Formed in 1890 the Poverty Bay Rugby Football Union governs rugby union within the Gisborne region surrounding Poverty Bay. There are six rugby clubs within the region. Poverty Bay has a proud and rich history - with 17 All Blacks coming from our region. For more click here 





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PBRFU Age Grade Representative Coaches wanted (16 July 2014):

1.   Under 19 - this will be a combined PB/EC team (3 game programme in Hurricanes competition.  Players may then be selected for the Heartland team in national tournament).
2.   Under 18 – (3 game programme in Hurricanes U18 competition).
3.   Under 16 – 3 games , included promotion / relegation game followed by Hurricanes Under 16 tournament in Hawkes Bay
All grades kick off in September
Please contact the CEO, Derek Dingle at the office on 06 868 9968 or email no later than Friday, 25 July 2014

Lee Brothers Shield Premier Grade Results on Saturday 5 July:

Last round robin games before playoffs: 

Kevin Hollis Glass Pirates 48 vs Horouta 19, 
Enterprise Cars OBM 17 vs NT Construction YMP 14,
Larsawn Ngatapa 42 vs Wairoa Athletic 20, 
Woodbank HSOB bye. 

Table Standings before playoffs next wkd:

Pirates 47pts, YMP 45pts, HSOB 32pts, Ngatapa 30pts, OBM 29pts, Wairoa Athletic 21pts, Horouta 2pts.

This weekend's Premier Grade playoff games, Saturday 12 July:

Major semifinal

Kevin Hollis Glass Pirates vs NT Construction YMP at More FM Rugby Park, 2.30pm kickoff.

The winner goes through to the Lee Brothers Shield final on 26 July. Loser plays winner of Minor semifinal on 19 July.

Minor semifinal knockout
Woodbank HSOB vs Larsawn Ngatapa at More FM Rugby Park, 1.00pm kickoff.

Lew Paterson Cup Senior One results Saturday 5 July, start of playoffs:

Major playoff game result: 

Enterprise Cars OBM 61 vs YMP 0

Minor Knockout playoff game result:

Earthwork Solutions Agworks HSOB 65 vs Harvest Transport Ngatapa 5

Arborcare Waikohu had bye as 1st place team at end of round robin games.

This weekend's Senior One grade games, 12 July 2014:

Major semi-final - 
Arborcare Waikohu vs Enterprise Cars OBM, Waikirikiri Park at 1.00pm 

The winner through to Lew Paterson Cup grand final on 26 July. Loser to play winner of minor semifinal on 19 July.

Minor semi-final - 

YMP vs Earthworks Solutions Agworks HSOB, Waikirikiri Park at 1.00pm

Knockout game, winner to play losing team in major semifinal.

Great News. Four GBHS players selected for the Hurricanes U18s!


U18s set for challenging camp | The Official Website of the 2014 Investec Super Rugby Hurricanes

 CLICK HERE for this weekend's Club Senior Grades draw & results standings.

125th PBRFU Anniversary Celebrations, Queens Birthday    29-31 May 2015


ABC4Kids School Holiday programmes run during the school year.  Keep an eye out for our next programme dates for 2014

is a 5 week fundamental skills programme for kids aged
7 to 9 years of age.  To enquire about School Holiday Programmes
Please contact the Poverty Bay Rugby Union Office
Phone: 8689968 for further information

for this weekend's Senior Grades draw & results standings.




Check out some local rugby footage!

Click here to watch a replay of the 2014 preseason game between Poverty Bay and Ngati Porou East Coast.

Click here for our latest Video - 2011 Poverty Bay Heartland Team tries...




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