Secondary School Rugby, years 9-13, continues to grow in Mercury Bay and we compete well in our Thames Valley Secondary Schools competition.

Fourth grade play three rounds of games, Development and 1st XV play two full rounds and girls play a two round 10 a side competition and currently hold the TVSS girls 10s trophy. A TVSS 7s tournament day is held in term one and all grades are allegeable to play in this.

Pre season must for 2016 will be held in the health room on Thursday 11th at lunch time. Fees apply and are currently under review. Boots and mouth guards are the responsibility of players. All playing uniform including socks and shorts are supplied on game days. Practices are held after school on Tuesdays and Thursday from mid March, at school and/or the Mercury Bay Sports Park, Moewai Road. Games are held home and away on Saturdays for boys and Sundays for girls with some mid week games.

Age Groups

Age as at 1st January/ weight regulations (currently under review):

4th grade

  • 12 years open weight
  • 13 years 75kg and under
  • 14 years 62kg and under

Development Grade

  • 14 years Open Weight
  • 15 years 75kg and under
  • 16 years 65kg and under
  • 17 years and under 60kg must be dispensated

1st XV

  • Open Weights

Girls 1st XV

  • Open Weights

A committee of parents and teachers administer rugby. New members are always welcome. Contact Stacey Bale This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested.

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