Waicoa Bay Stallions

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Waicoa Bay Stallions
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Club information
Colours      Black
     White
Founded 2004
Departed 2007
Former details
Ground(s)
Coach(s) Tahe Morunga
Competition Bartercard Cup
2007 7th

The Waicoa Bay Stallions are a rugby league team that represent the Upper Central Zone (Waikato, Coastline, Bay of Plenty, and Gisbourne) in the Albert Baskerville Trophy. This is a vast area that includes Hamilton, Rotorua and Taupo. As a result they shared their home games around several different stadiums.

They previously competed in the now defunct Bartercard Cup rugby league competition. The team was then split up into Waikato, Taranaki and Bay of Plenty when the Bartercard Premiership started in 2008.

The Ngongotaha Chiefs had previously represented part of this area in the competition.

Notable players[edit]

See also: Waicoa Bay Stallions players.

In their debut year they were coached by former international Tawera Nikau .

New Zealand Warriors assigned to the club included Lance Hohaia, Wairangi Koopu & Sam Rapira.[1] The Stallions most notable local product was Isaac John.

History[edit]

The Stallions joined the competition in 2004, replacing the Taranaki Wildcats. They were not disgraced in their first year, performing well for a new club and securing four wins and two draws. However in their second season they could only manage three wins and ended up collecting the Wooden Spoon. In 2006 they missed the finals again, finishing eighth out of ten teams. In the final year of the competition, 2007, they finished seventh.

Season Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Position Finals
2004 16 4 2 10 380 455 -75 10 Ninth (Twelve) N/A
2005 16 3 0 13 368 620 -252 6 Wooden Spoon (Twelve) N/A
2006 18 5 2 11 494 662 -168 12 Eighth (Ten) N/A
2007 18 5 1 12 418 682 -264 11 Seventh (10) N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jessup, Peter (16 April 2004). "Franchises on notice". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 30 November 2011.