Rugby League Cup is a New Zealand rugby league trophy that is contested between districts on a challenge basis. The trophy used to be known as the Northern Union Cup.  Auckland are the current holders of the Cup after they defeated Canterbury in a one off match on 4 June 2012.
History [ edit ]
The cup was made in
Bradford and donated to Auckland for inter-provincial competition by the touring 1910 Great Britain Lions. The cup was first contested in 1911, when Auckland successfully defended it four times.  
Past winners [ edit ]
Year by year [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b c d e f g h Rugby League Football An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. 1966
^ a b Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4, p.39. Cite error: Invalid
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^ a b Bay crowned cup kings Hawke's Bay Today, 17 September 2007
^ Coffey, John. Canterbury XIII, Christchurch, 1987.
^ a b c d History Of Wellington Rugby League Association Wellington Rugby League
^ a b Sharks put bite on Waikato Cougars Taranaki Daily News, 26 April 1999
^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1990 New Zealand Rugby League, 1990.
^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1992 New Zealand Rugby League, 1992. p.130
^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1993, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1993. p.137
^ a b Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4, p.317.
^ a b "Rugby League: Orcas give Mariners incentive for Challenge Cup". . The New Zealand Herald The Daily Post. 22 August 2001 . Retrieved . 6 November 2011
^ Orcas fired up to retain league cup The Nelson Mail, 7 September 2002
^ Otago snatches cup from muddled Orcas The Nelson Mail, 10 September 2002
^ Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4, p.357.
^ Bulls regain league cup The Press, 24 August 2009
^ Geoff Longley It's go the South Island, No Bull The Press, 4 June 2010
^ League cup match returns to spiritual home in June The Press, 17 March 2012
^ Auckland spoil Bulls coach's finale The Press, 5 June 2012
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