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 2016 Taranaki finished 2nd in the Mitre 10 Cup Premiership Division round robin series, losing in a semi final.
The 2017 coach is Colin Cooper.
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|