The tape, the boots and the beer.
Club rugby in New Zealand is full of volunteers. In fact, it’s because of volunteers and workers that it even happens at all. From the person who puts the flags out at 7am on a Saturday morning to the person who looks after the bar in the clubrooms late into the night. Every role is important and every role is essential to keeping the game going.
Please note: these images are from pre 2019.

Having multiple grounds to set out with flags and goal post pads can be a time consuming task but having a bit of machinery makes the job a lot quicker at Peter Johnson Park in Mosgiel.  – Buy

Angie Sisifa sweeps and cleans her teams changing room after a match at Bathgate Park in Dunedin. – Buy

Dunedin Club Rugby – Kaikorai v Harbour
Harbour’s Ryan Griffith before a club game between Kaikorai and Harbour at Bishopscourt. – Buy

From The  Glory Days

Dunedin Club Rugby - Kaikorai v Taieri – 23.06.12Karl Bloxham of Taieri breaks from a ruck during the Premier match between Kaikorai and Taieri played at Bishopscourt, Dunedin, 23rd June 2012.  – Buy

Tape, boots and beer is a blog dedicated to grassroots rugby in New Zealand and the people involved. Through an ever evolving visual narrative, Tape, boots and beer portrays the daily and weekly happenings of the local club rugby scene in Dunedin and from around New Zealand. It’s a story about people, their love affair with rugby and the communities they come from.

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