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Gordon Hunter Memorial Trophy

Overview Honours Roll Matches Sources

Overview

It is a trophy contested by Blues and Higlanders in their regular season Super Rugby fixtures.
The trophy is awarded in memory of Gordon Hunter, who had been head coach of both teams prior to his passing in 2002.
Until 2011 the trophy was contested every time the two teams met, but with the introduction of the conference system meaning there are two meetings per regular season, the decision was made that the trophy would only be contested in matches hosted by the holders.


Honours Roll

Season:WinnersRunners upFormatResult
2018Highlanders (9)BluesFinal41-34
2017Highlanders (8)BluesFinal26-20
2015Highlanders (7)BluesFinal30-24
2014Highlanders (6)BluesFinal29-21
2013Highlanders (5)BluesFinal38-28
2012Highlanders (4)BluesFinal27-20
2011-2Blues (8)HighlandersFinal33-16
2011-1Blues (7)HighlandersFinal15-10
2010Blues (6)HighlandersFinal19-15
2009Blues (5)HighlandersFinal26-6
2008Blues (4)HighlandersFinal40-15
2007Blues (3)HighlandersFinal28-9
2006Highlanders (3)BluesFinal25-13
2005Blues (2)HighlandersFinal30-14
2004Blues (1)HighlandersFinal50-22
2003Highlanders (2)BluesFinal22-11
2002Highlanders (1)BluesFinal20-13
TeamTitles
Highlanders9
Blues8



Matches

20/04/2019Highlanders - Blues
23/02/2018Highlanders - Blues41-34
08/04/2017Highlanders - Blues26-20
18/04/2015Highlanders - Blues30-24
22/02/2014Highlanders - Blues29-21
01/06/2013Highlanders - Blues38-28
26/05/2012Blues - Highlanders20-27
17/06/2011Blues - Highlanders33-16
29/04/2011Highlanders - Blues10-15
19/02/2010Highlanders - Blues15-19
17/04/2009Blues - Highlanders26-6
10/05/2008Highlanders - Blues15-40
02/03/2007Blues - Highlanders28-9
17/02/2006Highlanders - Blues25-13
25/02/2005Highlanders - Blues14-30
08/05/2004Blues - Highlanders50-22
04/04/2003Highlanders - Blues22-11
03/05/2002Blues - Highlanders13-20

Sources

www.sanzarrugby.com/superrugby/ - Official SANZAR site.