The Steamers are the flagship team of the Bay of Plenty Rugby Union.
Bay of Plenty's top team were the inaugral winners of the first ever NPC is 1976 and in 2004 recorded their first ever Ranfurly Shield victory with a momentous defeat of Auckland at Eden Park. The same year saw the Bay reach the semifinals of the Air New Zealand NPC, losing to an All Black-laden Canterbury - but still finishing a creditable third in the competition.
2015 Steamers Squad provided a number of compelling performances on the field with a predominantly young squad,unfortunately falling short to Hawke's Bay in the Championship Semi-Final. The squad are looking forward to building on last year's performance with coach Clayton McMillan at the helm once again.
Week 1: Steamers vs Taranaki at Tauranga Domain, Tauranga – Saturday 20 August, 2.35pm
Week 2: Steamers vs Counties Manukau at ECOLight Stadium, Pukekohe – Sunday 28 August, 4.35pm
Week 3: Steamers vs Otago at Tauranga Domain, Tauranga – Sunday 4 September, 2.35pm
Week 4: Steamers vs Northland at Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua – Friday 9 September, 5.45pm
Week 5: Steamers vs Wellington at Westpac Stadium, Wellington – Friday 16 September, 7.35pm
Week 6: Steamers vs Southland at Rugby Park, Invercargill – Wednesday 21 September, 7.35pm
Week 6: Steamers vs Auckland at Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua – Sunday 25 September, 4.35pm
Week 7: Steamers vs North Harbour at QBE Stadium, Albany – Saturday 1 October, 2.35pm
Week 8: Steamers vs Manawatu at Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua – Sunday 9 October, 4.35pm
Week 9: Steamers vs Hawkes Bay at McLean Park, Napier – Saturday 15 October, 5.35pm
Semifinals: Friday 21 October – Sunday 23 October
Finals: Friday 28 October and Saturday 29 October