Formed in 1955, the Counties Manukau provincial union has forged a proud tradition of winning teams and extraordinary athletes. From 1950s All Black legends such as Pat walsh and Kevin Skinner through to modern day stars such as Tony Marsh, Joeli Vidiri and Jonah Lomu, Sherwin Stowers, Tim Nanai Williams and Frank Halai. Counties Manukau has produced the players that rugby fans want to read about, watch and emulate. The signs are good that Counties Manukau are capitalising on the inherent strengths provided by the region's diversity, the growth boom being experienced, and the introduction of a strong, stable and determined leadership team. Combined these ingredients will see Counties Manukau return to the forefront of provincial rugby and continue to create a legacy of producing winning teams and extraordinary athletes.