We Stand on the Values of our Charter – Pride, Respect, Fair-play, Courage.

If you are keen to give rugby a go whether it be nursery grade, rippa, junior footy, women’s, colts or senior rugby, golden oldies, even volunteer or support you are very welcome at Petone Rugby Football Club.

Join us for Preseason

Preseason training kicks off 17 January 6pm at the clubrooms North Park. Every Tuesday and Thursday night, all welcome, men and women for all grades. Fun games, some fitness, strength and conditioning advice and programmes!

Kia Kaha, Kia Maia


A Proud

SINCE 1885

The Petone Rugby Football Club was founded in 1885. It is the 3rd oldest Rugby Club in Wellington.

Paramount Chief Honiana Te Puni arrived in the Hutt Valley in 1817 and died here in 1870. In the first official match ever played by the Petone club three descendants of Te Puni were included in the fifteen. Today, Petone rugby has a multicultural mix of members in a very family orientated environment. Visitors are always welcome to come and share our hospitality. The Club always stands proud of this heritage.

Bob Scott shows off his barefoot goalkicking skills during Petone celebrations (1970s). With Scott are Fergie McCormick (left) and legendary South African Okey Geffin.

Petone has produced 3 Black Ferns and 30 All Blacks, Ken Gray was born in 1938 and went to Wellington College.  He joined Petone in 1959 and played premier rugby there until he retired in 1970.  He stood 6’ 2’’ and weighed around 16 stone. He could play on either side of the scrum and did so for the All Blacks. He formed an incomparable partnership with Sir Wilson Whineray throughout the sixties. At the opening of the Ken Gray Academy in 1995 Sir Wilson Whineray described him as the greatest prop forward he ever saw.

We encourage girls of all ages to get involved in our national game. Our junior club has great female numbers and offers two handed touch, tackle and Rippa Rugby options. Petone Rugby Football Club has produced 3 Black ferns.


Women in


Women’s rugby increased in popularity in New Zealand during the 1980s. In 1989 a women’s New Zealand XV was selected for the first time.

Today women’s rugby is flourishing. Expert coaching and professional playing opportunities has seen the game take off. Our Very own women’s team the Petone ponies are a talented, committed and a very social bunch. If you are keen to get involved in women’s rugby get in touch!

Pride, Respect, Fair-play, Courage

We have also had several players who have represented other countries in Internationals, including Scotland, England, Italy, Tonga, Australia, Samoa, Sweden, Spain and the British and Irish Lions.


Home of Champions


Petone has been crowned Wellington premier champions 38 times between 1895 and 2005. In addition it has won the club championship on no fewer than 42 occasions between 1922 and 2006.

The club has produced 30 All Blacks, 3 Black Ferns and 16 NZ Maori representatives. Andy Leslie – NZ Rugby union president in 2007 and 2008 – was the club’s first appointed All Black touring captain to Britain (1974) and South Africa (1976). Tana Umaga became an All Black in 1997 and became captain in 2004. As well as this Petone players have represented New Zealand at all levels of the game including Under 20s and Sevens.




Located right across the road from the clubs home at north park Mitre10 Mega Petone has been a massive supporter over the past few years. Thank you for your sponsorship, we really appreciate it.

Mitre 10 has been a part of New Zealand’s home improvement culture since 1974. New Zealand owned and operated with stores across the country, Mitre 10 is a Kiwi success story. Drop down to 25 Bouverie Street, 5012 Petone, New Zealand.

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Become a Member of PRFC

Vice-Presidents, Honorary Members, Senior Citizens – all non-playing supporters wanting to join PRFC can do so by downloading and completing the Non Playing Membership Form and following the instructions

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Netball in the Village

We have 2 netball teams, dedicated
girls who excel on the court, and they are always helping out around the club. Contact us If you would like to give netball a go or would like to start a team with Petone Rugby Football Club.

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