Rugby

Rugby - How to get involved - Titans Sport - Tauranga Boys' College

TEACHER IN CHARGE:  Mr Rodger McBrydie


TBC Rugby Overview 2024

Here is some basic information to help you get organised for the upcoming Rugby season at Tauranga Boys’ College.


Basic overview

Last season we had 13 teams playing in a range of different competitions outlined below.

1st XV - Play traditional fixtures, Super 8 and National Top 4.

2nd XV - Play traditional fixtures, 6 weeks of BOPSS Division 1, then Super 8.

3rd XV - Play BOPSS Division 2. - 3 weeks grading, then round robin and finals until 19 August.

U16 Blue - Play BOPSS Division 2. - 3 weeks grading, then round robin and finals until 19 August.

U16 - Play BOPSS U16 Premier Grade (Hika Reid Cup) - 3 weeks grading, then round robin and finals until 19 August.

U15A - Play traditional fixtures and National U15 Tournament in September. Also play BOPSS U16 Premier Grade (Hika Reid Cup) on Saturdays - 3 weeks grading, then round robin and finals until 19 August

U15 Blue - Play BOPSS U16 Championship Grade (Mike Delaney Cup) - 3 weeks grading, then round robin and finals until 19 August.

U15 White - Play BOPSS U16 Championship Grade (Mike Delaney Cup) - 3 weeks grading, then round robin and finals until 19 August.

U14A - Play traditional fixtures and U14 Super 8 Tournament in September.

U14 East - Play 3 weeks of round robin for the TBC U14 Challenge Shield (Friday games), then Saturday games in BOPSS U14 Premiership Grade (Nathan Harris Cup) round robin and finals until 19 August.

U14 North - Play 3 weeks of round robin for the TBC U14 Challenge Shield (Friday games), then Saturday games in BOPSS U14 Premiership Grade (Nathan Harris Cup) round robin and finals until 19 August.

U14 South  - Play 3 weeks of round robin for the TBC U14 Challenge Shield (Friday games), then Saturday games in BOPSS U14 Premiership Grade (Nathan Harris Cup) round robin and finals until 19 August.

U14 West  - Play 3 weeks of round robin for the TBC U14 Challenge Shield (Friday games), then Saturday games in BOPSS U14 Premiership Grade (Nathan Harris Cup) round robin and finals until 19 August.

This year, our teams will be very similar.


Draws

Draws can be found on the BOPRU website - Click here 


Trainings

In general, all teams train after school on Nicholson Field (our main school field at TBC). Junior teams train on Monday and Wednesday while Senior teams train on Tuesday and Thursday. The expectation is that our boys are changed and ready to train at 3.30pm and trainings should finish at approximately 4.45pm depending on the coaches.


TBC Rugby Season Fee

This fee helps to cover the cost of playing and training equipment, playing jerseys, first aid and medical supplies.

All U14 Players will also receive a TBC Rugby Training shirt once they have paid their fees.

U14 Season Fee is $120

Season fees for all other players are $100 without a training shirt, or $120 with a training shirt (Optional for players other than U14).


Parents have the following options to organise this fee.

  1.  All Sports (and School) fees can be paid via internet banking. Just log in to the Tauranga Boys’ College parent portal (www.tbc.school.nz) and go to ‘Accounts & Payments’’.

  2. Pay at the main office at Tauranga Boys’ College either with cash or eftpos.

  3. Email [email protected]  and we can organise an alternative payment method through our Rugby Participation fund and/or weekly payments of $5.


One of these options needs to be done before Saturday 27 April otherwise the player can not take the field until it is done. (i.e. “no pay = no play”).


BOPSS Rules

The BOPRU oversee the competition rules that we play under and have combined the rulebooks from all of their competition grades into one massive document. This means that you will need to scroll down the page in each section to find the relevant information for Secondary Schools.  Link to Rules


Game Day Uniform

The expectation for the players is that they travel to and from games in their full TBC School uniform. This is to ensure that we look the part on arrival and represent the college well by looking sharp (as opposed to a motley crew in mufti).


Aftermatch Functions and Expectations

When playing in the BOPSS competitions, the only grades who are expected to provide an aftermatch are 1st XV Divisions 1 and 2. This includes our 2nd XV, 3rd XV and U16 teams, and aftermatches are compulsory for all games unless prior arrangements have been organised with your opposition.

Aftermatch functions are not expected for any other grade. 


TBC Rugby Playing uniforms

All teams have jerseys supplied, but players need to get their own shorts and socks. Most boys will use their PE shorts which are fine but socks need to be purchased for $20 from our TBC uniform shop at school. Rugby shorts are available for $35.


I hope this clarifies everything for you leading into the season.  

Please contact me if you have any questions.  


Rodger McBrydie

Teacher in Charge of Rugby

Tauranga Boys’ College

[email protected]