Our History

Hikurangi Rugby Union Football Club is one of the oldest Rugby Clubs in Northland New Zealand, and our history is reflected in our logo. It shows the link to the Welsh Coalminers who came to Hikurangi to work in some of New  Zealand's first mines, plus our ties to the land and farming.   Our History is a major part of  what makes our Club so strong, so proud.
 
Established in 1894, the Hikurangi Rugby Club has a long, proud and colourful history.
 
On the playing field a record of 34 senior championships, 31 runners up,  is unmatched in Northland and beaten by few nationally.
 
Representatives for Whangarei, Northland/North Auckland (90 plus, again unmatched in Northland) and NZ level are spread throughout the years.
 
2010 alone saw 1 Maori All Black, 3 NZ Barbarians, 2 Super 14 players, 7 Northland players including captain, come from Hikurangi.
 
Off the field, dedicated, forward thinking administrators have achieved fantastic results in often trying times. The facilities the members and players enjoy today are a credit to those who put in the generally unrecognised time and effort.
 
No stranger to controversy, Hikurangi has taken the Whangarei union to task on several occasions, establishing its own union in 1910, withdrawing from the competition in 1928 and 1954. Ironically helping establish rugby league in Northland  in 1928.
 
The Hikurangi Rugby Club has been a constant in the town whilst other sports have come and gone, and its rich history of success is one the players, administrators and members  looks forward to continuing.
 We are a family/whanau orientated club , who has never and will never pay its players.
 
Over the years Hikurangi Rugby Union Football Club has become renowned in Northland for its hospitality and friendliness  off the field, and our tenacity and ferociousness on the field. Long may this continue.!!
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