Southland Country 

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.

2024 Southland Country Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Robert Blatch

Assistant Coach(s): Jimmy Sinclair, Jeroe Fodie

Manger: Donald McGuigan

2024 Southland Country Fixtures

Saturday July 27th - Sub Union Day - Tokanui 

Saturday August 3rd - Southland Country vs North Otago Development -  Oamaru 

Saturday August 10th - Southland Country vs Otago U19 - Invercargill 

Friday August 16th - Southland Country vs Southland Development - Oreti Park 

Saturday August 24th - Southland Country vs Otago Country - Edendale 



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