|Replaced by||National Zonal Competition|
|Number of teams||6|
The NZRL Bartercard Premiership was a six-team rugby league competition that ran in 2008 and 2009. It replaced the now-defunct Bartercard Cup competition as the highest level of rugby league in New Zealand. Matches have been broadcast on SKY Network Television and Māori Television. In 2009 the competition was mirrored by Under 18 and Under 16 grade competitions. The competition was replaced by the seven-team National Zonal Competition in 2010.
In both season, 6 teams represented different regions of New Zealand. The league operated on a single group system, with no divisions or conferences and no relegation and promotion from other leagues.
The 6 regions which competed in the Bartercard Premiership are given below:
|2||Auckland||Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland||1908|
|4||Bay of Plenty Stags||Puketawhero Park, Rotorua||1908|
|14||Canterbury Bulls||Rugby League Park, Christchurch||1912|
|7||Taranaki Sharks||Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth||1908|
|3||Waikato||Davies Park, Huntly
Paterson Park, Ngaruawahia
|9||Wellington||Porirua Park, Porirua||1908|
The map below shows the locations of the 6 competing provinces within New Zealand:
List of Premiers
Two seasons of the Bartercard Premiership were contested, the most successful club in the short history of the competition being Canterbury.
|Season||Grand Final||Minor Premiers|
|2008||Auckland||38-10||Canterbury Bulls||Canterbury Bulls (10 pts)|
|2009||Canterbury Bulls||26-20||Auckland||Canterbury Bulls (10 pts)|
The second season of the Bartercard Premiership saw an extension of the competition to two junior grades; an under 16s and 18s competition.
- "O'Brien heralds new era". The Dominion Post. 30 May 2008. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
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