Rugby tours to Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United Kingdom are popular, as these regions share enthusiasm for the sport and offer an array of development opportunities. Rugby tours to the United States, Argentina, Chile and Canada are also very well regarded with standards of rugby increasing every year in these regions.
A rugby tour overseas is a perfect way of developing camaraderie and teamwork pre-season. Rugby is in Kiwi blood and so there is little wonder that there is a proud tradition of touring with rugby amongst schools in New Zealand. For Australian schools who want tough competition and short haul travel, there is no better place than Aotearoa.
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||“The Nudgee College rugby program had the pleasure of using the services of Student Horizons on our recent Fiji Rugby & Service Tour. Taking 40 young men away on an overseas trip can be quite daunting, particularly since we hadn't toured in recent years, but with Student Horizons looking after us throughout the entire process, we knew we were in good hands. As the tour leader, I was even taken over to Fiji on an inspection tour with Student Horizons, to risk assess the trip, and ensure I was happy with all the elements of the itinerary. The rugby was very competitive and culturally our boys were amazed. Thank you to Student Horizons on what was a trip of a lifetime, our boys will never forget this. We can’t wait to book our 2018 tour with you!!!!”
Director of Rugby, St Joseph’s Nudgee College
Fiji Rugby Tour, September 2017
||“Previously for school trips, I have always organised them myself - which has been time consuming and rather stressful trying to manage my general workload with the addition of the organisation of a trip and all the paperwork. Now though, I would definitely think twice about organising my own trip. It was great that Student Horizons took over the planning and built the itinerary for us. Initially I was hesitant about the cost, but the result was that it was well worth it and I would definitely recommend other schools to go down this route. The time in Australia was stress free and enjoyable.
... you have to put a lot of thought into taking on the task of organising a trip, ensuring you have the right balance of staff etc… and it is a huge time commitment. Student Horizons relieved a lot of this stress and meant that my time was not consumed with trying to put together an itinerary, find billets etc. Everything went smoothly and the organisational hassle was taken away. Thank you!”
Tour Party Leader, Rangitoto College
Sydney Rugby Tour
||“We were looking forward to the tour and upon return we were not disappointed by any means. The arrangements were well planned and executed, variations whilst away were dealt with timely and professionally, fixtures were a highlight and overall a valuable experience for everyone...”
Deputy Headmaster and 1st XV Manager, Westlake Boys' High School
Queensland Rugby Tour, April 2016