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.

Match Report: Harlequins U17 vs Taranaki U18

Thursday, September 14, 2017

NZ Harlequins U17 vs Taranaki U18
Saturday 9th September 2017, Albert Park, Te Awamutu.
Result: NZ Harlequins U17:   22            Taranaki U18:   10
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Match Report: Harlequins U17 vs King Country U18

Thursday, September 07, 2017

NZ Harlequins U17 vs King Country U18
Saturday 2nd September 2017, Owen Delany Stadium, Taupo.
Result: NZ Harlequins U17:   28            King Country U18:   15
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Feofaakia Tupou

William Martin

Robert Prescott

David Pereira

Quinn Te Whare

Fusi Pouli

Hohaia Keogh

Kaleo Tupangaia

Toby Robb

Tongoroa Maniapoto

Oliver Stewart 

Andrew Smith 


Sakiusa Kama

Moeaki Tuivailala

Jamie Brewer

Sitivini Lose

Nab Utiaro

Manaia Williams

Finn Coleman

Jack O’Brien

Ryan Wallace

Nico Tui

Karioi Tihore-Moke

Jarel Taunoa

Development player 

Calvin Lilo


Training times: 5.30-7pm Hamilton Marist 

Training: Tuesday 29th, Thursday 31 August


2 Sept Game: v Northland U13s, Marist Rugby club, 
Kensington Park, Whangerei, arrive 1.30pm 2.30pm kickoff


Training: Tuesday 5th, Thursday 7th September

Training: Tuesday 12th, Thursday 14th September


17th September Possible training or warmup game (TBC)

Training: Tuesday 19th, Thursday 21th September


Sat 23 Sept Game NZH v BOP or Manawatu (TBC), St Pauls Collegiate

Sun 24 Sept Game NZH v BOP or Manawatu (TBC), St Pauls Collegiate 


Coaches details:

Paul Martin 021 401 552  paul.martin@xtra.co.nz

Jack Keogh 022 570 3324  jack.keogh@vodafone.co.nz

Manager: Guy Coleman 021 475 826 guycoleman@xtra.co.nz

Trainer: Ange Walker


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