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.
The club has adopted the MOH guidelines and will be following all advice issued by the MOH / NZ Government.
In celebration of the club's 150th anniversary Barbara Hodgson has been interviewing some of the club identities to capture their memories and create a living history of the club. You can watch all the interviews on our channel.
Gargiulo Trophy Sportsman of the Year: Connor Higgins
Mourie Pugh Tackling Cup: Connor Higgins
Under 21 Player of the year: Cooper Grant
Most Improved Player: Neo Milligan-Richard & Ramese Taualofa
3,2,1 Player of the day: Connor Higgins
Don & Myra Fowler Senior Sportsman of the Club: Mataroa Maui
Sportsman of the Year: Jack Henderson
Most Improved Player: Daniel Oldham
Player of the year: Ben Stalker
3,2,1 Player of the day: Todd Peattie
Most Valuable Person: Brett Newcombe
Tenant Trophy - Administrator of the year: Kent Ingles
Presidents Cup (selected by Club President): Sam Burling
Goodman Cup: Barbara Hodgson
It was fantastic to be able to celebrate a season of Junior rugby at the clubrooms with all of the teams in attendance. Congratulations to everyone who played for the club this year what a great season for you all. A special thank you to one of our 3 current All Blacks (although injured at present) Ethan Blackadder who attended prize giving
McDonald's trophy for outstanding attitude: Ashton Harris-Russell
Female player of the year 'The Turnstone Cup: Liana Warland
Rochelle Walker Memorial Cup for contribution to the junior club: Dave Morris
Player of the year: Oliver de Garnham, Most Improved: Hugo Shuttleworth, Sportsperson: Jack Taylor
Player of the year: Jayden Cederman, Most Improved: Emanual Gomez, Sportsperson: Athol Stewart
Player of the year: Edgar Houston, Most Improved: Barret Cocker, Sportsperson: Cory Trusler
Player of the year: Judah Jansen Van Rensberg, Most Improved: James Durry, Sportsperson: Jago Doherty
Player of the year: Barnaby Saunders, Most Improved: Cullen Harris, Sportsperson: Hahliyah Tupuola
Player of the year: Sam Boyce, Most Improved: Tristan Hobbs & Archie McNeill, Sportsperson: Hunter Morrison
Player of the year: Mason Kerdemelidis, Most Improved: Paddy Woon, Sportsperson: Kobe Madden
Player of the year: Quin McDonald, Most Improved: Jakob Irwin, Sportsperson: Oliver King
Player of the year: Kian Mellor, Most Improved: Mac Frankish, Sportsperson: Lochy Morris
Senior Club Captain
James Fairbrass - 021 132 2049
Div 1: Gary Stevens - 021 222 8410
Div 2: Daniel McDonald - 027 859 7091
2023 Senior Registration Link
Junior Club Captain
Lisa Trusler - 027 539 4215
2023 Junior Registration Link
See our Membership page for more information.