New Zealand competitions

National Club Premiership

With the entry of the Auckland Warriors into the Winfield Cup, the NZRL decided they needed a bright and shiny new competition to help keep people interested in local league. They invited strong club sides from local leagues to join together into one big league, which kicked off in March 1994. The competition was a huge success in its inaugural year, though it made a massive loss financially. It continues to make a loss.

The inaugural clubs were Auckland City "Vulcans", Bay of Plenty "Stags", Canterbury Country "Cardinals", Christchurch City "Shiners", Counties-Manukau "Heroes", Hawkes Bay "Unicorns", Hutt Valley "Firehawks", North Harbour "Sea Eagles", Taranaki "Rockets", Waikato "Cougars", Waitakere City "Raiders", and Wellington City "Dukes". Auckland "Colts" replaced Auckland City in 1995, and Manukau replaced the Colts in 1996.

Lion Red Cup:

1994  North Harbour         24-16 Counties-Manukau+
1995  North Harbour         28-21 Auckland Colts+
1996  Counties-Manukau      34-22 Waitakere City+

Auckland Premiership

Club Championship
(Fox Memorial)

1910       City
1911       City
1912       Newton
1913       North Shore
1914       North Shore
1915       Grafton
1916       City
1917       Ponsonby
1918       Ponsonby
1919       Ponsonby
1920       Maritime
1921       City
1922       City
1923       City
1924       Marist
1925       City
1926       Ponsonby
1927       Newton
1928       Devonport
1929       Ponsonby
1930       Ponsonby
1931       Marist
1932       Devonport
1933       Devonport
1934       Richmond
1935       Richmond
1936       Manukau
1937       Richmond
1938       Marist
1939       Mt Albert
1940       Richmond
1941       North Shore
1942       Manukau
1943       Manukau
1944       City
1945       Otahuhu
1946       Richmond
1947       Mt Albert
1948       Marist
1949       Richmond
1950       Mt Albert
1951       Richmond, Mt Albert
1952       Ponsonby
1953       Pt Chevalier
1954       Ponsonby
1955       Richmond
1956       Richmond
1957       Ellerslie
1958       Ponsonby
1959       Western
1960       Eastern, Western
1961       Eastern
1962       Eastern, Glenora
1963       Eastern
1964       Otahuhu
1965       Marist
1966       Marist
1967       Ponsonby
1968       Mt Albert
1969       Mt Albert
1970       Otahuhu
1971       Otahuhu
1972       Ponsonby
1973       Ponsonby
1974       Ellerslie
1975       Otahuhu
1976       Mt Wellington
1977       Otahuhu
1978       Otahuhu
1979       Richmond
1980       Richmond
1981       Mt Albert
1982       Mt Albert
1983       Otahuhu
1984       Mt Albert
1985       Mt Albert
1986       Mt Albert
1987       Northcote
1988       Te Atatu
1989       Northcote
1990       Otahuhu
1991       Northcote
1992       Northcote
1993       Northcote
1994       Northcote
1995       Otahuhu
1996       Otara

Wellington Premiership

Club Championship
(Appleton Shield)

1913       Petone
1914       Suburbs
1915       City
1916       (SUSPENDED)
1917       (SUSPENDED)
1918       (SUSPENDED)
1919       Petone
1920       Petone
1921       Hutt
1922       Petone
1923       Hutt
1924       Hutt
1925       Hutt
1926       Petone
1927       Hutt
1928       Hutt
1929       Celtic
1930       (NO COMPETITION)
1931       (NO COMPETITION)
1932       (NO COMPETITION)
1933       Celtic
1934       St George
1935       St George
1936       St George
1937       Petone
1938       Petone
1939       Central
1940       St George
1941       Miramar
1942       Miramar
1943       Petone
1944       Randwick
1945       Waterside
1946       Randwick
1947       Marist, Randwick
1948       Marist
1949       Marist
1950       Waterside
1951       Miramar
1952       Miramar
1953       St George
1954       Korodale
1955       St George
1956       Randwick
1957       St George
1958       St George
1959       Marist
1960       Korodale
1961       Korodale
1962       Miramar
1963       Korodale, Marist
1964       Miramar
1965       Marist
1966       Miramar, Waterside
1967       Waterside
1968       Randwick
1969       Randwick
1970       Randwick
1971       Marist
1972       Petone
1973       Petone
1974       Petone
1975       Waterside
1976       Randwick
1977       St George
1978       Petone
1979       Upper Hutt
1980       Petone
1981       Petone
1982       Petone
1983       Randwick
1984       Randwick
1985       Randwick
1986       Upper Hutt
1987       Upper Hutt
1988       Petone
1989       Wainuiomata
1990       Upper Hutt
1991       Wainuiomata
1992       Wainuiomata
1993       Upper Hutt
1994       Marist-Northern
1995       Marist-Northern
1996       Randwick

Canterbury Premiership

Club Championship
(Smith Trophy)

1913       Sydenham
1914       Sydenham
1915       Sydenham
1916       (NO COMPETITION)
1917       Sydenham
1918       Sydenham
1919       Sydenham
1920       Federal
1921       Federal
1922       Sydenham
1923       Addington
1924       Marist
1925       Marist
1926       Hornby
1927       Hornby
1928       Marist
1929       Addington
1930       Hornby
1931       Addington
1932       Linwood
1933       Hornby
1934       Hornby
1935       Addington
1936       Hornby
1937       Addington
1938       Linwood
1939       Addington
1940       Sydenham
1941       Sydenham
1942       Hornby, Rakaia, Riccarton
1943       Sydenham, Rakaia
1944       Addington
1945       Sydenham
1946       Rakaia
1947       Sydenham
1948       Christchurch
1949       Prebbleton
1950       Sydenham
1951       Linwood
1952       Hornby
1953       Sydenham
1954       Sydenham
1955       Sydenham
1956       Sydenham
1957       Papanui
1958       Hornby
1959       Papanui
1960       Linwood, Papanui
1961       Linwood
1962       Hornby
1963       Linwood
1964       Hornby
1965       Hornby
1966       Hornby
1967       Hornby
1968       Linwood
1969       Hornby
1970       Linwood
1971       Papanui
1972       Papanui
1973       Papanui
1974       Papanui
1975       Christchurch, Eastern Suburbs
1976       Papanui
1977       Papanui
1978       Papanui
1979       Eastern Suburbs
1980       Eastern Suburbs
1981       Eastern Suburbs
1982       Addington
1983       Hornby
1984       Hornby
1985       Halswell
1986       Hornby
1987       Halswell
1988       Halswell
1989       Addington
1990       Hornby
1991       Hornby
1992       Papanui
1993       Halswell
1994       Papanui
1995       Halswell
1996       Hornby