National Provincial Championship Rugby

4928 Showlhs N

National Provincial Rugby Championship Predictions & Betting Tips

The National Provincial Championship is a rugby union tournament in New Zealand. There are a total of 14 teams that play, with two conferences known as the Odds and Evens Conferences. To create these Conferences, teams are evenly split by where they finished in the previous season. This means that teams finishing in first, third, fifth will play in the Odds Conference, for example. 

The current iteration of the National Provincial Championship was founded in 2006, and it brings together 14 teams to battle for the title. Canterbury are the most successful side with nine championship titles, a long way clear of Tasman, Auckland and Waikato in second with two titles.

NPC Rugby is the second highest rugby union division in New Zealand behind the Super Rugby league. The competition sees teams battling to finish in the top four in each conference. At the end of the group stage, there are quarter-finals, semi-finals and a grand final. 

National Provincial Rugby Championship Teams

The competition is split into two separate conferences. With seven teams in each conference, the teams playing in the competition are:

Odds Conference

  • Wellington
  • Bay Of Plenty
  • Waikato
  • Otago
  • Hawke's Bay
  • Counties Manukau
  • Southland

Evens Conference

  • Canterbury
  • North Harbour
  • Auckland
  • Tasman
  • Northland
  • Taranaki
  • Manawatu

Best Beookmakers For National Provincial Rugby Championship


Latest NEW bookie

100% Australian Owned
Join Read the Justbet review

Think. Is this a bet you really want to place? 18+. T&Cs apply.


Best of the Best Multis

Use code BETSAU for Top Odds
Join Read the Topsport review

Join Australia's newest bookmaker with referral code BETSAU for top odds guaranteed. 18+ only. T&Cs apply. Chances are you're about to lose.


Download the dabble app

with referral code BETSAU
Join Read the Dabble review

Download the dabble app, enter referral code BETSAU to enjoy Dabble, the betting app with a difference! Bet as normal with & also be part of Australia's betting community where you can follow punters and sports stars, copy their bets, have banter with your mates & watch Sky Racing channels. 18+. T&Cs apply. What are you prepared to lose today? Set a deposit limit.


Next Generation Betting app

Use code BETS
Join Read the Picklebet review

Exciting new betting app now live. Use code BETS on sign-up. 18+ only. T&Cs apply. Imagine what you could be buying instead.

Daily Racing Rewards

Log in to see offers
Join Read the Unibet review

18+ only. T&Cs apply. What are you really gambling with? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit



Aus owned. Based in Melbourne.
Join Read the review with a brand-new website designed for online betting speed. 18+ only. T&Cs apply. Imagine what you could be buying instead.


Top Odds Asian Racing - Always!

Sign up with code BETS
Join Read the Betfocus review

The code is BETS. 18+ only. T&Cs apply. Chances are you’re about to lose.


The Betting Brand

For Racing Fans
Join Read the review

Join Australia's trusted online bookmaker with code BETSAU and enjoy exciting new ways to bet. What are you prepared to lose today? Set a deposit limit.

National Provincial Championship Rugby FAQs

Which side is the most successful NPC Rugby team?

Canterbury are the most successful team in the history of the competition. The side have won nine titles, with Tasman, Auckland and Waikato winning twice each.