Wellington (Mitre 10 Cup)
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Wellington Mitre 10 Cup

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UnionWellington Rugby Football Union
Founded1976; 45 years ago (1976)
LocationWellington, New Zealand
Sky Stadium (Capacity: 34,500)
CEOMatt Evans[1]
Leo Crowley
Du'Plessis Kirifi
Mitre 10 Cup
20206th, Premiership Division
Official website

Wellington (often known as the Wellington Lions) are a New Zealand professional rugby union team based in Wellington, New Zealand. Established in 1976, they play in the Mitre 10 Cup, the provincial tournament in New Zealand. They play their home games at Sky Stadium in Wellington. The team is affiliated with the Hurricanes Super Rugby franchise. Their home playing colours are black and yellow.

Current squad

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

Wellington Lions 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. ^ Kauika-Petersen was not included in the original Wellington squad, but was named in the side for Round 3.[4]
  2. ^ Smith was not included in the original Wellington squad, but was named in the side for Round 7.[5]


Wellington have been overall Champions on 4 occasions. Their first title was in 1978 and their most recent title was in 2000. Their full list of honours include:[6][7]

National Provincial Championship First Division
  • Winners: 1978, 1981, 1986, 2000
Mitre 10 Cup Championship Division
  • Winners: 2017

Current Super Rugby players

Players named in the 2020 Wellington Lions squad, who also earned contracts or were named in a squad for any side participating in the 2020 Super Rugby season.[8][9][10][11][12]


  1. ^ "Staff Members". Wellington Rugby. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "Wellington name impressive squad featuring 17 Hurricanes". Wellington Lions. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "Mitre 10 Cup Preview: Wellington 2020". Mitre 10 Cup. 28 August 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ "Wellington v Bay of Plenty, Mitre 10 Cup at Sky Stadium, 25th September". Ultimate Rugby. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "Counties Manukau v Wellington, Mitre 10 Cup at Ecolight Stadium, 23rd October". Ultimate Rugby. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ "National Provincial Championship winners, 1976-2014". Te Ara. Retrieved 2020.
  7. ^ "Mitre 10 Cup". Rugby Heartland. Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ "2020 Gallagher Chiefs Squad Announced" (Press release). Chiefs. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ "Hurricanes unveil 2020 roster" (Press release). Hurricanes. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ "Highlanders Reveal Refreshed Squad for 2020" (Press release). Highlanders. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ "2020Squad". Sunwolves. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ @Hurricanesrugby (27 July 2020). "Welcome back Julian! Nice to have you back in the fold for the rest of the season. Tickets for our clash against the mighty @ChiefsRugby are on sale here: bit.ly/3jBRBRz It's our last home game, so let's pack out @skystadium" (Tweet). Retrieved 2020 – via Twitter.

External links

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