Representative Information for 2019

WCJR Code of Conduct: PDF
WCJR Code of Conduct: Word

2019 Coaching Applications

Coach Application forms for all Representative teams are now open for the 2018 season.
Applications open: Monday 18th March 2018

> Goord Cup & Bowers Cup Coaches are selected by consolidation within club groupings through delegates in each area. Areas are as follows:

Northern Blues: Huntly, Taupiri, Ngaruawahia, Te Kowhai, Suburbs
Southern Reds: Melville, Frankton, Raglan
Western Greens: Fraser Tech, Ham Old Boys, Te Rapa
Eastern Whites: Marist, Varsity, Southwell

> Friday 26th April 2019 – Gwynne Shield Rep Coach Applications close.

> Friday 10th May 2019 – MacKenzie Cup Coach Applications close

All application forms are to be emailed or posted to Graham Wallace (WCJR Rep Convenor). Graham Wallace email address:

Last year’s 2018 Gwynne Shield, Under 45kg Invitational and MacKenzie Cup coaches do not need to fill in the application form, but do need to email an expression of interest to Graham Wallace. All new coaches need to submit an application form. All applicants must have completed the compulsory Small Blacks course for 2019. All successful applicants will then be required to attend a meeting at WRU offices- date TBC.


Coach Application Forms: Under 45kg Invitational Application 2019      Bowers Cup Application 2019

Goord Cup / Bowers Cup
The Goord Cup/ Bowers Cup will be a warm-up tournament for all teams; Southern Reds, Western Greens, Eastern Whites and the Northern Blues and then all four teams will go onto represent our area in the Bowers Tournament.

The composite teams are:
Northern Blues: Huntly, Taupiri, Ngaruawahia, Te Kowhai, Suburbs. COACHES=
Southern Reds: Melville, Frankton, Raglan. COACHES=
Western Greens: Fraser Tech, Ham Old Boys, Te Rapa. COACHES=
Eastern Whites: Marist, Varsity, Southwell. COACHES=

These clubs are expected to get together and organise a team to enter this competition, by nominating players from each club, so a trial can be held and a team be fairly selected. The coaches of these teams will become our Bowers Coaches.

The Goord Cup Tournament details for this competition TBC

The Bowers Cup Tournament will take place every Sunday in August. Venues to be confirmed by Morrinsville organising committee.

The Under 45kg Invitational Tournament – This tournament has replaced the old Goldfields Tournament. The tournament is for players under 45kgs. It is played over three weekends in September – opening day held in Te Awamutu on Sunday, during the second weekend the Hamilton Teams play each other either on Saturday or Sunday, and closing day is held in Te Aroha on Sunday.

The teams in this competition are: WBOP (Western Bay of Plenty), Thames Valley, Te Awamutu, King Country, Hamilton Gold (A team) and Hamilton Black (B team).

Hamilton area selection criteria is:

– They must have played either in the Gwynne Shield or Bowers tournament to be eligible for selection.

– Year 8 or below.

– Under 45kgs.


Coach Application Form: Gwynne Shield Application 2019

> Gwynne Shield 1st trial Date TBC – Swarbrick Park, Frankton- 9.30-10.45am weigh-in and registration. 11.00am kick-off. ALL PLAYERS MUST BE UNDER 56KG ON THE DAY OF TRIALS

> Gwynne Shield 2nd trial Date TBC – Swarbrick Park, Frankton- 9.30-10.30am weigh -in and registration for players who did not attend 1st trial. 10.45am kick-off. ALL PLAYERS MUST BE UNDER 56KG ON THE DAY OF TRIALS

Gwynne Shield Rugby is a prestigious tournament that is run by the Waikato Primary School’s Rugby Committee. This tournament has a lot of history as it started way back in 1921. This tournament is for young boys and girls who are 57kgs and under, who are Year 8 or below. Normally the players come from the intermediate school level, however, you do have the odd Year 6 who is an exceptional player that does get selected. This is a school-based tournament which means you must trial for the team in the area in which you go to school. The other difference is, you don’t have to play rugby to be eligible but you still must trial to enable selection. All players who play in this tournament have the opportunity to be selected for the Waikato Roller Mills. Our WCJR Board has five teams which participate in the Gwynne Shield Tournament.

PANTHERS: Coach for 2019:
Maeroa Intermediate, Raglan, Forest Lake, St. Columbus, Frankton, Crawshaw, St. Peters Chanel, Rotokauri, Whitiora, Aberdeen, Rhode St, Te Mata, Te Uku, Whatawhata, Waitetuna

TIGERS: Coach for 2019:
Fairfield Intermediate, Pukete, Hukanui, Te Rapa, Bankwood, Insoll Ave, Vardon, Puketaha, St. Andrews, Hamilton North, Fairfield Primary, Woodstock, Te Totara, Waldolf.

WASPS: Coach for 2019:
Peachgrove, St. Josephs, Newstead, Marion, Matangi, Knighton Normal School, Southwell, Tamahere, Hamilton East, Te Ara Rima (5th Avenue), Eureka, Silverdale, Tōku Māpihi Maurea

EAGLES: Coach for 2019:
Melville Intermediate, Berkley Intermediate, Glenview, Rukuhia, Hillcrest, Hamilton West, Deanwell, Koromatua, Richmond Park, Melville Primary, Hamilton Seventh Day Adventist, St. Pius, South Christian School.

NORTH WAIKATO: Coach for 2019:

Bernard Ferguson, St. Josephs Ngāruawāhia, Waipa Primary, Rakaumanga, Huntly Primary, Kimihia, Huntly West, Horotiu, Gordonton, Ngāruawāhia Primary, Horsham Downs, Rototuna Junior High, Hamilton Christian School, Endeavour, Rototuna, Te Kōwhai, Ohinewai, Waingaro and Glen Massey.

Teams to be named and team sheet emailed to Graham Wallace by the end of May 2019 – Coaches may select a team of 24 players (22 players with 2 reserves)

2019 Gwynne Shield Dates: (to be confirmed)


Coach Application Form: McKenzie Cup Application 2019
Mackenzie Cup Tournament- Date TBC
This is a tournament that was started by Cambridge Junior Rugby about 9 years ago for the bigger rugby players. However, for the past 2 years, Hamilton has picked up and continued to run this tournament. This tournament is for players under 75 kgs, however, each team can have up to five players over 75kgs. Usually players from the 12th and 13th Grades. All players who play in this competition have the opportunity to be chosen for the NZ Harlequins Under 13’s Team.

MacKenzie Cup Rules 2018
MacKenzie Cup Team List 2018
MacKenzie Cup History

We have two teams:

Hamilton West. Coaches for 2019:
(Melville, Frankton, Raglan, Fraser Tech, Hamilton Old Boys, & Te Rapa)

Hamilton East. Coach for 2019:
(Varsity, Southwell, Marist, Suburbs, Te Kōwhai, Taupiri, Huntly & Ngāruawahia)


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