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 



Poverty Bay Rugby Celebrates 125 years
Queens Birthday Weekend 29-31 May 2015

Be sure to Join us on Queen’s Birthday weekend 2015 to celebrate 125 years of Rugby in Poverty Bay. There will be plenty of opportunities to meet up with past teammates and friends over the weekend of Friday 29th to Sunday 31st May 2015. Catch the annual derby Poverty Bay versus East Coast game and spend the Saturday evening at a celebratory dinner with hilarious top international speaker Greg Ward.

Further details will be posted on our new website in the new year, but for now, click here to register your interest and we’ll get back to you. Numbers are limited so don’t miss out! See you there!

Please support our sponsors
Quality Emerald Hotel
Waikanae Beach Motel
For other accommodation options click here



Come and meet the "Canes"

at the Quality Hotel Emerald  |  6pm-7.45pm   |  Thursday 29 January 2015

3 course meal + complimentary wine on table. Tables of 6 $480  |  Tables of 7 $560

Each table will have at least 2 Hurricanes players or management. Following the meal an auction of signed memorabilia will be held. Cash bar available. For more details or to book a table contact PBRFU on 06 868 9968 or email

Click here for the full Newsroom  

Join the PBRFU Weka Kids Club -  The Coolest Club on the Coast!

Click here to go to the webpage.

PBRU September Newsletter (18 Sept 2014)
Click here for the PBRFU September Newsletter 2014

Heartland Table Standings at 29 Sept 2014
Poverty Bay Heartland have moved up into second place on the table just 5 points behind Buller after securing a riveting win over King Country on the weekend, 35 - 29.  Poverty Bay still have 2 pool play games against: Thames Valley (04 October, in Paeroa) and then Horowhenua Kapiti (11 October, More FM Rugby Park).  Be sure to come along and support the boys in red on 11 October.   Click here to find out how the competition is explained

Poverty Bay Heartland vs West Coast
(8 Sept 2014)
Gisborne Herald article from this game

Lee Brothers Shield Premier Grade Championship 2014
(26 July 2014)
Congratulations to Kevin Hollis Glass & Aluminium Pirates, beating Woodbank HSOB 17 - 16 in a nail biting finals.

Lew Paterson Cup Senior One grade Chamionship 2014 (26 July 2014)
Congratulations to Enterprise Cars OBM, beating Arborcare Waikohu 35 - 10 in their finals game.

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.


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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