Athlete registrations for World Masters Games 2017 close 3 March 2017 (NZT). You must register by this date if you plan to compete in the Games. Note that disciplines/events will close early if they reach capacity as numbers are strictly limited.

3 March 2017 is also the date by which teams must be registered and have met their minimum athlete numbers including essential non-playing official roles. Team minimums vary by sport and information is detailed in the Sports Information Guide for each sport.

Additional team members over and above team minimums can continue to join existing teams until 31 March 2017 however a late entry fee of $50 will apply.

Rugby Sports Information Guide

See the Rugby Sports Information Guide for Scheduling, Venue, along with other important competition information.

This will be updated regularly as further information comes to hand. Team draws will be confirmed closer to Games time once registrations have closed all teams are confirmed in the competition.

Competition Details

15 a side

Proposed Age Categories

Men: 30+, 40+, 50+

Women: 27+ If you would like to compete in the Womens 27+ grade,  please register your details on the waitlist and organisers will contact you direct.

The age category you will compete in for Rugby will be determined as at 31 December 2017.

In regards to team sports, the category you compete in is based on the age of the youngest team member.

For example, if your youngest team member is 39 during Games time but has turned 40 by 31 December 2017, you would compete in the 40+ age category.


Lloyd Elsmore Park will host all of World Masters Games 2017 Rugby events. This competition venue is located just under 19km east of Auckland Central.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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How to Register


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