Poverty Bay - a brief rugby history

Founded: 1890
Colours: Jersey: Scarlett with white trim Shorts: White with Scarlett trim Socks: Scarlett with White stripes
Main Ground: Rugby Park, Gisborne
President: Richard W Glover
Chairman: Hayden M Swann
CEO: Josh I Willoughby

Website:                  www.povertybayrugby.co.nz


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

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

Poverty Bay NPC/Heartland Statistics 1976 - 2018 (PDF)   Updated 21/4/19

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

Stats & Other Info on Poverty Bay players 1976 - 2016 (PDF)       Updated 8/6/17

3 or more tries in same game (PDF)          Updated 21/4/19

Coaches coaching records (PDF)            Updated 21/4/19

Since 1976 (the start of the NPC) Poverty Bay has won the 3rd Divison twice in 1987 & 2004. They have also won the Lochore Cup 4 times in 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2011.

The most appearances is by Sione Ngatu (138) from 2003 - 2016.
The most points scored is by Scott Leighton (791) from 2004 - 2012.
The most tries scored is by P Ransley (35) from 1961 - 1974.

In 2016 Poverty Bay finished 7th in the Heartland Championship round robin series, losing a semi final of the Lochore Cup

The 2017 coach is Mana Otai.

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

Club Name   Founded   Colours
Referees   Jersey: Shorts: Socks:
Horouta   Jersey: Shorts: Socks:
HSOB   Jersey: Shorts: Socks:
Ngatapa   Jersey: Shorts: Socks:
OB Marist  1996 Jersey: Light & Dark Blue, Red & White Shorts: White Socks: Red
Pirates   Jersey: Shorts: Socks:
Waikohu   Jersey: Shorts: Socks:
Wairoa Athletic   Jersey: Shorts: Socks:
YMP   Jersey: Shorts: Socks: