Terms 2 and 3 (Winter)

College rugby teams compete in local CRFU club and school competitions, while the 1st XV plays in the Crusaders region Miles Toyota 1st XV competition.

College rugby teams also compete in several inter-school fixtures. Highlights include the annual fixtures against Christchurch Boys’ High School, which is played in Term 2, and Otago Boys’ High School. There is also a Quadrangular Tournament with Nelson College, Wellington College and Whanganui Collegiate. The U15 team plays in an eight-team South Island-wide competition during Winter Tournament week and the U16 team plays in a Quadrangular tournament, also in Winter Tournament week.

Master-in-Charge: Stephen Dods – Venue: Upper, Christ's College cricket ground, Bob Deans, North Hagley (Carlton Cnr)
Training: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
Uniform: College rugby jersey, socks and black shorts

Recent Success


  • Liam Jack named in NZSS rugby team to play against Fiji
  • Four College players selected into the Junior Crusaders Squad
  • U15 team 3rd in the South Island Invitational Tournament
  • U16 team winners of the Invitational Quadrangular tournament
  • Twelve College players selected in Canterbury Metro U16 Red & Black teams to attend the South Island tournament.


  • 1st XV – winner of the Jock Hobbs Memorial Trophy against Christchurch Boys’ High School in annual match

  • 1st XV – runner-up in the Miles Toyota Championship

  • U15A – winner of the Metro U15 Section One


  • 1st XV – winner of the Jock Hobbs Memorial Trophy against Christchurch Boys’ High School in annual match
  • Fletcher Anderson and Fiti Sa selected for the NZ Schools Barbarian U18 squad


  • 1st XV – semifinalist in UC Championship vs Nelson College, 2nd XV – Metro rugby – U18 Section 1 finalist
  • U15A – winner of Metro U15 section one and South Island Invitational tournament
  • Zach Gallagher – NZ Schools captain


  • 1st XV – winner of annual Quadrangular tournament, finalist in UC Championship vs CBHS
  • CRFU – Metro rugby – 13A and 15B section winner
  • Sam Darry and Patrick Thacker – NZ Schools, Arthur Allen and Zach Gallagher – NZ Schools Barbarians


  • 1st XV – winner of annual Quadrangular tournament, win over CBHS in annual match, semifinalist in UC Championship
  • CRFU – Metro rugby – 14A and 14B section finalist – 14A winners
  • Isaiah Punivai and Patrick Thacker, members of NZ Schools and Barbarian teams

Rugby Coaching Staff

Stephen Dods 2019 edited

Stephen Dods


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Sam Broomhall

Sam Broomhall

1st XV Coach

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Sam Chamberlain

Sam Chamberlain

1st XV Coach

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Reuben Thorne

2nd XV Coach

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