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UPCOMING EVENTS
 

Friday June 16
Tonga v Wales, 5.30pm
All Blacks v Samoa, 8pm

Saturday June 24
All Blacks v Lions (first test), 7.35pm

Sunday June 25
Annual Fun Day, Navy RFC, 8am

Thursday July 6
Rugby Ties dinner, Viaduct Events Centre, 6pm

Saturday July 8
All Blacks v Lions (third test), 7.35pm

Saturday July 29
Club finals day, from midday

Saturday August 26
Auckland v Northland, 4.35pm

Wednesday August 30
Auckland v Waikato, 7.35pm

September 8-10
First XV Top 4 semis and final, Palmerston North

Saturday September 9
Auckland v Taranaki, 2.35pm

Saturday September 30
Auckland v Bay of Plenty, 5.05pm

Friday October 13
Auckland v Canterbury, 7.35pm

October 20-21
Mitre 10 Cup semifinals

Saturday October 28
Mitre 10 Cup Premiership final, 7.35pm

“Rugby is a game for gentlemen in all classes but for no bad sportsman in any class.”
Rt Reverend W J Casey, 1894

Following the 1935 All Blacks tour of Great Britain, Hugh McLean and Ron Bush became interested in forming a New Zealand Barbarian Rugby Club that adopted the philosophies of the foundation Barbarians club in England.

In the early years the club was primarily involved in organising teams of selected players to take part in benefit matches and exhibitions which spread the gospel of adventurous rugby in Auckland and in many parts of the North Island. The club fielded its first team in1937 in a benefit match for the Thames Valley sub-unions, who were suffering financially.

As a non-profit organization, the club aims to use any money gained to nurture or improve the game and in recent years has become a major sponsor of primary school, secondary school and middleweight (i.e. weight restricted) rugby at both the Auckland and national level.

In the early 1970s the club purchased a property at 17 Cricket Ave which served the Barbarians well for 40 years.

The property at 17 Cricket Ave was required for the redevelopment of Eden Park for the Rugby World Cup in 2011 and patron Bob Sorenson opened the magnificent new facility on level 6 of the ASB Stand at Eden Park on June 24, 2010. The images below will introduce you to this facility.

In 2010 the NZ Barbarians team played NZ Maori in the first of their centennial games in Whangarei.

The Barbarian 'brand' is globally respected and highly recognisable in the rugby-playing world.

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Rugby Ties 2017
NZ Community Trust   Barfoot and Thompson       infinity foundation
NZ Barbarians Area
Schools sponsor
 
Barbarian Fun Day sponsor
 
Beverage sponsor
 
Secondary schools
rugby sponsor
 
NZ Barbarians
Schools sponsor

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