Marlborough Rugby Union

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Marlborough
Devil
Club information
Full name Marlborough Rugby Union
Colours Red
Founded 1888
Current details
Ground(s)
Competition NPC

Marlborough Rugby Union was a New Zealand rugby union team that played from 1888–2005.

Marlborough was founded in 1888 and played at Lansdowne Park in Blenheim.

Championships[edit]

Marlborough won three New Zealand Championships during the old NPC, consecutive South Island Division with two titles in 1978 and 1979, and Division 3 in 1997.

Ranfurly Shield[edit]

Marlborough held the Ranfurly Shield briefly in the early 1970s which they won against Canterbury in 1973. They managed six defences before losing to South Canterbury, in the second challenge of 1974. Their last challenge came in the first challenge of the 2005 season, however Marlborough could not match Canterbury's strength this time and lost heavily, 3–67.

Tasman[edit]

Marlborough joined with Nelson Bays Rugby Union to become Tasman Rugby Union in 2006.