Wellington Rugby Football Union

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The Wellington Rugby Football Union (known as the Wellington Lions for competition reasons) are a New Zealand governing body of rugby union in the New Zealand province of Wellington.wikipedia
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Wellington Regional Stadium

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The main stadium is Westpac Stadium which is located in Wellington.
It is the home of the Wellington Lions Mitre 10 Cup rugby team and the Hurricanes Super Rugby team.

Mitre 10 Cup

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The union also represents the Wellington Lions, which is professional rugby union team who compete in the Mitre 10 Cup competition and contest for the Ranfurly Shield.
The competition was won by Waikato 37–31, after they beat Wellington in the Grand final in front of a capacity crowd of 25,000 fans at Waikato Stadium.

Tana Umaga

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Even with an All-Star backline in the late 1990s including Christian Cullen, Tana Umaga, Jonah Lomu and Alama Ieremia what was a superb team on paper never lived up to expectations and Wellington became known for its inconsistency.
Umaga played four games in 2007 for the Wellington Lions in the Air New Zealand Cup, to play 100 matches for the province, before taking up the position of coach at Toulon.

Canterbury Rugby Football Union

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Wellington lost the shield to Canterbury on 29 August, losing 36–14 at Westpac Stadium.
Canterbury was the first provincial union within New Zealand, with the Wellington Rugby Football Union was formed later that year.

Jonah Lomu

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Even with an All-Star backline in the late 1990s including Christian Cullen, Tana Umaga, Jonah Lomu and Alama Ieremia what was a superb team on paper never lived up to expectations and Wellington became known for its inconsistency.
These included the Auckland Blues, Chiefs and Hurricanes, and Counties Manukau, Wellington, and later North Harbour and the Cardiff Blues.

Alama Ieremia

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Even with an All-Star backline in the late 1990s including Christian Cullen, Tana Umaga, Jonah Lomu and Alama Ieremia what was a superb team on paper never lived up to expectations and Wellington became known for its inconsistency.
Ieremia played provincial rugby with Wellington between 1992 and 2000, which included a National Provincial Championship title in his final season with the club.

Christian Cullen

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Even with an All-Star backline in the late 1990s including Christian Cullen, Tana Umaga, Jonah Lomu and Alama Ieremia what was a superb team on paper never lived up to expectations and Wellington became known for its inconsistency. Further, Manawatu and Hawke's Bay, two Hurricane provinces and prolific talent producers, had long been mired in the second half of the National Provincial Championship, allowing Wellington to lure the better players of these provinces with ease (Christian Cullen from Manawatu for example).
He played most of his rugby at fullback for New Zealand (the All Blacks), for the Hurricanes in the Super 12, and for Manawatu, Wellington and later Munster at provincial level.

Waikato Rugby Union

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It is currently held by Waikato who defeated Hawke's Bay on 9 October 2015 by 36–30.
Waikato lost the match 20 to 49. They made it to the semi-finals the next season, but were defeated by Wellington 17 to 38.

Petone Rugby Club

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Petone Rugby Club (1885) (Lower Hutt)
Petone is a constituent club of the Wellington Rugby Football Union.

Rugby Southland

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Canterbury then held the shield for 4 defences (over 8 weeks) before losing to Southland on 22 October.
Southland were the first South Island province to win the coveted Ranfurly Shield in 1920 when they beat Wellington.

National Provincial Championship

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Before 2006 the Lions competed in the National Provincial Championship.
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Old Boys University

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Old Boys University (1991) (Wellington)
Old Boys University are a New Zealand rugby union club, who were the 2015 winners of the Wellington Rugby Football Union's premier club rugby grade, the Jubilee Cup.

Manawatu Rugby Union

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Further, Manawatu and Hawke's Bay, two Hurricane provinces and prolific talent producers, had long been mired in the second half of the National Provincial Championship, allowing Wellington to lure the better players of these provinces with ease (Christian Cullen from Manawatu for example).
Manawatu is in the Hurricanes catchment area, along with Wanganui, Hawke's Bay, Poverty Bay, East Coast, Horowhenua Kapiti, Wairarapa-Bush and Wellington.

Hutt Old Boys-Marist

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Hutt Old Boys-Marist RFC (1992) (Lower Hutt)
Playing in the competitions of the Wellington Rugby Football Union, it is based at the Hutt Recreation Ground in Lower Hutt.

Western Suburbs RFC (Wellington)

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Western Suburbs RFC (1983) (Wellington)
Wests is a constituent club of the Wellington Rugby Football Union.

Asafo Aumua

Aumua represents the Wellington provincial team and made his professional debut for the union in 2016 at the age of 19. He spent two seasons at the Mitre 10 Cup side, before earning a place in the Hurricanes 2018 Super Rugby squad.

Dane Coles

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Dane Stuart Coles (born 10 December 1986) is a New Zealand rugby union player who plays as a hooker for the Hurricanes in Super Rugby and Wellington Lions in the Mitre 10 Cup.

1908 British Lions tour to New Zealand and Australia

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Wellington drew with the British and Irish Lions in 1888 and beat them in 1908, 1930 and 1966

1930 British Lions tour to New Zealand and Australia

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Wellington drew with the British and Irish Lions in 1888 and beat them in 1908, 1930 and 1966

Ranfurly Shield

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The union also represents the Wellington Lions, which is professional rugby union team who compete in the Mitre 10 Cup competition and contest for the Ranfurly Shield.

TJ Perenara

TJ Perenara – 2014
Thomas Tekanapu Rawakata ("TJ") Perenara (born 23 January 1992) is a New Zealand rugby union player who represents the All Blacks internationally, and is the current Vice-Captain of the Hurricanes in the Super Rugby competition and is signed to the Wellington Lions in the ITM Cup.

1966 British Lions tour to Australia and New Zealand

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Wellington drew with the British and Irish Lions in 1888 and beat them in 1908, 1930 and 1966

Farah Palmer Cup

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Wellington has a women's team that are part of the Women's Provincial Championship, called the Wellington Pride.
Wellington Pride