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Rugby at Auckland Grammar School is central to the long tradition of hard-work, determination and success embodied in the School motto Per Angusta Ad Augusta - through hardship to glory.

Auckland Grammar School has produced the most All Blacks out of any other school - 52, from M. Herrod in 1893, to the Ioane brothers, Akira and Rieko (classes of 2009 and 2010 respectively).

As well as the inter-school competitions and the national championships, the top rugby teams face various other schools in long-standing traditional fixtures, such as the competition with long-standing rivals King's College.

There are various teams in every year group, from competitive to social. Boys from all skill levels find a place in the Grammar rugby community.

General Information

Terms played: Term 2 and Term 3

Game days:

  • Saturday mornings, either 9:15am or 10:30am (occasionally 12pm)
  • 1st XV kicks off at 2:30pm on Saturdays

Practice times:

  • A Teams twice a week
  • B Teams once or twice a week, either before or after School at the Coach's request

Costs: Cost of uniform available from the School shop and a $20 levy per player

Equipment: Boots, mouth guards, head gear (optional)

Registration: All students who wish to play rugby for the School in 2018 are invited to fill in the online registration form which you can find here. The weigh-in will take place at lunchtime on Tuesday 10 March. Trials for all teams will commence in week 10 (from Monday 23 March). The exception to this is for students wishing to trial for the 1st XV team - these trials will take place on Monday 16 and Wednesday 18 March after school.

The Master in Charge of Rugby is Mr Oates. Students are able to speak to him in the Social Studies department during the School day or contact him via email.