St Bede’s College: 29 (Misimoa Lamositele 3, Sioni Lavemai tries: Tim Cossens 2 con & 1 pen, Ashley Smith con) Nelson College: 7 (Tamaira Raurima-Carew; Mitchell Drummond con)
Wednesday’s 86th annual Quadrangular final between Wellington College and Nelson College will, without doubt, be remembered as one of the greatest games of schoolboy rugby ever played, a 31-31 draw!
Wellington College: 31 (Penalty try, Ulutoto Malu, Ben Tuiomanufili, Nelson Asofa Solomona, Nathan Blundell tries, Luke Campbell 3 con) Nelson College: 31 (Tom Hill, Kerehama Barrett, Steven Soper, Te Puoho Stephens tries, Mitchell Drummond, 3 pen, 1 con)
Nelson College: 34 (Finn Hart-Strawbridge 2, Kerehama Barrett, Mitchell Hunt tries: Mitchell Drummond 3 pen, 1 con, Hunt 1dg) Marlborough Boys’ College: 22 (Atu Moli, Jarome Leonard, Braden Stewart tries: Michael Dillon 2 con, 1 pen) HT: 15-12, M.B.C
Played: 48 Nelson Won: 35 Marlborough Won: 9 Drawn: 4 Games Decided By Seven Or Less: 18 Nelson Biggest Win: 55-7, 2001 Marlborough Biggest Win: 43-14, 2006
The 1950s was a decade of consistent strength for the First XV at Nelson College. Between 1950 and 1957 the Quadrangular final was reached four times for two victories. In 1958 Nelson commenced a run of success to rival the record of their great teams from 1946-1949.
In the period from 1943 to 1945 the Nelson College First XV won only 9 matches in one of the leanest periods in the school’s history. So their achievements from 1946 to 1949 were certainly a triumph over adversity. In 1947 Nelson became the first school since Wanganui Collegiate in 1927 to successfully defend a [...]
Let’s be honest a lot of events planned to coincide with the Rugby World Cup are entirely superficial, tacky and even cynical, anything to jump aboard the bandwagon! The marquee World Cup event in Nelson though can hardly be described as that. A bold but stunningly successful attempt to recreate the first game of rugby [...]
Nelson College in purist of their first quadrangular title since 2001 made an excellent beginning in the final against Wellington College. Nelson preserved the ball for many phases and won a penalty which Mitchell Drummond narrowly missed. Wellington looked to play at speed right away but an attempted cut-out pass by Andrew Wells was intercepted [...]
In 2007, after many years of consistently good results, the Nelson College First XV achieved something that it had never managed before. They reached the National Top Four Finals.