South Island (rugby union)

The South Island is a New Zealand men's domestic rugby union team composed of the best of the South Island's players. They have a rivalry with the North Island, having played them in the North vs South rugby union match between 1897 and 2012, when they lost 32–34. This was to be resumed on 29 August 2020 at Eden Park, however this was delayed a week to 5 September[1] at Sky Stadium due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The South Island beat the North Island 38–35.

South Island
Full nameSouth Island
UnionNew Zealand Rugby
Coach(es)Brad Mooar and Greg Feek
Captain(s)Sam Whitelock
2020 South Island squad




Loose forwards

Halfbacks (Scrum-halves)

First Five-Eighths (Fly-halves)

Midfielders (Centres)

Outside Backs

(C) denotes the team Captain and Bold denotes a player who is internationally capped


  1. ^ "Rugby: North v South clash set to be rescheduled for September 5". Newshub. Retrieved 24 August 2020.