Rugby Union is played in two main formats in the secondary schools, that being as  15  a side and 7 a side. At times 10 a side competitions maybe staged. Rugby is available in the majority of schools for both Boys and Girls in 15’s and 7’s.

Schools rugby in the region is governed by the Waikato Secondary School Rugby Association and administration in collaboration with Waikato Rugby Union. King Country schools play as part of the Waikato SS Rugby Association competition, while the Thames Valley schools play under Thames Valley Rugby Union.

Waikato Secondary Schools rugby competition structures are currently being reviewed with a  focus on trying to achieve the most desirable 1st XV competition.


Below are links with discretions for sporty page. If you don’t have a Sporty page you will need to click on first link to get started (Organisation Search Page)

Once you have clicked on this link and it opens up,

1. Click on Waikato as your region

2. Click club and choose rugby in drop box, then start search. Scroll to the bottom of the page were it says Can’t see your organisation? Click here to add it and follow the on screen instructions

Organisation Search Page
Manage Sporty Websites
Online Registrations
News & E-newsletters
Admin Settings

Team lists and scores can ONLY be generated by doing the following:

Sporty Team Builder & MyRugby App

In Sporty Team Builder – this is done on your laptop, desktop computer or tablet device.
Step 1 – Drag and drop the players from the master list into your team.
Step 2 – Drag and drop your Manager from the ‘Administrator/ Volunteer’ tab into your team.
Step 3 – Select your team and assign this person as the scorer (instructions and tutorials can be found on the MyRugby website).
Step 4 – Download the MyRugby App from the Google Play or Apple store.
Step 5 – Check your emails for your welcome email from MyRugby and set your password. Once logged into the App the team you manage will appear automatically.

In MyRugby App- this is done on phone or tablet device
Step 5 – Assign players to their corresponding positions in the App (instructions and tutorials can be found on the MyRugby website).
Step 6 – Submit your team by pressing the submit button. Note: Changes can still be made to the team after it is submitted, right up until kick-off and the team list will be automatically sent through to WRU.

Remember to instruct your team’s scorer to score the game through the MyRugby App, an assign the tries/cons etc to your teams individual players (this includes your opposition score, Note: you can’t assign to their players as you don’t have access to their data) at the conclusion of the game get together with opposition manager to confirm the score an both teams submit the score which will automatically update.