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.Christchurch Football Club, which is now the oldest Rugby club in the country, was founded in 1863. It played by its own rules for many years. The game was taken in effect by British settlers - However, it must be noted that the the Māoris were playing a ball game called ki-o-rahi which greatly resembled Australian Rules Football and rugby football before this. Rugby football, as we now know it was first introduced to New Zealand in 1870 by Charles John Monro who was a student in Britain before this and saw and played the game.

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