Air New Zealand Cup

Air New Zealand Cup

The ITM Cup is the highest level of New Zealand domestic professional rugby union competition, contested annually from late August to early November. It was founded in 2006 with 14 teams, after the National Provincial Championship (NPC) was split into this professional competition and the amateur Heartland Championship competition. Managed by the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU), the ITM Cup was named in 2010 for lead sponsor ITM, the trading name of Independent Timber Merchants Co-operative Ltd., a New Zealand building supplies retailer. The competition was originally sponsored by Air New Zealand, and from 2006 to 2009 was called the "Air New Zealand Cup".

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