Auckland Rugby League club trophies


There are approximately 24 trophies which have been competed for in Auckland Rugby League history by clubs. These include the following for teams; Fox Memorial Shield, Rukutai Shield, Roope Rooster, Stormont Shield, Kiwi Shield, A.R.L Trophy, Sharman Cup, Lawson Cup, Walmsley Shield, ARL Cup, Norton Cup, Gillett Cup and the Autex Award. Several have also been awarded to players including the Lipscombe Cup, Rothville Trophy, Bert Humphries Memorial, Tetley Trophy, Painter Trophy, Hyland Memorial Cup, Doug Price Memorial Medal, Jack Counihand Trophy, Harry Mackwood Trophy and the Simons Scroll.

Explanation of team trophies

The Fox Memorial is awarded to the grand final winner of Premier One and is considered the most prestigious trophy in Auckland club rugby league. The Rukutai Shield is awarded to the Premier One minor or premiership champions at the end of the regular season. The Roope Rooster was traditionally a pre-season knockout competition but changed format in 2006 (see below). The Stormont Shield is a champion of champions playoff between the Fox Memorial and Roope Rooster winners. The Kiwi Shield is awarded to the Premier One club with the most points scored from Premiers (x3) and Reserves (x1).

The Sharman Cup has been awarded to the Premier 2 Championship winners in recent years, however originally it was awarded to the Premier 2 Minor Championship winners. The Lawson Cup was awarded to the Premier 2 Major Champions, and in essence it has been replaced by the Sharman Cup. The Norton Cup was awarded to the Premier 3 Minor Champions while the Phelan Shield is awarded to the Premier 3 Major Champions. The Phelan Shield replaced the ARL Trophy (first awarded in 1989).

Premier One Titles

Explanation of Player Trophies

The Lipscombe Cup is awarded to the Premier One sportsman of the year, chosen by the Senior Management Committee, from nominations received from Premier clubs. The Rothville Trophy is awarded to the Premier One player of the year, selected by the Auckland Coach. The Bert Humphries Memorial is awarded to the most improved forward and back in Premier One and is selected by the Auckland coach/selector. The Tetley Trophy is awarded to the Premier One player scoring the most tries during the Rukutai Shield competition. The Painter Trophy is awarded to the Premier One player kicking the most goals during the Rukutai Shield competition. The Hyland Memorial Cup is awarded to the most outstanding Premier/Senior Coach selected by the Senior Management Committee. The Doug Price Memorial Medal is awarded to the player of the day in the Premier One Grand Final and is selected by a sub committee appointed by the Board of Directors.

Player Trophies By Year in Premier One

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