|Timaru Boys' High School||14||11||3||0||547||151||12||56|
|St Andrew's College||14||10||4||0||482||270||12||52|
|Rangiora High School||14||8||6||0||279||257||5||37|
|Shirley Boys' High School||14||6||7||1||371||354||9||35|
|Lincoln High School||14||6||8||0||231||397||4||28|
|Burnside High School||14||1||13||0||165||621||1||5|
Rugby player numbers in New Zealand remained strong in 2017, due largely to growing numbers of females of all ages signing up. In 2017, almost one in six registered players were female, with more than 24,000 girls and women lacing up their boots, an increase of 11 percent on 2016.
Rugby by the numbers in 2017
The New Zealand Schools’ and New Zealand Schools’ Barbarians teams have today been selected for their upcoming campaigns.
Players have spent the past three days in a development camp at Massey University’s Sport & Rugby Institute in Palmerston North.
See the teams here
Hastings Boys’ High School have won the National Top Four for the first time after defeating Hamilton Boys’ High School 25-17 in a gripping final which featured six lead changes. St Mary’s College beat Hamilton Girls’ High School 29-12 to win the Girls final, while St Peter’s School beat Feilding High School 31-3 to win the Co-ed Cup final. Read more here
The NZ Barbarians National 1st XV Championships are being held at the Sport and Rugby Institute in Palmerston North this coming Friday and Sunday. The ‘Top Four’ tournament has been staged every year since 1982. See the link below for a compilation of results and scoring from each of the finals 1982-2016. This year’s semi-finalists are Saint Kentigern College, Hamilton Boys’ High School, Hastings Boys’ High School and Southland Boys’ High School. Read more here
Christchurch Boys’ High School will look to defend their UC Championship title against Timaru Boys’ High School on Saturday. They are in the final after a tough, come-from-behind battle against Nelson College, which required the depth off the bench to get them home 40-34 after trailing 29-12 at halftime. The last time CBHS met Timaru was in round three, with CBHS winning 22-17. Read more here