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World Wide School Of English Since 1989

English plus Rugby

Rugby in New Zealand

English PLUS Rugby

2021 season info

Preseason training - starts from late January

Trials for 2021 teams will be from late January  to early April.

Season should start around mid April.


Worldwide School together with a top rugby club in Auckland co-operates on a programme for rugby players wanting to come to New Zealand to study English and play rugby.

The programme will require a minimum 4 weeks English study. Minimum English level of Intermediate is required. The Arrangement Fee will be NZ$300 PLUS $200 for club fees and playing clothes (does not include boots, mouthguard and head gear).

Full or part season options are possible.

For students wanting to play a full season applications must be sent by January at the latest. 

For premier level players there are 2 extra documents that must be signed. According to IRB rules; Registration Form and an IRB clearance form. (Casual or part season players aren't required to do these forms. If you require them please ask and we can send).

The rugby club has 4 top level teams plus some weight grade (under 85kg) and age grade (under 20 and under 21) teams. One team is a social level team for players who enjoy rugby but are not at such high level.

Option for students/players to join a team during the season. eg come in April and play for 2 months. Note that the season finishes in July/August (depends on team and how well the team does in the competitions).

Women also. The club has 2 adult women's teams

IRB (International Rugby Board) clearance will be necessary for students/players who are playing for a season in one of the premier teams.

The club will require minimum a month before registration. 

Earlier is better of course - especially for those wanting to play a season.

Rugby 7's start in September. Until late (December) January. If any students are interested in that please also get in touch with us.