New Zealand Heartland XV

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New Zealand
New Zealand Heartland XV logo.svg
Union New Zealand Rugby Union
Coach(es) New Zealand Guy Lennox
Captain(s) New Zealand Joe Harwood
Most caps (-)
Top scorer (-)
Team kit
Change kit

The Heartland XV rugby team is one of several New Zealand national representative rugby union teams, although it is at a lower level than the All Blacks (the full national side), the second-level Junior All Blacks and the New Zealand Māori (an all-Māori side that frequently plays full international sides from other countries). The side is drawn exclusively from players for provincial unions that compete in the Heartland Championship, a nominally amateur domestic competition below the fully professional Air New Zealand Cup.

Originally known as the Divisional XV, it was designed to expose players from Divisions Two and Three in the Air New Zealand National Provincial Championship (NPC) to rugby at a higher level. Upon the 2006 reorganisation of the NPC into the Air New Zealand Cup and Heartland Championship, the side was revamped into a Heartland-only side and received its current name.

Recent Squad[edit]

2013 Heartland XV Squad[1]

Forwards[edit]

  • Alan Monk
  • Eric Duff
  • Jon Dampney
  • Lachie McFadzean
  • Matt Fetu
  • Nathan Tubb
  • Nick Cranston
  • Peter Rowe
  • Ralph Darling
  • Riki Waitoa
  • Shaun McDonough
  • Troy Tauwhare

Backs[edit]

  • Andrew Stephens
  • Cameron Hayton
  • Dwayne Burrows
  • Fa'aitu Tuamoheloa
  • Glen Walters
  • Lasa Ulukuta
  • Lemisio Masoe
  • Mike Tambour
  • Tau Moeke
  • Tim Priest
  • Whaimotu Craft-Chemis
  • William McKenzie

References[edit]

  1. ^ allblacks.com (11 November 2013). "2013 Heartland XV Squad". Retrieved 30 June 2014.