Taranaki - a brief rugby history

Founded: 1889
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

Website:                 www.trfu.co.nz


Taranaki Rugby Results 1976 - 2017 (PDF)   Updated 21/4/18

Taranaki v's Others Stats (PDF)           Updated 21/4/18

Taranaki NPC Premiership Statistics 1976 - 2017 (PDF)   Updated 21/4/18

Taranaki Non Championship Statistics 1976 - 2017 (PDF)   Updated 21/4/18

Coaches Coaching Records (PDF)             Updated 21/4/18

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

Club Name
 Founded  Colours
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