Hawkes Bay - a brief rugby history
Colours: Jersey: Black & White hoops Shorts: Black Socks: Black & White hoops
Main ground: McLean Park, Napier
President: Blair D M Furlong
Chairman: Brendon J Mahony
CEO: Mike J Bishop
Hawkes Bay Rugby Results 1976 - 2016 (PDF) Updated 2/5/17
(includes Central Vikings 1997 - 1998)
Hawkes Bay NPC Premiership Statistics 1976 - 2016 (PDF) Updated 2/5/17
Hawkes Bay Non Championship Statistics 1976 - 2016 (PDF) Updated 2/5/17
Since 1976 (the start of the NPC) Hawkes Bay has never won the 1st Division. However they have won the 2nd Division 7 times, the last time in 2005. They have also won the ITM Cup Championship Division once, in 2011.
The most appearances is by Neil Thimbleby (158) from 1959 - 1971.
The most points scored is by Jarrod Cunningham (998) from 1990 - 1998.
The most tries scored is by Bert Grenside (73) from 1919 - 1931.
In 2016 Hawkes Bay finished 7th in the Mitre 10 Cup Premiership Division round robin.
The 2017 coach is Craig Philpott.
Clubs that form the Union are:
Click on the names to access each club's website
|Referees||Jersey: White with Black trim Shorts: Black Socks: Black with White hoops at top|
|Aotea||Jersey: Green with Gold piping Shorts: Gold Socks:|
|Central||Jersey: Red & Blue hoops Shorts: Blue Socks: Red with Blue tops|
|Clive||1888||Jersey: Blue & White with Gold bands Shorts: Black Socks: Blue|
|Eskview||Jersey: Light & Dark Blue hoops Shorts: Black Socks: Light & Dark Blue hoops|
|Flaxmere||Jersey: Gold Shorts: Black Socks: Black|
|Hastings||Jersey: Green, Dark Blue & White hoops Shorts: Dark Blue Socks: Green, Dark Blue & White hoops|
|Havelock Nth||Jersey: Black & Blue hoops Shorts: Black Socks: Black with Blue top|
|M A C||1934||Jersey: Blue & White hoops Shorts: White Socks: Blue & White hoops|
|Maraenui||1981||Jersey: Red, White & Blue Shorts: Red Socks: Blue with Red top|
|Napier OB Marist||Jersey: Green with Blue band & White trim Shorts: Blue with Green stripe Socks: Green with Blue top & White stripe|
|Napier Pirate||1886||Jersey: Black with White stripe Shorts: Black Socks: Black with White top|
|Napier Tech OB||1921||Jersey: Red with White stripe Shorts: Navy Blue Socks: Red with two White stripes at top|
|Onga-Tiko||2007||Jersey: Blue Shorts: White Socks: Blue with White top|
|Otane||Jersey: Black with Green trim & collars Shorts: Black Socks: Black with Green top|
|Porangahau||Jersey: Green & Black hoops Shorts: Black Socks: Black with Green tops|
|Takapau||Jersey: Red & Black hoops Shorts: Black Socks: Red & Black hoops|
|Tamatea||Jersey: Red & Black hoops Shorts: Black Socks: Red & Black hoops|
|Taradale||1897||Jersey: Maroon & White hoops Shorts: Maroon Socks: Maroon & White hoops|
|Te Matau A Maui Maori|
|Wairoa Athletic||1937||Jersey: Black & White hoops Shorts: Black Socks: Black & White hoops|
|Y M P||Jersey: Green, White & Black|