Kia ora and welcome to the start of another exciting rugby season for 2023!

A big NX greeting to all the new Y7 players and their parents to NX-we have high hopes for another successful season with NX entering several tournaments and grades (dependent on numbers.) Below are the dates for this season's school rugby so kids, please make sure you timetable these dates into your HW Diary so you are mega organised and are showing excellent time management skills! Please stay on top of your schoolwork and make sure your behaviour is of the highest standard. Northcross expects all players and parents to represent themselves, your family, the school and the community in an exceptional manner. This season is going to be a very busy one with plenty of new and exciting tournaments on. 

Finally, a reminder to all players and parents that the selection of players is very difficult given the quality of players and numbers here at Northcross. If you miss training/meetings without letting us know then that is one way we cut down the squads. Please always listen to and read the This Day Notices and constantly read them each day! A player's position in any team will be determined by the coach of that team and where he/she feels the player best serves the TEAM. It is very important that players and parents are aware of this before making the decision to play. Please refer to and read our Sports Selection Policies on the School Website and Code of Conduct Form.

Terms 1 and  2 we will start trialing/selecting our squads for the season. The teams you can trial for are as follows:

  • NH Champs Zone Day U45kg Boys (15 aside)

  • NH Champs Zone Day U55kg (15 aside)

  • NH Champs Zone Day Open Weight (15 aside) 

  • NH Girls 7’s Zone Day (Open Weight and U57kg). This will depend on numbers.

  • Auckland Champs 15aside Zone Day (if we qualify.)

  • Pre AIMS 7’s Rosmini Tournament (as part of the selection process for AIMS.)

  • Pre AIMS 7’s Tournaments (Boys)

  • Boys AIMS Open Weight 7’s Team

In 2023 we will again be sending a Boys Open Weight 7’s Teams to the NZCT AIMS Sporting Championships in Tauranga. 


Open Weight 15aside, Girls Rugby and AIMS 7’s (Scott Washer)

Team Reach App and This Day Notices

Team Reach Group Name = NX Rugby 2023

Team Reach Group Code = NXLegacy23

U45kg 15aside Team (Shane Dennis)

Team Reach App and This Day Notices

Team Reach Group Name = NX U45kg Team

Team Reach Group Code = Rugby23

U55kg 15aside Team (Kaleb McNeil)

Team Reach App and This Day Notices

Team Reach Group Name = NXRugby 55

Team Reach Group Code = nxrugby55

PLEASE NOTE: Group Names and Group Codes need to be written as they are above 

Registrations and Weigh-Ins

Registrations via Google Form will begin between now and the end of Week 8, Term 1. Here's the link to the form for sign up: Rugby Sign Ups Only students will be able to register using their NX Google account.

Trials will begin in Week 9 of Term 1 or when the coach of the team decides to get underway. Please keep an eye on the notices and the Team Reach App for trials/training days and times from your coach as these plans may change daily.

Tournament Dates

Term 2

  • Rosmini 7’s Tournament-3x Wednesday’s after school on the 3rd, 10th and 17th May.

  • NH Boys U45kg, U55kg and Open Weight Rugby Zone Day (15 aside)-Wednesday 31st May. 

  • NH Girls 7’s Zone Day (U57kg/Open Weight)-Thursday 1st June. Venue-Northcross Int.

  • Boys Auckland Champs Interzone Day-Tuesday 20th June. Save Day is Tuesday 27th June.

  • Pre AIMS Tournament. TBC. Possible Term 2.

Term 3

  • Pre AIMS Tournament. TBC. Term 3.

  • NZCT AIMS Sporting Championships (Tauranga): Sunday 3rd September-Friday 8th September. Open Weight 7’s. Venue: Blake Park Park, Mt. Maunganui.

Training Days/Times/Coaches

  • U45kg Boys 15 aside Team. Coach-Shane Dennis. Training TBC. Training Day; TBC. Start date; TBC via the Daily Notices.

  • U55kg Boys 15 aside Team. Coach. Kaleb McNeil. Training Day; TBC. Start date; TBC via the Daily Notices.

  • Open Weight Boys 15 aside Team. Coach-Scott Washer. Training in the mornings 7:15am. Mondays. Start date-TBC via the Daily Notices.  

  • AIMS 7’s Open Weight Boys Team. Coach-Scott Washer. Training in the mornings 7:15am-8:30am. Day; Wednesdays. Start date; TBC via the Daily Notices. 

  • Girls Open Weight/U57kg  7’s. Coach-Scott Washer. Training in the mornings 7:15am-8:30am. Training Day; Fridays. Start date; via the Daily Notices. 

PLEASE NOTE: If a training session does not go ahead, you will be notified on the Team Reach App. Each coach has set up a Team Reach Group to join, except Scott Washer, who has 3  Teams and all three of those teams can join the one Team Reach Group.

Here’s to another exciting season and I really look forward to catching up with you all on the sidelines at some stage throughout Terms 2-3 for 2023! Please do not hesitate to contact me should you need any clarification of anything!


Scott Washer-TIC Northcross Rugby


Kaleb McNeil (U55kg 15 aside Coach)


Shane Dennis (U45kg 15 aside Coach)


Be a part of the tradition and success!!!! 






NX Upcoming Events

Wed December 13
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Thu December 14
Fri December 15
School will finish at 12pm.

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