King Country - a brief rugby history
Colours: Jersey: Gold & Maroon Shorts: White Socks: Maroon & Gold
Main Grounds: Owen Delany Park, Taupo & Rugby Park, Te Kuiti
President: Bryan E Knutson
Chairman: Ivan C Haines
CEO: Susan M Youngman
Since 1976 (the start of the NPC) King Country has won the 2nd Division once, in 1991. This gained them promotion to the 1st Division, where they stayed for five years. They then went back to the 2nd Division and then the 3rd Division until the advent of the Meads & Lochore Cups. Their best result so far was to win the final of the Lochore Cup in 2015.
The most appearances is by Paul Mitchell (147) from 1988 - 2001.
The most points scored is by Hutana Coffin (917) from 1984 - 1995.
The most tries scored is by Murray Kidd (46) from 1974 - 1984.
In 2016 King Country finished 6th in the Heartland Championship round robin series and lost the final of the Lochore Cup.
The 2017 coach is Daniel Alofa.
Clubs that form the Union are:
Click on the names to access each club's website
|Bush United||Jersey: Black & Red Shorts: Socks:|
|Kio Kio United||Jersey: Red & Black Shorts: Socks:|
|Pio Pio||Jersey: Forest Green & Gold Shorts: Socks:|
|Taumarunui||Jersey: Red & Black Shorts: Socks:|
|Taumarunui Districts||Jersey: Shorts: Socks:|
|Taupo Sports||Jersey: Black & White Shorts: Socks:|
|Taupo United||Jersey: Red & Black Shorts: Socks:|
|Tongariro||Jersey: Red, Black & White Shorts: Socks:|
|Waitete||Jersey: Royal Blue & White Shorts: Socks:|
|Waitomo||Jersey: Emerald Green & Black Shorts: Socks:|