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.
St Stephen’s School opened in 1846 and closed in a cloud of controversy in 2000. Despite their proud and often peerless rugby success, the school only produced two All Blacks, and they were more than a century apart! Dallas Seymour is, of course, the only living All Black from St Stephen’s, and he is very [...]
Deon Muir On 1991: “I’m sure what happened in ‘91’ will bring fond memories to us all” Charles Timutimu On Philosophy: “My philosophy was get out there and enjoy yourself! How you played on the field was reflective on yourself. Amanaki Palavi, Wesley Coach, 1992-1999, On St Stephen’s: “The matches between us and them were [...]
Played: 21 Auckland Grammar Won: 14 St Stephen’s School Won: 5 Drawn: 2 Auckland Grammar Biggest Win: 47-5, 1996 St Stephen’s Biggest Win: 18-3, 1985 Acknowledgments: Brendan Boyce
For most people heading to Hastings or Napier along State Highway 2, Te Aute College is just another “dot on the map in the middle of nowhere.” The proud Maori boys boarding school, established in 1854, today has a school roll of less than 100, but at its peak, and including day boys, the roll [...]