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.
Christ’s College: 18 (Talor Procter try, Damien McKenzie 1 try, 2 pen, 1 con) Wanganui Collegiate: 15 (Nic Blundell 2, Te Atuarere Albert tries)
Jim Wallace On Rugby: “Administrators have a responsibility to develop attacking forward and back play for the greater enjoyment of the players and the spectators.” James Malcolm (Jim) Wallace was an All Black trialist, Wanganui representative coach and respected theorist on the game of rugby. He published two acclaimed coaching manuals on the sport, and [...]
There were several fine players in the 1989 Wanganui Collegiate First XV, however the season was defined by the feats two extraordinary individuals, winger Jason Bowie and fullback Ra Pomare. Between them, they scored an incredible 518 of the teams total 683 points. Equally remarkable was the fact that Collegiate, one of the best teams [...]
Played: 87 Palmerston North Won: 60 Wanganui Won: 23 Drawn: 4 Palmerston North Points For: 1316 Wanganui Points For: 604 Palmerston North Biggest Win: 96-3, 2008 Wanganui Biggest Win: 25-3, 1928. Palmerston North Most Wins In A Row: 13, 1991-2003. Wanganui Most Wins In A Row: 3, 1941-43, 1988-1990. Acknowledgements: A massive thanks to Peter [...]
Played: 90. New Plymouth Won: 71. Wanganui Won: 16. Drawn: 3. New Plymouth Points For: 1624. Wanganui Points For: 631. New Plymouth Biggest Win: 60-0, 1997. Wanganui Biggest Win: 26-11, 1925. New Plymouth Most Wins In A Row: 18, 1985-2002. Wanganui Most Wins In A Row: 2, 1920-1921, 2003-2004. Acknowledgments: A Massive Thanks to Peter [...]