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NZ Barbarians Under 85kg Club Cup

The NZ Barbarians Under 85kg Club Cup is a new and exciting knockout competition for men's weight-restricted rugby.

The Club Cup is proudly supported the by New Zealand Barbarian Rugby Club and sees the country's top Under 85kg teams compete in a knock-out competition format. 

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 edition of the competition looks a little different than originally planned and will now run from October to early November.  


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2020 Fixtures and Results

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Match highlights

Eden Lizards crowned champions

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Competition Regulations

To read and download a copy of the U85kg National Club Cup competition regulations click here.

U85kg Club Cup Regulations
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For more information please refer to the FAQs sections below or email:


Frequently Asked Questions

Why is NZR introducing this competition?
Rugby has long prided itself on being a game for everyone. Weight-restricted rugby provides an opportunity for a segment of the playing population to have their own playing experience within a balanced and meaningful competition. Growing the U85kg grades across NZ is seen as a crucial element to providing a pathway for secondary school players into clubs and improving participation at adult level.

Who can enter the competition?
Any team playing in an existing Under 85kg competition in New Zealand.

Who is eligible to play in the competition?
Any male player that meets the weight eligibility on match day can play in the competition. Players aged 16 on 1 January 2020 may play in the competition subject to meeting the requirements of NZR Participation Policy #8 Age to Play Senior Rugby. To view the policy click here.

What is the minimum number of players required to enter the competition?
Teams must nominate a minimum of 18 consented players and may nominate up to a total of 30 players at any point throughout the competition. This is to allow for unavailability of players for any reason.

What is the format of the competition?
The competition will be played in a knock out format where each match must determine a winner to proceed to the next round. Defeated teams are no longer eligible to participate in the tournament from that point.