Secondary Schools Rugby


By Campbell Burnes, September 18, 2014 The Barbarians club should be suitably impressed at the top quality of rugby during this important weekend which it sponsors. Played on two match days – Friday September 5 and Sunday September 7 – at the usual venue of Rotorua Boys’ High, there were […]

Hamilton Boys’ lift NZ Barbarians Cup

By Campbell Burnes at Hamilton BHS, September 2013 There may have been more expansive, fluid top 4 schools finals since they kicked off in 1982, but surely few as drama-filled and brutal as the 2013 edition for the NZ Barbarians Cup. The underdog had its day before a large crowd […]


By Campbell Burnes One of the centrepieces of the Barbarians calendar once again showcased some high quality secondary schoolboys’ rugby. The top 4 weekend (September 6-8) at Rotorua Boys’ High School saw Tangaroa College of Auckland clinch its first national co-ed schools title, while St Kentigern College and Hamilton BHS […]

Our involvement in New Zealand Secondary Schools Council (NZSSC)

In 2006 the Barbarian Club agreed to become a major sponsor of the NZSSC in respect to the annual inter schools first XV play offs and the regional tournament. In 2007 a co-educational division was added to the top 1st XV tournament as an incentive for these schools to participate […]