Southland - a brief rugby history
Colours: Jersey: Maroon, with Blue & White trim Shorts: White Socks: Maroon with Gold Tops
Main Ground: Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill
President: Kim I McDowall
Chairman: Bernie J McKone
GM: Brian Hopley
Coaches Coaching Records PDF Updated 24/4/19
Since 1976 (the start of the NPC) Southland has won the 2nd Division competition 5 times, the last time in 1996. They have been in the 1st Division many times, consistently since 1997.
The most appearances is by Jason Rutledge (139) from 2000 - 2016.
The most points scored is by Simon Culhane (976) from 1988 - 1998.
The most tries scored is by Bruce Pascoe (46) from 1983 - 1989.
In 2017 Southland finished 7th in the Mitre !0 Cup Championship Division round robin series.
The 2018 coach is Dave Hewett.
The 2018 captains are Flynn Thomas & James Wilson.
The 2018 squad is: Adams T, Apoua C, Capil J, Costa N, Dyer G, Fotheringham B, Fukofuka B, Halder P, Hooper G, Howden B, Johnson M, Lamborn T, McCrae W, Mitchell B, Mitchell M, More J, Morris A, Northover R, Nu'u R, Ormond J, Ormond L, Renton J, Selby-Rickitt M, Stodart S, Tatafu R, Te Tamaki I, Tuimavave T, van Vugt R, Walsh J.
Clubs that form the Union are: Click on the names to access each club's website.
|Drummond L S|
|Invercargill Blues||1874||Jersey: Blue & Black hoops with Gold trim Shorts: Blue Socks: Blue & Black|
|Pirates Old Boys||2001||Jersey: Black & Light Blue Shorts: Black Socks: Light Blue with Black stripes|
|Tokanui||1923||Jersey: Green with Black sides Shorts: Black Socks: Green with Black tops|