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Get Involved

Rugby is New Zealand’s national game and one of the world’s fastest growing sports. 

During rugby season there are over 5,000 games played each week involving over 160,000 players, 1,600 referees and 13,000 coaches.

There’s a form of rugby for everyone, no matter what your gender, experience level, size or shape. And, almost every community in New Zealand has a rugby club to join.

Off the pitch, rugby has a dedicated team of over 20,000 managers, volunteers and administrators who are at the heart of the game.

Rugby's volunteers help make the game improve each season, from grounds keepers, bar staff and team managers to physios, board members and many other roles. There's a way for everyone to be involved in rugby.