Interest in college rugby might be at an all-time high. In 2012 the Rugby Channel’s Landrover First XV series televised 34 matches from Wakworth to Gore and no less than 12,000 spectators attended the 1A Auckland championship final at Eden Park.
Southland Boys High School: 57 (Jacob Brown 2, Nathan Frisby, Jacob Brown, Metua Aerenga, Sam Stewart, Hayden Pope, Josh Mackie, Michael Molly tries, Henry Burns 4 con, Hayden Pope 2 con) King’s High School: 5 (Josh Crombie try)
Waitaki Boys’ High School: 24 (Don Lolo, Dean Fenwick, Kane McLauchlan, Anthony Wetere-Sweet tries; Marc Fox 2 con), King’s High School: 19 (Ben Williams, David van der Byl, Aranui Crofts tries; Mackenzie Haugh 2 con). HT: Kings, 19-12.
Otago Boys’ High School: 59 (Aleki Morris, 3, Sekonaia Pole, Alex Fitzgerald, Sean Conner, Corey Miller, Josh Dickson, Sio Tomkinson tries. Tomkinson 6 conversions, Sam Ellis 1 conversion) Southland Boys’ High School: 7 (Henry Burns 1 try, 1 conversion)
Waitaki Boys’ High School: 25 (James Pillay 3, Kane McLaughlin tries: Marc Fox 1 con, 1 pen) Dunstan High School: 12 (Callum Wright, Ryan Fulton tries: Wright 1 con)