The Module dates are: 

Post-Xmas Wednesday 24th January - Wednesday 6th March 2024

Post Xmas Thursday 25th January - Thursday 7th March 2024​​​​​​​

Burnside will play 6-aside touch in all grades and the 7 metre rule as per last season. 

2023/2024 Wednesday Night Grades are: Men Over 40s, Men Over 50s, Men 2, Men 3, Men 4, Mixed 2, Mixed 3, Mixed 4.

2023/2024 Thursday Night Grades are: Men 1, Men 2, Men 3, Mixed 1, Mixed 2 and  Mixed 3.

The rule when playing MIXED COMPETITION is there must be three (3) males on the field the mix for male female is 3 & 3.

Competition Dates. The season will commence on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th October through until Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th December 2024.  Recommencing on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th January 2024, through until Wednesday 6th March and Thursday 7th March 2024.  For both Wednesday and Thursday nights pre-xmas there will be two weeks grading followed by a seven week round robin first past the post format.  Teams/grades may be regraded post-xmas and there will be another 5 rounds then 2 weeks of playoffs.    Game timings are from 6:00pm, 6:35pm & 7:10pm

Referees: The module will do its best to provide a referee to every game.  However if we are unable to provide a referee for your game, then each team will be asked to referee a half game, sign the card and return the signed card to the referees' room.

Payment. Registration Fee $600:00 payable to Burnside RFC Touch via bank deposit or internet banking

020820-0131815-00 Ref: (Team Name, subs payment) subs are to be paid by the 9th Nov. 

The only exception to the above payment dates is if the team manager/captain has contacted the touch administrator,

Janelle: office@burnsiderugby.co.nz , at the BRFC office and put in place a payment plan.

Please Note: If subs are not paid by the 9th Nov or you have not made arrangements with Janelle for payment then the team will not appear in the draw.


  1. ​​​​​​​Captains check the score card before they sign the card at the completion of the game.​​​​​​​
  2. The game times are:  Game 1 will start at 6.00pm-6.30pm, Game 2 will start at 6.35pm-7.05pm, Game 3 will start at 7.10pm-7.40pm
  3. The clubrooms bar & kitchen will be open from 6.00pm Wednesday & Thursday nights.
  4. ​​​​​​​Player of the Day vouchers of 1 per team will be avaliable for collection from the bar staff in the clubrooms after your game.

Your support with the above processes is required for us to run the module safely. Thank you for your understanding & support.

Referee Information for the 2023/2024 Season

  • Payment to experienced referees who have completed NZ Touch Refereeing courses is $9 per game OR $35 for refereeing all 3 games on the night
  • Payment to inexperienced referees is $9 per game or $30 for refereeing all 3 games on the night
  • Complementary refreshments provided each night after the games in the referee's room
  • Referee shirt provided
  • All enquiries to Brent Frew, Rugby Manager, P 0273232757 rugby@burnsiderugby.co.nz
  • New referees welcome with full training and support provided

Unsportsmanlike conduct covers the behaviour and attitude of players on the field and may result in penalty, sin bin or dismissal from the game or lose of match points.

Fighting or any physical confortation between teams or indiviuals will not be tolerated as this will result in expulsion from the module, along with foul or abusive language towards indiviuals will also not be tolerated, we will have zero tolerance for this behaviour.

Players will only be allowed to play in their prospective teams that they are registered for. Players must have played 5 games to be eligable to play in any finals games.

All teams must have a minimum of 7 and a maximum 12 players to be eligible to compete in the competition.

It is the teams responsibilty to advise the touch coordinator of any changes to the team list.

All players must be entered on the electronic registration forms or have advised the touch coordinator in order to play for their team.

PLAYERS NEED TO HAVE HAD 5 GAMES PRIOR TO THE SEMI FINALS and be registrated to be eligible to play in the finals.​​​​​​​

All players must wear correct playing gears. Suitable running shoes,sprigs and moulded soles may be worn. No barefeet, Sunglasses, jewellery to be worn.

Tops must be the same clour and numbered on the back in a manner that is visable to the referees, teams to have uniforms by November 18th.