Welcome to the home of the New Zealand Harlequins Rugby Club Inc.

The Harlequin Rugby Football Club (Inc.) Hamilton, New Zealand, was formed in the State Fire Office, Hamilton, Waikato, on June 15, 1938.

The Harlequins first team played in Tauranga in 1939. After the war In 1946, there was a meeting of the club and the club stated its aims and objects as:

Many All blacks have played in the New Zealand Harlequins jersey over the years and since the inclusion of the under 17 development programme in 1992, has given a clear development pathway for young up and coming Waikato rugby players.

The annual NZ Harlequins’ under 17 programme has been hailed as an outstanding success since its inception in the early 1990s. Nominations for our trials, up to 160 in some early seasons, exceeded all our expectations.

In the earlier days the special squad trainings got the youngsters excited and the battle for places in the playing side was intense. “Every team featured players from smaller country schools and they grabbed their opportunities with relish. It’s the same today.” The progress of youngsters such as Bruce Reihana, who made the first under 17 team, then Mark van Gisbergan, Isaac Boss and Regan King proved the value of giving these players the opportunity to shine. 

Annual matches with NZ Area Schools and the NZ Vikings club from Northland have become regular features. A NZ Harlequin camp, backed by the NZ Rugby Foundation and support from the Waikato Rugby Union for approx 40-45 players will be staged at St Paul’s Collegiate.

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Membership subs for this season (1/4/17-31/3/18) of $40 will be due in April 2017

If paying by cheque please send to: NZ Harlequins Rugby Club – PO Box 9195 Waikato Mail Centre, Hamilton, New Zealand.

For members who would like to pay online, please put your name as reference. NZ Harlequins Club bank No. 03 0306 0179170 00.


NZ Harlequins Under 17 2017 Extended squad


Keelan Holton-McMullin

Caine Hohepa

Conor Brunton

Zion Lui

Aihe Takerei

Junior Taumaoe

Zavier Letford

Justice Hall

Nicolas Jeffcoat

Bradley Burkhart

Brendan Sanders

Brigham Moeakiola 

Rickson Hill

Will Porritt

Liam Allen

Jake Russ

Lachie Finch

Dion Keogh

Kimi Finau



Keaton Neels

Cameron Roigard

Logan Karl

Connor Downey

Harlem Awhitu

Raven Paekau

Josh Calvert

Mark Stowers

Tre Poihipi

Max Wilson

Jacob Farrell

Queyst Michael


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