Bay of Plenty rugby league team

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Bay of Plenty Stags
Club information
Full name Bay of Plenty Rugby League Football Club
Nickname(s) The Stags
Colours      Blue
     Yellow
Founded 1995
Departed 2009
Former details
Ground(s)
Competition Bartercard Premiership

The Bay of Plenty rugby league team (also known as the Bay of Plenty Stags) are a New Zealand rugby league team who represents the Bay of Plenty Rugby League in New Zealand Rugby League competitions. Between 1994 and 1996 they competed in the Lion Red Cup competition, while in 2008 and 2009 they competed in the Bartercard Premiership.

History[edit]

Lion Red Cup[edit]

The Lion Red Cup team was coached by Neil Joyce and Lawrence Brydon and collected two wooden spoon's, in 1994 and 1995. However in 1996 they finished fifth, losing the elimination playoff. Notable players included Alex Chan.[1]

The Stags drew players from both the Bay of Plenty Rugby League and the Coastlines Rugby League competitions.

Season 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 Cup[edit]

Between 2004 and 2008 they were represented by the Waicoa Bay Stallions in the Bartercard Cup. The Stallions represented the Waikato Rugby League and Coastlines Rugby League as well as the Bay of Plenty Rugby League.

Bartercard Premiership[edit]

In 2008 and 2009 the Bay of Plenty provincial side competed in the National Provincial Competition. Former Kiwis coach Graham Lowe was the coach of the side for 2008.[2] In 2009 they did not win a game and finished sixth.

Season 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
2009 5 0 0 5 70 254 -184 0 Wooden Spoon N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1994, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1994. p.136
  2. ^ Graham Lowe back coaching Sunday News, 8 June 2008