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!




100 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!

Haka Educational Tours to take all the stress out of your trip!



Thursday 20th September 2018

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

Friday 21st September- Sunday 23rd September 2018

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

Sunday 23rd September 2018

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 ninth time in 2018.

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



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$350 Non-refundable Deposit:

When we confirm your teams place in the draw, you will have 7 days to pay $350/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 deposits are fully refundable until March 1st, 2018. If your team decides to give up their place after this date, your team deposit will not be refunded.

Team Entry Fee:

Team entry is based on the number of players each team has. Therefore, once the team sheets are completed (Sent early April; Due 14th May), we will send out invoices to the clubs. The team entry fee is due on the 20th of May 2018

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 $350/team within 7 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 in early April and must be completed by 14th May. 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 $45/player.

Once the team sheets have been completed, we will invoice each club based on how many players individual clubs have

20th May: Team entry fee due. (team's deposit is deducted from the total team entry)