Junior rugby in Poverty Bay involves over 1700 registered players across more than 70 teams.
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
- Year 9 and 10 Secondary School Boys
- Under 18 Secondary School Boys
- Under 18 Secondary School Girls