Club History Since 1921

The New Brighton Rugby Football Club is the eastern most rugby Club in the Christchurch Metropolitan area. While the New Brighton area has seen many changes over the years, the New Brighton Rugby Football Club continues to play a significant role in the Community.

Established in 1921, the Club is sited on Rawhiti Avenue on freehold land that also encompasses three rental properties. The Clubrooms are built over three levels, with the most recent addition being done in the early 1980's.

The challenges to the amateur game in New Zealand are becoming more significant with each passing year, however the Club remains strong in playing numbers. The 2017 season will see 5 open grade teams (Premier, Premier Reserve, Division 3, Prem Colts and Under 19) and around 17 junior teams competing in the Canterbury Metro competition.

Premier Assistant Coach Announcement 

We are excited to announce Ross Martin as our Premier Assistant coach, Ross will join Scott Pawson and Marcel Cummings-Toone to complete a very experienced and promising coaching team. 

Ross has worked in numerous coaching roles in Ireland and Canada. He was also the Performance Analyst with the Irish Rugby Football Union, Rugby Canada and the Queensland Reds. In addition, he has a Masters in sports science and interned as a Strength and Conditioning coach for the Leinster academy. Ross brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from the professional arena especially when it comes to backs units, individual skill sets and defensive systems. 

A statement from Ross - "I am extremely excited to become a part of New Brighton Rugby Football Club. The club has a great reputation for its ambitious environment and strong culture. I am eager to work with the current squad and coaching team. I look forward to working collaboratively with all members of the team to create a successful and exciting 2019 season.” 

We will introduce Ross to the community in person towards the end of October when we have our 2019 season plan announced at the club. 

Kia Kaha 

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Latest News


8 October 2018

Premier Assistant Coach announcement

We are excited to announce Ross Martin as our Premier Assistant coach, Ross will join Scott Pawson and Marcel Cummings-Toone to complete a very experienced and promising coaching team.


Upcoming Games

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Premier
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Lincoln University
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20
Christchurch
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18
New Brighton
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14
Sydenham
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12
University
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4
4
8
Sumner
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0
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0
4

          The Premier Team Finished Runner Ups in the 2018 season

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Alisi Tupuailei
Position : Midfield / backs coach
Height : 187 cm
Weight : 122kg
Caps : 96
Nickname : Choco