About National Rugby Week


On behalf of Australian Rugby Union, your school is invited to register and participate in National Rugby Week (11th - 15th August) where girls and boys can try the NEW, FUN, SAFE and FAST-PACED game of Non-Contact 7s (NC7s), and learn about the Rugby values of integrity, respect, teamwork, discipline and passion through a range of innovative learning experiences on and off the field. Check out the New NC7s Laws Manual so you are up to speed on how to play.

National Rugby Week is for all Australian Primary and Secondary Schools, regardless of their Rugby background, to experience all things Rugby including playing the new NC7s, learning about Rugby heroes and heroines, demonstrating the Rugby values of integrity, respect, teamwork, discipline and passion, and finding out more about Rugby opportunities in their local area.

NRW ‘replaces’ the previous rugby themed week - “Walla Rugby Week”, which ran at various times during the school calendar year. NRW will run annually the week before the Bledisloe Cup, contested between Australia and New Zealand, in Sydney, during the second week of August (this year on Saturday 16th August).

ARU wants to encourage a week of Rugby activity with a focus on new schools and participants. NRW is part of NEW a dedicated National Rugby Recruitment Product for school children, allowing any school access to School Rugby Recruitment specific resources for Field, Carnival and Classroom participation, as part of our National Recruitment Program.

Plan: Our plan is to reunite and re-energise Australian Rugby.
Vision: Ignite passion, build character and create an inclusive Australian Rugby community
Promise: First taste of Rugby, fun, safe and builds character.
Target: 575 schools and 70,000 students

Registrations Open – Monday 28 April 2014
Registrations Close* – Friday 1 August 2014
Schools submit NRW ‘Experience’ Report – Closes Friday 29 August 2014

Announcement of Winning Schools – Monday 8 September 2014

Ambassador visit to Winning school on Monday 15th September 2014

* Registered in Term 2 (Free 'Start Up' Kit offer closed Friday 4th July). Send MyRugby Admin an email. 

If Schools registered before 1 June - ‘Early Bird’ – they went in the running to win one of 3 signed Wallabies v France match balls. Check out who were the lucky three schools.

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