NZ Schools Rugby Teams Announced

Players from 29 schools across the country have been named in the New Zealand Schools and New Zealand Schools Barbarians teams for 2019, announced by New Zealand Rugby. A huge 1st XV season culminated earlier this month with the finals played in Palmerston North, the city will also play host to the 50 young players selected across the two representative teams. The New Zealand Schools squad features seven players that were involved in the schools programme last year, including two who have graduated from the Barbarians team. Players represent a... Read More

King’s beat Saint Kentigern to win Auckland 1A Rugby Final

NZ Herald: King’s College have held off a late charge from Saint Kentigern College to claim a 29-22 win in a barn burner in the Auckland 1A final at Eden Park. King’s looked unstoppable in the first half, flying out to a 29-5 lead at halftime thanks to superb running rugby, quick recycling of the football and some sparkling individual performances. A big break from King’s first-five Aidan Morgan got them to within five metres, before he eventually finished it off himself after weaving through a couple of defenders for... Read More

Independent Judicial Panel’s determination of Saint Kentigern 1A rugby complaint

College Sport Auckland accept the findings of the Independent Judicial Panel’s Investigation into the complaint brought to College Sport Auckland by Saint Kentigern Trust Board. We thank the panel for the significant time and consideration they have put into this very comprehensive investigation. College Sport Auckland is currently consulting with all its member schools as part of its biannual bylaw review. The eligibility of transferring students playing in all of its premier sports is a key part of this review. Mark P Shanahan (Board Chair) & Jim Longergan (CEO) College... Read More

Independent Judicial Panel to investigate 1A rugby complaint

By letters dated 30 November 2018 and 5 December 2018, College Sport Auckland received formal letters of complaint from Saint Kentigern Trust Board over the actions of a group of ten principals who represent schools currently in the 1A/1XV schools rugby competition in Auckland: Aorere College Auckland Grammar School De La Salle College Dilworth School Kelston Boys High School Liston College Mt Albert Grammar School One Tree Hill College Sacred Heart College St Peter’s College The complaint by the Saint Kentigern Trust Board is with regard to the ten principals... Read More

Players selected for NZSS Rugby Development Camp

New Zealand’s top schoolboy rugby players have been selected to attend the New Zealand Schools development camp in Palmerston North next weekend. The 1st XV rugby season came to a close yesterday with St Peter’s College claiming the Top Four title, captain Niko Jones is one of 53 players chosen to attend the national camp. 26 schools are represented from 12 Provincial Unions. The three-day camp in Palmerston North will culminate with the New Zealand Schools and New Zealand Barbarians Schools teams being named. The Auckland players selected are: Corey... Read More

St Peter’s National Top 4 Rugby Champions

College Sport Media: Five wins in a row by a combined margin of eight points has earned St Peter’s College a third National Top Four Championship. In a season dedicated to fallen and influential rugby alumni, Jamie Brown, Dylan Mika and Peter Watt, St Peter’s stunned Napier Boys’ High School 31-28 – rallying from a 21-0 deficit. Down 21-12 two inspirational moments from captain Niko Jones propelled St Peter’s into a lead they never lost. In the 42nd minute Jones rejected the prospect of a straight forward penalty kick, opting... Read More

St Peter’s march to 2018 1A 1st XV title

Auckland Rugby: St Peter’s College were triumphant in Saturday’s 1st XV 1A Final at Eden Park. A week on from their last gasp triumph over Saint Kentigern, they came up against a determined King’s College side. The game was barely 30 seconds old when a charge down off King’s first-five Zarn Sullivan led to the opening try to the Saints which was duly converted. There was no doubt that St Peter’s, buoyed by the majority of the 8,000+ in attendance, found another gear. They were camped inside the King’s defensive... Read More

It’s official – Hugo’s a rugby ref

Times Online: On a cold winter’s Saturday morning, you wont find this teenage boy playing Fortnite. Instead he is refereeing Auckland children on the rugby field. Hugo Clarke, who is in the Year 9 Sports in Education Programme (SIE) at Howick College, has only just turned 14 and is already contemplating a future as an international rugby referee. Hugo is building a name as a rugby referee, and receives many requests from teams asking him to ref their games. Disenchanted with the size of some of the players in the... Read More

Blues inspire Ormiston Senior College rugby team

Times Online: Nine members from the Blues Super Rugby squad recently visited Ormiston Senior College to present the school with rugby boots which were donated from around Auckland. Gerard Cowley Tuioti, Jerome Kaino, James Parsons, Scott Scrafton, Tamati Tua, Ben Nee-Nee, Glenn Preston, Murphy Taramai and Mike Tamoaieta created quite a stir at a presentation at the school followed by a Q & A session. Ormiston Senior College has formed its first rugby team since the school’s formation eight years. Throughout the set-up of the team, the senior college has... Read More