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.
In 2012 Westlake Boys High School is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. To celebrate the milestone, veteran Maths teacher and rugby enthusiast Tony Vinicombe has ventured into the unknown by publishing an impressive, photographed book, about the school’s rugby history. Publications focusing on one school’s entire rugby history are extremely rare so I asked Tony why [...]
Westlake Boys High School: 22 (Curtis Reid 2, Johnny Togiatomai tries; Reid 2 conversions, 1 penalty) Rosmini College: 20 (Teague McElroy, Joseph Hasler tries, Ben Hyatt-Brown 2 conversions, 2 penalties) HT: 17-5, Rosmini
Westlake Boys High School have been the dominant force in North Harbour Secondary Schools rugby. Tony Vinicombe reviews Westlake’s history in the North Harbour competition.
Westlake Boys High School has been the most dominant school in North Harbour rugby. Before the establishment of the North Harbour Union in 1985, Westlake had a pretty handy record of achievement in Auckland too.
Massey Boys High School with a combination of stoic defense and individual brilliance has withstood a determined challenge from Westlake Boys High School to emerge winners, 20-18 in the Rugby Channel feature game today. Massey playing with a stiff wind in the first half failed to take a sizable advantage and were forced to defend [...]
Played: 46 Westlake Won: 29 Massey Won: 17 Drawn: 0 Westlake Most Wins In A Row: 7, 1985-1992. Massey Most Wins In A Row: 5, 2001-2003 Westlake Biggest Win: 31-0, 1986. Massey Biggest Win: 55-3, 2003.