Hi All

Update, please note photo times under “other info” below.

We are fast approaching Kings Birthday Weekend and the Rugby Reunion, we would like to thank everyone that has registered with a great response with over 400 people attending the festivities.

Just to keep everyone up to date the following is the loose schedule for the weekend.

Friday 2nd June   

  • Clubrooms/bar to open from 3pm with registration packs ready for pickup.
  • Friday night get together kicks off at 6pm.
  • We will have a Food Truck on site from 6pm and nibbles will be provided throughout the night.
  • We have “Daggie” our guest speaker on about 8pm.
  • Bar to close at 12pm

Saturday 3rd June

  • Junior Club games to kick off at 9am and 10am
  • Photos to start in decade groups from 11.30am. These will be available to purchase for $25, payable on the day.
  • Prem 2’s vs Green Is at 12.30pm
  • Prem Colts vs Dunedin at 12.30pm
  • Premiers vs Green Is at 2.30pm
  • Aftermatch Speeches at 5pm
  • Sat night Function to commence at 6pm,                                              (Wrist bands will be issued on entry and will be required to be worn on the Sat night for bar service and meal)
  • Meal to be served from 6.30pm – 8pm
  • Band to start at 8pm
  • Reunion Jersey Auction at 9pm
  • Bar to close at 12pm

Sunday 4th June  (No Entry Fee)

  • We have been approached by the Wingatui Racing Club and will be combining with them on the Sunday with the upstairs Skipper Wilson Room being reserved for Taieri Rugby Club players, members & Supporters with Bar / TAB / Food available. First race is 11.30am and the last race is 4.30pm, this will be a bar profit share for the Rugby Club so get along and support.  Their will be a courtesy coach running after the races to the Mosgiel Tavern.
  • If you don’t fancy the races but still have a thirst, Kathy, Stu and Jill at the Mosgiel Tavern one of our Main Sponsors will be happy to host you and I’m sure their will be a big crew turn up after the races.

Other Info;

  • Photos
  • 11:30 – 1950-1959    (Possibly Pre 1950’s in between)
  • 11:40 – 1960-1969    (Possibly Centenarians? in between)
  • 11:50 – 1970-1979
  • 12:00 – 1980-1989
  • 12:10 – 1990-1999

 12:30: games start

  • 4:10 – 2000-2009
  • 4:20 – 2010-2019
  • 4:30 – 2020- Present
  • 4:40 – Whole Group photo

 Photos are $25.00 each, we will have eftpos/credit card and cash payments available on the day.

  • Guest Speaker is Brian Dagg a Queenstown identity whose claim to fame is as follows;
  • Original Speights Southern Man
  • Former high country farmer Coronet Peak Station 21years
  • Life member Wakatipu Rugby Club played over 300 premier games
  • Coached Club Sub Union Otago Country  also in  Canada,Malaysia
  • Recreational climber climbed the seven summits (seven highest mountains on each continent)
  • Registration Packs
  • These will comprise a Polo Shirt and Lanyard with name badge, these will be available to collect from 3pm Friday, you will need your Lanyard / Name Badge for entry Friday and Saturday night.
  • You will be issued a wrist band on entry on Saturday night.


  • Courtesy Coaches / Buses to Dunedin
  • The Taieri College cricket team is fundraising for a trip to India, they will have three mini-vans to get people home, charging $5 a head for local drop-offs.
  • We have also arranged two buses departing the rugby club at midnight for Dunedin, these will be free of charge.
  • Reunion Jersey Auction
  • Below is a photo of the Special Edition Reunion Jerseys that will be auctioned on Saturday night.
  • Old Boys Club
  • For those that want to join this exclusive club that invests into the two colts sides, please see the bar for registration details.  Cost is $100 for those that live in Mosgiel/Dunedin area and just $40 for those that live out of town.
  • Out of Towner Special – this weekend only, for those that want to cut down on annual administration of transferring $40 each year, over the course of the reunion weekend you can invest $350 one off and become an official Old Boy Life Member.  Pay once, never pay again!
  • On Line Shop / Merchandise
  • We have all our merchandise available to purchase on line, we will also have the shop open on Friday at registration and Sat if you want to purchase some great Eels gear, go online and check it out on our website which has a direct link. https://taierirugbyclub.impakt.co.nz/

On behalf of the Taieri Rugby Reunion Committee.