Club Captain's Welcome for 2017

Current OURFC Players Representing New Zealand

Josh Dickson Fletcher Smith Dillon Hunt

Josh Dickson
NZ Colt, Otago

Fletcher Smith
NZ Colt, Otago, Highlanders

Dillon Hunt
NZ Colt, Otago

Fa'asiu Fuatai Matt Faddes Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali

Fa'asiu Fuatai
NZ Colt, NZ 7's, Otago

Matt Faddes
NZ 7's, Otago, Highlanders

Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali
Black Fern, Counties Manakau, Otago

Welcome to the Otago University Rugby Football Club

2016 was another fine year for the club with all five teams performing well throughout the season. This resulted in the club once again winning the Ainge Shield for the best performing club in Dunedin.

Results for 2016:
    University A – 3rd
    University Women – 1st
    University B – 3rd
    University Colts Blue - 1st
    University Colts Gold – 1st

Honours for the 2016 Season Include:

Black Ferns: Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali
NZ Universities: Shae Tucker, Dillon Hunt, Angus Williams
Higlanders: Matt Faddes, Fletcher Smith
Otago Razorbacks: Josh Dickson, Matt Faddes, Fa’asiu Fuatai, Dillon Hunt, Fletcher Smith, Gavin Stark, Sione Teu, Kaide Whiting
Otago Mens 7’s: Fa’asiu Fuatai, Gavin Stark
Otago Spirit: Michaela Baker, Genevieve Cockburn, Sophie Dyhrberg, Julia Gorinski, Tegan Hollows, Patricia Hopcroft, Jessica Kendall, Nicole Kennedy, Megan Manson, Georgia Mason, Georgina McCullough, Olivia Waldron
Otago Development: Stephen Fenemor, Callum Hardie, Sam McLauchlan, Jack Sherrat, Gavin Stark, Sione Teu, Kaide Whiting, Angus Williams
Otago U19: Blake Bradley, Josh Dahlberg, Taylor Haugh, Kilipata Lea, Henry Lissaman, Connor Mcleod, Jack Murray, Sam Pene, Ben Reidy, Will Tasker, Josh Timu, Thomas Umaga-Jensen
Otago U18: Liam Geddes, Harrison Lawrence
Counties Manakau Heat: Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali
Northland U19: Tom Stevens
Otago Secondary School Girls: Jessica Kendal


Greeting from the Club Captain

Trevor Turner

Otago University Rugby Football Club (OURFC) is unique amongst rugby clubs in New Zealand. Founded in 1884, our club has had more All Blacks than any other rugby club, sixty eight in all, fourty four doning the black jersey while still playing for the club. Our focus is excellence on and off the field.

On the field, we are the top club in Dunedin. Over the history of the Premier Rugby competition, we have won the competition fifty two times, twice the number of times the nearest other club has won. Our club has held the Ainge Trophy for the last five seasons; awarded to the club with the best aggregate finish across their top five teams. Our recent success has been a result of the coaching of some of Dunedins top rugby coaches and a fitness and conditiong program run in association with the Otago Polytechnic, run by Senior Lecturer in Physical Conditioning, Matt Blair, and All Blacks physiotherapist Peter Gallagher.

This is a student’s club which balances academic studies, sports excellence and social activities. We are the only rugby club in Dunedin that is Otago University Student Association affiliated. I am proud to say that students are actively involved in the decision making and the day to day running of the club.

We are also the only club in Dunedin that allows you eligible to be selected to represent your country for New Zealand Universities. NZU plays visiting teams touring New Zealand and often takes teams overseas to play other Universities or to play in international Rugby tournaments like the World University Rugby Cup.

If you are coming to Otago and you are looking for a club that pursues excellence, a club that is immersed in student culture, then the club you will want to play for is OURFC.

Trevor Turner, 2017 Club Captain

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