12th August 2020
Kia Ora all,
As you are aware, we are currently in Covid-19 Alert Level 2 until midnight Friday 14th August. After consulting with all four clubs involved in this weekend’s club finals and the Horowhenua Kapiti Rugby Football Union Board of Directors, a decision has been made for both the Ramsbotham Cup Premier and Bill Muir Cup finals to be played on Saturday 15th August if we remain in alert level 2 or move down to alert level 1.
Under alert level 2 guidelines, games can be played but there are to be no more than 100 people at a gathering including players, coaches etc. What this means for our club finals is that under level 2, there will be no spectators or crowds in attendance. If we move to level 1 all spectators will be able to attend. If we increase to level 3, all rugby will be cancelled.
Our Rasmbotham Cup Premier final will be live streamed by Oriana TV on our Facebook page, and will also be delayed coverage on Kordia TV, Freeview Channel 200. We hope this will allow the majority of supporters to still view the final.
Kick off time details will be released soon.
While we realise this may be disappointing for many people, the health of our whānau and community must be at the forefront of our minds. We ask that you stay safe, look after yourself and family and follow public health measures.
Kind Regards
Corey Kennett
Chief Executive Officer

2020 _NZR_RTR_Requirements

NZR Contact Tracing Guidelines for Rugby Clubs

Level 2 Return to Changing Rooms Guide

Return to Clubroom Guide

Level 2 Return to Training Guide


Return to Rugby

New Zealand Rugby has developed Return to Rugby Requirements which apply to all levels of Rugby in New Zealand below Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa.

The New Zealand Rugby Return to Rugby Requirements below are consistent with Sport NZ’s return to sport guidelines.

Currently New Zealand is at COVID-19 Alert Level 2 and all community and club rugby will begin to follow the three stages of preparation outlined below.

Phase 1: Prepare to Train – Phase ended 25 May

No organised rugby training or match activity will occur during this phase.

Rugby clubs work with their Provincial Unions to develop Health and Safety plans in four key areas: Training, Changing Rooms, Clubrooms and Match Days.

Below you will find helpful guides to develop these plans and implement Contact Tracing.

Phase 2: Prepare to Play from 25 May to 19 June

Teams can resume pre-season training if Clubs have had health and safety plans approved by their local Provincial Union.

25 May to 29 May (12pm) training must follow the Government guidelines of no more than 10 people in a bubble.

29 May (12pm) the government will allow gatherings of 100.

13 June pre-season matches may be played.

Phase 3: Play from 20 June

20 June competition fixtures can begin.