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Preseason and Season News

The 2021 season is just around the corner and we have been busy planning for an exciting year of rugby.  Here is some information you might be interested in.

Coach Appointments

Coaches: Matt Lee, Phil Gibb and John Pereira
Managers: Pat Braid, Karen Braid, Vaka Lemisio
Videographer: Mikey Uriaro

Coaches: Brian Faitele and Rocky Aliivaa, with support from RDO Nick Risdon.
Managers: Sala Maulolo and AJ McBride with support from Mo Laumatia.
Returning as a key piece of the 2021 puzzle Doug King as team medic.

Premier Reserves 
Head Coach: Peter Time
Managers: Matt Time and Anthony Braid
Coaching Resources: Polonga Pedro, Jason Risdon, Alexis Time and James Kusel

Coaches: Logan Ngatuere-Ongley and Otto Rasch, with support from RDO Nick Risdon
Manager: Craig Bailey

Coach: TBC 

Manager: Santell Pickett



This weekend the Premier, Colts and Presidents teams are heading up to Taupo for the annual Spillane tournament.  This is the 90th year of the Spillane Cup and it is always a great preseason event for our teams.  Keep an eye out on our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates over the weekend.


Preseason Games

On Saturday we had our first Premier preseason game against Paremata Plimmerton.  Due to Covid19 restrictions for spectators we did not publicise this, however we can report that we had a convincing win without injuries.

20 March - Premier Reserves v Norths (12:30pm), Premier v Norths (2pm), North Park

27 March – Premier Reserves v Tawa, Premier v Tawa, Colts v Tawa, Lyndhurst Park (Times TBC)

27 March – Women's WRFU Preseason Festival, Details TBC


Club Day

Club Day this year will be held on 22 May.  This will be a big event at the club as Sponsors and Old Timers will be recognised on this day.  Make sure you mark your diary.


We are looking forward to the start of the rugby season and hope to see you at the games and in the clubrooms.

Go the Eagles!!