Auckland (National Provincial Championship)

  (Redirected from Auckland rugby union team)

Auckland are a New Zealand professional rugby union team based in Auckland, New Zealand. Established in 1976, they play in the National Provincial Championship. They play their home games at Eden Park in Auckland. The team is affiliated with the Blues Super Rugby franchise. Their home playing colours are blue and white hoops.

Auckland
Auckland rugby logo.png
UnionAuckland Rugby Union
Founded1976; 45 years ago (1976)
LocationAuckland, New Zealand
Ground(s)Eden Park (Capacity: 50,000)
PresidentEroni Clarke[1]
Coach(es)Alama Ieremia
Captain(s)TJ Faiane
League(s)National Provincial Championship
20201st, Premiership Division
Playoffs: Runners-up
Team kit
Official website
www.aucklandrugby.co.nz

Current squadEdit

The Auckland squad for the 2020 Mitre 10 Cup is:[2][3]

Auckland squad

Props

Hookers

Locks

Loose forwards

Half-backs (Scrum-halves)

First five-eighths (Fly-halves)

Midfielders (Centres)

Outside backs

(c) Denotes team captain, Bold denotes internationally capped, REP denotes a replacement squad player.
  1. ^ Kalapu was not included in the original Southland squad, but subsequently joined the side in November 2020 as a replacement[4]
  2. ^ Peita was not included in the original Southland squad, but subsequently joined the side in November 2020 as a replacement[4]
  3. ^ Tufuga was not included in the original Southland squad, but subsequently joined the side in November 2020 as a replacement[4]
  4. ^ Talataina-Mu was not included in the original Southland squad, but subsequently joined the side in November 2020 as a replacement[4]

HonoursEdit

Auckland have been overall Champions on 17 occasions. Their first title was in 1982 and their most recent title was in 2018. Their full list of honours include:[5][6]

National Provincial Championship First Division
  • Winners: 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005
Air New Zealand Cup
  • Winners: 2007
Mitre 10 Cup Premiership Division
  • Winners: 2018

Current Super Rugby playersEdit

Players named in the 2020 Auckland squad, who also earned contracts or were named in a squad for any side participating in the 2020 Super Rugby season.[7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14]

Player Team
Jarred Adams Sunwolves
Leni Apisai Sunwolves
Caleb Clarke Blues
TJ Faiane Blues
Inga Finau Crusaders
Blake Gibson Blues
Simon Hickey Hurricanes
Alex Hodgman Blues
Akira Ioane Blues
Rieko Ioane Blues
Tumua Manu Chiefs
Harry Plummer Blues
Salesi Rayasi Hurricanes
Marcel Renata Blues
Waimana Riedlinger-Kapa Blues
Jonathan Ruru Blues
Scott Scrafton Hurricanes
Hoskins Sotutu Blues
Angus Ta'avao Chiefs
Tanielu Tele’a Blues
Patrick Tuipulotu Blues
Ofa Tu'ungafasi Blues
Jack Whetton Highlanders

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Board & Staff". Auckland Rugby Union. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Experience key for Auckland's 2020 Mitre 10 Cup squad". Howick and Pakuranga Times (Press release). 2 September 2020. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Player Profiles". Auckland Rugby Union. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d "Auckland v Northland, Mitre 10 Cup at Eden Park, 7th November 2020". Ultimate Rugby. Retrieved 6 November 2020.
  5. ^ "National Provincial Championship winners, 1976–2014". Te Ara. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Mitre 10 Cup". Rugby Heartland. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  7. ^ "2020Squad". Sunwolves. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Hard work edict for Blues 2020 squad" (Press release). Blues. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Crusaders announce new-look 2020 Investec Super Rugby squad" (Press release). Crusaders. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2010.
  10. ^ "Hurricanes sign Simon Hickey" (Press release). Hurricanes. 2 July 2020. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  11. ^ "2020 Gallagher Chiefs Squad Announced" (Press release). Chiefs. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  12. ^ "TEAM PREVIEW: The Hurricanes" (Press release). Super Rugby NZ. 7 June 2020. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  13. ^ "Hurricanes unveil 2020 roster" (Press release). Hurricanes. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  14. ^ "Highlanders Reveal Refreshed Squad for 2020" (Press release). Highlanders. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2019.

External linksEdit