Canterbury Secondary Schools Rugby League

  The Canterbury Secondary Schools Rugby League was formed in 2007, with the aim of promoting Rugby League in High Schools in the Canterbury area.

  We welcome support and input from Students, Teachers, Parents, and Clubs



This year Junior Rugby League (year 9 & 10) has been played as part of the Wednesday afternoon winter sports programme organised by School Sport Canterbury. 

 Competing schools were: Aranui, Halswell Residential, Hornby, Papanui and Shirley BHS. The junior grade winner was Papanui High School

A Senior Competition  ran late in Term 3 involving the following schools: Aranui, Burnside, Hagley, Hillmorton, Papanui, Shirley and St.Thomas. Shirley Boys High School defeated Aranui in the Final.

In 2009 Aranui High School will be running a Rugby League Academy and sending a side to The NZSSRL tournament in Wellington.

There will be a South Island Secondary Schools tournament held in Canterbury next July.



If you would like to be involved in coaching, mamagement or having Rugby league played at your school contact Tony Kidd


Profile of Dennis Ward NZRFL Coaching Director, former Manly and Australian Halfback of the 1970's, Queensland Rugby League Coaching and Development Director.   



Important Dates

New Zealand Secondary Schools Tournaments  

2009 Wellington

2010 Auckland




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