Rugby at Wellington College is run by the Wellington College Rugby which was established in 1877 and is one of the oldest of its kind in the country. 

Wellington College is a very proud and traditional NZ rugby school. The 1st XV have won a very competitive local competition for 7 of the past 12 years. The 1st XV also compete in the oldest secondary school rugby tournament, the Quadrangular Tournament.  Wellington College also competed in the first ever recorded secondary schools match against Nelson College.

All Blacks 
With 35, Wellington College boasts the third highest number of All Blacks of any secondary school in the country; including All Black Neemia Tialata. To see the full list, click on the link.  Dane Coles became our 33rd All Black on the November 2012 tour, while Jeff Toomaga-Allen became our 34th when he came on as a replacement against Japan. Most recently Lima Sopoaga debuted against the Springboks in July 2015.              



Open weight grades include Under 18 Open, Under 15 Open 

Restricted weight grades include Under 55kg (under 15 years age only), Under 65kg (under 16 years age only) and Under 80kg.

Team Selection Flowchart for 2022​​​​​​​

Team Selection Rationale CLICK HERE


Black or Gold jersey, mouth guard and sock tape are provided for the season. White shorts, Black socks with yellow hoop (available from the uniform shop).   When teams travel, depending on the logistics of the trip, they will travel in school uniform, number 1's or the new sports tracksuits.  The uniform transition period is now over and it is expected that the new tracksuit will be worn.  Rugby uniform and school tracksuits are available through the uniform shop.  A price list can be found here.  The Uniform Shop is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during term time from 11am to 1.30pm  Contact the shop on 802 2543


Schools in the Greater Wellington region


Most teams train twice a week. A summer rugby academy begins in Term 4 and runs through the summer holidays and up until the start of the new season.


The WC Rugby prides itself on offering top coaching to its players and providing pathways to move through the grades and onto higher honours. Strong links exist with Wellington Rugby and the school's coaches are able to take advantage of numerous development opportunities. Any parent or caregiver interested in coaching/managing and taking advantage of these excellent opportunities can contact the Rugby Convenor via the details below.

Competition Draw and Results

Go to COLLEGE SPORT WEBSITE at www.collegesport.org.nz for latest information.


Go to College Sport Website/APP OR Listen to Newstalk ZB (1035 kHz) on Saturday mornings from 7.30am and each half-hour thereafter.


Term 1

Season: Terms 2 and 3

Cost:  $195 per player, $100 for a second player (reduced costs for extra family members).

Director: Mr Neemia Tialata 022 381 1097 n.tialata@wc.school.nz 

Convenor:  Mr. Peter Maitland  (04) 802 2520 ext 852 or p.maitland@wc.school.nz
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