Middleweight Rugby

March 9, 2015 – Bryan Craies 20/20 rugby tournament

The Bryan Craies 20/20 Rugby tournament held at College Rifles was a good introduction for the coming season for these top four teams in 2015. The tournament went to the rule book to find a winner but was played in good spirits. We had the College Rifles Bombers and the […]

March 2014 – Bombers retain Bryan Craies Cup

By Deano Allnutt at Northcote RFC Cyclone Lusi started to play havoc in the build-up to the Bryan Craies Cup and just before kickoff. I’m not sure how hard the referees blew their whistles but she headed south. The conditions were pretty good, a soft track, and little tail wind […]

February 22, 2014 – Bryan Craies Cup U85kg tournament

General information: Bryan Craies is a long-standing member of the NZ Barbarians Rugby Club and has been instrumental in promoting and developing Barbarians middleweight or Under 85kg rugby. Through Bryan’s efforts and support, a middleweight 20/20 representative tournament has been in place since 2010 with teams entered from Auckland, North […]

NZ Barbarians Schools gel swiftly

It was a whirlwind 48 hours for the 2013 NZ Barbarians Schools. In their second year of existence, this top schoolboy side remained unbeaten with a solid 37-19 victory over a strong Auckland Schools Under 18 selection at the famous ‘Birdcage’, home of St Peter’s College. It appeared that the […]

Auckland reclaims middleweight title

Auckland has reclaimed its northern region middleweight title after last weekend’s (September 14-15, 2013) annual tournament at the College Rifles club. Two Barbarians cups were presented last weekend – the first to the national schools winner (Hamilton BHS) and the second the following day to the Auckland Under 85kg rep […]

Rifles loaded for action-packed weekend

One of the highlights of the middleweight rugby calendar is set to rock into action on the weekend of September 14-15 2013. The annual Barbarians northern region middleweight (Under 85kg) tournament, which has run since 2008, will again be held at Auckland’s College Rifles club on the acclaimed artificial turf. […]

2011 Barbarians middleweight report/results

Played on 24/09/2011 in Paeroa Auckland U85s 55 Tries: Colin Faulkner 3, Joel Murphy 2, Jono Willis, Brendon Lambert, Scott Thomson, Kieran Eddy; Cons: Thomson (3), Robert Dunne (2) Thames Valley 7 Played on 17/09/2011 at Shadbolt Park, Auckland Auckland U85s 32 Tries: Jono Willis, Steve Kitchener, Joel Murphy, Daniel Harris, Loren May; […]

Barbarians involvement in middleweight rugby

The Barbarians became involved in the Under 85kg rugby grade in 2008, believing that there was an opportunity for the club to assist in fostering this grade. It is an amateur grade, encompassing many players, who because of weight, work, or time restraints, find that this grade caters for serious […]