The unions home ground Rugby Park Stadium (formerly known as Homestead Stadium) is the home of the Southland senior mens team affectionately known as the Southland Stags. The Stags and most other Southland Representative teams wear a Canterbury of New Zealand predominately maroon jersey with gold and white, white shorts with two maroon stripes and maroon socks with a singular gold stripe. However some Southland team jerseys also feature a blue stripe similar to that worn by the senior team in the early 2000s.
Southland are renowned for producing many quality players despite the population of the province. They also were the first South Island province to claim the coveted Ranfurly Shield trophy after defeating Wellington 17-6 in 1920. Since then Southland have held the shield a number of times most recently claiming it after a 51... Read More