We visited the Dargaville Rugby Club in the North who were celebrating their 125th birthday. We went to Wharema in the Wairarapa to watch East Coast against Gladstone playing for the Paku Cup and the Nunn Shield.
This week Te Puna went to Matakana Island for an historical match against Whakarewarewa. The first hit out of the season for North Harbour 1st XV rugby where Rangitoto College challenged Westlake Boys for the Woodhouse Shield.
This week we head South! We're off to Wanaka where Upper Clutha take on Cromwell. In Loburn, we see Ashley against Ohoka, and visit the 1958 Kowai team Reunion. It's the end of the first round of rugby in Timaru, unbeaten Waimate challenge defending champions Celtic.
Manurewa take on Bombay in a top of the table clash. Featherston Rugby Club celebrates 140 years of rugby. We check out a new junior rugby initiative in Canterbury. We head down to Nelson Rugby Club the oldest rugby club in New Zealand celebrating 150 years.
This week has a bit of a South Island flavour! First up with go to Alexandra for the 105th Annual Topp Cup Challenge between Central and South Otago - a big day of country rugby! We take you to Otautahi, a club in Chrischurch which has never featured on GrassRoots Rugby.
History is made in Porirua when Toa take on Shannon for the very first time at their "home ground", which is also the home of the "Ka Mate" haka, and we'll see that in action too. We check out the Luisetti Seed Canterbury Combined Final where Waihora and Rakaia battle for supremacy.