NZ Marist 

NZ Marist Rugby Football Federation - an organisation initiated to promote and foster a spirit of union, co-operation and close friendly relations between all Marist and similar rugby union football clubs in New Zealand and the Pacific.

Spillane Cup

The trophy was known as the Marists' Cup and although it still bears the name, it is the same trophy as played for today under the accepted title of the 'Spillane Cup'.

From 1926 the Cup was competed for between Wanganui and Wellington and in 1930 Hamilton Marist issued a challenge to the then holder Wellington. That challenge resulted in a conference being called with a view to some form of permanent competition being established. 

The inaugural Spillane Tournament which was won by Auckland Marist, was held in Hamilton at Easter 1931.

For more information about NZ Marist, go to their website: www.maristrugby.org.nz