The Upper Hutt School 1st XV rugby team is made up of Year 5 and 6 students and coached by Paul Thurston. These students were selected from a trial earlier in Term 2 and will play in the Upper Hutt Schools Rugby Competition over Term 2 and 3. UHS is in the same pool as St Joseph’s and Fraser Crescent and will play home and away against both teams.

Practices for the squad will be every Monday lunchtime 1:10pm-1:45pm, and Wednesdays 3pm-4pm

Up Coming Games:

Friday 8th September 2017, UHS vs Fraser Cres, at UHS starting at 1:15pm ** Postponed – Date to be confirmed

Thursday 14th September 2017, UHS vs St Joseph’s, at St Joseph’s starting at 1:15pm

Wednesday 20th September 2017, UHS vs Fraser Cres, at Fraser Cres starting at 1:15pm

Any questions about the Rugby can be directed to

Upper Hutt Schools 10 a side Rugby Challenge Term ⅔  2017


Many schools in our cluster have tackle rugby teams and kids who are keen to play rugby for their school. Unfortunately, there is no opportunity in our current Inter-school calendar to cater for tackle rugby. Therefore schools have agreed to take part in the inaugural event.


To provide an opportunity for students to engage in tackle rugby games and developing manaakitanga by hosting and travelling away.

Schools involved:

Upper Hutt, Trentham, Silverstream, Maoribank, Totara Park, Fraser Crescent, Pinehaven, St Joseph’s and Oxford Crescent.


Pool A

Pool B

Pool C

St Joseph’s

Upper Hutt

Fraser Cres




Oxford Cres


Totara Park

Structure of Competition:

  • Games cannot be played until week 5 of Term 2 to give schools time to form their teams.

  • Each school plays home and away against the other 2 teams in their pool over Term’s 2 and 3. The times and dates are to be decided by each opposing school to suit their timetable and availability. That’s a total of 4 games over the 2 terms.

  • Potentially at the end of Term 3 we could have a final playoff game with the top two teams in the competition.

  • Schools have been placed in pools according to locality and proximity to each other within the Upper Hutt Region.

Manaakitanga and Kawa for games:

  • Haka- Some schools may perform a haka. It doesn’t matter if your school doesn’t have a haka. They simply need to stand on the 10m line and watch respectfully. Schools are to inform each other whether they are going to perform a haka in advance, if both schools are going to perform a haka then the away team will do the first haka followed by the home team.

  • Note: during the haka no team is to pass halfway line.

  • A small snack or food should be provided by the home team to show hospitality to the travelling team. This could be a sausage sizzle, bring a plate or some baking etc.