Māori Rugby registrations

Māori rugby has a unique place within the wider New Zealand rugby landscape, and the talent and passion that exists within the Māori community sees Māoriplayers proportionally over-represented relative to the general population, in the professional playing ranks.

At the beginning of each rugby season you will be asked to complete a NZR Rugby Player Registration Form at your club or school. By completing the registration form you will be registered as a rugby player in New Zealand for that rugby season.


Why identify yourself as Māori on the NZR Rugby Registration Form?

Identifying yourself as Māori on the registration form will assist the New Zealand Māori Rugby Board (the Board) in applying for funding to support the development of Māori rugby.

The Board, NZR and your local Provincial Rugby Union also analyse player numbers for developing initiatives to further support and strengthen our game.  Having an accurate number of Māori involved in rugby will ensure that Māori rugby continues to be developed and supported at all levels.

Your details will also help the Board, Regional Boards and Provincial Unions to communicate with the Māori rugby whanau. 


More Details about NZR Rugby Registration

You can find out more about the NZR rugby registration process or download registration forms from the Rugby Registration section of this website.

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2016 Highlights

14 All Blacks are Māori

14 Black Ferns are Māori 

40,077 Registered Māori players

2,401 Increase in players from 2015

2,470 Registered Māori coaches

150 + Māori U18 players attendees at E Tu Toa camps

Tom French Memorial Māori Player of the Year

   Dane Coles (Ngati Porou)