A warm welcome to all players, players’ families and friends of the club to another exciting season of playing and supporting rugby at CJRS. Those returning players will know how things work at the club but for the new players things will be a little different to the previous clubs/schools that you have played for.


CJRS was established in 2007 to take over the organisation and administration of intermediate rugby as a gap had been created with no one wanting to carry out the function. A proposal to form a new club for juniors was put to the Cambridge Rugby Sub Union who at that time administered both primary and intermediate rugby in Cambridge. The sub union agreed and the club was formed.

In 2009 the intermediate players were handed over to CJRS and our first three teams turned out for the 2009 season in borrowed jerseys.

The 2010 season saw the administration and organisation of all primary school rugby, Years 1-6, being handed over to CJRS as well. The primary players still turn out for their respective schools but the club will assist in mustering, grading and the organisation of games and players are registered with the club.

CJRS works closely with the Cambridge Rugby Union, The Cambridge Referees Association, Leamington, Hautapu and Cambridge High School Rugby Clubs as well as The Waikato Rugby Union who were a great help in establishing the club.

CJRS has been lucky enough to take over the old Cambridge United Clubrooms and this is the base for all club activities. The club now owns the building and will be renovating the building as funds allow. The new kitchen, store room and showers are fantastic. Players can now also sit out the front of the clubrooms to watch other games on the new seating or just sit down to take their boots off.

Substantial amounts of money are needed to support the teams and maintain the clubrooms. CJRS has commenced a major refit of the clubrooms to both bring them up to council standard and to improve the functionality of the building.

Donations and sponsorship are always needed so we ask members to give what they can in time and money and to be on the lookout for opportunities that may assist the club.

Our sponsors are very important to us and we ask club members to support their businesses when you can.                     


CJRS administers all Junior rugby in Cambridge. This means liaising with schools to arrange registrations and run Saturday morning primary school rugby. Intermediate rugby is run directly by the Club and draws players from the local schools.

CJRS is affiliated to Waikato rugby and hosts  courses and offers suport for schools, coaches, players and referees within the smallblacks model and arranging representative games around Waikato competitions.

CJRS also liaises with the Cambridge sub-union with regard to the use of the Memorial park and Tom Voyle grounds.

The sub-union currently organise representative rugby and the draw for matches at the Memorial park pitches.

A percentage of CJRS membership is paid to the sub-union.


In 2012 CJRS administered the ruby for over 620  players which represented the highest ever amount of members and became the largest junior ruby club in the Waikato.

As a result CJRS success was recognised with the award of the Waikato Club of the Year award.

CJRS coaches Dean Crampton and Wayne Booten also won awards for their coaching successes.