Northland play their home games in strip of pale blue and dark blue shirts, with white shorts and blue socks. The away strip as with many others is all white. A couple of well known names who have pulled on the shirt in the past are: Sid Going, Julian Huxley and the huge Fijian wing Rupeni Caucaunibuca.
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Northland Rugby Football Union, who are nicknamed Taniwha, play their home games in the 25,000 capacity ITM Stadium, Whangarei, New Zealand. The union was formed in 1920 and incorporates clubs from some fine areas in bay of Islands, Hokianga, Mangonui, Northern Wairoa, Otamatea and of course Whangarei City.
Northland, as North Auckland, have held the Shield on only four occasions: 1950, 1960, 1971 and 1978. They have not looked likely winners in the recent past but who knows what they will achieve in the future. The union is in the Blues Super 14 region.