Canterbury (Mitre 10 Cup)
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Canterbury Mitre 10 Cup

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UnionCanterbury Rugby Football Union
Founded1976; 45 years ago (1976)
LocationCanterbury, New Zealand
Orangetheory Stadium (Capacity: 18,000)
CEOTony Smail[1]
Mark Brown & Reuben Thorne
Reed Prinsep
Mitre 10 Cup
20195th, Premiership Division
Official website

Canterbury are a New Zealand professional rugby union team based in Canterbury, New Zealand. Established in 1976, they play in the Mitre 10 Cup, the provincial tournament in New Zealand. They play their home games at Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch in the Canterbury region. The team is affiliated with the Crusaders Super Rugby franchise. Their home playing colours are black and red.

Current squad

The Canterbury squad for the 2020 Mitre 10 Cup is:[2][3]

Canterbury squad




Loose forwards

Halfbacks (Scrum-halves)

First five-eighths (Fly-halves)

Midfielders (Centres)

Outside Backs

(c) Denotes team captain, Bold denotes player is internationally capped, REP denotes a replacement squad player.
  1. ^ Ponini was not included in the original Canterbury squad, but was named in the side for Round 5.[4]
  2. ^ Allen was not included in the original Canterbury squad, but was named in the side for Round 8.[5]
  3. ^ Aperahama was not included in the original Canterbury squad, but was named in the side for Round 6.[6]


Canterbury have been overall Champions on 14 occasions. Their first title was in 1977 and their most recent title was in 2017. Their full list of honours include:[7][8]

National Provincial Championship First Division
  • Winners: 1977, 1983, 1997, 2001, 2004
Air New Zealand Cup
  • Winners: 2008, 2009
  • Winners: 2010
ITM Cup Premiership Division
  • Winners: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
Mitre 10 Cup Premiership Division
  • Winners: 2016, 2017

Current Super Rugby players

Players named in the 2020 Canterbury squad, who also earned contracts or were named in a squad for any side participating in the 2020 Super Rugby season.[9][10][11]


  1. ^ "Staff List". Canterbury Rugby Union. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "Forgotten Crusaders wing Manasa Mataele set to make his mark for Canterbury". 2 September 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "Mitre 10 Cup Preview: Canterbury 2020". Mitre 10 Cup. 4 September 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ "Manawatu v Canterbury, Mitre 10 Cup at Central Energy Trust Arena, 9th October". Ultimate Rugby. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "Canterbury vs Otago, Mitre 10 Cup at Orangetheory Stadium, 30th October 2020". Ultimate Rugby. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ "TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT Canterbury player #1543 Tim Bateman reveals our team to take on Waikato tomorrow at 1:15pm!". Canterbury Rugby on Facebook. 16 October 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  7. ^ "National Provincial Championship winners, 1976-2014". Te Ara. Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ "Mitre 10 Cup". Rugby Heartland. Retrieved 2020.
  9. ^ "Crusaders announce new-look 2020 Investec Super Rugby squad" (Press release). Crusaders. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 2010.
  10. ^ "Highlanders Reveal Refreshed Squad for 2020" (Press release). Highlanders. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ @SuperRugbyNZ (13 May 2020). "Face screaming in fear Surely we'll be seeing more of this from Sam Whitelock now he's confirmed to play for the @crusadersrugby this season! #SuperRugbyAotearoa" (Tweet). Retrieved 2020 – via Twitter.

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