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Kia ora/ Welcome

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 first Junior School Holiday Programme

During the April school holidays we ran our first 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 running another training day over the July school holidays, so keep an eye on our 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 2016 online 

You can complete your registration online, by clicking the link below and completing the registration form in a few minutes.
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 Captain: Quentin Harwood - 03 5470313

Non playing members contact:

Secretary: Vikki Amberger at

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