Southern Cross defend NZSS title with dominant win over Kelston Boys


Southern Cross Campus have defended their throne as the kings of New Zealand secondary schools rugby league with a 44-0 demolition of Kelston Boys High School in the national final on Friday.

Coming off a hard-fought semi-final win over St Paul’s College on Thursday, the South Auckland school ran riot at Bruce Pulman Park, running in eight tries to none in a dominant display of running rugby league.

Southern Cross used their superior kicking game to devastating effect, scoring a handful of tries off the boot to run out to a 16-0 halftime lead before bolting home in the final stanza.

In the development final, Marcellin College scored a comfortable win over Haeata Community Campus 30-8.

Click here to view highlights from the final.