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Rugby Union

Rugby Union is one of the most popular sports played in Tairawhiti. There are 10 Clubs in the region, most of which offer Junior and Senior Rugby.

Rugby Union in the region is governed by Poverty Bay Rugby Football Union. PBRFU is based at 74 Grey Street, Level One, River oaks Mews Building, Gibsorne.

If you would like more information about Rugby Union, or help finding a team, call PBRFU on 06 868 9954 or visit the Poverty Bay Rugby Union website.

Club Directory

Hikurangi Sports Club

Age: Adult, Junior

Contact Name: Leanne Morrice

Contact Number: 864 9004

Address:

Ruatoria

Horouta Sports Club Inc

Contact Name: Geoff Milner

Contact Number: 027 535 6646

Address:

Waikirikiri Park, Dalton Street, Gisborne

HSOB Sports Club

Established in 1925 HSOB is one of the oldest Rugby clubs in Poverty Bay.

Age: Adult, Junior

Contact Name: Georgina Collier

Contact Number: 06 868 8264

Address:

21 Anzac Street
PO Box 389
Gisborne

Ngatapa Rugby & Associated Sports Club Inc

Ngatapa Rugby Club was established in 1957

Age: Adult, Junior

Contact Name: Kay Twigley

Address:

Onslow Rd, Rd 2 4072

Homeground:

Onslow Rd, Rd 2 4072

Nuhaka RFC

Contact Name: Wiremu Raroa

Contact Number: 06 837 8803

Address:

Nuhaka

Homeground:

Wairoa, 4192

OBM RFC

OBM RFC is a sports club that currently provides teams in the Poverty Bay Rugby Union Competition and Gisborne Netball Competition.

The club provides an environment that supports all existing members – players and supporters; and those who were once a part of the OBM family who have moved on from Gisborne. The club also welcomes new visitors to our club.

Age: Adult, Junior

Contact Name: Jo Huihui

Contact Number: 06 868 5893 / 027 549 3706

Address:

Stanley Road, Gisborne, 4010

Pirates Rugby Football Club

Age: Adult, Junior

Contact Name: Pat Makiri

Contact Number: 027 268 4321

Address:

15 Anzac St Gisborne 4010

Tokomaru Bay Sports Club

Age: Adult

Contact Name: James Forrester

Contact Number: 06 864 5770

Address:

Hatea-a-Rangi Domain
PO Box 122
Tokomaru Bay

Uawa Rugby Football Club

Age: Adult, Junior

Contact Name: Daryl Crawford

Contact Number: 06 862 6612

Address:

2 Cook St, Tolaga Bay 4077

Waikohu Sports Club

Contact Name: Nadine Horo

Contact Number: 06 862 350 / 022 101 6585

Address:

60 Station Road, Te Karaka, Gisborne

Homeground:

60 Station Road, Te Karaka, Gisborne

Waiora Athletic RFC

Early in the year 1939 several interested people of the town and district discussed the possibility of forming a new rugby team through the amalgamation of some of the lesser teams in the local competition. A meeting for the purpose of forming a new Rugby Football club from Old Boys, Pirates and Waiau clubs was held at St Andrews Hall on Monday  the 20th March 1939. Following the meeting a motion that a new club be formed from the three old clubs was passed.

Age: Adult, Junior

Contact Name: Paul Morunga

Contact Number: 027 495 5683

Address:

Wairoa, 4108

YMP Rugby Football Club

The Young Māori Party Football Club was formed after a meeting at Te Rau College in April, 1910. At the first meeting it was decided the club colour should be red and black. From the formation until approximately 1922 the club based itself in Gisborne during which time its membership encompassed all tribal groups from the East Coast through Gisborne city to the outlying rural areas. However in 1923 the club was officially adopted by Manutuke and to mark the occasion, club colours were changed from black and red to the present day colours of black and white.

Age: Adult, Junior

Contact Name: Lorraine Brown

Contact Number: 06 862 8635

Address:

108 Roebuck Road
P O Box 830
Gisborne