De La Salle College: 11 (Tomasi Aoake try; Kitione Toia 2 pen) Kelston Boys’ High School: 8 (Peter Scanlan try; Roland Alaiasa 1 pen) HT: 8-5, Kelston
Kelston Boys’ High School in West Auckland is the most successful school in the history of the National Top Four Championship. With five outright victories and just one defeat in six visits to the tournament, Kelston boasts an unenviable record. The peak of Kelston’s remarkable success was from 1992-1999, where they were close to unbeatable.
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.
De La Salle College: 31 (Marvin Tauhinu, 3, Anthony Paulo tries, Paulo 4 con, 1 pen) Kelston Boys High School: 29 (Terrence Ah Ta, Rodney Crichton, Matthew Vaega, Matthew Faitota, Vaega 3 con, 1 pen)
Kelston Boys High School: 13 (Cyrus Payne try, Matt Vaega 2 pen, 1 con) King’s College: 5 (Dylan Jakicevich try)
St Kentigern College, 36 (Sam Nock 2, Suliasi Vunivalu, Broc Hooper, Jonathan Faauli tries, Broc Hooper 4 con, 1 pen) Kelston Boys High School, 12 (Tony Tummusa, Felix Alefaio tries, Matt Vagea 1 conversion. HT: 15-0, St Kent’s
Played: 47 Auckland Grammar Won: 24 Kelston Won: 18 Drawn: 5 Auckland Grammar Biggest Win: 30-0, 1981 Kelston Biggest Win: 36-19, 1995, 27-10, 1999 Auckland Grammar Most Wins In A Row: 6, 1971-1976 Kelston Most Wins In A Row: 6, 1994-1999 Acknowledgments: Brendan Boyce
Kelston Boys High School Website 2011: “A great result for ordinary young men that did extraordinary things, working hard, listening, being humble, believing in one another and themselves…. this has continued the legacy of the Kelston Boys High School 1st XV.” 2011 was really a remarkable year in First XV College rugby. Several teams appeared [...]