​Rugby has an incredible power to inspire and bring people together.  Tawa Rugby Football Club (TRFC) are proud of the impact that we have built over the years and the opportunities created on and off the field making a difference to our supporters, players and their families.

2017 was no different with successes and achievements that will deliver far-reaching benefits for Wellington Rugby and beyond.  In particularly it was a good year for coaches and players with a record number making representative teams, but there is no room for complacency.

Preparation is well on the way for the 2018 season. There is a massive amount of continued effort to ensure we do our part in player welfare, health, business outcomes and development.  Our priority continues to be enhancing player development, establishing progression pathways and promoting them to higher honours.

As a result Tawa have gone big securing an experienced international team of Steve So’oialo (Rugby Development Officer), Dion Waller (Director of Rugby) and Rodney So’oialo (Premier Coach) who will also be focusing a lot on the colts this year. Adding to this powerhouse are the return of former premier players and 2017 coaches Vice Saletele and Douglas Fletcher. The services of new recruit Damian Rapira-Davies has also been secured and he will take on the role of premier backs coach after a successful stint running the Wellington Axemen’s 7’s programme.

Training for keen premier players start 6.00pm Tuesday 28 November at Lyndhurst Park.  

For all other teams preseason will start 6.00pm Tuesday  9 January 2018 at Lyndhurst Park

If you are interested or have any questions about playing for Tawa Rugby Football Club you can contact Steve So'oialo on 027 267 0606.

The Tawa Rugby Football Club coaching line up for 2018.

2018 Rugby Season

Join us on Facebook and keep up to date with all the news 

Vice Saletele
Head Coach
Doug Flecther
Forwards Coach
Damian Rapira-Davies
Backs Coach 
Rodney So’oialo
Technical Advicer

Premier Reserves:

Thomas George
Forwards Coach 
Nigel Paranihi
Backs Coach 


Richard Preston
Backs Coach
Dave Payne
Forwards Coach 
Dave Bernie
Forwards Coach 

First Grade:

Steuart Ogilvie 


Cam Prestidge
Forwards Coach 
Gene Johnson
Backs Coach 


Rick Stonnell