Bay of Plenty Rugby League

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Bay of Plenty Rugby League is the local sporting body responsible for the administration of Rugby league in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand. Following the restructuring of the New Zealand Rugby League they are part of the Upper Central Zone along with Waikato Rugby League, Coastline Rugby League and Gisborne Tairawhiti Rugby League.

Previous National Competitions[edit]

Between 1994 and 1996, the Bay of Plenty region was represented by the Bay of Plenty Stags in the Lion Red Cup competition.

Lion Red Cup results[edit]

Season Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Position Finals
1994 22 2 0 20 262 800 -538 4 Wooden Spoon N/A
1995 22 2 1 19 304 752 -448 5 Wooden Spoon N/A
1996 22 11 3 8 440 441 -1 25 Fifth Lost Elimination Play-off

Bartercard Premiership results[edit]

Season Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Position Finals
2008 5 1 0 4 114 186 -72 2 Fifth N/A
2008 5 0 0 5 70 254 -184 0 Wooden Spoon N/A

Bartercard Cup[edit]

Main article: Ngongotaha Chiefs
Main article: Waicoa Bay Stallions

The Bay of Plenty region has been represented by two separate teams in the Bartercard Cup competition.

  • The Ngongotaha Chiefs competed in the 2000 and 2001 seasons. The team is notable for losing the first sixteen matches of the 2001 season, causing the Chiefs to withdraw from the competition six rounds before the completion of the season.
  • The Waicoa Bay Stallions, a co-operative team involving players from Waikato, Coastline and Bay of Plenty federations, joined the competition in 2004, replacing the Taranaki Wildcats. The team is notable for having former international Tawera Nikau as head coach for their inaugural year. The Stallions folded along with the competition at the end of the 2007 season.
Team Season Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Position Finals
Chiefs 2000 22 4 0 18 424 685 -261 8 Eleventh (Twelve) N/A
Chiefs 2001 16 0 0 16 282 1000 -718 0 Twelfth (Twelve) N/A
Stallions 2004 16 4 2 10 380 455 -75 10 Ninth (Twelve) N/A
Stallions 2005 16 3 0 13 368 620 -252 6 Wooden Spoon (Twelve) N/A
Stallions 2006 18 5 2 11 494 662 -168 12 Eighth (Ten) N/A
Stallions 2007 18 5 1 12 418 682 -264 11 Seventh (10) N/A