Wai-Coa-Bay Stallions

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Wai-Coa-Bay Stallions
Club information
Colours      Black
Founded 2004
Current details
Competition National Competition
Runners-up 2014

The Wai-Coa-Bay Stallions are a rugby league team that represent the Upper Central Zone of the New Zealand Rugby League. The Zone comprises four districts: Waikato, Coastline Rugby League, Bay of Plenty, and Gisborne Tairawhiti Rugby League. The Stallions compete in the National Competition for the Albert Baskerville Trophy. Because they represent a vast area, the Stallions have a number of home grounds, hosting games in Huntly, Rotorua and Tauranga in 2014. The team is made up of players that compete in the Waikato, Coastline and Bay of Plenty district competitions. In 2014, the Stallions were promoted to the National Premiership Grand Final, losing to the Canterbury Bulls 40-8. It was the first time the Wai-Coa-Bay Stallions had made a National Premiership Grand Final.

In the past, the Wai-Coa-Bay Stallions competed in the now defunct Bartercard Cup rugby league competition. The team was then split up into Waikato and Bay of Plenty when the Bartercard Premiership started in 2008.

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.


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


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