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​​​​​​​Come and join us on Saturday 29th February for our annual Season Launch event. This year we are hosting this event at St Peters Catholic School in Cambridge starting at 10am. 

New referees are encouraged to come along and check out our referee club and see what refereeing is all about in the Waikato. All referees will be able to collect new resources for the upcoming season - 2020 World Rugby law books, red, rellow & blue cards will be available, new shorts and socks, and plenty more available to help get the season under way. 

Plan for the day will also include some practical educational sessions for all referees, along with some season administration and ensuring all members are logged in and ready to use the new AppointMe referee appointments system. 

We look forward to seeing our current and any new members there.

Welcome to 2020

Welcome back to another season of rugby. Hope you all had a great Christmas & New Year’s holiday break and all geared up ready to go for an exciting 2020 season.

2020 promises to be a massive year of rugby in the Waikato. The HSBC World 7s Series has already come and gone for the new year. 

The Sporty Online Referee Registrations are now open and you can register as a 2020 referee, please get online and do that, alternatively this can be done at the Season Launch.

All the best for 2020 and we look forward to working with you all in the upcoming months.

Key Dates for the 2020 Season


29th - Season Launch | Cambridge, 10am


4th - Rugby Smart | Southern United, 6.00pm

6th - Rugby Smart | FMG Stadium, 6pm

7th - Rugby Smart | FMG Stadium, 8.30am, 11am & 1pm

18th - Rugby Smart | Hautapu Sports, 6.00pm

21st - Premier A & Division 1A Competition Commences 

25th - Waikato Wide Meeting | Cambridge, 6.30pm


15th - Waikato Wide Meeting | Cambridge, 6.30pm

29th - Rugby Smart | Hamilton Boys High, 6.00pm


4th - Rugby Smart | Hamilton Old Boys, 6.00pm

6th - Waikato Wide Meeting | Cambridge, 6.30pm

27th - Waikato Wide Meeting | Hamilton, 6.30pm


17th - Waikato Wide Meeting | Cambridge, 6.30pm


8th - Waikato Wide Meeting | Cambridge, 6.30pm

29th - Waikato Wide Meeting | Hamilton, 6.30pm