The Renton Army has been a common and colourful sight at Otago Boys’ High School First XV fixtures this season. Until recently the origins of this cult were only known to a select few. In this exposé the Renton army comes clean on its origins, actions and plans for world domination. Sam Casey is the brother [...]
Josh Dickson, from Otago Boys’ High School, has enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence in the last two years. The talented First XV lock and basketball centre has attracted the attention of the New Zealand Secondary Schools rugby selectors, the Otago Gold Nuggets basketball franchise and even rugby league scouts in Australia.
From 1984-1989 the First XV at Otago Boys’ High School was close to unbeatable. A golden era for the school saw the local Under 19 grade dominated unprecedented success achieved in the big six traditional games.
Otago Boys High School: 135 (Ben Miller 4, Aleki Morris 3, Sean Conner 3, Troy Callander 2, Josh Dickson 2, Josh Casey 2, Josh Renton, Eti Slater, Jermaine Ainsley, Lisala Halaleva, Corey Miller tries: Miller 15 conversions) James Hargest College: 0, HT: 80-0
Otago Boys’ High School: 59 (Aleki Morris, 3, Sekonaia Pole, Alex Fitzgerald, Sean Conner, Corey Miller, Josh Dickson, Sio Tomkinson tries. Tomkinson 6 conversions, Sam Ellis 1 conversion) Southland Boys’ High School: 7 (Henry Burns 1 try, 1 conversion)
From 1984-1997 Otago Boys’ High School had consistently produced First XV’s that were among the best in the school’s long history and, indeed, in the whole of New Zealand. In fact Otago attended the National Top Four in 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992 and 1994 but a win remained elusive. In 1998 Southland Boys’ High School [...]
Today Otago Boys High School is a powerhouse of New Zealand Secondary Schools rugby. There was a time however where the First XV was practically a joke. A horror run in the fifties made the school perennial easy beats. That status began to change in 1962 when Ian Sawers arrived at the school.
Between them Otago Boys High School and Southland Boys High School have produced 45 All Blacks. Here are some facts you may not know about some of the fine players to come out of both schools.
As part of our pre-season rugby program a senior OBHS Rugby team headed to Samoa for a 4 game tour (two games of 7’s). First up was Leulumoega College who were the current 2011 Samoan 1st XV champions. OBHS struggled with the conditions in the first half and the physicality of the Samoan team [...]
1982: Mount Albert Grammar School 1983: Auckland Grammar School 1984: Te Aute College 1985: St Stephen’s College 1986: Auckland Grammar School 1987: St Peters College, Auckland 1988: Gisborne Boys High School 1989: Kelston Boys High School 1990: Wesley College 1991: St Stephen’s College 1992: Auckland Grammar School 1993: Wesley College 1994: Gisborne Boys High School [...]