Rugby League Cup


Rugby League Cup

The Rugby League Cup is a New Zealand rugby league trophy that is currently contested between districts on a challenge basis. The trophy was originally known as the Northern Union Cup.[1] Canterbury are the current holders of the Cup after they defeated Auckland in the first round of the 2009 Bartercard Premiership.[2][3]

Contents

History

The Cup was made in Bradford and donated to Auckland for inter-provincial competition by the touring 1910 Great Britain Lions.[4] The cup was first contested in 1911, when Auckland successfully defended it four times.[5]

Past winners

Year by year

Year Champions
1910
1911
1912
1913
1914
1915
1916
1917
1918
1919
1920
1921
1922
  • South Auckland
1923
  • South Auckland
1924
  • South Auckland
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
  • South Auckland
1931
1932
  • South Auckland
1933
  • West Coast
1934
  • West Coast
  • Canterbury (18 August[6])
1935
  • Canterbury
1936
  • Canterbury
  • West Coast
1937
  • West Coast
1938
Year Champions
World War II
1946
  • West Coast
1947
  • West Coast
  • Wellington[7]
1948
  • Wellington[7]
1949
  • Wellington[7]
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
  • West Coast
  • Canterbury[1]
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969

Renamed Rugby League Cup.[7]

  • Canterbury
  • West Coast
1970
  • West Coast
  • Canterbury
Year Champions
1971
  • Canterbury
  • Wellington
  • West Coast
1972
  • West Coast
1973
  • West Coast
1974
  • West Coast
  • Canterbury
1975
  • Canterbury
  • Taranaki
  • Waikato
1976
  • Waikato
1977
  • Taranaki
1978
  • Taranaki
1979
  • Taranaki
1980
  • Wellington
  • Canterbury
1981
  • Canterbury
1982
  • Canterbury
  • Wellington
1983
  • Wellington
1984
1985
  • Wellington
  • Taranaki[8]
  • Canterbury
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
  • Canterbury
  • Wellington (17 May[10])
  • Canterbury
Year Champions
1993
1994
  • Canterbury
1995
1996
1997
1998
  • Waikato
1999
  • Waikato
  • Taranaki (24 April[8])
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
  • Gisborne Tairawhiti
2006
2007
  • Gisborne Tairawhiti
  • Hawke's Bay (15 September)[5]
  • Canterbury
2008
2009
2010
  • Canterbury
2011
  • Canterbury

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Rugby League Football An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. 1966
  2. ^ Bulls regain league cup The Press, 24 August 2009
  3. ^ a b Geoff Longley It's go the South Island, No Bull The Press, 4 June 2010
  4. ^ a b Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 9781869693664, p.39.
  5. ^ a b Bay crowned cup kings Hawke's Bay Today, 17 September 2007
  6. ^ Coffey, John. Canterbury XIII, Christchurch, 1987.
  7. ^ a b c d History Of Wellington Rugby League Association Wellington Rugby League
  8. ^ a b Sharks put bite on Waikato Cougars Taranaki Daily News, 26 April 1999
  9. ^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1990 New Zealand Rugby League, 1990.
  10. ^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1992 New Zealand Rugby League, 1992. p.130
  11. ^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1993, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1993. p.137
  12. ^ a b Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4, p.317.
  13. ^ a b "Rugby League: Orcas give Mariners incentive for Challenge Cup". The New Zealand Herald. The Daily Post. 22 August 2001. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=210128. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  14. ^ Orcas fired up to retain league cup The Nelson Mail, 7 September 2002
  15. ^ Otago snatches cup from muddled Orcas The Nelson Mail, 10 September 2002
  16. ^ Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 9781869693664, p.357.

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