The Wai-Coa-Bay Stallions are a rugby league team that represent the Upper Central Zone of NZRL. The Zone comprises of 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. As a result of representing a vast area, the Stallions have a number of home grounds within the area, hosting home 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.
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.