August 21, 2014

Book launch: Tom Johnson

In conjunction with several Massey University associates, Tom Johnson has produced a book entitled Legends in Black.
It is based on Tom’s thesis on ‘organisational culture’ and is about ‘why the All Blacks win.’ Congratulations, Tom. We are all looking forward to reading it.
The book includes Barbarian chapter subjects about a number of Barbarian members – Sir Colin Meads, Sir John Graham, John Hart, ‘Buck’ Shelford, Laurie Mains, Sir Graham Henry, Dr Farah Palmer, Ian Kirkpatrick and Wayne Smith.
The NZ Barbarians RFC has been asked to assist with a book launch, to help promote the book and we are very pleased and privileged to be able to do so.
Arrangements for the book launch are as follows:
When – Thursday August 28
Time – 6.00pm
Where – NZ Barbarians’ clubrooms, Eden Park

We hope you will be able to join us. It will be a very interesting night.

NZ Barbarians Area Schools

The NZ Barbarians Area Schools team programme starts this Saturday August 23, when the team assembles in Hamilton.
A lead-up game against a Thames Valley age-group team has been arranged, and will be played to help prepare the team for their game against NZ Harlequins.
The NZ Barbarians Area Schools team v NZ Harlequins will be played at Waikato Stadium on Wednesday August 27 at 5.30pm, prior to the Waikato v Taranaki ITM Cup game.
President Bryan Williams will present the players with their jerseys prior to the game.
All Barbarians are welcome to attend and to meet with other Barbarians in the Harlequins rooms after the game.
The NZ Barbarians Area Schools team and their home location (to give you an idea of the isolated areas they come from) are:
Tama Korewha: Broadwood Area School, Northland
Gaige Rouse: Onewhero Area School, Counties Manukau
Ravyen Son Betham-Ngapo: Te Wharekura o Manaia, Thames Valley
Pukengia Moanaroa: Te Wharekura o Manaia, Thames Valley
Tyler Relph: Mercury Bay Area School, Thames Valley
Joseph Parr: Mercury Bay Area School, Thames Valley
Jimmy Clark: Whangamata Area School, Thames Valley
Rhys Middleton: Whangamata Area School, Thames Valley
Charles Ngamoko: Te Whanau-a-Apanui Area School, East Coast
Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta: Te Kura Kaupapa Maori-Kawakawa mai Tawhiti, East Coast
Fabyan Kahaki: Ngata Memorial College, East Coast
Jachai Graham: Patea Area School, Taranaki
Kieve Littlejohn: Collingwood Area School, Tasman
Sam Rendel: Amuri Area School, North Canterbury
Matthew Hickey: Amuri Area School, North Canterbury
Keeghan Grey: Amuri Area School, North Canterbury
Barlow Wakefield: Amuri Area School, North Canterbury
Jonathon Nikoliason: Cheviot Area School, North Canterbury
Utoihamanui Enosi Tuipulotu: Akaroa Area School, Canterbury
Josh Brittenden: Akaroa Area School, Canterbury
Will Schmetz: South Westland Area School, West Coast

Manager: Mike Smith – Whitianga, Mercury Bay Area School
Coach: Bob Telfer – North Harbour
Assistant coaches – Justin Marsh and Chase Herbert

We wish the NZ Barbarians’ Area Schools team well on August 27 and look forward to them having another good game and a win against the NZ Harlequins.
We welcome any Barbarians to join us in Hamilton on the 27th. If you are going to the game, please let us know via emailĀ

Club nights

Northcote RFC – Friday August 29
College Rifles RFC – Friday September 5

All Barbarian members are invited. Come along and enjoy the club and your rugby mates.

ITM Cup games

Auckland v Tasman: Eden Park – Sunday August 31 at 4.35pm
Auckland v Wellington: Eden Park – Saturday September 6 at 2.35pm

Top 4 schools tournament – Rotorua

Once again, the Top 4 boys’ and co-ed schools’ tournament will take place at Rotorua Boys’ High School on Friday September 5 to Sunday September 7.
Qualifying games are being played in the various franchises, so the finalists for the tournament will not be known until a week before the event. We will advise you of the finalists as soon as we know them but, if you are able to, a visit to the tournament in Rotorua would be well worth the trip. If you intend to go, please let us know, as we have a special area for Baabaas where you will be welcome. Please let us know if you will be attending.