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.
Rotorua Boys’ High School: 13 (Mason Walker try, Ryubyn Vaipo 2 pen, 1 con) Tauranga Boys’ College: 12 (Christian Kelly, Devin Church tries, Dan Hollinshead 1 con)
From 1998-2008 First XV rugby at Tauranga Boys’ College was characterised by inconsistency. The First XV won 81 and lost 61 interschool games. There were some great moments such as the 1999 Super 8 triumph and the 2007 victory over National Champions, Gisborne Boys’ High School. However fierce rivals Rotorua Boys’ High School were responsible [...]
Played: 85 Rotorua Won: 42 Tauranga Won: 37 Drawn: 6 Rotorua Biggest Win: 48-3, 1998 Tauranga Biggest Win: 53-7, 1984 Rotorua Most Wins In A Row: 7, 1995-1999 Tauranga Most Wins In A Row: 9, 1970-1978 Note: Tauranga Became A Boys College In 1958 Acknowledgments: Chris Grinter, Neil Howard, Colleen Crew
Napier Boys High School: 17 (Ollie Penno 2, Morgan Poi tries, Trinity Spooner 1 con) Tauranga Boys College: 14 ( Max Shroder, Dan Hollandhead tries: Hollandhead 2 con) HT: 17-0, Napier Boys
1989 was a vintage season for the First XV at Tauranga Boys’ College. Coached by current principal Robert Mangan, the ‘89 team won the Moascar Cup, achieved a record win against a formidable rival and produced a series of class players, one of whom went onto become an All Black.
Max Heimann is a name well known in Bay of Plenty rugby circles. Max was a halfback for Bay of Plenty through most of the Sixties and scored a try in a famous international fixture in the province against the Springboks in 1965. It was at Tauranga Boys’ College though where Heimann really made his [...]
Tauranga Boys College: 30 (Christian Kelly 3, George Honey, Hayden Symes tries, Dan Hollinshead, 1 con, 1 pen) Gisborne Boys High School: 10 (Jonte Lexmond try, Kyle Warrander 1 con, Beaudein Waaka 1 pen)