TAS Rugby Carnival

9 - 10 April 2022

The Armidale School Rugby Carnival (TASRC)

Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 April, 2022


“One of the most special things about rugby, and a foundation for our game long before it became professional, was the social aspect of the game and meeting people that you will be friends with for the rest of your life.”  – Wallaby, Paddy Ryan

The Armidale School Rugby Carnival is the largest Under 12s rugby carnival held in Australia. Each year this event attracts over 1000 young rugby enthusiasts and their coaches, along with committed families and supporters, who make the journey to Armidale. In previous years, visitors have travelled from the Sunshine Coast in the north, the NSW Southern Highlands in the south and many coastal and inland centres in between. Armidale’s beautiful autumn colours provide the backdrop to the event, which utilises The Armidale School’s outstanding ovals and facilities.

In 2022 the TASRC will be held over the weekend of 9-10 April.  This is a wonderful opportunity for players aged 11 or 12, to experience a regional tour playing five competitive games, pooled against teams of matching standard, from across Australia. Team members and supporters enjoy two days of rugby in the beautiful city of Armidale, located in the New England region of New South Wales. Armidale, Australia’s highest city is approximately five hours from both Brisbane and Sydney on the New England Highway. The all-inclusive TASRC package for team members is great value and includes: accommodation and meals for the weekend in various boarding houses on site and at local boarding schools, comprehensive insurance, a team photograph and a carnival cap. The focus of the TASRC is on sportsmanship, and the highly coveted Team of the Carnival award is presented each year to the team displaying outstanding performance and sportsmanship on, and off, the field.

Each year we look forward to welcoming the visiting teams, along with the many families and supporters that flock to Armidale over the carnival weekend.

For the first time, in 2022 the Carnival will expand to include an all-girls 7’s competition for U14 and U16 players. More details to come.

All enquiries for this event should be directed to the TASRC Administrator, Mrs Gaye Piper on 0410 924 191 or [email protected]

Photos from the 2021 carnival taken by pixonline.com.au can now be viewed by clicking here.

Expressions of Interest – Now Open

We invite Clubs to register their interest in attending the TASRC in Armidale 9-10 April 2022.


EOI - U12s Competition


EOI - Girls 7s (14s&16s) Competition