Southern Cross defend NZSS title with dominant win over Kelston Boys

Newshub: 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…

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Southern Cross to defend national rugby league crown against Kelston

Manukau Courier: Southern Cross Campus are into the finals of the national secondary school rugby league championships in Papakura. They beat Auckland champions St Paul’s College 22-16 in their semi final this morning and will defend the title they won last year against Kelston Boys’ High School at Bruce Pulman Park at 12.50pm tomorrow. Kelston held of St Thomas of Canterbury College 10-6 in the other semi final. The Southern Cross win avenges the 16-6 loss to St Paul’s in the semi final of the Auckland championship almost four weeks ago to the…

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Grand final victory secures rare league trophy for Pakuranga College

Eastern Courier: Rugby league and sport in general is on a positive high at Pakuranga College following their Senior A grade side’s 18-8 win over James Cook High School in the College Sport Auckland Rugby League season grand final last Wednesday. The team’s coach and manager Nicole Jensen, a sports coordinator at the college who won the grade’s coach of the year award last week in her debut season as a league coach, says she’s “extremely proud the boys were able to take out the grand final”. “They worked really hard…

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Three-peat for St Paul’s in Auckland Rugby League

College Sport Media: St Paul’s College have captured a third-straight SAS College Rugby League Premiership title, beating Kelston Boys’ High School 16-4 in Wednesday night’s final. A frantic opening left both sides scrambling with early errors but it was Kelston that struck first with a try out wide for a 4-0 lead. Four minutes later and St Paul’s were given full use of the ball inside the attacking 20. St Paul’s went close to scoring twice, through second rower Christian Tuipulotu and centre Star Toa, before prop Sione Ngahe stormed…

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Award-winning coach has college grand final on the mind

Eastern Courier: It’s been a big week of finals and prize-giving in the junior grades of Auckland club and schools rugby league. SAS Auckland College Rugby League award winners were announced on Monday, with Senior A grade prizes going to Jacob Tuisalega (Pakuranga College) as the most valuable player, and his mentor Nicole Jensen picking up the coach of the year prize. Manager of the year is Kevin Long of Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate. Pakuranga College beat Southern Cross College 7-6 in extra time in last week’s Senior A semi-final and they tackle James…

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Rugby League Player + Team of the Year

College Sport Media: St Paul’s College student Christian Tuipulotu has been named the 2017 SAS College Rugby League Player of the Year at the Auckland Rugby League awards breakfast this morning. The 16-year-old year 12 student has played a starring role for the school this year, advancing through to the premier championship grand final to be played at Mt Smart Stadium #2 this Wednesday August 16 (7.00pm kick-off). Tuipulotu was also awarded second rower of the year in the SAS College Rugby League 1st XIII Team of the Year. “I’m…

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Southern Cross eye showdown with St Paul’s

Stuff: Southern Cross Campus face St Paul’s College for a place in College Rugby League’s premiership grand final on Wednesday. The match will be played at the home of the defending premiers in Grey Lynn with the winner going on to face Kelston Boys’ High School in the grand final next week. Southern Cross, the national premiers, cruised into the semi final with a five-tries-to-two, 28-10 win over Mt Albert Grammar School in a show down between the third and fourth seeds in Mangere last Wednesday. Kelston beat defending champions St Paul’s 10-4 in the major semi final. Coach…

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Road to the College Sport Auckland Rugby League Finals

Southern Cross Campus have been given an extra life and a chance to advance to the College Sport Auckland Rugby League grand final in two weeks, after taking down fourth-placed Mt Albert 28-10 in their semi-final (Game B) yesterday afternoon. Wet conditions left both sides struggling with ball control, but it didn’t take long for the home side to gain momentum and make their way down field. Southern Cross standoff Eric Poiri Wichman kicked high to the right with centre Paea Fotu receiving the ball to put first points on…

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Rugby League Premier Team Lists

All highlighted players are considered New to School under the College Sport Auckland Bylaws: Yellow = eligible to play Red = ineligible to play until transfer process is complete Blue = ineligible to play for the first half of the season (Bylaw 5.11)

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Rugby League Draws & Results

Boys Results 2020  (incomplete competitions due to COVID-19 – no final placings) Results 2019 Results 2018 Results 2016 Results 2015 Results 2014   Girls Results 2020  (incomplete competitions due to COVID-19 – no final placings) Results 2019 Results 2018

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