Cantabrian RFC Women’s Team.


We are very pleased to announce that the Cantabrian RFC is now supporting a Cantabrian Womens Development Rugby team.

This team sits between the Canterbury U18 side and the Farrah Palmer Cup Senior Canterbury side. This fits within the values of the Club re supporting the development of Rugby in the Canterbury Region.


The team will be undertaking a campaign during August 2019:


  • August 3- To be confirmed.

  • August 10 – vs Southland in Oamaru.

  • August 17-vs Canterbury, Christchurch Park.

  • August 24-Tri series between Tasman, Southland and Cantabrians

The team has a very strong management structure with:

  • Anna Livingstone-Head Coach, Ex Canterbury player and current coach of HSOB women’s team.

  • Whitney Hansen-Forwards Coach, Canterbury u18 coach, ex University Women’s coach, CRFU resource coach.

  • Amiria Rule-Back Coach, 25 caps for the Black ferns.

  • Vicki Campbell-Trainer and Assistant Backs Coach, represented NZ in league and touch and Samoa in Rugby and sevens.

  • Jess McJorrow-Manager, ex Canterbury player, current manager of Lincoln University Women’s team.

Once confirmation of venues and times are known we will advise Members. We look forward to following the team

Cantabrian U20’s Men’s team.


During August we also have our Under 20’s side staring their campaign.

  • August 3-vs Ellesmere at Ellesmere

  • August 10-vs North Canterbury at Burnside

  • August 24-vs Sassenachs in Dunedin.

  • August 31-vs Canterbury Maori at Waihora.

  •  We are expecting another strong U20’s men side and look forward to following their campaign. Confirmation of venues and times will follow shortly.




15 TO 18 JULY 2019

We are again venturing to Burnham for the Live in camp from the 15th to the 18th July under the stewardship of Lee Golding, Tim Ashworth and D’Arcy Palmer. Our thanks as always to the NZ Defence Force for allowing us to use their facilities.
We have had close to 70 nominations this year for the camp from numerous clubs from the Sassenach and Cantabrian catchments-so a looking forward to a great occasion.
 We encourage Members to come out and have a look at the games to be held at 2pm on the Tuesday and Thursday of that week. Wonderful entertaining Rugby and really exciting to see the development which occurs after a week’s training camp.

All player and coaching staff must bring photo id with them and carry it always -this is requirement of Burnham military camp.

Participants need to note that their fitness needs to be such that they are able to take part in the two matches planned during the school.

The graduation ceremony for the players followed by afternoon tea and refreshments will be on Thursday 18th of July.



Burnham Camp Duty Complex inside the main gate of the Burnham Camp on Aylesbury Road, Burnham (200 metres over the main south railway line)



Monday 15th July 2019. The boys will need to report to the Burnham Camp Duty Complex inside the main gate between 8.00am to 8.30am


Matches will be held at 2.00pm on Tuesday 16th July and Thursday 18th July. Parents, relatives and friends are encouraged to attend the games and the after match final function on the Thursday.


Thursday 18th July 2019. Thursday afternoon starts with a game at 2.00pm followed by a light snack and the final address at 3.45pm. Boys are able to depart at approximately 4.15pm.