In 2002, Napier Boys’ High School boasted an experienced and highly rated team that was expected to be a formidable unit. Napier duly swept all of their traditional rivals, won their local competition and even captured the Super 8 title as unbeaten winners. At the National Top Four, they reached the final for a fourth [...]
Lead changes, faultless goal kicking, a late comeback and a confusing climax were all elements that contributed to making the third place game between St Bede’s College and Napier Boys High School a memorable contest. From the outset it was obvious the game was going to be exciting. Napier spun the ball wide and fullback [...]
Fifteen minutes of brilliance and stoic second half defence earned Kelston Boys High School a trip to the National Top 4 final for the first time in 12 years. After an even start, with tries traded by Lolagi Visinia (Kelston Fullback) and Chris Hewitt, (Napier Hooker) the Blues champions scored three sublime tries to lead [...]
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.
Palmerston North Boys High School tackled themselves to a standstill to hang on to the Polson Banner, 12-10. Napier brought a disciplined game to the Manawatu and dominated possession using their mobile loose forwards to gain territory into the wind in the first half. Despite plenty of ball, Palmerton’s sound kicking game and greater speed [...]
Played: 96 Napier Won: 65 Hastings Won: 29 Drawn: 2 Napier Biggest Win: 52-3, 1931 Hastings Biggest Win: 24-0, 1935 Napier Most Wins In A Row: 10, 2005-2012 Hastings Most Wins In A Row: 3, 1932-1933, 1939-1940, 1966-1968, 1989-1991.
Played: 100 Gisborne Won: 57 Napier Won: 38 Drawn: 5 Gisborne Biggest Win: 67-0, 1977. Napier Biggest Win: 52-12, 2004. Gisborne Most Wins In A Row: 11, 1962-1972. Napier Most Wins In A Row: 8, 1998-2005. Acknowledgments: A massive thanks to Phillip Rankin at Napier Boys High School for collecting these results.
Played: 78 Napier Boys High School Won: 59 Wairarapa College Won: 15 Drawn: 4 Napier Boys High School Biggest Win: 88-0, 2012. Wairarapa College Biggest Win: 25-7, 1982. Napier Boys High School Most Wins In A Row: 13, 1999-2011. Wairarapa College Most Wins In A Row: 4, 1938-1941. Acknowledgements: A Big thanks to Phillip [...]
Played: 13 Napier Boys High Won: 10 St Pats Town Won: 2 Drawn: 1 Napier Boys High Biggest Win: 24-5, 1947. St Pats Town Biggest Win: 22-10, 1945 Highest aggregate score: 32, 1945. Napier Boys High Most Wins In A Row: 5, 1953-1957. St Pats Town Most Wins In A Row: Never won consecutive games.