Bartercard Cup

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Bartercard Cup
Bartercard Cup logo
SportRugby league
Inaugural season2000
Replaced byBartercard Premiership
Number of teams10
Country New Zealand
Last PremiersAuckland Lions (2007)
Most titlesMount Albert Lions (3 titles)

The Bartercard Cup (successor of the Lion Red Cup) was the top level rugby league club competition in New Zealand from 2000 until 2007. For the entire life of the tournament it was sponsored by Bartercard. The cup was administered by the New Zealand Rugby League. The tournament was discontinued by the NZRL in 2007 and was replaced by the Bartercard Premiership in 2008.


The format of the competition changed several times over the life of the competition and in total 24 clubs or franchises competed. In the first season half of the clubs were from Auckland but as the competition went on more and more franchises represented the provinces. The Canterbury Bulls were the only franchise to compete in every season.

Club Seasons Premiers Runners-Up Minor Premiers Wooden Spoon
Auckland Lions 2006–2007 2 2
Tamaki Titans 2006–2007
Waitakere Rangers 2006–2007
Northern Storm 2006–2007 1
Canterbury Bulls 2000–2007 2 2 1
Central Falcons 2002–2007 1
Wellington Orcas 2002–2007
Waicoa Bay Stallions 2004–2007 1
Harbour League 2006–2007 1
Counties Manukau Jetz 2004–2007
Hibiscus Coast Raiders 2000–2005 1 1 1 1
Northcote Tigers 2000–2002
North Harbour Tigers 2003–2005
Glenora Bears 2000–2005
Mt Albert Lions 2000–2005 3 2
Marist Richmond Brothers 2000–2005 2 1
Otahuhu Leopards 2000–2003 1 1
Otahuhu Ellerslie Leopards 2004–2005
Eastern Tornadoes 2000–2005 1
Manurewa Marlins 2000–2003
Ngongotaha Chiefs 2000–2001 1
Taranaki Wildcats 2002–2003 2
Porirua Pumas 2000–2001 1
Wainuiomata Lions 2000–2001


Year Champions Score Score Defeated Minor Premiers Wooden Spoon
2000 Canterbury Bulls 38 24 Otahuhu Leopards Otahuhu Leopards Porirua Pumas
2001 Hibiscus Coast Raiders 28 18 Eastern Tornadoes Hibiscus Coast Raiders Ngongotaha Chiefs
2002 Mt Albert Lions 24 20 Hibiscus Coast Raiders Mt Albert Lions Taranaki Wildcats
2003 Canterbury Bulls 32 28 Marist Richmond Brothers Canterbury Bulls Taranaki Wildcats
2004 Mt Albert Lions 40 20 Marist Richmond Brothers Marist Richmond Brothers Hibiscus Coast Raiders
2005 Mt Albert Lions 24 20 Canterbury Bulls Mt Albert Lions Waicoa Bay Stallions
2006 Auckland Lions 25 18 Canterbury Bulls Auckland Lions Northern Storm
2007 Auckland Lions 28 4 Harbour League Auckland Lions Central Falcons

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