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: 15 (Josh MaCkie try, Jordan Stewart tries, Henry Burns 1 con, 1 pen) Gore High School: 13 (Joe Kelso 2 tries, Tyson Crown pen) HT: 8-0, Gore
Southland Boys’ High School Magazine On The Season: “The past season must undoubtedly be ranked as one of the most successful in the history of the school.” Southland Boys’ High School has traditionally been one of the strongest rugby schools in the country. When did the college first produce a great team and became a [...]
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)
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)
Clive Williams: First XV Coach: 1969-1990: “I loved my time coaching rugby. For many kids First XV rugby was the pinnacle of their rugby careers. We had a great mix of kids, not just rugby players but some fine academics as well. I had a lot of fun with the staff too and as long [...]
Between them Otago Boys High School and Southland Boys High School have produced 45 All Blacks. Here are some facts you may not know about some of the fine players to come out of both schools.
Played: 72 Southland Won: 43 King’s Won: 21 Drawn: 8 Southland Biggest Win: 62-0, 1980. King’s Biggest Win: 24-0, 1996. Southland Most Wins In A Row: 9, 1978-1989. King’s Most Wins In A Row: 4, 1961-1964. Acknowledgments: A big thanks to Vicki Jopson and Warwick Larkins for their support.