Mini Rugby in New Zealand.

Mini rugby in New Zealand is called “Junior” Rugby.

“Ripper Rugby ” is “TAG”

and $ 80 NZ dollars is about 48 Euro.

Note Players are graded on weight

From Marist Albion R.F.C.

Play your rugby at Marist Albion in 2020


ALL new and returning junior players are required to register for the 2020 season using the online registration process. For new junior players, these will be available here from 1 February, 2020. If you played for Marist Albion last season, you will receive an invitation to re-register via email by Monday 3rd February, please keep an eye on your inbox for this.


That all of yours and your child’s details (especially your contact details) are filled in accurately;

That you choose the school that your child attends;

That you choose the age group that you would like your child to play in for the 2020 season (see table of guidelines below for age grades).

That you provide an accurate weight for your children to ensure correct grading.

If you are paying subs for more than one child in your family (see pricing below), please include the names of the children in the final section of the registration form. You will receive an email following submission to confirm you are registered. To complete your registration, payment of your 2020 subs must also be processed, online payment is easy and is available on completion of the online registration form.

2020 Junior Rugby Season – Grade by Age Table

Under 132007
Under 122008
Under 112009
Under 102010
Under 9 (Tackle OR Quickrip)2011
Under 8 (Tackle OR Quickrip)2012
Under 7 (Rippa Rugby)2013
Under 6 (Rippa Rugby)2014 or later


​Once you have completed your online registration and payment, your next step will be one of the following:

  • All new players MUST attend one of our registration nights (see dates below) and provide us with proof of identity (a copy of a current passport or birth certificate is fine) and to get weighed in. This is also a good opportunity to meet the committee and ask them any questions you may have about the upcoming season.
  • U6 & U7 players – will be able to collect their jerseys from their team managers at their first practise, you can expect to hear from your 2020 management team shortly after registrations close.
  • U8 and above will be required to attend an official Weigh In night at the clubrooms (date to be confirmed). This season jerseys will be distributed directly to team management who will issue jerseys at preseason trainings.

If you are unable to complete the online registration process, you can also register players in person on Monday 17th February 2020 OR Monday 2nd March 2020 from 4.30pm – 6.30pm at the Marist Albion RFC Clubrooms, 181 Condell Ave.

Our 2020 subscription fees are as follows: – includes a team photo for each player and a jersey (to be returned at the end of season)

$80 for one child

$130 for two or more children from the same family

Sporting Edge are our exclusive stockists and have all your Marist Albion apparel needs covered. You will find a full range of socks, shorts, hoodies, hats and supporters gear available at their store, Unit 9, 501 Wairakei Road, open 7 days a week. Club members will also receive a 10% discount on any other purchases when you shop throughout the store so pick up your mouthguards, boots or any other extras while you are there, they really are a one stop shop!

We are proud to be affiliated with NZ Marist Rugby and can also offer additional rugby experiences throughout the season for our junior members. U9, U11 and U13 players have the opportunity to further represent Marist Albion at the Pompallier Trophy Tournament, an annual event involving junior teams from Marist Albion, Ashburton Celtic and Timaru Celtic.

We encourage our players and supporters to attend our clubrooms each Saturday. The clubrooms are a family friendly environment  and are open from 4pm, the bar is open and food is available for purchase. Junior speeches will be at 5pm. The playground is conveniently located via the back staircase.

If you haven’t already, please ‘Like’ us on Facebook Marist Albion Rugby Club to keep up to date on all club happenings throughout the season.

We look forward to seeing many new and returning faces for the upcoming season. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Junior Club Captain or President for any further information.

Brendon Feary

Junior Club Captain

Ph: 021 226 4003


Jo McKenzie

Junior Club President

Ph: 021 067 2906


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