The NZ Junior Rugby Festival in Taupō is Global Games' biggest event!
The festival attracts 100 teams from around the country and internationally!
As our flagship event, it is not one to be missed- get in quick because places in the draw fill up quick!




92 teams across 5 grades

Teams come from across NZ and even overseas to attend the tournament!

Player Eligibility

Players must meet the age and weight restrictions in each grade. Please refer to rules on weight and age restrictions.



Take all the stress out of organising the team logistics!

We know that managing a whole team and supporters to come to these kinds of events can be a big job. So we've partnered up with the amazing team at Haka Educational Tours!

Haka Educational Tours are our official provider of travel and packages to Taupō. Check out their packages here (4 days) and here (7 days)

They can personalise each package whatever your teams budgets and needs are!

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Thursday 21st September

All teams arrive in the afternoon for registration & weigh-in

Friday 22nd September- Sunday 24th September:

Games played. Round robin is played on Friday and Saturday. Semi-finals and finals played on Sunday.

Sunday 24th September

Prize giving in the afternoon

Details will be sent to teams who are confirmed in the draw.



Owen Delany Park

Taupō’s Owen Delany Park is the region's premier sporting venue and is where all the action takes place on the North Island leg of the New Zealand Junior Rugby Festival. Games are spread over 8 fields at Owen Delany Park and is located just 5 minutes away from the center of Taupō. OD Park is home ground for King Country Rugby Rams and host of the NZJRF for the eighth time in 2017.

The NZ Junior Rugby Festival is lucky to have it set in such a unique location.



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$250 Non-refundable Deposit:

When we confirm your teams place in the draw, you will have 10 days to pay $250/team to secure your spot. Payment details will be sent by email when your spot is confirmed. If this isn't paid, you risk your place being replaced with another team wishing to take part in the festival

Team Entry Fee:

Team entry is based on the number of players each team has. Therefore, once the team sheets are completed (Sent 31st March; Due 31st April), we will send out invoices to the clubs. The team entry fee is due on the 1st of June

Your team's deposit is deducted from the total team entry.



Online Club Expression of Interest (One per club)

Every club needs to compete an Online Club Expression of Interest. Once this is completed, event management will either confirm a spot is available for your team(s) in the draw or whether they will be put on the wait-list. The sooner you apply, the more likely it will be that we will have a place for your team in the draw. Applications close 1st March.

Pay Non-refundable Deposit

Pay a non-refundable deposit of $250/team within 10 working days of event management confirming a place in the draw to confirm your spot. Payment details will be sent by email

Online Team Sheets

A link to the Team Sheets will be emailed to the club to send on to all of their team managers to complete. They will be sent out on the 1st April and must be completed by 31st April. Teams are only allowed 3 player changes to the team sheet (due to injury, family circumstances etc) once initially submitted.

Pay Team Entry Fee

The cost of this years festival is $35/player.

Once the team sheets have been completed, we will invoice each club based on how many players individual clubs have
3rd of May: Pay the remainder of the entry fee. (team's deposit is deducted from the total team entry)
1st June: Team entry fee due.
5th June: Confirmation of receipt of team entry fee