Otago - a brief rugby history

Founded: 1881
Colours: Jersey: Dark Blue & Gold Shorts: Socks:
Main ground: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
President: Des G Smith
Chairman: Rowena K Davenport
CEO: Richard P Kinley

Website:                  www.orfu.co.nz


Otago Rugby Results 1976 - 2018 (PDF)   Updated 21/4/19

Otago v's Others Stats (PDF)      Updated 21/4/19

Otago NPC Championship Statistics 1976 - 2018 (PDF)   Updated 21/4/19

Otago Non Championship Statistics 1976 - 2018 (PDF)   Updated 21/4/19

Otago B Non Championship Statistics 1976 - 2018 (PDF)  Updated 21/4/19

Coaches Coaching Records (PDF)      Updated 21/4/19

Since 1976 (the start of the NPC) Otago has won the competition twice, the last time in 1998.

The most appearances is by Richard Knight from 1981 - 1992.
The most points scored is by Greg Cooper from 1984 - 1996.
The most tries scored is by Paul Cooke from 1990 - 1996.

In 2018 Otago finished 2nd in the Mitre 10 Cup Championship round robin series & lost the Final.
The 2019 coach is Ben Herring.
The 2019 captain is Michael Collins.
The 2019 squad is: Aiona J, Bower G, Collins M, Coltman L, Conradie L, Dickson J, Hammer K, Hammington K, Haugh T, Ioane J, Jackson R, Koroi J, Koroi V, Latta J, Lentjies J, McDowall S, Misitoi S, Nareki J, Nel D, Pole S, Sasagi H, Scott M, Seiuli A, Smith B, Timu J, Tomkinson P, Whaanga M, Williams A.

Clubs that form the Union are:
on the names to access each club's website

Club Name Founded     Colours
Metro Clubs    
Alhambra-Union 1872 Jersey: Maroon with Gold Trim Shorts: Maroon Socks: Maroon with two White hoops
Brighton 1931 Jersey: Green & White Shorts: Socks: 
Dunedin 1871 Jersey: Navy Blue with Gold trim Shorts: Navy Blue Socks: Navy Blue with 2 Gold bands
Eastern 1965 Jersey: Green & Gold Shorts: Socks: 
Green Island 1884 Jersey: Green, Gold & Black Shorts: Socks: 
Harbour 1992 Jersey: Blue with Red & White trim Shorts: Blue & Red with White trim Socks: Blue with Red & White bands
Kaikorai 1884 Jersey: Blue, Black & White hoops Shorts: Blue Socks: Blue, Black & White hoops
Pirates 1882 Jersey: Black with White skull & Crossbones Shorts: Black Socks: Black with two White bands
Southern 1899 Jersey: Black & White hoops Shorts: Black Socks: Black & White hoops
Taieri 1883 Jersey: Black & Gold Shorts: Socks:
University 1884 Jersey: Cambridge Blue & Old Gold Shorts: Socks: 
West Taieri 1900 Jersey: Maroon & Blue Shorts: Socks: 
Zingari-Richmond 1878 Jersey: Black, Red & Yellow hoops Shorts: Black Socks: Black, Red & Yellow Hoops
Country Clubs    
Alexandra 1890 Jersey: Green & Black Shorts: Black Socks: 
Arrowtown 1989 Jersey: Scarlet Shorts: Royal Blue Socks: 
Clinton 1886 Jersey: Black Shorts: Socks: 
Clutha 1876 Jersey: Red with White stripes Shorts: Socks: 
Clutha Vly 1921 Jersey: Maroon & Blue Shorts: Socks: 
Clyde-Earnsleugh 1889 Jersey: Red, Yellow & Black hoops Shorts: Socks: 
Crescent 1877 Jersey: Black & White hoops Shorts: Socks: 
Cromwell 1888 Jersey: Blue/White & Red Shorts: Blue/White & Red Socks:
Heriot 1885 Jersey: Royal Blue & White hoops Shorts: Socks: 
Lawrence 1884 Jersey: Dark Blue Shorts: Socks: 
Maniototo 1998 Jersey: Red & Blue Harlequin Shorts: Black Socks: Red & Blue
Matakanui Comb 1991 Jersey: Green & Gold hoops: Shorts: Green Socks: 
Owaka 1893 Jersey: Royal Blue with Scarlet chest band Shorts: Socks: 
Roxburgh 1888 Jersey: Light Blue Shorts: Socks: 
Strath Taieri 1902 Jersey: Blue & Gold hoops Shorts: Blue Socks: Blue & Gold hoops
Tapanui 1884 Jersey: Gold & Black hoops Shorts: Socks: 
Telford 1965 Jersey: Green with Gold collar & Cuffs Shorts: Socks: 
Toko 1900 Jersey: Blue & Gold hoops Shorts: Blue Socks: Blue & Gold hoops
Upper Clutha 1922 Jersey: Gold & Black Shorts: Socks: 
Wakatipu 1953 Jersey: Light Blue with Royal Blue stripes Shorts: Royal Blue Socks: