September 2, 2013

NZ Schools Top 4 tournament

This weekend at Rotorua BHS is the annual top 4 semifinals and the finals of the co-ed and girls schools tournament. The national boys’ schools are playing for the Barbarians Cup, while the co-ed schools play for the Barbarians Shield. The girls and the co-ed champions will be found this weekend, while the boys’ champs will be decided on September 14 at a venue to be confirmed. The qualifiers are:

Blues franchise
Boys – St Kentigern College
Co-ed – Tangaroa College
Girls – Tamaki College

Chiefs franchise
Boys – Hamilton Boys’ High School
Co-ed – Manurewa High School
Girls – Hamilton Girls’ High School

Hurricanes franchise
Boys – Wellington College
Co-ed – Wairarapa College
Girls – Fielding High School

South Island
Boys — Otago Boys’ High School
Co-ed – Ashburton College
Girls – Southland Girls’ High School

NZ Barbarians middleweight (U85kg) tournament

The NZ Barbarians sponsor middleweight (U85kg) rugby to help develop competition for lighter weight players who enjoy playing the game against other players of a similar size and weight. It is hoped that middleweight players stay in the game longer and also contribute to the administration and running of the game at a club and provincial level.
This year, teams from Wellington, Waikato, Thames Valley, North Harbour and Auckland will compete for the Barbarians Middleweight Trophy.

The tournament details are:
When: September 14-15
Where: College Rifles RFC, Auckland
Time: from 9.30am each day

Games at Eden Park
September 4: Auckland v Counties Manukau, 7.35pm
September 14: All Blacks v South Africa, 7.35pm
September 19: Auckland v Northland, 7.35pm
September 28: Auckland v Canterbury, 7.35pm

Rugby Foundation luncheon
When: Friday September 13
Where: Eden Park, South Stand Function Centre
Time: From 12.00pm
Cost: $165.00
For full information, contact the Experience Group. Phone: 09-304-0355, email: or visit

Eden Park Trust – Hall of Legends fundraiser

When: Friday October 4, 12.00pm to 4.00pm
Where: Eden Park, Level 4 Lounge, Entry G, Reimers Ave.
Bookings: Eden Park Trust – Lian Tetley on 09-815-4815 or
Simon Wilson on 09-815-4807 or

Barbarians’ RFC Annual General Meeting

When: Wednesday November 27
Time: 6.00pm
Where: Barbarians’ RFC clubrooms, Eden Park

Further notice and a full agenda will be distributed to all members nearer the date of the AGM.

Eden Park Trust – Hall of Legends fundraiser

Eden Park Trust has arranged a special luncheon to raise funds for the redevelopment of the Hall of Legends at Eden Park. Details are as follows:

What: Hall of Legends fundraiser
Where: Eden Park level 4 lounge, entry G, Reimers Ave
When: Friday October 4, 12-4pm
Tickets and further info: Lian Tetley at

Bay of Plenty Wasps – ‘Their first 50 years’

Those members on our email list would have seen a flyer promoting the Wasps RFC book, covering the history of the Bay of Plenty club’s first 50 years.
Described as a comprehensive history of Wasps rugby in New Zealand, it includes past programmes, stories, photos and tributes. It is a “great collection” of Wasps history.
Copies of the book can be obtained by emailing
The cost of the book is $35.00 including postage.