The COVID-19 pandemic has already impacted the sport we all love. Here you will find all the information you need to know how rugby is responding to the Pandemic, and what we're doing to make sure our people stay safe.

What's happened so far?

Following the New Zealand Government’s lifting of the coronavirus alert status to level 3, all rugby in New Zealand will be suspended for the foreseeable future.

It's a rapidly changing environment and we'll do our best to keep you up to date with the latest information.

What are the basics that I need to know?

Getting Help and Advice

Rugby Matches, Trainings and Workshops

  • All Club and Community Rugby has been postponed until further notice, effective immediately.
  • All Game Development Workshops including RugbySmart, Small Blacks, Coach and Referee workshops should also be postponed until further notice. 

The 2020 Rugby Season

  • Registering for rugby can continue online
  • The situation is ever-changing so we’ll update you as soon as we know more

Caring for your teammates and community

  • Look after your teammates, whanau and communities.
  • Do what is best for you and your communities to keep them safe and healthy
  • If you’re finding it tough or know of someone who is then visit

Keep up to date

  • Stay informed. We will provide regular updates on our website and social media so follow NZR on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter


COVID-19 Information & Resources

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Questions & Answers

The situation is ever-changing so we've created a Q&A section to help with lots of your queries.

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Rugby Workshops

All RugbySmart, Small Blacks, Referee and Game Development Workshops should be POSTPONED.