Club Captain's Welcome for 2020

Russel Church Memorial Scholarship 2019

Good at Rugby and University study? Need $500 and an extra boost to your CV?
Applications are now being called for the Russell Church Memorial Prize.
Awarded annually by the University Council on recommendation from the University Rugby club, this prize is for 200-level students and above.
Your first semester grades in 2019 count towards this award.
Applications close the end of this month.

To see more details and the application form Click Here

OURFC Player Scholarships for 2020

OURFC Players Scholarships and University Alumni Scholarships for the 2020 Season are now open
To see more details Click Here

Recent OURFC Players Representing New Zealand

Josh Dickson Fletcher Smith Dillon Hunt

Josh Dickson
NZ Colt, Otago, Highlanders

Fletcher Smith
NZ Colt, Otago, Highlanders, Maori All Blacks

Dillon Hunt
All Black, NZ Colt, Otago, Highlanders

Matt Faddes Thomas Umaga-Jenson Ricky Jackson

Matt Faddes
NZ 7's, Otago, Highlanders

Thomas Umaga-Jenson
NZ Colt, Wellington

Ricky Jackson
NZ Colt, Otago

Matt Faddes Thomas Umaga-Jenson

Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali
Black Fern, Otago, Counties Manaku

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

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 nine in all, fourty five 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 six 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.

Andy Ellis, 2020 Club Captain

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