NZ Sparky Tukapa Div 1
Also known as the Senior B’s, our Development team plays in what the TRFU calls Division One and works in closely with the Prems both at some trainings and on match day with a significant interchange of players between each team. Traditionally the Senior B’s play the 1.00 pm curtain-raiser game before each Premier match with some Senior B’s players also being called on to reinforce the Premier reserves bench. Like the Prems, our Development side trains as a team twice a week.
Tukapa Div 2
Traditionally, our Senior Thirds team has catered for players either stepping up from the Colts or stepping down from Senior B’s, who are looking to carry on playing but in team with a more social/ less serious emphasis. Typically, in most seasons the age range for players in the Thirds is from early twenties to early fifties. However the rolling substitutes rule which applies in this grade means players of all abilities and fitness levels are guaranteed to get the level of game time which suits them. As befits their team culture, our Thirds train once per week on a Thursday evening.
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Also known as the Under 20’s, our Colts team offers the chance for school leavers to carry on with rugby into their late teens and early twenties as potentially a stepping stone into either our Senior A’s or B’s in years to come. Some of Tukapa’s most successful players began their careers with our Colts team which, over the years, has produced more championship-wining sides than any other of our afternoon grade teams. Altogether the Tukapa Colts have won 18 Taranaki titles with the most recent being in 2015. Our Colts also train as a team twice per week.