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Gisborne Tairawhiti rugby league team are New Zealand rugby league team that represents the Gisborne Tairawhiti Rugby League. In the past they were known as the Gisborne East Coast Lions.
History [ edit ]
The Gisborne and East Coast region has not been a strong rugby league area and as a result the team has not been very strong at a national level. For example, the team was winless between 1991 and 1994.
The team did not compete in the
Lion Red Cup, with the region being represented by the Hawke's Bay Unicorns. In 1995 Gisborne-East Coast defeated Northland for the first time ever. 
The region was not represented in the
In 2007 Gisborne Tairawhiti won the
Rugby League Cup, eventually losing the challenge trophy to the Hawke's Bay 58-6 on 15 September 2007. 
Currently the region is represented in the
National Zonal Competition by the Waicoa Bay Stallions.
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