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.
One of the privileges of attending Lindisfarne College in Hastings, if you happen to be talented at rugby, is taking part in the school’s frequent tours of the United Kingdom.
Scots College: 18 (Jordon G Bradbrook, Jackson Garden-Bachop tries; Garden-Bachop 1 con, 1 pen,1 dg) Lindisfarne College: 15 (Tim Cadwallander, Hugh Renton tries; Tiaan Falcon 1 con, 1 pen)
Lindisfarne College: 19 (Sam Godwin, Hugh Renton, Liam Murphy tries; Tiaan Falcon 2 con) St Andrew’s College: 19 (Todd Henderson, Richie Mo’unga, Sean Murray tries; Mo’unga 2 con)
When one thinks of power house Schools in New Zealand First XV rugby, Lindisfarne College in Hastings is unlikely to appear at the top of the list. However closer inspection of their record reveals that Lindisfarne is a school that really matters. Lindisfarne, in spite of a small roll, punches well above its weight, enjoys [...]
Lindisfarne College: 22 (Hugh Renton 2, Sam Godwin, Ben Parsons tries, Tiaan Falcon 1 con) Rathkeale College: 0
In 1987 the Lindisfarne 1st XV had 11 players returning from the previous year’s team, six of whom were third year players, which meant prospects were highly promising for a good season ahead. Unfortunately the school magazine reported in the “final analysis they did not achieve greatness.” However 1987 did see the debut of a [...]