Nelson Bays Rugby Union

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Nelson Bays
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Full nameNelson Bays Rugby Union
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Nelson Bays Rugby Union was a New Zealand rugby union team that played from 1968 to 2005.

Nelson Bays was founded in 1968 when Nelson merged with Golden Bay-Motueka and played until 2005 when they joined with Marlborough to become Tasman Rugby Union in 2006.


1992 NPC Division 3 Champions
1999 NPC Division 2 Champions
2004 NPC Division 2 Champions

Ranfurly Shield[edit]

Nelson Bays challenged for the Ranfurly Shield 6 times but were never successful.

All Blacks[edit]

Nelson Bays had two All Blacks in their existence, Trevor James Morris and Rico Gear. Morris managed 20 games as an All Black, including three test matches, between 1972-73.

Nelson Bays players[edit]