Southland - a brief rugby history

Founded: 1887
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: Jason R Franklin
GM: Andrew I Moreton

Website:                    www.rugbysouthland.co.nz

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Southland Rugby Results 1976 - 2017 (PDF)   Updated 20/4/18

Southland v's Others Stats (PDF)       Updated 20/4/18

Southland NPC Championship Statistics 1976 - 2017 (PDF)   Updated 20/4/18

Southland Non Championship Statistics 1976 - 2017 (PDF)   Updated 20/4/18

Coaches Coaching Records PDF       Updated 20/4/18

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.

Club Name   Founded   Colours
     
Referees    
Balfour    
Bluff    
Central Pirates    
Collegiate    
Drummond    
Drummond L S    
Edendale    
Albion Excelsior    
Invercargill Blues  1874 Jersey: Blue & Black hoops with Gold trim Shorts: Blue Socks: Blue & Black
Limehills Star    
Lumsden    
Marist    
Mataura    
Midlands    
Mossburn    
Ohai Nightcaps    
Otautau    
Pioneer    
Pirates Old Boys  2001 Jersey: Black & Light Blue Shorts: Black Socks: Light Blue with Black stripes
Pukerau    
Riversdale    
Riverton    
Star    
Te Anau    
Tokanui  1923 Jersey: Green with Black sides Shorts: Black Socks: Green with Black tops
Waiau Star    
Waikaia    
Waikaka    
Waikiwi    
Woodlands    
Wrights Bush    
Wyndham