We are one of New Zealand's most distinguished rugby clubs, the proud Old Boys tradition stretching back over a century to 1901 when a group of seventy dedicated players first met to sign a groundbreaking collective agreement.
Over the years we have grown our ranks and developed our resources. Now, as one of the largest senior clubs in the Canterbury province, we compete with distinction across all grades, Division 1, 2, 3, 4, Classics, Colts Premiers, Colts Reserves and Women’s.
From our inception the Old Boys Club provided some of this country's leading rugby players – we have a well-known reputation as one of the most successful rugby clubs in New Zealand for producing All Blacks. We take pride in how we cultivate, care for and celebrate talent no matter what size or shape it comes in – we are an inclusive and supportive rugby culture
On Wednesday August 8th in 1900 a meeting took place at Christchurch Boys High School. The school, having then been open for 19 years, had growing stocks of former pupils making their marks at community, sporting and political levels. 70 such men were present at the meeting – the large number evidence a proposed new alliance was well supported. Find out what happened next…
There are a few things you need to weigh up when joining a rugby club in Christchurch. First, look at the type of players that epitomise the club. Assess the culture, the skill and the club’s resources. Consider the personalities both on the field and those cheering from the sideline.