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.
From the Buck Story: The autobiography of Wayne Shelford: “Dick told us to enjoy (our schoolboy rugby) as it would be the most fascinating and absorbing rugby we’d ever play. He was right.” The achievements of the First XV at Western Heights High School are quite remarkable. A co-ed school, Western Heights have twice held [...]
Western Heights High School 25th Anniversary Magazine: “Two undulating cow paddocks surrounded by boxthorn hedges served as our rugby fields for the first year in 1961 during which three teams were fielded from a roll of 80 boys.” It took the Western Heights High School First XV two years to field a full team complete [...]