05 March 2024

Farah Palmer Cup presented by Bunnings Warehouse 2024 draw confirmed

Following the kick-off of Sky Super Rugby Aupiki, New Zealand Rugby (NZR) is excited to announce the Farah Palmer Cup (FPC) presented by Bunnings Warehouse draw.

The premier women’s provincial rugby competition is set to kick-off on Friday 9 August 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 five, marking a significant moment for the team and the competition. 


Waikato will get an opportunity to win the JJ Stewart Memorial Trophy when they meet with Canterbury in week two on Sunday August 18, Canterbury has held onto the trophy since 2017.

A local rivalry between Wellington and Manawatū will take place in week three, which also sees the men’s Bunnings Warehouse NPC match equivalent go head-to-head.

NZR Head of Women and Girls Community Rugby Emily Davidson said it’s 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 presented by Bunnings Warehouse finals will see the Championship Final played on the weekend of September 21/22, while the Premiership Final will take place on the weekend of October 5/6.

All matches will be broadcast live on Sky Sport.

Farah Palmer Cup presented by Bunnings Warehouse teams:

Bay of Plenty
Counties Manukau
Hawke’s Bay

North Harbour

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