Player Draft Requests

Kia ora! This page holds information and guidance regarding player drafts and transfers for Touch NZ National Championships.

Firstly, its important to distinguish between drafts (permits) and transfers: 

Transfer:  This is where a player transfers to play from one province to another province at a national championship. Players that are seeking transfers are required to contact their provincial administrator. No form is required, and there are no longer fees payable to Touch NZ for transfers. 

Draft: This is where a player requests to play for another province at a national championship (but still wishes belong to their home province). A draft applies when:

  • A player is not selected to play at a National Championship by their home province in their preffered grade, and they wish to draft to a different province; or
  • where the player's home province does not have a team attending a National Championship in their preffered grade. 

Players wishing to apply to be drafted to another province shall complete the '2024 Touch NZ Player Draft' form below. 

Where a draft is requested, the home province is required to approve the draft (permit) via Sporty. 

Overseas Draft: This is where a player who is based overseas, wishes to submit a draft to play at a Touch NZ National Championship. Players wishing to apply, shall complete the 'Touch NZ Overseas Player Draft' Request Application Form.

Players must meet all eligibility criteria before the draft is approved by Touch NZ.  

*NEW* Touch NZ Player Draft Board: 

The Touch NZ Player Draft Board is a public listing that allows provinces to 'pick-up' players available via draft.  Available players will be listed below. 

All provincial administrators are to be familiar with the processes as outlined in the Touch NZ Player Eligibility Policy. For reference:

2023-2024 Player Draft Board

Players who have completed a draft request application indicating they are available to be drafted to another province for a National Championship event in 2024, will be listed here (with their approval); provided they meet the Touch NZ player eligibility requirements. The following players are deemed eligible to be drafted to a provincial team for 2023-2024 National Championship(s). 

1. Steven Allerby 

Gender: Male

Date of Birth: 21/08/1977

Age Grade: 45 Mens or Mixed

Preferred Position: Link/Wing

Based: Wellington

Email: [email protected] 

2. Kaea Murray (Overseas)

Gender: Male

Date of Birth: 20/01/2006

Age Grade: 18 Boys

Based: Gold Coast, QLD

Parent Email: [email protected] 

3. Bauro Kairaoi

Gender: Male

Date of Birth: 22/06/1989

Age Grade: 30 Mens

Preferred Position: Link/Middle

Based: Central Otago

Email: [email protected] 

4. Stephen Borcoskie

Gender: Male

Date of Birth: 06/10/1968

Agre Grade: M50, M55, M45

Preferred Position: Link, Wing

Experience: Canterbury M55 2023 Nationals, NZ Trials M50, NZ Trials M55

Based:  Canterbury

Email: [email protected]