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Match Wraps

Woodridge Homes Premier’s 3 vs Tawa 74

We move onto Ories this week….

Premier halfback Peter Stewart reflects on a tough day at the office

Quay Marine Premier Reserves 10 vs Tawa 41

The game provided a lot of valuable insights to our team’s capabilities. We started very well maintaining good field position and pressure, in the first quarter of the 1st half, resulting in our teams 10 points. Thereafter team options and decision making put ourselves under pressure. The team expended too much energy on attack unfortunately our fitness was not at the required level to reap the rewards. As a result, our scrum and defensive line struggled for the rest of the game.

Coaching staff and team management got a stronger appreciation and understanding of the teams 'minutes per player' structure. This is normally sorted preseason fast forward to present times. Coaches now have this information we progress. It also pleasing to see our team culture is building in a positive direction.

Point Scorers: Tom Brazil - try; Zyrus Grace - 1 penalty, 1 conversion.

(Brent Carroll, Head Coach)

Superloans Colts 5 vs Ories Colts 22

In pretty average conditions the Colts took on Ories on Friday night on the Alex Moore Artificial. With a treacherous cross breeze with a freezing chill and driving rain made this an interesting contest. Our boys stayed in the fight until deep and really matched the larger Ories side physically and mentally. It was 5-7 until the dieing stages and then a couple of decisions coach Richard ‘Hendo’ Henderson probably wanted to have back by his team cost the boys. Top effort though! Enjoy the week off this week and go strong against Wellington next weekend. Wellington were tipped up 68-0 by Ories so this bodes well if we show the same level of fight and commitment.

In other games;

Superloans 85’s 12 vs Wellington 17

Superloans Cripples WBD vs MSP Internationals LBD



With the Easter break, we only see our Woodridge Homes Premier’s and Quay Marine Premier Reserve’s play. They travel to the Polo Ground to take on Oriental Rongotai for the Ash Pointon Cup. The matches start at 1pm and 2.45pm respectively so get along to support our teams!


Monday Player Development Sessions Underway

Where: Monday’s 6pm, Helston Park

For Who: The aim is to develop our younger players in the community at College and Colts level in order to provide a foundation for our future Premier sides. This is not limited to younger players only.

What Is Covered: The focus will be on general skills with some position specific skills also.

By Who: Hiko Davies (Coaching Development Officer, JRFC) and Mo Mackey (Rugby Committee Member and Rugby Coach)

We hope to see you there!

JRFC Rugby Committee

For any queries, please contact


Take Advantage of the Early Bird Offer on Subscriptions…..ending 30 April

Subscriptions are now due for all players and for those playing you still have an opportunity to avail an early-bird deal of $100 if paid before the end of April.

Some of you will be fundraising as part of team efforts to raise subs money and this is fine, but the team will benefit if they pay prior to 30 April also.

Remember, subs are critical to help assist the club pay for its day to day costs as well as all the costs relating to playing the game.

For more details, please see here:

Club bank details:




The Membership Draw Back at the Club – May 4th

If you have paid your subs either as a playing member or social member this gives you a chance to be into win the membership draw! Our next one will be on Saturday May 4 (home to Petone). This will be drawn around 6.30pm and you need to be a member and present to win.


The Bar over the next few weeks

Please note the bar at the clubrooms will not be open this coming Saturday evening. In addition, there is a private function booked for Saturday 27 April in the evening. The bar will resume normal service on Saturday 4 May.


The Club Assisting the Community

The clubrooms over the past couple of days has been a bit messy you might say but for a great cause. We have been assisting a local charity organisation, ‘FREE FOR ALL’ which picks up spare bits and pieces (clothes, shoes, appliances, you name it) from school galas and the like to help those in need.

Only a koha donation required to pick up some necessities some households really need. Great stuff Dee and her team and we hope to see this more at the club. For more details the website is:

Free For All being set up at the club

Some of our teams will be on hand at New World Newlands this Thursday between 3 and 6pm to assist Thomas Ben and his team on a crazy Easter Thursday. New World Newlands are one of our major sponsors and it is great we can give back to them and the community also.


Health Segment

Following on from our recent Headfirst event held in conjunction with NZ Rugby, Mike King promoted a Gumboot Friday which aimed to raise further awareness in the depression space, as in, ‘For many, having depression is like walking through mud every day’.

It was great to see many dressed in their gumboots on that Friday including various corporate folk in the city.

For more information on this illness along with how to donate, please visit:



If you are a member and shop at Mitre 10, Crofton Downs you get 10% of your purchase. At the same time anything spent down there by our members assists in generating a rebate back to the club. Get down there and visit Brendan Hall and his team.



Our new 2019 merchandise courtesy of Kukri is available. You can access this here.

Please be sure to get your requests through to ASAP as we are ordering this week!

Merchandise available for all!


JRFC Alliance with NOLA Gold!

The JRFC is looking to continue its USA alliance with the New Orleans Gold Club. This is where Kane Thompson currently is playing along with Cam Falcon an ex-JRFC lad. Mason Briant was also there recently but is back in NZ (somewhere) now.

If any members, sponsors or supporters have accommodation and job opportunities, please let the club know as we are keen to continue to support these guys coming over and this alliance.

Please send us an email to for any information or help you might be able to provide.

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