Nelson Bays Rugby Union

Nelson Bays Rugby Union was a New Zealand rugby union team that played from 1968 to 2005.

Nelson Bays
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Club information
Full nameNelson Bays Rugby Union
Colours  Blue
Exited2005; 18 years ago (2005)
Former details

Nelson Bays was founded in 1968 when Nelson merged with Golden Bay-Motueka and played until 2005 when they joined with Marlborough to become Tasman Rugby Union in 2006.


1992 NPC Division 3 Champions
1999 NPC Division 2 Champions
2004 NPC Division 2 Champions

Ranfurly ShieldEdit

Nelson Bays challenged for the Ranfurly Shield 6 times but were never successful.

All BlacksEdit

Nelson Bays had two All Blacks in their existence, Trevor James Morris and Rico Gear. Morris managed 20 games as an All Black, including three test matches, between 1972 and 1973.

Nelson Bays playersEdit