The first day of matches at the St. Paul's Collegiate First XV rugby festival have been completed with four fixtures, two at a time, contested in calm and overcast conditions this afternoon. There were wins for Sacred Heart College, Napier BHS, King's College and St Kentigern College. Read more here
Last year's beaten Top 4 finalists Hastings' Boys High School have started 2017 on a winning note, Beating Auckland's Saint Kentigern College 15-5 on Thursday, their third win in the past eight days.
New Wairarapa College first XV rugby coach Garry Smith is a realist. While pleased with the way his team performed in their 41-10 win over a Argentina’s San Patricio Rugby Club under-18 side at Memorial Park on Saturday morning he knows they have a much bigger mountain to climb come next month. That’s when they will contest the hugely-competitive Tranzit Coachlines Festival Tournament, an invitation they earned after finishing in the top four of the Wellington secondary schoolboys premier division competition last year. Joining them there will be the other three highest-ranked Wellington sides, St Pat’s Town, Wellington College and Rongotai College and four of the powerhouses of the secondary schools game in this country — Gisborne Boys High, Hastings Boys High, Palmerston North Boys High and Napier Boys High. Read more here
Update: After losing last weekend to Francis Douglas Memorial College, the Wellington College First XV plays its second match of the season in its 150th year tomorrow at home versus Feidling High School. This is an annual traditional fixture and kick-off is scheduled for 2.30pm (TBC). Meanwhile, Scots College were due to host Palmerston North Boys' High School tomorrow afternoon but this fixture has been cancellled and St Pat's Town hosts Marlborough Boys' College at 10.30am on Sunday.
St Mary’s College rugby 7’s girls have recently won the national 7’s championships and the right to represent New Zealand at the Sanix World Youth Cup in Fukuoka Japan at the end of April 2017. Support their trip. Follow the link here