

Seasons

Year Albert Baskerville Trophy Score Score Defeated Minor Premiers Wooden Spoon Mark Graham Cup Nathan Cayless Cup
2010 Auckland 14 6 Counties Manukau Auckland Northern Swords Counties Manukau Counties Manukau
2011 Auckland Pride 44 34 South Island Scorpions Auckland Pride Northern Swords Auckland Pride Auckland Pride
2012

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • National Competition Policy — The term National Competition Policy refers to a set of policies introduced in Australia in the 1990s with the aim of promoting microeconomic reform.OriginsIn 1992, an independent committee of inquiry, the National Competition Policy Review… …   Wikipedia

  • National Competition Policy (Australia) — The term National Competition Policy refers to a set of policies introduced in Australia in the 1990s with the aim of promoting microeconomic reform. Contents 1 Origins 2 Key provisions 3 Benefits 4 Controversy …   Wikipedia

  • National Soccer League — redirects here. For other uses, see National Soccer League (disambiguation). National Soccer League Countries  Australia …   Wikipedia

  • National Bible Bee — Motto Family Discipleship, One verse at a time. [1] Headquarters Wilmington, Ohio …   Wikipedia

  • National Bible Bowl — is a 501(c) non profit organization which is responsible for the administration of two nation wide Bible quizzing programs for youth in grades 3 to 12. There are hundreds of teams in United States who all study the same portion of Scripture… …   Wikipedia

  • National History Day (program) — National History Day (NHD) is a national American competition for students in grades 6 12. Students construct entries as an individual or in a group in one of five categories (Documentary/Exhibit/Paper/Performance/Website) and compete at regional …   Wikipedia

  • National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing — CRESST Logo Formation 1966 Directors Eva L. Baker, Ed.D Joan L. Herman, Ed.D Bob Linn, Ph.D …   Wikipedia

  • National Rugby League — NRL redirects here. For other uses, see NRL (disambiguation). National Rugby League Current season or competition: 2012 NRL season …   Wikipedia

  • National Middle School Science Bowl — The National Middle School Science Bowl is a middle school academic competition, similar to Quiz Bowl, held in the United States. Two teams of four students each compete to answer various science related questions. In order to determine which… …   Wikipedia

  • National Geographic Bee — A 1999 National Geography Bee contestant with his chaperones …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.