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

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.

Results[edit]

2008-10-18
New Zealand  56–8  Tonga
Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 5,000
2009-10-14
New Zealand  40–24  Tonga
Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 7,500
2010-10-16
New Zealand  50–6  Samoa
Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 11,512
2011-10-6
 Cook Islands Canceled by the NZRL New Zealand 

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