Metro & Country Senior Teams 2023

Town v Country fixtures date back to the early days of Rugby Southland and every provide not only a hotly contested fixture, but a chance for the Stags and Southland Development coaching staff to identify players for their programmes. Southland Country is selected from players that play in their sub-union day tournament which was won by Eastern in 2021 and Town (Metropolitan) is made up of players from the 5 Premier clubs and 2 Division 1 clubs in the Invercargill area. In 2021, Town played eventual Meads Cup champions South Canterbury and Country beat Otago Country before Town won the annual fixture between the two sides.

2023 Southland Country Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Robert Blatch

Assistant Coach(s): Jimmy Sinclair, Jeroe Fodie

Manger: Donald McGuigan

2023 Southland Country Fixtures

July 29th - Southland Country vs Southland U19 -  Waikaia 2:30pm

August 4th Southland Country vs Southland Developmen t -  Limehills 7:00pm

August 12th Southland Country vs Otago Country - Owaka 2:30pm

August 19th Southland Country vs Otago Sassenachs & North Otago B G3H - Oamaru

​​​​​​​2022 Fixtures 

July 23rd - Country Sub Union Day - Riversdale - Central Winners 

July 30th - Metro vs Country - Les George Oval Invercargill 2.30pm - Southland Metro 43 Southland Country 10

August 6th - Southland Country vs Otago Country - Gore Showgrounds 2.30pm - Otago Country 26 Southland Country 22 ​​​​​​​

2021: Metropolitan beat Country 40-27

2020: Metropolitan beat Country 57-25

2019: Country beat Metropolitan 35-17


2017: Metropolitan beat Country 62-5

2016: Country beat Metropolitan 21-19

2015: Country beat Metropolitan 25-12

2014: Country beat Metropolitan 10-7

2013: Country beat Metropolitan

2012: Metropolitan beat Country 18-14