ITM Cup - Current Teams

Current Teams

The ITM Cup consists of 14 teams covering a substantial part of New Zealand, each team is under the governance of a union, e.g. Auckland is governed by the Auckland Rugby Football Union; each team is the top male representative team that the union has to offer.

At least 10 days prior to the start of the upcoming season each union must contract at least 26 players to compete with.

The following teams contest for the ITM Cup, and have since 2006:

Team Head Coach Captain Stadia Latest Placing (2012)
Placing Division
Auckland Wayne Pivac Daniel Braid Eden Park 2 Premiership
Bay of Plenty Kevin Schuler Jamie Nutbrown Baypark Stadium and Rotorua Int'l Stadium 6 Premiership
Canterbury Tabai Matson George Whitelock AMI Stadium 1 Premiership
Counties Manukau Tana Umaga DJ Forbes ECO Light Stadium 1 Championship
Hawke's Bay Craig Philpott Mike Coman McLean Park 7 Premiership
Manawatu Jason O'Halloran Nick Crosswell FMG Stadium 6 Championship
North Harbour Liam Barry Ben Afeaki North Harbour Stadium 7 Championship
Northland Adrian Ferris Bryce Williams Toll Stadium 5 Championship
Otago Tony Brown Paul Grant Forsyth Barr Stadium 2 Championship
Southland David Henderson Jamie Mackintosh Rugby Park Stadium 4 Championship
Taranaki Colin Cooper Craig Clarke Yarrow Stadium 4 Premiership
Tasman Kieran Keane Andrew Goodman Lansdowne Park and Trafalgar Park 3 Championship
Waikato Chris Gibbes Alex Bradley Waikato Stadium 5 Premiership
Wellington Chris Boyd Jeremy Thrush Westpac Stadium 3 Premiership
North Island South Island

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