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The rugby Princess kicking up a storm

LockerRoom: Remember this name: Angel Praise Princess Elliot. Or simply, Princess. Given her name by parents who saw her as a gift from heaven, Princess Elliot looks to also have been blessed with celestial talents on the sports field. The 18-year-old, whose family moved from Kawerau so she could play elite school netball in Auckland, has now changed direction to become one of the most promising young rugby players in the country. Her childhood dream to become “a Silver Fern, a doctor and a singer” has changed to becoming a... Read More

Westlake’s Jock McKenzie balancing cricket and rugby

College Sport Media: Rugby or cricket? Cricket or rugby? At some stage sooner rather than later, multi-talented Westlake Boys’ High School sportsman Jock McKenzie will likely have to choose between the two sports that recently saw him represent New Zealand teams in both sports in the space of a week. “I have been playing both all my life. I don’t have a preference for either, I just want to play both for as long as I can,” enthused Jock. For good reason too. Jock recently swapped his rugby boots for... Read More

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