Peter Leitch QSM Challenge Trophy
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|Country(ies)|| New Zealand
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 as well as the George William Mann Medal.
“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.”
The second award commemorates the late George Mann senior’s involvement in developing rugby league in Tonga.
Haffenden said the medal would be awarded to Tonga’s player of the match on Saturday.
||New Zealand||56–8||Tonga||Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
||New Zealand||40–24||Tonga||Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
||New Zealand||50–6||Samoa||Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
||Cook Islands||Canceled by the NZRL||New Zealand||Avarua National Stadium, Rarotonga
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