Rathkeale College is an integrated day and boarding school for boys from Years 9 to 13. Established in 1963, it is located in a magnificent park-like setting. With superb sports grounds and facilities, Rathkeale provides an outstanding learning and living environment for young men.

From the outset, the college’s location and natural environment has dictated a special college atmosphere. This has led to the creation of unique facilities such as the outdoor Greek Theatre and a number of buildings, including sports pavilions, which have largely been built by the boys.

The college is affiliated to the Anglican Church and maintains a range of traditional features including high academic expectations, compulsory sport, and an emphasis on a holistic education. Physical well-being is an integral part of a Rathkeale student’s education. All boys are required to participate in summer and winter sport.

The Rathkeale / St Matthew’s Senior College, located on the Rathkeale campus, blends around 250 senior students from both St Matthew’s and Rathkeale in a co-educational environment. It makes an important contribution to the preparation of the students for life beyond the college gate.

Rathkeale celebrated its 50th Jubilee in March 2014.

Rugby at Rathkeale is supported by the Rathkeale College Rugby Club.

"The Rathkeale College Rugby Club (RCRC) aims to promote and develop rugby at Rathkeale College by encouraging and providing support to all players, administrators, coaches and associated people involved to ensure that rugby at Rathkeale is enjoyed at a level of excellence by all."

Please visit the website for more information.

Rathkeale College will field five rugby teams in the 2018 season.

  • 1st XV - CNI
  • 2nd XV - Wairarapa Bush Secondary Schools Competition (mid-week)
  • Junior Teams x 2 - Wairarapa Bush under 15yrs Competition
  • A Colts XV will be selected to play traditional fixtures and the annual Lindisfarne Colts Tournament.
  • We will also have a junior team competing in a mid-week local competition.

Schools involved in the Wairarapa Bush competitions consist of Rathkeale College, Wairarapa College, Chanel College, Makoura College and Kuranui College.

Rathkeale College traditional fixtures:

  • Hutt International Boys’ School
  • Wanganui Collegiate School
  • Lindisfarne College
  • Wairarapa College

Stacey Grant 1st XV Coach

NZR/Hurricanes selector Secondary Schools and U20s. Coached NZ Maori U18s & U20s and Wairarapa Bush Heartland.

Charlie Matthews 1st XV Assistant Coach

Very experienced coach and player.

John Daniell

Played for NZ U19’s, Colts, played professionally in France 1997-2000.

1st XV Squad 2021

  • Wiremu BARTLETT
  • William BILLING
  • Michael BUICK
  • Michael BUICK
  • James CARROLL
  • William COLE
  • William DAY
  • Tiaki` FREEMAN
  • Cameron GRIFFITH
  • Wiremu HERBERT
  • William KLOEG
  • Thomas LESKE
  • Max LETT
  • Max LETT
  • Kaahurere MACKAY
  • Jonno MAKAY
  • Willie MATTHEWS
  • George PARKE
  • Finn SIMMONS
  • George SPEEDY
  • Finlay SQUIRES
  • Leon TUILOMA
  • Benazzi WARD
  • Thomas WILLIAMS

Jayden Webb Milner

Cody McGlashan

Joseph Quinn

Marcus Laing

Freddie Eschenbach

Leon Tuiloma

Please check back later.

Logan Prendeville Wairarapa Bush 2019 Jeremiah Mapusua Wairarapa Bush 2017-2018 Ueta Tufuga Piopa Wairarapa Bush 2019, Hurricanes U20, Manawatu Pre-Season Sam Tufuga Piopa Wairarapa Bush 2019, Manawatu Pre-Season Brock Price Wairarapa Bush 2015, 2019

217 Willow Park Drive
Masterton 5871

+64 6 370 0175
+64 6 377 9020
[email protected]

1st XV Manager
Glenn McIntosh
[email protected]
027 274 6686


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