NEW ZEALAND UNIVERSITIES
Te Ariki Te Puni
Playing rugby at AURFC offers players the unique opportunity to be selected for the NZU team. This team travels annually in April, either internally within New Zealand or usually every second year to Japan. The NZU club has a long and strong relationship with the Japanese Rugby union, including long term sponsors Suzuki and ANZCO. We are proud to have many representatives players from AURFC for NZU, many of whom have gone onto higher honors.
AURFC Coaching & Management
2019 saw the previous New Zealand Universities Coaching and Management group step down which meant nominations opened up for the new group. Our nominations were successful and super proud of our coach and managers acheivements.
NZU Head Coach: Jason Mclean
NZU Backs Coach: Jack Halpin
NZU Managers: Braeden Saul / David Hutchens
NZU Physiotherapist: Harley Matthews
2020 New Zealand Universities Squad tour to Christchurch
Top from left: Henry Saker (ex-NZU played for Cantabrian XV), Isileli Aholelei, Noah Foster, George Emosi, Te Ariki Te Puni
Bottom from left: Tyrone Elkington-Macdonald (NZU Captain), Tumama Tu'ulua, Takaji Young-Yen
Colin Maiden Park 71-73 Merton RoadSt Johns, Auckland