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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Remember 125th PBRFU Anniversary Celebrations on Queens Birthday 2015!

New Rugby Development Officer announced for Poverty Bay Rugby! (22 April 2014)

As an exciting new appointment, Poverty Bay RFU would like to announce and welcome ex-All Black, Rico Gear, to the position of Rugby Development Officer (RDO). The Union is rapt to have Rico on board and look forward to the influence he will have in our rugby community for both young and senior players; coaches and administrators. Although Rico has started, he has been away in training for the role with NZRU and will be hitting the ground running with PBRFU officially on Monday 28 April. Being an ex-All Black, National Sevens and Commonwealth Gold medallist, Super Rugby and Provincial player he will bring with him a wealth of experience and knowledge in the game. Click Here for the Gisborne Herald media release for the RDO appointment. 


Rugby Draw for this Weekend, Saturday 26 April 2013 (22 April 2014)

1.00pm Senior One Grade:

YMP vs Harvest Transport Ngatapa at More FM Rugby Park

OBM vs HSOB at Oval 1

Waikohu bye

2.30pm Premier Grade:

NT Construction YMP vs Larsawn Ngatapa at More FM Rugby Park

Enterprise Cars OBM vs Kevin Hollis Glass Pirates at Oval 1

Horouta vs Woodbank HSOB at Waikirikiri Reserve

Wairoa Athletic bye

No Junior (U6 - U13) or Teenage Rugby (U14, U16 and U19) until after the school holidays on Saturday, 10 May 2013.

Teenage Club Competition Rugby (7 April 2014)

Teenage Club Competition Rugby kicked off on Saturday, 5 April at Barry Park. U14, U16 & U19 grades. You can still sign up for your favourite club. For club contacts to sign up now, go to:

All Blacks 2014 Schedule (4 February 2014)
For All Blacks 2014 fixtures, click here

2014 Investec Super Rugby Schedule (4 February 2014)
For the 2014 Investec Super Rugby fixtures, click here

HSBC Sevens World Series (5 Feburary 2014)
For the latest information on the 2014 HSBC Sevens World Series, click here.

2014 Bayleys National 7s Tournament
(14 January 2014)
Results have been released for the Bayleys National 7s tournament hosted in Rotorua 11 & 12 January 2014.  Click below for:
Day 1 results for both Mens and Womens
Day 2 results for Mens fixtures

Day 2 results for Womens fixtures
For photos of the tournament team, click here

 CLICK HERE for this weekend's Gisborne Cosmopolitan 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 for our latest Video - 2011 Poverty Bay Heartland Team tries...




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