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Achievements

As a club, Tukapa has much to be proud of in terms of achievements both on and off the field. We now have Clubrooms and facilities which are the envy of most other clubs. We have produced many leading administrators who have made huge contributions to the success of rugby as a sport at club, provincial and national level. However, it is also on field that we have become highly regarded for many outstanding achievements over our 125 year history, highlighted by the impressive list of top players the Club has produced, which include the following:

All Blacks

All _Black__0012_Donald Watson

Don Watson

1896
All _Black__0011_Hugh Mills

Hugh Mills

1897
All _Black__0010_Barney O'Dowda

Barney O’Dowda

1901
All _Black__0009_Simon Mynott

Simon Mynott

1905, 1907, 1910
All _Black__0008_Jack Stohr

Jack Stohr

1920
All _Black__0007_Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown

1913, 1920
All _Black__0006_George Loveridge

George Loveridge

1913 — 1914
All _Black__0005_Gus Hart

Gus Hart

1924
All _Black__0004_Jack Sullivan

Jack Sullivan

1936 — 1938
All _Black__0003_Kevin Briscoe

Kevin Briscoe

1959 — 60; 1962 — 64
All _Black__0002_John McCullough

John McCullough

1959
All _Black__0001_Ash Gardiner

Ash Gardiner

1974
All _Black__0000_Scott Waldrom

Scott Waldrom

2008

NZ Juniors/Colts

All _Black__0003_Kevin Briscoe

Kevin Briscoe

NZ Juniors 1958
NZ_Juniors-Colts_0003_Brian Gilhooly

Brian Gilhooly

NZ Juniors 1967
All _Black__0001_Ash Gardiner

Ash Gardiner

NZ Juniors 1968
Super_Rugby_0006_Tony Penn

Tony Penn

NZ Colts 1999
NZ_Juniors-Colts_0002_Neil Brew

Neil Brew

NZ Colts 2000
NZ_Juniors-Colts_0001_Chris Walker

Chris Walker

NZ Colts 2007
NZ_Juniors-Colts_0000_Blade Thomson

Blade Thomson

NZ Colts 2010

North Island

All _Black__0011_Hugh Mills

Hugh Mills

1897
All _Black__0009_Simon Mynott

Simon Mynott

1904 — 1908
All _Black__0007_Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown

1911, 1920
All _Black__0008_Jack Stohr

Jack Stohr

1912
All _Black__0006_George Loveridge

George Loveridge

1913
All _Black__0005_Gus Hart

Gus Hart

1924
All _Black__0004_Jack Sullivan

Jack Sullivan

1936 — 1938
North_Island_0001_Peter Burke

Peter Burke

1952 — 1954
All _Black__0003_Kevin Briscoe

Kevin Briscoe

1959, 1963
All _Black__0002_John McCullough

John McCullough

1959
All _Black__0001_Ash Gardiner

Ash Gardiner

1974

New Zealand Maori

NZ_Maoris_0003_Doc Ruakere

Doc Ruakere

1936
NZ_Maoris_0002_Jimmy Wetere

Jimmy Wetere

1938
Super_Rugby_0006_Tony Penn

Tony Penn

2002
All _Black__0000_Scott Waldrom

Scott Waldrom

2007 — 2008
NZ_Juniors-Colts_0000_Blade Thomson

Blade Thomson

2013 — 2015
NZ_Maoris_0000_Jamison Gibson-Park

Jamison Gibson-Park

2015
NZ_Maoris_0001_Mitchell Crosswell

Mitchell Croswell

2015
Super_Rugby_0000_Leighton Price

Leighton Price

2016

Super Rugby

Super_Rugby_0009_Jamie Cameron

Jamie Cameron

Hurricanes 1996
Super_Rugby_0008_Mepi Faoagali

Mepi Faogali

Hurricanes 1998 & 2001
Super_Rugby_0007_Darryl Fale

Darryl Fale

Hurricanes 1999
Super_Rugby_0006_Tony Penn

Tony Penn

Hurricanes 2001 — 2007
Super_Rugby_0005_Scott Waldrom

Scott Waldrom

Hurricanes 2008 — 09; Chiefs 2010 — 12
Super_Rugby_0004_Laurence Corlett

Laurence Corlett

Hurricanes 2011
Super_Rugby_0003_Blade Thomson

Blade Thomson

Hurricanes 2013 — 16
Super_Rugby_0002_Jamison Gibson-Park

Jamison Gibson-Park

Blues 2013 — 15; Hurricanes 2016
Super_Rugby_0001_Mitchell Crosswell

Mitchell Crosswell

Chiefs 2015
Super_Rugby_0000_Leighton Price

Leighton Price

Blues 2017
Super_Rugby_Images_0000_DuPlessis Kirifi

Du'Plessis Kirifi

Hurricanes 2019 — Present

Taranaki

The 162 Tukapa players chosen to represent Taranaki A in what is now the NPC competition include five who represented the province more than 100 times, these being:

North_Island_0001_Peter Burke

Peter Burke

117 Matches
Super_Rugby_0006_Tony Penn

Tony Penn

117 Matches
Taranaki_0000_Dwight Murfitt

Dwight Murfitt

106 Matches
Taranaki_0001_Lindsay Thomson

Lindsay Thomson

104 Matches
All _Black__0001_Ash Gardiner

Ash Gardiner

102 Matches

Other

All _Black__0000_Scott Waldrom

Scott Waldrom

NZ Sevens 2007
Misc_Players_0000_Geri Paul

Geri Paul

NZ Women/Black Ferns 1989
Misc_Players_0002_Filipo Toala

Filipo Toala

Samoa 1998
Misc_Players_0001_Faapulou Soolefai

Faapulou Soolefai

Samoa 2001