Gisborne Boys’ High School Magazine On The 1970 First XV:“The 1970 First XV deserves to occupy a foremost place in the annals of Gisborne Boys’ High School rugby. Their record speaks for itself.” Dick Glover returned to Gisborne Boys’ High School in 1970 after a brief spell at Auckland Grammar School. He wasn’t supposed to coach the [...]
The contribution that Kim Harris made to Gisborne Boys’ High School rugby is difficult to measure, it was immense! Player, coach, teacher, organiser, pioneer, Harris was all that and much more, he was an institution. One of the most effective ways to measure his achievements are in numbers, they make for some impressive reading.
Dick Glover’s sudden departure to Auckland Grammar School at the end of 1965 could have adversely affected the First XV, it wasn’t to be! The return of a Maori education stalwart and the continued success of a group of experienced players ensured Gisborne remained as strong as ever.
Isolation, a lack of strong local competition, stiffer nationwide competition, and a relatively small school roll are just some of the hurdles that make replicating past successes increasingly challenging for the modern Gisborne Boys’ High School 1st XV. Despite having some excellent teams in the final years of the Kim Harris reign (1991 – 2004) [...]
Napier Boys High School continued their giant killing exploits in the Hurricanes finals today stunning Super 8 Champions Gisborne Boys High School, 23-21 to earn an unexpected but thoroughly deserved place at the National Top Four.
Dick Glover On His Farwell: “It appeared that I was becoming something of a fixture as coach of the 1st XV – that players were starting to hang on my words rather than working things out for themselves. I remember deliberately suggesting a completely unworkable move at one stage, to test weather one of the [...]
Dick Glover ended his second tenure as head coach of the Gisborne Boys’ High School 1st XV in 1976 with an unbeaten season that saw 19 games won by an average score of 37-3! Although the 1977 side tasted defeat, any fears that it would struggle to reproduce the high standards seen under Glover were [...]
Wellington College coach Chris Wells conceded in Tuesday’s Dominion Post that winning the Hurricanes semi final would be a “bonus.” It seems that he told his players the opposite as they produced an impassioned performance to almost topple the Super 8 champions from national top 4 contention.
Gisborne Boys High School created history on Saturday by winning the Super 8 for the first time. Here is their coach Tom Cairns.