The Wairarapa Bush Rugby Football Union was formed in 1971 with the amalgamation of the Wairarapa Rugby Football Union and Bush Rugby Football Union.
The Wairarapa Bush team play from Memorial Park, Masterton and they were the inaugural winners of the Meads Cup in the Heartland Championship after beating Wanganui 16-14 on the 21 October 2006.
Wairarapa Bush won the 2nd division North Island in 1981, 3rd division in 2005 and the Meads Cup in 2006.
Heartland Championship placings
| Heartland Championship Results
|| Playoffs |
|| beat 25-19 North Otago, beat Wanganui 16-14 (Meads Cup)
Wairarapa Bush have never held the Ranfurly Shield
but Wairarapa held the shield in 1927
. Wairarapa Bush were beaten 96-10 by Canterbury
in a Ranfurly Shield
challenge in July 2006.
Wairarapa Bush in Super Rugby
Wairarapa Bush along with Wellington
, East Coast
, Poverty Bay
, Hawke's Bay
make up the Hurricanes Super 14
There have only been 6 players selected for the All Blacks
whilst playing their club rugby in Wairarapa Bush.
- B.L Anderson
- M.J Berry
- B.A Harvey
- B.J Lochore
- M.J McCool
- R.J McLean
Wairarapa Bush Rugby Football Union is made up of 12 clubs:
- East Coast
- Masterton Red Star