University of Waikato Rugby Club

Founded in 1961, the University of Waikato Rugby Club (UWRC) has a 50-year tradition of providing the best platform for talented rugby players to reach higher honours and to provide members with team experiences they can cherish for life.

Whether you want to socialise and have fun or play competitively at an elite level, students at the University of Waikato can reach their full potential by playing for UWRC. Based on campus at the Don Llewellyn Sports Pavilion, UWRC is the rugby club of choice for students in the Waikato. With four men's rugby teams ranging from Premier level through to social and one women's team, the club caters for players of all abilities.

The club fosters inclusiveness with past players remaining linked with the sport through the Varstonians and the opportunity to provide for students not only as players but as managers, coaches and administrators.


5:45pm at the club rooms starting Thursday 8th February!

Register your interest at the rugby registration website!


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For draws and results go to the Waikato Rugby website


Tauranga Sports Rugby Club

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Mount Maunganui Sports Club

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UTSNZ Sevens

Female students have the opportunity to join Team Waikato and represent the University of Waikato at the University and Tertiary Sport NZ (UTSNZ) National Tertiary Women’s Rugby Sevens Championships.

For more information and to register go to the UTSNZ website

Social Sport

Social Sport is one of Hamilton’s premier social competitions and takes place on campus at the University of Waikato. Offering a range of sports including Touch Rugby, Social Sport caters for all levels of sporting ability.

As part of the Social Sport Outdoor Series, Touch Rugby takes place between October – February, with all games being played on the University of Waikato fields:

  • 14-week league
  • Tuesdays, 5.40pm – 8.00pm
  • 35-minute games
  • Mixed teams (at least two females on the field at all times)
  • Six players on the field (maximum of 12 per team)

For more information, visit the Social Sport website.

High Performance

The University of Waikato works in partnership with the Waikato Rugby Union and the Bay of Plenty Rugby Union to support talented rugby players. Find out how the University provides athlete support.

Parafed Waikato - Wheelchair Rugby

Parafed Waikato offers a range of sport opportunities for anyone with a physical disability and/or visual impairment.

David Klinkhamer - Adaptive Rugby Manager