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2024 Farah Palmer Cup to open in Auckland

Northland women's rugby
Northland earned promotion to the Farah Palmer Cup Premiership for 2024. PHOTO: NZ RUGBY

Following the kick-off of Super Rugby Aupiki, New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has announced the Farah Palmer Cup (FPC) draw for 2024.

The premier women's provincial rugby competition is set to kick-off on Friday, August 9 at Eden Park, with a Premiership clash between defending champions Auckland and Northland, who were newly promoted to the division on the back of their 2023 Championship success.

Northland will also play for the first time in Kaitaia against Canterbury in Round 5, marking a significant moment for the team and the competition.

Waikato will get an opportunity to claim the JJ Stewart Memorial Trophy when they meet Canterbury in Round 2 on Sunday, August 18. Canterbury has held the challenge trophy since 2017.

A local rivalry between Wellington and Manawatū will take place in Round 3, which also sees the both province's NPC teams go head-to-head.

NZR head of women and girls community rugby Emily Davidson said it was impressive to see the competition go from strength-to-strength in players and fan base each year.

"We are seeing a growing interest in girls and women's rugby, leading to an ongoing increase in player registrations across the country."

"The Farah Palmer Cup is essential to the continued momentum and growth of women's rugby. It is an important part of the player pathway and showcases exceptional women doing what they love, all of which inspires their communities and future participation."

"With a full calendar for fans, we're excited to see the support for women's provincial rugby and look forward to bringing you big game day experiences," Davidson said.

The Farah Palmer Cup playoffs will see the Championship final played on the weekend of September 21-22, while the Premiership decider will take place on the weekend of October 5-6.



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