New Zealand Heartland XV

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New Zealand
New Zealand Heartland XV logo.svg
Union New Zealand Rugby Union
Coach(es) New Zealand Grant Keenan
Captain(s) New Zealand TBA
Most caps (-)
Top scorer (-)
Team kit
Change kit

The Heartland XV rugby team is one of several New Zealand national representative rugby union teams, although it is at a lower level than the All Blacks (the full national side), the second-level Junior All Blacks and the New Zealand Māori (an all-Māori side that frequently plays full international sides from other countries). The side is drawn exclusively from players for provincial unions that compete in the Heartland Championship, a nominally amateur domestic competition below the fully professional Air New Zealand Cup.

Founded in 1988 and originally known as the New Zealand Divisional XV, it was designed to expose players from Divisions Two and Three in the Air New Zealand National Provincial Championship (NPC) to rugby at a higher level. Upon the 2006 reorganisation of the NPC into the Air New Zealand Cup and Heartland Championship, the side was revamped into a Heartland-only side and received its current name.

Recent Squad[edit]

2015 Heartland XV Squad[1]


  • Adam Ross
  • Bryn Hudson
  • Cole Baldwin
  • Craig Moore
  • Eric Duff
  • Fraser Hammond
  • Hayden Anderson
  • Jackson Donlan
  • James Goodger
  • Kurt Simmonds
  • Matt Fetu
  • Peter Rowe
  • Ralph Darling
  • Timaru Tafa


  • James Hemara
  • Lance Easton
  • Lemisio Masoe
  • Lindsay Horrocks
  • Mike Tambour
  • Moss Doran
  • Stephen Perofeta
  • Tim Priest
  • TK Moeke
  • Tyrone Keith
  • Zayn Tipping


Date Opponent F A Venue
2015-11-07 NZ Marist 47 42 Masterton
2015-11-10 Australian Barbarians 32 38 Levin
2015-11-13 Australian Barbarians 24 40 Cooks Gardens

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (11 November 2015). "2015 Heartland XV Squad". Retrieved 11 November 2015.