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Encyclopedia > Auckland Rugby Football Union

The Auckland Rugby Football Union is the governing body of rugby union in the Auckland isthmus territorial authority in the North Island in New Zealand. It's colours are blue and white and are used in their jerseys' hoop design. The senior representative team plays their home matches at Eden Park. General phase play in rugby union. ... This article is about the City of Auckland. ... The Isthmus of Panama connects North and South America. ... North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ... Blue is any of a number of similar colors. ... White is a color, (more accurately it contains all the colors of the visible spectrum and is sometimes described as an achromatic color—black is the absence of color) that has high brightness but zero hue. ... For the suburb of London, England, see Eden Park, London Eden Park viewed from Mount Eden Eden Park is a sports ground in Auckland, New Zealand. ...


The union was formed in 1883 and is New Zealand's most celebrated provincial sides. There are twenty clubs under the union that play in the Auckland Club Rugby Championship. The senior team is the most successful side in New Zealand provincial rugby. They have a record of winning 152 out of 193 matches defending the Ranfurly Shield, the most coverted prize in New Zealand rugby. They also have won the National Provincial Championship fifteen times. Both these achievements are the most by any provincial union. 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Ranfurly Shield, colloquially known as the Log of Wood, is perhaps the most prestigious trophy in New Zealands domestic rugby union competition. ... The National Provincial Championship (which for sponsorship reasons, is referred to as Air New Zealand NPC or just simply NPC) is New Zealands principal domestic rugby union competition. ...


Players from Auckland make the core of the Super Rugby franchise the Blues, which competes in the Super 14 as the franchise is based in Auckland. Auckland have also supplied the most number of All Blacks than any other province. The Blues, formerly the Auckland Blues, are a New Zealand rugby union team based in Auckland, New Zealand, and representing the Northland, North Harbour and Auckland unions. ... The current Super 14 logo The Super 14 is a rugby union championship competed for by teams from New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. ... First international Australia 3 - 22 New Zealand (15 August 1903) Largest win New Zealand 145 - 17 Japan (4 June 1995) Worst defeat Australia 28 - 7 New Zealand (28 August 1999) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 1987 The international rugby union team of New Zealand are...

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Clubs

  • College Rifles Rugby Football Club
  • East Tamaki Rugby Football Club
  • Eden Rugby Football Club
  • Grammar Carlton Rugby Football Club
  • Manukau Rovers Rugby Football Club
  • Marist Brothers Old Boys Rugby Football Club
  • Mt Wellington Rugby Football Club
  • Otahuhu Rugby Football Club
  • Pakuranga Rugby Football Club
  • Papatoetoe Rugby Football Club
  • Ponsonby Rugby Football Club
  • Roskill Districts Rugby Football Club
  • Suburbs Rugby Football Club
  • Tamaki Rugby Football Club
  • Te Papapa Onehunga Rugby Football Club
  • Teachers Eastern Rugby Football Club
  • University Rugby Football Club
  • Waiheke Rugby Football Club
  • Waitakere City Sports & Rugby Football Club
  • Waitemata Rugby Football Club

Squad

Representative squad for the 2006 Air New Zealand Cup: The 2006 Air New Zealand Cup is a rugby union competition in New Zealand. ...

  • John Afoa
  • Nick White
  • Saimone Taumoepeau
  • Chris Heard
  • Tevita Mailau
  • Lance Poching
  • Darren Witcombe
  • Jay Williams
  • Kurtis Haiu
  • Brad Mika
  • Brad Tekori
  • Jerome Kaino
  • Andrew Blowers
  • Daniel Braid
  • Onosa'I Tololima-Auva'a
  • Steve Devine

Ioane Fitu Afoa-(born 16 September 1983) is a New Zealand rugby union player and his position is prop. ... Stephen John Divine (born 12 December 1976 in Boggabri, New South Wales, Australia) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer. ... Isakeli Nacewa (born 22 July 1982 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a Fijian rugby union footballer. ... Ali Williams (born 30 April 1981) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer. ... Josevata Taliga Joe Rokocoko (born 6 June 1983 in Nadi, Fiji) is a New Zealand rugby union player, generally regarded as one of the rising stars in todays game. ... Kevin Filipo Mealamu (born March 20, 1979 in Tokoroa, Waikato, New Zealand) is an international rugby football union player for the New Zealand All Blacks. ... Douglas Charles Howlett (born September 21, 1978 in Auckland) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer who has been a major force in New Zealand and world rugby since he debuted in 2000. ...

Notable players

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Zinzan Valentine Brooke (born February 14, 1965) is a former New Zealand rugby union international player who played at number eight. ... Olo Max Brown (b. ... Stephen John Divine (born 12 December 1976 in Boggabri, New South Wales, Australia) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Grant James Fox (born 6 June 1962 in New Plymouth) is a New Zealand rugby union player for the All Blacks. ... Douglas Charles Howlett (born September 21, 1978 in Auckland) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer who has been a major force in New Zealand and world rugby since he debuted in 2000. ... Michael Niko Jones (born April 8, 1965 in Apia) has been named as one of the worlds greatest rugby union players of the all-time by The Times and also the 3rd greatest all black of all-time after Colin Meads and Sean Fitzpatrick respectively. ... John James Kirwan (born 16 December 1964) is a New Zealand born rugby union footballer turned coach. ... Patrick Richard Lam (born 29 September 1968 in Auckland) is a former rugby union footballer and head coach of Auckland. ... Brian Lima (born 25 January 1972 in Apia, Samoa) is a Samoan rugby union footballer. ... Kevin Filipo Mealamu (born March 20, 1979 in Tokoroa, Waikato, New Zealand) is an international rugby football union player for the New Zealand All Blacks. ... Isakeli Nacewa (born 22 July 1982 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a Fijian rugby union footballer. ... Josevata Taliga Joe Rokocoko (born 6 June 1983 in Nadi, Fiji) is a New Zealand rugby union player, generally regarded as one of the rising stars in todays game. ... Caleb Ralph Caleb Stanley Ralph (born 9 September 1977 in Rotorua) is a New Zealand rugby union international. ... Xavier Joseph Rush (born 13 July 1977 in Auckland) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer. ... Carlos James Spencer (born 14 October 1975 in Levin) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer who plays at fly-half for the Northampton Saints in England and formerly for the New Zealand All Blacks. ... Ali Williams (born 30 April 1981) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer. ...

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