Taufa claims top prize at Rugby League awards

Auckland Rugby League: Players, coaches, managers and match officials from the 2019 College Sport Auckland Rugby League Season were recognised on Monday afternoon at an awards ceremony held at Mount Smart Stadium. St Paul’s College playmaker Michael Angelo Taufa was the big winner, picking up the Premier 1st XIII Player of the Year award after helping his school to the title last Friday. The 16-year-old also topped the competition in points scored. Taufa’s St Paul’s College teammate Jonah Palota-Kopa was acknowledged as the top try scorer, while Southern Cross Campus... Read More

St Paul’s claim Premier Rugby League title with big Grand Final win

Auckland Rugby League: St Paul’s College claimed their fifth SAS College Rugby League title on Friday night, with a commanding 28-6 victory over previously unbeaten Southern Cross Campus at Mount Smart Stadium. It was sweet redemption for the perennial heavyweights, who last year missed out on making the Grand Final for the first time since the new competition was launched in 2013. Hooker Vaka Sikahele was outstanding for St Paul’s on his way to Player of the Match honours, opening the scoring on 15 minutes and causing issues for the... Read More

Hard work continues for Howick College Pathway to Podium Netballers

College Sport Media: Two current and one recent Howick College netballers were recently named in the Pathway to Podium programme. Current students Leehava Saverio and Nanise Waqaira and recent school leaver Teuila Sotutu were part of the Howick College Netball team that won their maiden NZSS netball crown in 2017. They also all played for the U19 Auckland Fiji netball Secondary (AFCN) Representative Team in 2018 and Leehava was selected again earlier this year in the team’s third place finish against the seven other countries who competed in the Internationals... Read More

Mt Albert Grammar claim NZSS Squash title

Squash Auckland: The four-year winning streak of Westlake Boys High came to an end at the NZ Secondary School Squash Championships in Tauranga over the weekend, as is was another Auckland school – Mt Albert Grammar taking out title for 2019 after defeating Tauranga Boys College in the final three matches to one. It completed a dominant season for the team from MAGS after claiming both the College Sport Auckland Season and Team Championships titles. In the Girls final it was Whangarei Girls who managed to defeat Havelock North High... Read More

Southern Cross & St Paul’s through to Rugby League Final

Auckland Rugby League: After both picking up two competition points in the final round of the regular season last week, Southern Cross Campus and St Paul’s College have secured direct entry to Friday night’s College Sport Auckland Premier Rugby League Final. Southern Cross set the pace right through 2019 and qualified through as minor premiers, while St Paul’s finished second and are back in the grand final after falling one game short last year. The match will be played at Mount Smart Stadium on Friday, kicking off at 5.40pm, and... Read More

Rosmini High School student Taine Murray named in Tall Blacks squad

NZ Herald: Tall Blacks coach Paul Henare has made a surprise selection in his 14-man squad, naming schoolboy guard Taine Murray. Murray impressed during the team’s recent camp in Auckland and Henare said the 17-year-old simply worked his way into the 14. “He has a composure beyond his years and is going to develop into a very good player, but already at 17 has shown that he feels at home at this level,” Henare said. The 14-man squad was chosen from a shortlist of 20 and will go on to... Read More

Counties Manukau Badminton Clash of the Smash

Nine teams competed in the Counties Manukau Badminton Clash of the Smash held at the Ray Phillips Badminton Centre in Papakura yesterday. In the Boys competition, Rosehill College finished in first place with Manurewa High School as runners-up and Papatoetoe High School in third place. Alfriston College claimed the girls competition title with Manurewa High School in second and Rosehill College in third. 1st place boys team: Rosehill College   1st place girls team: Alfriston College   Read More

Boucher thriving in big games

College Sport Media: “We love it. It’s a great feeling to play in front of a big crowd. It’s about bragging rights in Takapuna. If we lose, the whole school suffers,” Jayden Boucher responds when asked about the increasing hype surrounding the Rosmini College basketball fixture against Westlake Boys’ High School. This Friday, the two North Harbour powerhouses will clash in front of a crowd of more than a thousand at Eventfinda Stadium. With only three rounds remaining in the College Sport Auckland Premier Season, both schools are in desperate... Read More