2021 Splice Construction March Past are officially open! The Gallagher Chiefs are pleased to provide clubs in the Waikato region the opportunity to attend the Splice Construction March Past on Saturday 17th April at FMG Stadium Waikato when we take on the Crusaders.

The Splice Construction March Past is an initiative to promote playing rugby in our region and to acknowledge your junior clubs as part of our provincial union family. We ask that you share this link with your Junior Rugby Clubs to invite junior rugby club members (and their chaperones) to walk around the match field before kick off in their club colours – club banners also welcome!

We will be providing complimentary tickets to the Gallagher Chiefs v Crusaders match for junior players registered to attend the march past as well as a select number of complimentary adult tickets for coaches/caregivers/parents to chaperone (1 adult ticket for every 10 kids). There will be a further discount of 20% for adult family members who wish to attend this match.

 IMPORTANT: There are limited tickets available so seats will be filled on a ‘first in, first served basis’. Be sure to get your club teams to finalise their attending numbers quickly and get in early! We look forward to seeing plenty of junior players from Chiefs Country at FMG Stadium Waikato on April 17th for the Crusaders match up!

 Registration Now! Click Here: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/b1a8bf8d8b854734a4b721a32751be63

 Additional Discounted Tickets: https://chiefs.flicket.co.nz/releases/Junior-March-Past

 Any questions, please contact me at kyraa@chiefs.co.nz



Option 1: Te Awamutu: Albert Park: Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th April 8.30am to 3.30pm

 Option 2: Hamilton: Willoughby Park & FMG Stadium Waikato Thursday 29th and Friday 30th April 8.30am to 3.30pm

Age groups 5-7, 8-10, 11-13 (Girls & Boys). Prices $75 per day p/p, $60 for additional siblings. Fun rugby games and skills. Facilitated by WRU coaching staff. Focusing on fundamental movement and rugby skills. Each participant receives a Waikato goodie pack.

 Note: Participating players need to bring their own lunch/drink, MOUTH GUARDS and any protective gear. Link to Register:   Click Here To Register

Attention All Junior Rugby Clubs Sporty administrators/managers. Waikato Rugby Union are hosting an evening aimed at upskilling & refreshing your skills in the Rugby Sporty system.

Date: Wednesday 7th April. Time: Start 6pm to 8pm. Venue: FMG Stadium, 128 Seddon Road, Gate 5, Level 3, Harlequins Room. What will be covered off is – Know your way around Sporty, Know your way around the Dash Board, Website & Admin settings, Team Builder, 2021 registrations, creating a team, adding players/coach’s/manager to teams, email last year’s database, and others. If you would like to register for this Club Sporty Info Evening please click on the “Register Here” link below:

Register Here

Scrum Factory

Sessions in May for U13 and U12s. Please contact Paul Martin, Waikato Rugby Union. Mob:021 401 552 | E: paulm@mooloo.co.nz

Tackle Clinic

Sat 8 May 8th Grade: 1st-year tackle,

Venue & Time to be confirmed

Small Black Coaching Courses 2021. 

This course is for anyone coaching rugby at Primary school, Intermediate School and Junior club level Under 13 and below down to Rippa Rugby. Two coaches PER TEAM need to register, complete the online module then attend a practical session in your region facilitated by WRU or NZR.

Club Coaches Click here – Coach

School Coaches Click here – ​​​​​​​Coach 

Dates are: (you select the date when registering)

  • Morrinsville Rugby Club Wed 7th April 6:15pm – 8:00pm
  • Hamilton Region Suburbs Rugby Club Sat 10th April 9:15am – 11:00am
  • Te Awamutu Rugby Club Mon 12th April 6:15pm – 8:00pm
  • South Waikato Putaruru Rugby Club Mon 12th April 6:15pm – 8:00pm
  • Hamilton Southwell School Wed 14th April 6:15pm – 8:00pm
  • Waipa Cambridge Junior Rugby Club Sat 1st May 9:15am – 11:00am

Associate Referee Courses are loaded & ready.

  • Te Awamutu Associate Referee Course Te Awamutu Sports | 7pm

Wednesday 5th May –  Click to register  https://forms.gle/MKj5i2urvLN8D4zE8

  • Hamilton Associate Referee Course FMG Stadium Waikato | 9am

Saturday 8th May – Click to register  https://forms.gle/h2XC1jqSkXDmXyGi7

  • Cambridge Associate Referee Course Cambridge Junior Rugby | 7pm

Wednesday 12th May – Click to register  https://forms.gle/DysfTCBwUf5LKQ2w5

All teams that register an Associate Referee, complete the course and referees on a Saturday for their team will go into the draw to win tickets for 1 home Waikato NPC match for the team and 4 x Adult Tickets. Five prize packs to be won.

If you haven’t done so already through your club, all Coaches, Managers and Players need to complete an online registration form for 2021. Click below to find your club or school to register.  Key points for coaches:

– Complete the online registration, select the course and complete the online module. (no online module for Small Black coaches)

– Must have two coaches per team.

– You can make any changes to your form including a course date you selected by clicking on the confirmation email you received to your given email address.

– If you are a coach and manager then you must register as a coach. This is a health and safety requirement.

Junior and Senior Club Registration Links 2021 – Click Below

Click here – Coach

Click here – Manager / Administrator / Volunteer 

Click here – Senior Player

Click here – Junior Player

Secondary School and Intermediate School Registration Links 2021 – Click Below 

Click here – Coach​​​

Click here – Manager / Adminstrator / Volunteer

Click here – Player 

Jordan Farrington, Waikato Rugby Union.

2021 UPDATE #1:Unfortunately we are back under level 2 restrictions until at least 6.00am Sunday 7th March. This may have some clubs thinking about weigh-ins scheduled before then and beyond if the level remains at 2. As per 2020, we can continue albeit with the restrictions imposed under level 2. This means gatherings of 100 people max, social distancing where possible, contact tracing, good hygiene practices etc. This may not affect smaller clubs as much but our larger clubs will need to manage their gatherings accordingly. Below is a statement from Michael Winter at the WRU along with a guide to sport under level 2. If anyone has any questions please don’t hesitate to call Michael at the WRU or myself. Thanks everyone and keep safe.

Graham Wallace (WCJRB President)

Here we are again, back in an increased level of COVID lockdown. We have all been there, done this before so I am confident all clubs are across Government and NZR expectations are pre-season games and team trainings and doing required processes and protocols to ensure everyone is kept safe. Saturday nights announcement again impacts our preparations on club rugby so now more than ever we need to continue to be vigilant and follow the correct processes. Below is a link to the NZR COVID-19 Guidelines. Please refer to these heading into any club trainings, pre-season fixtures and close contact sessions. Here you will also find guides to changing sheds, match operations and club room under L2.


NZR COVID-19-L2 Training Guide


If you require any assistance please contact us at Waikato Rugby and we can provide assistance. Michael Winter, Acting Participation and Development Manager, Waikato Rugby Union, Mob: +64 21 805 890 | E: michaelw@mooloo.co.nz

* The MyRugby App is your official New Zealand Rugby Community App.
Follow the local teams you care about to find out about upcoming fixture information and previous score. And if you’re a team manager spend less time filling out and sending in paper teamsheets so you can spend more time on winning the game! * (PLEASE NOTE: Info will become available once draws and teams are established and uploaded). 
As MyRugby has been developed by New Zealand Rugby all player information and fixture information comes directly from, and is recorded to, the official National Rugby Database.
* How much does the MyRugby App cost? The MyRugby App is 100% FREE to download and use.
* Where can I get the MyRugby App? The App is available for both Apple and Android devices, use the appropriate links below for your device, or search directly for MyRugby wherever you normally get app for your phone.




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7th April SMALL BLACKS COACHING COURSE- Morrinsville Rugby Club 6:15pm – 8:00pm

7th April- Rugby Sporty System upskilling & refresher evening: 6pm to 8pm, FMG Stadium, 128 Seddon Road, Gate 5, Level 3, Harlequins Room. Register Here

10th April SMALL BLACKS COACHING COURSE Hamilton Region Suburbs Rugby Club 9:15am – 11:00am

12th April SMALL BLACKS COACHING COURSE Te Awamutu Rugby Club- 6:15pm – 8:00pm

12th April SMALL BLACKS COACHING COURSE South Waikato Putaruru Rugby Club- 6:15pm – 8:00pm.

14th April SMALL BLACKS COACHING COURSE Hamilton Southwell School –6:15pm – 8:00pm

17th April- Junior March Past– 5:30pm, FMG Stadium. Click Here to register: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/b1a8bf8d8b854734a4b721a32751be63

 Click here for Additional Discounted Tickets: https://chiefs.flicket.co.nz/releases/Junior-March-Past

Any questions, please contact me at kyraa@chiefs.co.nz

27th & 28th April: 8.30am to 3.30pm. MINIS 2 MOOLOOS HOLIDAY PROGRAMME: Te Awamutu: Albert Park. Click Here To Register

29th & 30th April: 8.30am to 3.30pm: MINIS 2 MOOLOOS HOLIDAY PROGRAMME. Willoughby Park & FMG Stadium. Click Here To Register

1st May SMALL BLACKS COACHING COURSE Waipa Cambridge Junior Rugby Club- 9:15am – 11:00am

5th May  7pm- Associate Referee Course – Te Awamutu Sports. Click here to find out more: Click here to register: Contact michaelw@mooloo.co.nz for more info.

8th May 9am. *Associate Referee Course – Hamilton. FMG Stadium Waikato. Click here to find out more: Click here to register: Contact michaelw@mooloo.co.nz for more info.

*Tackle Clinic: 8th Grade: 1st-year tackle, Venue & Time to be confirmed.

12th May  7pm: Associate Referee Course – Cambridge Junior Rugby. Click here to find out more: Click here to register: Contact michaelw@mooloo.co.nz for more info.


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