Doug Rollerson: First XV 1968-1971, All Black, 1976-1981: “I enjoyed every minute of my time at Wesley. The environment was great fun and the people around us helped us achieve to a higher level than we all thought we were capable of.” In 1969 the Moascar Cup had been in exile for three years and since [...]
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.
Hamilton Boys’ High School: 14 (Ben Finau try; Bryn Gatland 3 pen) Wesley College: 9 (Simi Ata 3 pen)
Wesley College 26 (Alfred Hunkin, Seluini Molia, Harry Luteru, Luteru Laulala tries, Laulala 3 conversions) Rotorua Boys’ High School 20 (Aritaku Robens, Jordon Shelford, Mason Walker tries, Ryubyn Vaipo 1 conversion, 1 penalty) HT: 19-8, Wesley
Nic Ledger – Wesley Coach: 2000-2003: “This team was two years in the making. In 2000 we had lost to Westlake Boys to end our season that was pretty much unheard of, Luke Mcalister won the game for Westlake that day. In 2001 we came back older, wiser and more determined than ever to carry [...]
Amanaki Lelei Palavi: “The weakest link in the chain is also the strongest.” 1999 Collegian Magazine: “Praise to the Lord for we are only ordinary people who do extraordinary things to bring honour and glory to his name. Through faith, learning and hard work we find success within the 1st XV.” During the 1990s Wesley [...]
Winning the New Zealand Top 4 championship was the goal of the 1997 Wesley 1st XV. The pre season showed little evidence they would be capable of achieving such a feat, winning a modest five of ten games. However the team improved and by the time the season proper started and the Top 4 was [...]
By 1993 Jonah Lomu was Head Prefect and captain of the Wesley 1st XV. Despite losing the Counties Championship final to Pukekohe High School, when Lomu was absent, the side was big, fast, talented and a contender for National glory!