Rugby Programme

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Christchurch Boys’ High School has been arguably the number one rugby school in the world since the sport became professional in 1996. 

CBHS has produced 45 All Blacks. Since 1996, no other school in the world has produced as many international players. CBHS has produced 15 All Blacks, 3 Japan internationals, 1 USA, 1 Ireland and 2 All Black coaches. The undefeated 2013 All Black squad contained 7 former CBHS players and the head coach.  Junior national representatives from many countries i.e. France, Denmark, Brazil, Mexico and the Czech Republic have also participated in our international rugby development programmes.  65 former Christchurch Boys’ High players have gone on to play professional rugby (since 1996). 

The secret to the success of CBHS rugby has been based on our philosophy that academic endeavour and rugby excellence are dependent on each other. Our rugby programs focus on leadership, initiative, balance and the pursuit of excellence. 

When students attend CBHS they will enter into a rugby community and a traditional boys’ school with a proud history of success in many disciplines. They will leave CBHS as young men ready to accept the many challenges placed upon them in rugby and in life outside of school.

Christchurch Boys' High School at a glance

  • Decile 10 State Boys School
  • 1350 students year 9 to year 13
  • School uniform compulsory
  • Colours Blue and Black
  • 2kms from city centre, 4 kms from Airport

CBHS Rugby Programme at a glance

  • 530 Players
  • 23 teams from Under 13 - Under 19
  • 44 coaches, 23 managers, 2 physio’s, 1 weights instructor, 2 strength and conditioning coaches 
  • 4 rugby fields
  • 6 hectares of field space, 2 gymnasiums, 1 all weather training facility

International Rugby Programme

  • Rugby season commences 1st April to 23 August but the International Rugby Programme runs the whole school year between 1st February and 12th December.
  • Currently limited to 25 players.
  • Age 13 -19 years old.
  • If over 19 years of age we can place you with High School Old Boys’ (our parent club.)
  • Rugby plus English only options available.
  • Custom Group Training Camps available on request.

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