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Christchurch Boys High School Rugby Programme


Christchurch Boys’ High School has been arguably the number one rugby school in the world since the sport became professional in 1996. CBHS has produced 45 All Blacks. Since 1996, no other school in the world has produced as many international players. CBHS has produced 15 All Blacks, 3 Japan internationals, 1 USA, 1 Ireland and 2 All Black coaches. 

The undefeated 2013 All Black squad contained 7 former CBHS players and the head coach. Junior national representatives from many countries i.e. France, Denmark, Brazil, Mexico and the Czech Republic have also participated in our international rugby development programmes. 65 former Christchurch Boys’ High players have gone on to play professional rugby (since 1996).

The secret to the success of CBHS rugby has been based on our philosophy that academic endeavour and rugby excellence are dependent on each other. Our rugby programs focus on leadership, initiative, balance and the pursuit of excellence. When students attend CBHS they will enter into a rugby community and a traditional boys’ school with a proud history of success in many disciplines. They will leave CBHS as young men ready to accept the many challenges placed upon them in rugby and in life outside of school.

Cristchurch Boys High School Rugby at a Glance

550 players

23 teams from Under 13 to Under 19

44 coaches, 23 managers, 2 physios, 1 weights instructor,

2 strength and conditioning coaches

4 rugby fields

6 hectares of field, 2 gymnasiums, 1 all-weather training facility

International Rugby Programme

  • Rugby season commences 1st April to 23 August but the International Rugby Programme runs the whole school year between 1st February and 12th December.
  • Currently limited to 25 players.
  • Age 13 -19 years old.
  • If over 19 years of age we can place you with High School Old Boys’ (our parent club.)

See the regular Cristchurch Boys High School high school programme here

Christchurch Boys High School Long Term Rugby Programme

On top of tuition fees 2024/2025* 
NZ$ 1,800 Rugby programme 3 terms/full year
NZ$ 1,500 Rugby programme 2 terms
NZ$ 1,000 Rugby programme 1 term

*2024/25 prices may be subject to changes from those listed

What You Get:

  • Ticket to all Crusaders and Canterbury matches at AMI Stadium
  • Strength and conditioning programme overseen by
  • Crusaders trainer
  • Monthly rugby report on each individual sent to parents
  • Monthly fitness and strength testing
  • CBHS rugby jersey, shorts, socks, rugby ball, tracksuit
  • Watch Crusaders and Canterbury closed training sessions
  • CBHS gym and rugby club membership

Short Term Rugby & English Programme Subject Description

Rugby Skills

Tactical skills, technical skills, performance analysis

Rugby Conditioning

Player Development

Sport Theory

Physical and mental preparation, nutrition

ESOL - English for Speakers of Other Languages

Optional subject: Students can choose from one of the following additional subjects:

Language (i.e. Japanese, Chinese, French) 

Te Reo Maori (New Zealand native language)

Outdoor Education (Years 12 and 13 only) 

Gym – weight training in the CBHS fitness centre

What You Get:

  • Strength and conditioning overseen by Crusaders trainer
  • CBHS tracksuit
  • Watch Crusaders and Canterbury closed training sessions
  • CBHS gym and rugby club membership
  • Specialised English

For more information on the Christchurch Boys High School Rugby Programme, please contact StudyNewZealand EU <- click for e-mail