Peter Leitch QSM Challenge Trophy

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Peter Leitch QSM Challenge Trophy
Sport Rugby League
Founded 2008
No. of teams 6
Country  New Zealand
 Tonga
 Samoa
 Fiji
 Cook Islands

The Peter Leitch QSM Challenge Trophy is a rugby league challenge trophy that is contested when the New Zealand national rugby league team play a pacific island side. The trophy is named after Peter Leitch.

History[edit]

On 15 October 2008 New Zealand Rugby League chairman Ray Haffenden announced that the Kiwis vs Tonga Test Match would be used to launch the Peter Leitch QSM Challenge Trophy.

“Both trophies recognise the huge contribution these two men have made to the game,” he said.

“We want to acknowledge the close affinity and involvement Peter has had with the Pacific Island and rugby league communities in New Zealand for many years.

“The winner of the test will hold the Peter Leitch QSM Challenge Trophy and it’s our intention that it will be at stake in future internationals between the Kiwis and our Pacific neighbours.”[1]

Results[edit]

18 October 2008
New Zealand  56–8  Tonga
Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 5,000
14 October 2009
New Zealand  40–24  Tonga
Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 7,500
16 October 2010
New Zealand  50–6  Samoa
Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 11,512
6 October 2011
 Cook Islands Canceled by the NZRL New Zealand 
1 November 2014
New Zealand  14 - 12  Samoa
Report Video
Toll Stadium, Whangarei
Attendance: 16,912
Referee/s: New Zealand Henry Perenara
Man of the Match: New Zealand Kieran Foran

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ League: Kiwis and Tonga play for trophies odt.co.nz, 16 October 2008

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