Wellington club rugby's premier trophy, the Jubilee Cup, was presented by the Wellington Rugby Football Union in 1929 in recognition of its golden jubilee year and is awarded to the winner of the competition among the top eight teams in the Premier One division.
Now in its 82nd year, the Jubilee Cup still remains as the definitive accolade in Wellington club rugby.
The Victoria University Club was the first recipient of this trophy, having successfully defended their title from 1928. Petone have the most Jubilee Cup victories. From their first win in 1930, they have gone on to record a further 22 Jubilee Cup titles, including an unprecedented five consecutive wins between 1967-1971. They also shared the cup with St Pats Old Boys in 1949 and Wellington in 1982. Other multiple winners include MSP (11 outright titles, 2 shared), Athletic (seven outright, one shared), Victoria University (seven outright, one shared, Wellington (five titles, three shared) and Poneke (five outright). The Jubilee Cup was once hugely popular in Wellington sport, an estimated 23,000 people packing Athletic Park in 1953 to watch Victoria University with four All Blacks in its side led by the great Ron Jarden win the Cup.
The current semi-final and finals format was introduced in 1993. In that time MSP have triumphed eight times, Petone and Northern United three times, Poneke twice and the Wests Roosters and Hutt Old Boys Marist once each. Since 2000, there have been five different winners.
|2009||Marist St Pats|
|2008||Marist St Pats/Northern United|
|2007||Hutt Old Boys Marist|
|2002||Marist St Pats|
|2001||Marist St Pats|