Waikato Rugby Union - 1940-1949

1940 - 1949


  • Many more Waikato rugby men head to war, a Home Guard is set up at Rugby Park, and most Waikato rugby clubs are in recess.
  • Air Force bases are set up around Hamilton - which leads to Army and Air Force teams being included in the Hamilton competition. Several future All Blacks are spread throughout the teams, including Fred Allen.


  • Clubs begin to reform after the war.