Sevens

Central 7s tournament this weekend

15/02/2019

    Clubs and school teams from Wellington, Manawatu, Wanganui and Wairarapa-Bush. as well as several Hawke’s Bay clubs and invitational teams, will descend on Central Park, Waipukurau, this Saturday for the 37th annual Hawke’s Bay Sevens tournament. The one-day tournament features Men’s, Colts, Women’s and a new Barbarians (over 35 years) grades, that will

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Northern United national club sevens champions

10/02/2019

  Wellington’s club sevens champions are now New Zealand title holders. Northern United won the 2019 National Club Sevens tournament hosted by Eden Rugby club in Auckland this weekend, winning their maiden Middlesex County Wavell Wakefield Cup title. Norths defeated 2013 champions and Auckland club Pakuranga 28-14 in the final. Junior Time Taotua (2), Johnny Teleaga

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National Club Sevens in Auckland this weekend

07/02/2019

  Fifteen of the country’s leading club sevens teams will be out to prevent a three-peat from the host side Eden RFC at this weekend’s National Club Seven tournament at Auckland.   Last year Eden became the first club since Dunedin’s Alhambra-Union to successfully defend the Middlesex County Wavell Wakefield Cup when the beat hot-shot

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Short passes – 6 February

06/02/2019

  Short passes is Club Rugby’s  news in briefs and noticeboard column for 2019. It is anticipated that this will be a regular midweek post when the season kicks into gear. If you have news, notices or want a shout-out for anything email editor@clubrugby.co.nz or send us a message on social media. Club Rugby also welcomes assistance in putting this

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Have we reached “peak rugby” in schools?

03/02/2019

  By Touchline A recent study of participation in all forms of tackle football in United States high schools showed dramatic growth in the decade to 2008, a peak in 2009 and a decline thereafter. Since 2014, high school football is reported to have lost more than 45,000 participants. In the last year alone, the

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Short passes – 24 January

24/01/2019

  Short passes is Club Rugby’s  news in briefs and noticeboard column for 2019. It is anticipated that this will be a regular midweek post when the season kicks into gear. If you have news, notices or want a shout-out for anything email editor@clubrugby.co.nz or send us a message on social media. Club Rugby also welcomes

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Bumper summer of rugby coming up

11/01/2019

The anticipation for the coming rugby season is growing by the day. The summer of rugby ramps up in the lower North Island over the next several weeks, including several sevens tournaments, pre-season club rugby and the opening salvos of the Super Rugby season for the elite players. The Hurricanes region’s club competitions stoke up

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