The history of the Wellington rugby team dates back to 1879, when the Wellington rugby union was formed. However, the modern version of the Wellington rugby team we know today was formed in 1976, when the National Provincial Championship began. Today, this competition is known as the Bunnings NPC.
Since joining the National Provincial Championship in 1976, the Wellington rugby team has been one of the competition’s leading sides. In total, they’ve won the championship four times (1978, 1981, 1986 and 2000). In addition to this, they’ve also won the championship division of the tournament once, in 2017.
Today, the Wellington rugby team plays in the premiership division of the Bunnings NPC. The team plays its home games at Sky Stadium, which has a capacity of 34,500.