Junior rugby in Poverty Bay involves over 1700 registered players across 58 teams. The 2018 season saw an increase of 158 players (9%) compared to the 2017 season. 2019 numbers will be released soon.
Junior rugby is governed by the PBRFU JAB Committee. The committee is made up of delegates from all clubs and schools represented in junior rugby.
Poverty Bay Rugby Junior Rugby is made up of the following grades:
- Under 6 Rippa
- Under 7 Rippa
- Under 8
- Under 9
- Under 10
- Under 11
- Under 12
- Under 13
- Under 15 Secondary School Boys
- Under 18 Secondary School Boys
- Under 18 Secondary School Girls
The JAB Committee asked for a review of the 2019 season. The review will be published on the website soon.