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About TRFU


Thanks for stopping by the Taranaki Rugby website. We are a proud provincial union with a wonderful rugby history. TRFU focuses its energy on three main areas of rugby; Port Taranaki Bulls, Community Rugby and Ferdie Rugby.

To contact our team please see the staff listings on our website.

Thanks for visiting us!

Yours in rugby,
The Team at Taranaki Rugby



Taranaki is a fierce competitor in the national provincial premier competition - the ITM Cup. Our top team, Port Taranaki is coached by Colin Cooper and a world class team of trainers, medical staff and administrators.


Community Rugby is the lifeblood of Taranaki rugby. It is the breeding ground for first class talent in our province. Each season over 5000 players take to the rugby field with a swag of coaches, administrators and managers working hard off the field to make the grassroots competitions a success.

Taranaki has 17 rugby clubs operating at senior level. This excludes those competing in the secondary schools competition. Junior rugby operates under the Ferdie Rugby umbrella.

For more information about teams, results and upcoming fixtures please see the Community Rugby section of our website.


Ferdie Rugby is just the place for kids who want to have fun and make lots of friends! Taranaki Ferdie Rugby is a safe and enjoyable environment for budding rugby super-stars. There are lots of awesome clubs that Taranaki kids can play rugby for. We are always on the look out for great adult role-models to coach and referee too!

Check out the Ferdie Rugby section of our website for more information.