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 during Term 3. UHS is in the same pool as St Joseph's, Maoribank and Silverstream and will play home and away against both teams.

Practices for the squad will be every Wednesday 3pm-4pm at school.  Players are to have a mouthguard and rugby boots.

The Upper Hutt School 1st XV Rugby Team 2018

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Upper Hutt Schools 10 a side Rugby Challenge Term 3  2018

Up Coming Games:

Friday 3rd August 2018 - UHS vs St Joseph’s at UHS 1:15 pm kick off.

Friday 17th August 2018 - Silverstream vs UHS at Silverstream 1:15 pm Kick off.

Friday 24th August 2018 - Maoribank vs UHS at Maoribank 1:15 pm kick off.

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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, St Joseph’s and Oxford Crescent.


Pool A

Pool B

St Joseph’s

Upper Hutt



Oxford Cres

Totara Park

Fraser Crescent


Structure of Competition:

  • Pools A and B have been organised according to the amount of club players for each school. This ensures that these players have been appropriately trained and coached according to rugby union guidelines.  
  • After 3 games, a playoff game will occur between Pool A and B winners.
  • Point system 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss. Please record this in this sheet. If points are level after 3 games, points differential will be used to determine winners of each pool.

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.