Taranaki - a brief rugby history
Colours: Jersey: Amber & Black hoops Shorts: White Socks: Amber & Black hoops
Main Ground: Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth
President: Murray Wills
Chairman: Lindsay Thomson
CEO: Mike Collins
Since 1976 (the start of the NPC) Taranaki has won the 2nd Division competition 6 times, the last time in 1992. They have been in the 1st Division many times, consistently since 1996.
The most appearances is by Ian Eliason (222) from 1964 - 1981.
The most points scored is by Kieran Crowley (1,723) from 1980 - 1994.
The most tries scored is by Kieran Crowley (64) from 1980 - 1994.
In 2017 Taranaki finished 1st in the Mitre 10 Cup Premiership Division round robin series, losing in a semi final.
The 2018 coach is Willie Rickards.
The 2018 captain is Angus Ta'avao.
The 2018 squad is: Boshier L, Brown M, Croswell M, Crowley L, Florence T, Gawler C, Graham M, Halafihi T, Hoeata F, Hoeata J, Jordan J, Leonard B, Lewis A, Maka D, Mataele M, Matoe C, McKenzie M, Mellow S, Naholo K, Northcott-Hill B, O'Neill R, Parete J, Perofeta S, Potroz J, Price L, Proffit J, Riccitelli R, Roe X, Slater B, Sorovaki A, Sowakula P, Stewart K, Tahuriorangi Te T, Tamanivalu S, Thompson K, Vaai T, Vaeno L, Waaka B, Wainui S, Waite D, Walden T, Wyrill A.
Clubs that form the Union are:
Click on the names to access each club's website
|Bell Block||Jersey: Green & Gold Shorts: Green Socks: Green with Gold tops|
|Clifton||Jersey: Cambridge Blue, Emerald Green with Gold scales Shorts: White with Blue, Green & Gold stripes Socks: White with Green Ta Moko|
|Coastal||1995||Jersey: Green with White stripe Shorts: Black Socks: Green with White stripe|
|Eltham/Kaponga||Jersey: Black & White Harlequin squares Shorts: Black Socks: White & Black|
|Inglewood U||Jersey: Maroon with Navy collar Shorts: Navy Socks: Maroon with Navy top|
|Kaitake||Jersey: Blue & Black Shorts: Black Socks: Blue & Black|
|N P OB||Jersey: Black, Gold & White Shorts: Black Socks: Black with two White bands at top|
|Okaiawa||Jersey: Maroon & Blue hoops Shorts: Blue Socks: Maroon & Blue hoops|
|Patea||Jersey: Royal Blue with White collar Shorts: Royal Blue Socks: Royal Blue with White stripes|
|Spotswood U||Jersey: Red, Yellow & Black Shorts: Black with Red & Yellow stripes Socks: Red, Yellow & Black|
|Southern||Jersey: Gold, Hunter Green & Navy Blue Shorts: Navy Blue Socks: Navy Blue with White, Green & Gold band|
|Stratford||1995||Jersey: Red & Black hoops Shorts: Black Socks: Red & Black hoops|
|Toko||Jersey: Amber & Black hoops Shorts: Black Socks: Amber & Black hoops|
|Tukapa||Jersey: Blue & White hoops Shorts: Blue Socks: Blue & White|