March 14, 2014

Regrettably, we have been advised that John Pring died on Monday March 10 and his funeral was held at Romaleigh Chapel, Northcote on March 13.

Our sympathy and best wishes have been expressed, on behalf of all Barbarian RFC members, to his wife Kath and family at this sad time.

More information about John’s outstanding refereeing career will be included in the quarterly club newsletter.

Murray Reid memorial evening

We are pleased to remind you that a memorial function for Murray will be held in the clubrooms on Friday March 21 at 6.00pm. We hope you are able to attend. We will look forward to seeing you.

Golf – Barbarians v Eagles

newsPlease find (pictured) a flyer promoting the forthcoming challenge with the Eagles.
In short, the time and place details are as follows:

Date: April 7
Where: Pakuranga Country Club
When: Assemble from 10.30am; two tee start at 11.30am

Get your name down quickly to enjoy the challenge against the Eagles. We need up to 30 players.
We will look forward to hearing from you – or phone 846-7241. Get your entry in now.

Games at Eden Park

Saturday March 22: Blues v Cheetahs, Super Rugby, 7.35pm
Saturday March 29: Blues v Highlanders, Super Rugby, 7.35pm
Sunday April 13: Warriors v Bulldogs, 4.00pm – There are still eight seats available in the club boxes; Tickets $80.00 each
Friday April 25: Blues v Waratahs, Super Rugby, 5.35pm
Friday May 2: Blues v Reds, Super Rugby, 7.35pm
Saturday May 10: Warriors v Raiders, 5.00pm – There are still a number of seats available in the club boxes – Tickets $80.00 each
Saturday May 31: Blues v Hurricanes, Super Rugby, 7.35pm
Saturday June 7: All Blacks v England, 7.35pm

Webb Ellis luncheon – Reminder

When: Friday May 2 at 12.00pm
Where: Halls of Legends, North Stand, Eden Park
Cost: Sorry – still to be advised
Speaker: Dick McGruther – Former Queensland and Wallaby rep

Primary Schools Fun Day

When: Sunday May 25
Where: Usual place, Ngataringa Bay, Devonport

Plans are now well in hand to make this year’s Fun Day bigger and better than ever.
The Fun Day pre-tournament instruction function will be held at the club lounge at Eden Park on Tuesday May 20 at 6.00pm.
Ron Williams and his team have everything under control and more information will be forthcoming as it comes to hand.
If you would like a job on the day, let us know. Email the secretary at
Also, if you know of a school that would like to be part of the day but isn’t at the moment, please let Ron know and he will try to add them to the draw.
Ron can be contacted at or phone him on 021-908-610.

Our sponsors

Thanks to all our sponsors.
We are very grateful for the financial support and other support you give us to enable us to carry out the many activities and events in our programme each year.
Sponsors who have supported us in 2013 and previously are:

Barfoot and Thompson
Four Winds Foundation
Infinity Foundation
North and South Trust
NZ Community Trust

We are very grateful for all the support we have received.