May 11, 2014

Fuel card discount scheme – Baabaa members benefit

The club is pleased to announce a member benefit in the form of a very generous Mobil fuel card discount scheme.
An 8.5 cents per litre discount is available at all Mobil service stations and a large number of Pak ‘n Save and New World supermarkets. Full details of the scheme will be published in our next Barbarians club newsletter, together with application forms.

We encourage members to take advantage of this scheme as not only do our members benefit from the discount, the club also receives 2.0 cents per litre on all purchases.

Barbarians v Blues

During the Super Rugby competition break in June, the Barbarians will play the Blues in Whangarei on Friday June 13.
The Baabaas team will be made up of Northland players with Blues reserves, Auckland, North Harbour and ‘invited’ players making up the rest of the team. A number of club management will attend the match and we hope Northland members will also enjoy the occasion.

Barbarians v Highlanders

In addition to the Blues game, the Barbarians will play the Highlanders in Invercargill on Friday June 20.
The Baabaas team will be made up of Highlanders reserves, Southland and Canterbury players. Leicester Rutledge (NZ Barbarian) will manage the Baabaas team and president Bryan Williams, past president Mike Mills and club captain Mark Moore will attend the match.

Fun Day at Ngataringa Bay

The 25th annual primary schools rugby Fun Day will be held at Ngataringa Bay, Devonport on Sunday May 25 starting at 8.30am.
If you haven’t already got a job for the day and would like one, please contact the secretary at 846-7241 or
As this is the 25th occasion the Fun Day will have been held, please stay for a drink at the end of the games and prizegiving and join in with your old friends.

Bay of Plenty Primary Schools Fun Day

The Bay of Plenty primary schools rugby Fun Day will be held in Paengaroa once again, on Wednesday the June 18, commencing at 8.30am.
This is the second time the Bay of Plenty Fun Day will have been held and as it was so successful last year, the Bay of Plenty union want to make it an annual event.
Baabaa members living in the Bay are involved in helping to organise the day and members from Waikato, Thames Valley, Counties Auckland and North Harbour will travel to help make the day a success.
If you would like to get involved and/or would like to attend, on the day, contact the secretary at 846-7241 or

Junior World Championship finals

The Junior World Championship finals will be played at Eden Park on Friday June 20.
There will be three games, with the first starting at 2.35pm, the second at 5.00pm and the final at 7.35pm. The clubrooms will be open for the finals and box seats will be sold on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Unfortunately, at this stage, we don’t know the price of the tickets but we will let you know as soon as possible.

Eden Park tours

In the last newsletter, information was provided about the Eden Park Trust revamp of its ‘Visitors to Eden Park’ programme.
It was thought that a number of ‘senior’ Barbarians with a wealth of knowledge and experience of Eden Park would jump at the chance to talk to visitors to the park about events and special occasions that they knew about or were actually involved in. The revamp is still going ahead and the request for volunteers is still out there, so, if you would like to join the group of Eden Park tour guides, please contact the secretary.

Barbarians club annual subscriptions

As of May 1, the NZ Barbarians’ RFC has 413 current members
It is disappointing to note that 81 members under the age of 70 haven’t yet paid their annual subscription of $50.00. Payment can be made to the club by cheque, to P.O. Box 26418, Epsom, Auckland 1023, or by direct credit. The direct credit account is: 02 0400 0009813 00.
Subscription payments are a requirement of membership. If you don’t wish to continue your membership, please let us know.