Kōrero: Rugby union

National Provincial Competition winners, 1976–2014

As this table shows, there have been a variety of formats for the NPC, but until 2011 it involved three competitions. At the top level – as in the Ranfurly Shield – Auckland and Canterbury have been the most successful teams. Since 2000 only Wellington, Waikato and Taranaki have challenged the two leading provinces.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ron Palenski, 'Rugby union - Provincial and regional rugby since 1976', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/40019/national-provincial-competition-winners-1976-2014 (accessed 2 April 2020)

He kōrero nā Ron Palenski, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Sep 2016