Programme

World Schools Rugby Challenge

DAY 1 Sunday 15th April

Teams arrive and settle into their accommodation.

Team managers and coaches will attend a briefing and will then join their teams for a welcome function. The inaugural World Schools Rugby Challenge will begin with a traditional Maori welcome on Nga Hau E’ Wha National Marae.

Teams will be welcomed on to the marae and a selected group of team leaders will be chosen to accept the challenge laid down before them.

This is a sacred and very moving ceremony that will be appreciated and long remembered by visiting teams.

This incredibly important piece of New Zealand culture will be the lead in to a wonderful week of rugby based around sport, culture and education.

DAY 2 Monday 16th April

Preliminary grading games commence at 10.00 am and continue throughout the day.

DAY 3 Tuesday 17th April

Rest day to take advantage of the educational and rugby options available. Including skill acquisition lectures, recovery advice etc.

DAY 4 Wednesday 18th April

First round of Challenge games commencing at 10.00 am and continuing through the day. XV a-side teams will play one match each and 10 a-side will play two matches each.

DAY 5 Thursday 19th April

Second round of Challenge games commencing at 10.00 am and continuing through the day. XV a-side teams will play one match each and 10 a-side will play two matches each.

DAY 6 Friday 20th April

Rest day to take advantage of the educational and rugby options available.

DAY 7 Saturday 21st April

Third round of challenge games commencing at 10.00 am and continuing through the day. XV a-side teams will play one match each and 10 a-side will play two matches each. Early in the evening teams, officials and supporters will gather for the finale dinner and awards function.

DAY 8 Sunday 22nd April

Teams depart for the return home or for further touring following a fantastic week.

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