Club Profile

Hawkes Bay

Formed 1884
Ground

The Hawke’s Bay Rugby Union was founded in 1884. This makes it the oldest Provincial Rugby Union outside the four main centres. Hawke’s Bay has a very good Ranfurly Shield record with 24 defences from 1922 to 1927, 21 successful defences between 1966 and 1969 as well as 2 defences in 1934.

Hawke’s Bay won the shield again, claiming it from Otago, on 1 September 2013.

They lost the shield soon after to Counties-Manukau, before winning it back from them in August 2014.

Hawke’s Bay’s glory days as a rugby union came long before the NPC was founded. As such Hawke’s Bay does not have a very flattering record in either that competition or the Air New Zealand Cup. The best position they have managed in either is 3rd. Hawke’s Bay dominated the second division of the NPC in the 1990s before the Air New Zealand Cup was set up in 2006.

Matches against Hawkes Bay

13
Played
2
Won
0
Drawn
11
Lost

Previous meetings

09 Jul 52 2:00 pm Representative Hawkes Bay v Thames Valley 08 - 03
26 Aug 53 2:00 pm Representative Thames Valley v Hawkes Bay 19 - 16
13 Jul 57 2:00 pm Representative Hawkes Bay v Thames Valley 19 - 12
15 Aug 61 2:00 pm Representative Thames Valley v Hawkes Bay 03 - 08
18 Aug 79 2:30 pm NPC-Div2Nth Hawkes Bay v Thames Valley 33 - 03
19 May 92 2:30 pm Representative Hawkes Bay v Thames Valley 54 - 06
21 Sep 96 2:30 pm NPC-Div2 Thames Valley v Hawkes Bay 12 - 28
21 Aug 99 2:30 pm NPC-Div2 Hawkes Bay v Thames Valley 34 - 36
30 Sep 00 2:30 pm NPC-Div2 Thames Valley v Hawkes Bay 08 - 12
08 Sep 01 2:30 pm NPC-Div2 Hawkes Bay v Thames Valley 51 - 22
31 Aug 02 2:30 pm NPC-Div2 Hawkes Bay v Thames Valley 59 - 10
30 Aug 03 2:30 pm NPC-Div2 Thames Valley v Hawkes Bay 13 - 19
21 Aug 04 2:30 pm NPC-Div2 Hawkes Bay v Thames Valley 88 - 00