All Blacks who are or have been aligned to the club and gave their services back to club rugby and TPSC.

Doug Rollerson

Primarily a fullback and first five-eighth, Doug Rollerson represented Manawatu at a provincial level, and was an All Black 1976, 1980 and 1981. Doug was called in to replace an injured Eddie Dunn at first five-eighth for the second test against the 1981 Scottish team which the All Blacks won comprehensively by 40–15. He then played for Manawatu in their 19–31 loss against the 1981 Springboks. He was selected as first five-eighth in all three tests against the 1981 Springboks and over the series scored a try, 2 conversions, 1 penalty and a dropped goal. He shared the goal kicking with Allan Hewson – he took the goal kicks from the left-hand side and Hewson those on the right.  Doug both played and coached United Pirates 1987 / 88 / 89 / 90 / 91 and was manager of the club’s task-force formed to steer the club into the professional rugby era. He later served as the chief executive of the North Harbour Rugby Union from December 1997 to March 2004.

Brett Wilson
Primarily a hooker but also a useful flanker, Brett Wilson represented Counties and Hawke’s Bay at a provincial level, and was selected as an All Black on the 1983 tour of Scotland and England. He played three matches for the All Blacks. Brett both played and coached – 1989 / 90 / 91 / 92 at Te Puke Sports and today he is an active supporter.


Arthur Jennings

The first Fijian-born rugby player to be selected as an All Black. Arthur Jennings represented Bay of Plenty and was one of three specialty locks along with Collin Meads and Sam Strahan on the 1967 All Black tour of Britain, France and Canada. He played six games for the All Blacks on that tour.  Arthur played for the original Pirates RFC (1955-64) and was selected for the All Blacks shortly after his move from Te Puke to Rotorua. Arthur spearheaded the 1987 South Pacific Barbarians Rebel tour of South Africa and was banned for life by the International Rugby Board in 1986. The ban was rescinded in 1988.  During the 1980s he served as a member of the House of Representatives in Fiji. Today he and his family are loyal sponsors of TPSC.

Bill Grey

Bill played and captained the Te Puke High School Old Boys Club (TPHSOB) in 1950 & 51. This club emerged from the 1947 TPHS First XV through the drive of its coach Dudley Nisbet. TPHSOB commenced as a junior grade club however by 1949, the formation of this new club had caused the demise of the United Club which was deprived of young school players. United was the club that was established in 1910 as the original club that almost a century later led to the development of Te Puke Sports. Bill Gray played for BOP 1955-59, All Blacks (1955 Australia, 1956 South Africa, 1957 Australia), NZ Maori 1954-58.