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PBRRA was founded in 1904 and is the longest running referees association on the East Coast.

We officiate all local Poverty Bay rugby competitions and various games around the country. PBRRA are dedicated to developing young, up and coming referees via interchanges to other districts and providing a potential career path. We have connections with North Harbour, Bay of Plenty, Hawkes Bay and Wellington rugby referees associations. 

We also welcome and take the time to look after everyone at our association.

We believe that refereeing is for anyone and everyone. Anyone from ex-players to people totally new to rugby are most welcome. 

Contact 0800 REFEREE who will refer you to us or come to our club rooms at Rugby Park, Chalmers Road, Monday nights, 6pm.

Appointments for Saturday 14 April 2018

  • 2.45 PM  – Paddy’s Park, Patutahi
    Ngatapa vs Waikohu
    Referee: Royce Maynard
    AR1: Damien Macpherson
    AR2: David Stevenson


  • 2.45 PM – Athletic Park, Wairoa
    Athletic vs OBM
    Referee: Matt Smith
    AR1: Jake Robertson
    AR2: TBC


  • 2.45 PM – Rugby Park
    YMP vs Tapuae
    Referee: Aaron Brown
    AR1: Les Thomas
    AR2: Ray Young


  • 12.30 PM – Paddy’s Park, Patutahi
    Ngatapa vs Waikohu
    Referee: David Stevenson


  • 12.30 PM – Nuhaka
    Nuhaka vs OBM
    Referee: Paul Brown


  • 12.30 PM – Rugby Park
    YMP vs Mahia
    Referee: Les Thomas


  • 12.30 PM – Waikirikiri (TBC)
    Horouta vs HSOB
    Referee: Hugh Fitzgerald

GBHS vs Kelston BHS Interschool Fixtures

  • 12.30 PM – Rectory 1
    GBHS 1st XV vs Kelston 1st XV
    Referee: Damien Macpherson
    AR1: Ollie Holst
    AR2: Isaac Hughes


  • 11.00 AM – Rectory 1
    GBHS 2nd XV vs Kelston 2nd XV
    Referee: Ollie Holst


  • 11.00 AM – Rectory 2
    GBHS U15 vs Kelston U15
    Referee: Isaac Hughes


  • 9.30 AM – Rectory 2
    GBHS U14 vs Kelston U14
    Referee: TBC

Quote of the week

“The trouble with referees is that they just dont give
a damn which side wins”

Good luck to all