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Mitre 10 Cup News


The competition has been delayed from August to September because of the COVID-19 lockdown in New Zealand.

You can keep up to date with official news on the official Mitre 10 website 

Mitre 10 Cup Teams


14 teams will compete in the Mitre 10 Cup. They are split evenly between the Premier Division and the Championship Division.

Premier Division Teams:


  • Auckland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • North Harbour
  • Canterbury
  • Tasman
  • Waikato
  • Wellington

Championship Division Teams:

  • Counties Manukau
  • Hawke's Bay
  • Manawatu
  • Northland
  • Otago
  • Southland
  • Taranaki

Mitre 10 Cup Fixtures


The 2022 Mitre 10 Cup has no confirmed date as yet.

Mitre 10 Cup Results


The Mitre 10 Cup results will be published as soon as the competition has begun.

Mitre 10 Cup Betting Odds


The betting odds for the 2022 Mitre 10 Cup has yet to be released.

Mitre 10 Cup Free Bets


Take advantage of free bets as many online bookmakers offer free bets when you open a new account online. Existing customers can also benefit as online bookmakers do offer specials on occasion so be sure to keep an eye out with your favourite online bookmaker

Mitre 10 Cup Social Media


Keep up to date with the latest social media news on the official social media channels.


Mitre 10 Cup History


The Mitre 10 Cup was known as the Air New Zealand Cup when it first formed in 2006. Its origins trace back to a previous tournament called the National Provincial Championship which was founded in 1976.

In 2006, the National Provincial Championship was split into the Mitre 10 Cup and the Mitre Heartland Championship. The 14 strongest teams formed the Mitre 10 Cup whilst the remaining teams formed the Mitre Heartland Championship

The Mitre 10 Cup allowed for the strongest teams from across the country to compete against each other. The previous National Provincial Championship split the teams into distinct North and South geographical categories.

As a result of the expansion of the Super Rugby Tournament and the Rugby Championship, players who feature for the All Blacks have been required to have their appearances limited in the competition. This has allowed the competition to focus and develop and unearth promising local talent.

Mitre 10 Cup Previous Winners


The defending champions are Tasman as they defeated Wellington 31 – 14 in the 2019 Mitre 10 Cup.

Canterbury have been the most successful team in the competition’s history with nine Premiers Division titles.

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Mitre 10 Cup FAQ

What is the Mitre 10 Cup?

The Mitre 10 Cup is a professional men's rugby tournament played in New Zealand. It falls just below the level of Super Rugby. Clubs/franchises from around New Zealand compete on a home and away basis which eventually turns into knockout rugby at the semi final and final stage. It is the equivalent of the Currie Cup in South Africa.

Where is the Mitre 10 Cup played?

The Mitre 10 Cup is exclusively played in New Zealand.

When does the Mitre 10 Cup get played?

The Mitre 10 Cup is set to start in September.

Who has won the most Mitre 10 Cup titles?

Canterbury have won the most Mitre 10 Cup titles with nine.