The Temuka Rugby Club was established in 1875 and is one of the oldest rugby clubs in Canterbury and New Zealand. Throughout our impressive history our aims have been to encourage sporting prowess while at the same time enhancing our community spirit.

Our club has been the most successful in the South Canterbury region winning the senior championship 38 times, and we currently field a senior team, a development grade team (senior reserve grade) IAB teams, and also a JAB section for primary aged children.


Follow us on FacebookLocated on Ferguson Drive, Temuka, South Canterbury, New Zealand, the Club has worked in unison to construct clubrooms, participate in the upgrade of the community stadium and grandstand at the Domain Oval and also to develop Torepe Fields where over 60 acres of land have been reclaimed for rugby and recreation.


Temuka Senior & Senior B Draw 2023

TEMUKA CLUB RUGBY DRAW – 2023 DATE; GAME: VENUE: Sat: 01 April: Temuka v Harlequins Temuka. Sat: 08 April: Easter - no games. Sat: 15 April: MacKenzie v Temuka Fairlie. Sat: 22 April: Geraldine v Temuka Geraldine. Snr B only. Senior Bye. Sat: 29 April: Celtic v Temuka...

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2022 Senior & Snr B Rugby Draw

TEMUKA CLUB RUGBY DRAW – 2022 DATE; GAME: VENUE: Sat: 02 April: Pleasant Point v Temuka Pleasant Point. Sat: 09 April: Temuka v MacKenzie Temuka Sat: 16 April: Easter - no games. Sat: 23 April: Temuka v Celtic Temuka Sat: 30 April: Geraldine v Temuka Geraldine Sat: 07...

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Temuka win third straight Hamersley Cup

Temuka win third straight Hamersley Cup

Temuka claimed their third consecutive South Canterbury senior A club rugby championship with a dominating win over Harlequins at Alpine Energy Stadium on Saturday. The game started...

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2021 Senior & Senior B Rugby Draw

Senior & Senior B Rugby Draw 2021 Date Teams Venue 27th March Temuka v Waimate Temuka 3rd April Temuka v Harlequins Timaru 10th April Temuka v Geraldine Geraldine 17th April Temuka v Old Boys Temuka 24th April Temuka v Celtic Timaru 1st May Temuka v Pleasant Point...

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As part of a small but vibrant community, the rugby club is always on the look out for new rugby players for our senior, development, IAB and JAB teams. Whether you are an overseas rugby player looking to play in New Zealand and develop your skills with perhaps the chance to play Heartland rugby in local provincial sides, or a kiwi rugby player shifting from within NZ we can help you.

We can help arrange accommodation, work in a variety of occupations, and have contacts in a wider range of sporting and working areas. These include agriculture, manufacturing, plumbing, painting, hospitality, retail and many other trades. Fonterra has built the world’s biggest milk manufacturing plant right here on our doorstep.

The season extends from March through until August, with pre-season training starting in February. In the recent season we have had players from the UK and Japan who have learnt not only about rugby, but about NZ ‘kiwi culture’ and made many new friends. Russell and Ken both enjoyed themselves and you can read more about their time playing rugby in New Zealand here.

If you are interested in playing rugby in NZ, or travelling and playing during your gap year, then contact the Temuka Rugby Club to see how we can help. We would love to accommodate your rugby needs no matter what level you play and help you improve your skills.

If you are travelling from another country, there are often specialist visa and work permit requirements when coming to NZ. It pays to check with your own authorities first, but a simple outline of requirements for visitors to NZ can be found on our play rugby for us page. Please use the contact forms or email the Temuka Rugby Club to find out more.

Temuka is very close to NZ’s adventure playgrounds. A short trip by car can have you skiing, snowboarding, bungee jumping, kayaking, participating in extreme sports, fishing, tramping, climbing, golfing, and watching Super 12 rugby matches in Christchurch which is within 2 hours travel of Temuka.

More about what Temuka has to offer.


We would especially like to thanks the numerous sponsors who support the Temuka Rugby Club. Their support is an essential part of every sport played, and no more so than in a rural community.

We ask that as members or even supporters of our club that you also support these businesses so that we may all continue to prosper.