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Kia ora/ Welcome

Junior 7's Tournament - U13, U12 & U11

When:  Saturday 26 August 2017

Time: All age group teams to report at 9.20am for a 10am start with a planned 3pm finish.

Where: All games to be held at Neale Park, with all games to be half field.

Teams: To be made up of 12 players from clubs who will play in their club colours.

Cost: $40.00 per entered Team with cash payment on the day or cash payment prior to, to Quentin or Jo Harwood.

To register: Email Grant Crossett at 
Registrations will be taken up until 21st of August.

NB: Participants are expected to provide their own lunch, but BBQ sausages will be available for purchase during the break.

Please bring a mouthguard, water bottle, sunhat and sunblock.

Congratulations to our Senior A side:

2016 Tasman Trophy winners

After a gruelling 80 minutes which included a late drop goal and a 78th minute try from one of our props, the NRFC Senior A side won the 2016 NPD Tasman Trophy final.

Congratulations to all involved, it's a huge achievement in a highly competitive competition. Check out ShutterSport for all the photos from the game.


Our Junior School Holiday Programmes

During the April school holidays we ran another junior training day. It was a huge success with 76 kids getting involved and learning a range of skills from former Mako's Captain Andrew Goodman and a number of our Senior team members. We'll be aiming to run more training days during upcoming school holidays, so keep an eye on the website for details.  




New Zealand's Oldest Rugby Football Club

As President of Nelson Rugby Football Club Inc (est.1868) it is my pleasure to welcome you to our official website.

Founded in 1868. Rugby began in 1870 with the first game ever played between Nelson and Nelson College at the Botanical Reserve in Nelson City.

We are extremely proud of our history and heritage and are committed to promoting the development of rugby for all people throughout the Nelson and Tasman region of New Zealand and beyond.

The aim of the website is to update club activities and provide a historical digital repository for future generations of the club to access.

You are invited to browse the site and you may wish to bookmark the web page for your future ease of use.

Kia Maia,

Shane Graham


Register for 2017 online 

You can complete your registration online, by clicking the link below and completing the registration form in a few minutes.

We are still taking junior registrations, please contact Lee on 021 286 6855 if you missed our registration day but would like to register a junior player for the 2017 season.

Junior players click here to register
Senior players click here to register

 Interested in being a member?

Players Contact:

Sen A Coach: Kade Heke - 027 655 2225
Sen B Coach: Grant Crossett - 027 2566 230

Junior Coaches/ Players/ Managers Contact:

Jnr Club Captains: Quentin Harwood - 03 5470313 and Lee Hall - 021 286 6855.


Non playing members contact:

Secretary: Vikki Amberger at

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