New Zealand Rugby is governed by the goals and rules set out in its Constitution.

New Zealand Rugby is an incorporated society and is therefore legally required to have a Constitution that includes rules governing:

  • NZRU members and affiliated organisations
  • Board Members, Officers and Life Members
  • powers and processes of the NZRU Board
  • annual reporting and accounts
  • Appeal Council
  • the regulations of rugby

The Constitution may be amended from time to time. The most recent amendments were made at a Special General Meeting held in October 2017. A summary of those amendments is available in the Media Release issued by NZR following that SGM.