​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Register to Play

​​​​​​​Rugby is part of NZ's culture and is widely considered our national sport.  

It is a great sport to introduce to children at a young age. As a sport rugby can help children learn that certain attributes and skills can be developed and grown. Playing rugby is a fantastic way to make lifelong friends, as well as experience what it’s like to be part of a team.

Registering your child to play rugby is easy: 

  • 'Click to Register' and fill in your childs details 
  • The Club / School will soon be in touch with more information about trainings and games. 

Junior Weigh In Dates 2024

Calling all Hawke’s Bay junior rugby players! If you are keen to play rugby in 2024, get down to the official weigh ins at your local rugby club to ensure you are ready to go come kick off time!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

All details posted below - for more info please contact your local club.

A massive thanks to Unison for coming on board as Hawke's Bays Greatest Supporter for another year!

Magpies Holiday Programme

​​​​​​​April Holidays - Programme Overview 

The Magpies Rugby Holiday Programme is back again in the April school holidays! The programme is designed to give kids of all ages the opportunity to develop their skills as rugby players while been coached by current and up and coming Magpies.

Throughout the day the kids will rotate though stations in small groups. Each station develops the core fundamental skills involved in rugby. The stations involve tactical awareness, team work, run, catch, pass, tackle, carrying the ball into contact, kicking, breakdown, and conditioning games. To finish the day the players will be able to put their new skills to the test in a mini rugby game.

Details and Cost

Player registration: $40 

Limit of 100 kids per day.

Duration: 9am - 3pm.  (Kids must be signed in & signed out at the start and end of the day.)

Gear list: rugby training clothing (jersey & shorts), rugby boots, MOUTH GUARD, other protective gear i.e. shoulder pads, warm jersey, water bottle, lunch, positive attitude and keen to get involved!

​​​​​​​Dates and Venues

NAPIER - NOBM Clubrooms, Park Island
7-9 year olds - Tuesday 11th April
10-13 year olds - Wednesday 12th April

NAPIER Girls Only
All Ages - Thursday 20th April

HASTINGS -  HRS Clubrooms, Ellwood Park
7-9 year olds - Thursday 13th April
10-13 year olds - Friday 14th April

CENTRAL HAWKE'S BAY - CHB Rugby Clubrooms, Central Park
All Ages - Monday 17th April

All Ages - Wednesday 19th April

WAIROA - Lambton Quay
All Ages - Tuesday 18th April

2022 Rippa Rugby Tournaments

Tareha Reserve, Taradale

All year groups - Monday 9th May
Postponement Day  - Tuesday 10th May 

Ron Giorgi, Flaxmere
Years 3, 4, 7 and 8 - Wednesday 11th May
Postponement Day  - Friday 13th May

Years 5 and 6 - Thursday 12th May
Postponement Day  - Monday 16th May

Lambton Square
All year groups - Wednesday 18th May
Postponement Day  - Thursday 19th May

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