Mount Albert Grammar School: 9 (George Edwards 3 pen) tied St Kentigern College: 9 (William Raea 3 pen)
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.
Mount Albert Grammar: 35 (Dylan Lam 4 tries; Niven Longopoa 3 pen, 3 con) Hamilton Boys’ High School: 10 (Harrison Courtney; Orbyn Leger 1con, 1 pen)
Auckland Grammar School: 31 (Marco Fepuleai, William Cosgriff, Shaun Stevenson, Josh Minhinnick, Renata Roberts-Tenana tries, Stevenson 3 con) Mount Albert Grammar School: 7 (Brody Lam try, George Edwards 1 con)
In 1982 the first National First XV Top Four competition was held in Auckland. It was something of a venture into the unknown. Mount Albert earned their place at the invitational event after going through a tough Auckland competition undefeated. At the Top Four, Mount Albert was outplayed for large parts of both of their [...]
Bruce Ashby – 1976 Albertain: “Following Cheri is a trail, a labyrinth of facts, legends, myths and lies that is difficult to follow and complex to read.” The 1950s were a mediocre decade for First XV rugby at Mount Albert Grammar School. Not a single 1A championship was won, with the best finishes being second, in [...]
The 1930s was the era of the great depression; the 1940s was dominated by WWII. Despite the tragedy around the world, the First XV at Mount Albert Grammar School flourished!
In the seventies Bruce Ashby and the Mount Albert Grammar School First XV were inseparable, Ashby coached the team for the whole decade. Held in high-esteem for his intellect and ability to motivate players, Ashby was the chief architect of one of the schools most amazing runs from 1972-1974.
In 2007 Mount Albert Grammar School won the 1A Auckland championship for the first time since 1991. They also reached the final of the National Top 4 where they were defeated by Gisborne Boys’ High School. By 2010 however, it was obvious that 2007 had been the beginning of a special era for Mt Albert. [...]