Sir Graham Henry On The 1964 Christchurch Boys’ First XV: “The 1964 team wasn’t seen to be an outstanding group of players. Nobody went onto become an All Black. The best players were Brain Spear, a big man who played for Wellington and Larry Legg who played for Canterbury and was a fine tennis player.” [...]
On Saturday Christchurch Boys’ High School broke a five year losing streak against St Bede’s College with a courageous 13-7 victory at Rugby Park. A star in the game was flanker Hugo Nankivell whose abrasive defence and attack earned him the Asics Man of the Match Award. Hugo is an articulate and dedicated young man [...]
They say “what goes up must come down” but, though Christchurch lost their first game in two seasons in 2006, they remained peerless. Christchurch defended the World Cup, the Moascar Cup and the National title in yet another epic season.
In 1999 Christchurch Boys’ High School won 22 games in a row and made the National Top 4 final against Kelston Boys High School, narrowly losing, 18-21. From 2001-2003 Christchurch were Press Cup champions, losing just one match in three years in the competition. By 2004, with three New Zealand Secondary Schools players in their [...]
The 1967 Christchurch Boys’ High School 1st XV continued the schools fine run of success in the “Swinging Sixties.” Unbeaten in interschool games, the side lost just one match, to an older club team by a mere three points. Of greater significance though was the fact that two of their games were broadcast on television [...]
Talk to anybody involved in schoolboy rugby in Canterbury and they almost all agree that the Press Cup has lifted standards. In fact since its inception in 2001 the Press Cup has produced three National champions. Prior to the Press Cup only one South Island school had won the National Top 4. How and why [...]
Played: 137. Christchurch Boys’ High School Won: 85. Christ’s College Won: 43. Drawn: 9. Christchurch Biggest Win: 73-0, 2004. Christ’s Biggest Win: 34-0, 1892. Christchurch Most Wins In A Row: 12, 2001-2012. Christ’s Most Wins In A Row: 4, 1892-1983, 1900-1903, 1916-18, 1987-90. Acknowledgments: A big thanks to Steve Fraser at Christchurch Boys High School.
Played: 17 Wellington College Won: 8 Christchurch Boys High School Won: 9 Drawn: 0 Wellington College Biggest Win: 41-0, 1995. Christchurch Boys High School Biggest Win: 31-3, 2006. Highest aggregate score: 67 Wellington, 50-17, 1996. Wellington College Most Wins In A Row: 2, 1995-1996, 2002-2003, 2007-2008. Christchurch Boys High School Most Wins In A Row: [...]