|Full name||Northcote and Birkenhead Tigers Rugby League and Sports Club Inc|
|Colours||Gold and Black|
|Founded||1910 as the Northcote Warriors|
|Competition||Auckland Rugby League|
|Premierships||1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2001|
|Minor premiership||1989, 1990, 1991, 1993|
|National Club Champions||1987, 1989, 1991|
|Roope Rooster||1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2008, 2009|
|Stormont Shield||1989, 1990, 1991, 1992|
|Sharman Cup||1979, 2003, 2007|
The Tigers compete in the Fox Memorial competition run by the Auckland Rugby League. Between 2000 and 2002 the Northcote Tigers competed in the national Bartercard Cup before being replaced by the North Harbour Tigers for three seasons. In 1994-1996 the North Harbour Sea Eagles in the Lion Red Cup were also based at the Birkenhead War Memorial.
In 1909 members of the North Shore Rugby Union were so impressed with the new type of football they had seen that they decided to found a club for the 1910 season. Thus in 1910 the Northcote "Ramblers" League Football Club was born. It wasn't until 1948 however that the club qualified for the first grade and earned 'senior' status. In 1987 they finally won the Fox Memorial championship, under the coaching of David (the icon) Harding
Probably the club's greatest product was former Kiwi's halfback Gary Freeman. Other famous players to play for the Tigers include Sean Hoppe, Jason Lowrie, Gene Ngamu, Paul Rauhihi, Tony Tuimavave and current New Zealand Warrior Kevin Locke
- Tom Conroy: 1975,
- Gary Freeman: 1986/7/8/9/90/1/2/4/5,
- Tom Hadfield: 1956/7/8/9/60/1,
- Frank Halloran: 1937,
- Sean Hoppe: 1992/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/2002,
- Len Jordan: 1946/7/8/9,
- Josh Liavaa: 1975,
- Jason Lowrie: 1993/4/5/9/2000,
- Gene Ngamu: 1993/4/5/6/7/8/9,
- John O'Sullivan: 1971/2/4/5,
- Paul Rauhihi: 2002/3/4,
- Paddy Tuimavave: 1990,
- Tony Tuimavave: 1995.
- Alex Glenn:2012.
- Kevin Locke:2011.
With the creation of the Bartercard Cup in 2000 by the New Zealand Rugby League the Tigers were one of the seven Auckland sides invited to join. However they did not experience that much success, failing to make the top five in three successive attempts.
*two points for a Bye as the Ngongotaha Chiefs dropped out of the competition.
North Harbour Tigers
In 2003 the Bartercard Cup Franchise was renamed the North Harbour Tigers. The new side represented all of the North Shore teams and not just the Northcote club. It experienced a some success in its three-year history, making the top five twice, both times losing in the Elimination Semifinal.
|2004||16||9||1||6||469||374||95||19||Fourth (Twelve)||Lost Elimination Semifinal|
|2005||16||10||0||6||508||323||185||20||Fourth (Twelve)||Lost Elimination Semifinal|
In 2006 the number of Auckland Bartercard Cup sides was reduced from eight to five. This resulted in the North Harbour Tigers and the Hibiscus Coast Raiders leaving the competition and being replaced by the Harbour League franchise.
- John Haynes From All Blacks to All Golds: Rugby League's Pioneers, Christchurch, Ryan and Haynes, 1996. ISBN 0-473-03864-1
- Northcote and Birkenhead Tigers Rugby League and Sports Club Inc Historical Information Auckland Rugby League, 2009