Canterbury (National Provincial Championship)
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Canterbury National Provincial Championship

Canterbury
Canterbury rfu logo.png
The CRFU official emblem
UnionCanterbury Rugby Football Union
Founded1879; 143 years ago (1879)
LocationSt Albans, Christchurch, New Zealand
Orangetheory Stadium (Capacity: 18,000)
CEOTony Smail[1]
Mark Brown and Reuben Thorne
Reed Prinsep
Robbie Deans (146)
Robbie Deans (1,625)
Paula Bale (93)
Bunnings NPC
20213rd (Premiership)
Semifinalist
Official website
www.canterburyrugby.co.nz

Canterbury are a New Zealand professional rugby union team based in Canterbury, New Zealand. The union was originally established in 1879, with the National Provincial Championship established in 1976. They now play in the reformed National Provincial Championship competition. 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 2021 Bunnings NPC is:[2][3][4]

Canterbury squad

Props

Hookers

Locks

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, INJ denotes an injured player ruled out for the season.
  1. ^ a b Dalzell and Dickson weren't named in the original Canterbury squad, but were announced in the side for Round 8.[5]
  2. ^ a b Gardiner and Johnson weren't named in the original Canterbury squad, but were announced in the side for Round 2.[6]
  3. ^ Kellow wasn't named in the original Canterbury squad, but was announced for the side in Round 1.[7]
  4. ^ Harford wasn't named in the original Canterbury squad, but was announced as a late replacement for Round 8.[8]

Honours

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:[9][10]

National Provincial Championship First Division
  • Winners: 1977, 1983, 1997, 2001, 2004
Air New Zealand Cup
  • Winners: 2008, 2009
ITM Cup
  • 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 2021 Canterbury squad, who also earned contracts or were named in a squad for any side participating in the 2021 Super Rugby season.[11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18]

References

  1. ^ "Staff List". Canterbury Rugby Union. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "Former All Black Waisake Naholo signs with Canterbury for NPC". Stuff.co.nz. 21 July 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  3. ^ "Our NPC squad is ready to go for 2021". @canterburyrugby on Instagram. 21 July 2021. Archived from the original on 24 December 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  4. ^ "Premiership squads: Bunnings NPC 2021". Provincial Rugby. 4 August 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  5. ^ "An important trip to south awaits". @canterburyrugby on Instagram. 21 October 2021. Archived from the original on 24 December 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  6. ^ "The boys are ready for the first home game of the season". @canterburyrugby on Instagram. 13 August 2021. Archived from the original on 24 December 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  7. ^ "Ready to get the @bunningsnpc season underway". @canterburyrugby on Instagram. 7 August 2021. Archived from the original on 24 December 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  8. ^ "Bunnings NPC Round 8 match appointments and team lists". Provincial Rugby. 21 October 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  9. ^ "National Provincial Championship winners, 1976-2014". Te Ara. Retrieved 2020.
  10. ^ "Mitre 10 Cup". Rugby Heartland. Archived from the original on 27 September 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  11. ^ "Super Rugby: Crusaders captain Scott Barrett among reinforcements for Waratahs". Stuff.co.nz. 25 May 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  12. ^ "Four players promoted from Crusaders Academy as Scott Robertson names 2021 Crusaders squad" (Press release). Crusaders. 3 December 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  13. ^ "2021 Squad Named" (Press release). Blues. 3 December 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  14. ^ "Highlanders name squad for 2021" (Press release). Highlanders. 3 December 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  15. ^ "Late additions boost Crusaders for 2021 season". Super Rugby NZ. 19 January 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  16. ^ "Gallagher Chiefs complete 2021 squad signing Rameka Poihipi" (Press release). Chiefs. 29 January 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  17. ^ "Hurricanes 2021 squad announced" (Press release). Hurricanes. 3 December 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  18. ^ "Henry Stowers joins Plus500 Brumbies as injury cover" (Press release). Brumbies. 23 April 2021. Retrieved 2021.

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