Rugby is a big part of Kiwi culture but if you’ve come to study here from overseas, you might not know how to get involved or might be a bit too scared to give it a try. Rugby Have a Go is a fun way to learn the rules and give it a try – all in a safe and welcoming environment.

Come and join Study Auckland and Auckland Rugby for an amazing two-day experience.

You will:

  • learn more about rugby – New Zealand’s favourite sport
  • learn about the rules of the game
  • practice ball handling skills
  • meet other students from around the world
  • meet Auckland Rugby players
  • experience playing real games of touch rugby (the safe, non-contact version of rugby).

Better Leaders Programme 2019

Date to be confirmed

In addition to the Rugby Have a Go Programme, we will be choosing a select group of 25 students to participate in a leadership programme in the morning before joining the group for the Rugby Have a Go Programme.

You will:

  • look at leadership in a rugby context
  • develop important leadership skills
  • learn about resilience and how to overcome failure
  • learn about the importance of team identity
  • meet an ex-All Black and other Auckland Rugby coaches
  • take a tour of Eden Park – the home of Auckland Rugby and New Zealand’s most famous stadium.

Application details

Rugby Have a Go is a free programme open to any international student aged 18+ currently studying in Auckland. No experience needed.

The programme has been developed by Auckland Rugby and is supported by Study Auckland as a way of helping students get to know New Zealand better and have some fun together.

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