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The Peter Leitch QSM Challenge Trophy is a rugby league challenge trophy that is contested when the New Zealand national rugby league team play a pacific island side. The trophy is named after Peter Leitch.

Peter Leitch QSM Challenge Trophy
SportRugby league
No. of teams6
Country New Zealand
 Cook Islands


On 15 October 2008 New Zealand Rugby League chairman Ray Haffenden announced that the Kiwis vs Tonga Test Match would be used to launch the Peter Leitch QSM Challenge Trophy.

“Both trophies recognise the huge contribution these two men have made to the game,” he said.

“We want to acknowledge the close affinity and involvement Peter has had with the Pacific Island and rugby league communities in New Zealand for many years.

“The winner of the test will hold the Peter Leitch QSM Challenge Trophy and it’s our intention that it will be at stake in future internationals between the Kiwis and our Pacific neighbours.”[1]


18 October 2008
New Zealand   56–8   Tonga
Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 5,000
14 October 2009
New Zealand   40–24   Tonga
16 October 2010
New Zealand   50–6   Samoa
Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 11,512
6 October 2011
  Cook Islands Canceled by the NZRL New Zealand  
1 November 2014
New Zealand   14 - 12   Samoa
Report Video
Toll Stadium, Whangarei
Attendance: 16,912
Referee:   Henry Perenara
Man of the Match:   Kieran Foran

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  1. ^ League: Kiwis and Tonga play for trophies, 16 October 2008

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