On May 31, 1889 the Hawera club convened a meeting in Hawera, of delegates from the Hawera, Waimate (Manaia), New Plymouth, Okaiawa, and Eltham clubs.
This meeting agreed to form the Taranaki Union. During the year Stratford and Midhirst clubs united as Manganui club, Tikorangi and Waitara clubs combined as Clifton club, and Inglewood and New Plymouth Star clubs were and among others founded and became part of the union.
By the turn of the century, Taranaki R.F.U. had produced eleven All Blacks, six of whom toured Great Britain in 1905.
Taranaki currently plays in the professional Mitre 10 Cup, which it won in 2014.
Matches against Taranaki
|12 Aug 26||2:00 pm||Representative||Taranaki v Thames Valley||19 - 00||Match Center|
|19 Sep 28||2:00 pm||Representative||Thames Valley v Taranaki||03 - 38||Match Center|
|24 Jun 50||2:00 pm||Representative||Taranaki v Thames Valley||19 - 00||Match Center|
|12 Sep 51||2:00 pm||Representative||Thames Valley v Taranaki||3 - 21||Match Center|
|09 Jul 57||2:00 pm||Representative||Taranaki v Thames Valley||10 - 06||Match Center|
|01 Oct 60||2:00 pm||Representative||Thames Valley v Taranaki||06 - 26||Match Center|
|28 Aug 71||2:00 pm||Representative||Taranaki v Thames Valley||48 - 03||Match Center|
|16 Sep 76||2:30 pm||NPC-Div2Nth||Thames Valley v Taranaki||09 - 20||Match Center|
|24 Sep 80||2:30 pm||NPC-Div2Nth||Thames Valley v Taranaki||07 - 24||Match Center|
|30 Aug 81||2:30 pm||NPC-Div2Nth||Taranaki v Thames Valley||63 - 00||Match Center|
|15 Aug 82||2:30 pm||NPC-Div2Nth||Thames Valley v Taranaki||13 - 25||Match Center|
|10 Sep 83||2:30 pm||NPC-Div2Nth||Taranaki v Thames Valley||51 - 09||Match Center|
|08 Sep 84||2:30 pm||NPC-Div2Nth||Thames Valley v Taranaki||04 - 43||Match Center|
|29 Aug 92||2:30 pm||NPC-Div2||Taranaki v Thames Valley||31 - 12||Match Center|