New champions of rugby in Queenstown


The Wakatipu Rugby Club is in good hands this year with the news that one of Queenstown’s leading construction companies has come on board as its major sponsor.
RMBF member Rilean Construction is extending its love of power tools to rugby balls as the number one supporter of the local Queenstown rugby club.

The sponsorship includes naming rights to the premier team which will now be known as the Rilean Construction Wakatipu Premiers.
Rilean Construction director Stephen McLean says he is delighted to be supporting one of Queenstown’s favourite sport’s teams.

“The Wakatipu Rugby Club is a well respected and long standing community club so we feel privileged to be associated with them.
“We’re looking forward to an exciting and successful rugby competition in Central Otago this season.”
Wakatipu Rugby Club president Damien O’Connell says Rilean is a great fit with the club, and is thrilled to have them on the team.

“This is fantastic news and a superb start to the new year. We really appreciate Rilean’s generosity. Our club would not be able to function without this kind of support from the local community.
“We see some added benefit here too. I reckon those constructions sites must be brimming with potential Wakatipu Rugby Club members,” he laughs.

The Wakatipu Rugby Club was formed in 1953 and is affiliated through Central Otago Rugby. It’s currently the only club in the region to field two senior teams.
It has a strong junior club, and this year has taken on the role of looking after four Wakatipu High School teams.