To help secure the future of the sport, New Zealand Rugby (NZR) and Provincial Unions have today cancelled all provincial representative rugby tournaments including the 2020 Mitre 10 Heartland Championship. The cancellations include the Meads Cup and Lochore Cup (Heartland Championship), Jock Hobbs Memorial National Under 19 Tournament, TECT National Sevens


NEW ZEALAND RUGBY UPDATE ON RUGBY IN NEW ZEALAND Following the New Zealand Government’s lifting of the coronavirus alert status to level 3, all rugby in New Zealand will be suspended for the foreseeable future. SANZAAR, New Zealand Rugby (NZR), New Zealand’s Super Rugby Clubs and the New Zealand Rugby Players Association


NOTICE OF NPECRU AGM 2020 The Annual General Meeting of Ngati Porou East Coast Rugby Union will be held on April 26th 2020, 1pm at the Pavillion, Whakarua Park, Ruatoria. Agenda is as follows: Karakia and mihi Apologies Approval of previous minutes Chairmans Report CEO/Financial report Consideration of remits Election of

New Zealand Rugby Statement: 17 MARCH 2020

17 MARCH 2020 New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has decided to postpone all club and community rugby until Saturday, 18 April, effective immediately. The postponement includes all rugby matches. Non-contact training activities can continue at least in the short term while we continue to monitor the situation with the Ministry of Health. All team-based

NPEC welcome Leroy Kururangi home

Ngati Porou East Coast Rugby Union are excited to welcome Leroy Kururangi home as our Community Rugby Manager. Born and bred in Tikitiki, Leroy is a former Waiapu, and NPEC rep player, and has experience across rugby including Coaching and administration. Leroy will be on board at the end of March

New Zealand Rugby Statement regarding COVID-19: Club and school rugby participation in New Zealand

Statement from Steve Lancaster, New Zealand Rugby Head of Participation and Development regarding COVID-19 and club and school rugby participation in New Zealand: New Zealand Rugby continues to follow the COVID-19 advice provided by the Ministry of Health regarding public events and mass gatherings. At present there are no restrictions on mass

Vacancy – NPEC Heartland Coach 2020-21

NGATI POROU EAST COAST RUGBY UNION welcome applications for 2020 Heartland Rugby Head Coach. We are seeking an experienced Coach who exhibits professionalism, has a proven record of building a winning culture, has sought to attain appropriate coaching qualifications and is committed to developing local talent.  The position will be based