The prospect of two boys from the same school, playing in exactly the same position, being appointed captains of the country’s top two national secondary school rugby teams seems unlikely, but in 2012 it happened.
1996 was a year of considerable change in rugby. The sport officially turned professional at the top levels and with that arrived player payments, newer and larger competitions and eventually, radical tight-fitting jerseys! At schoolboy level change was sudden too, especially in Auckland where bonus points, semi-finals and a grand final were introduced to the [...]
St Kentigern College, 36 (Sam Nock 2, Suliasi Vunivalu, Broc Hooper, Jonathan Faauli tries, Broc Hooper 4 con, 1 pen) Kelston Boys High School, 12 (Tony Tummusa, Felix Alefaio tries, Matt Vagea 1 conversion. HT: 15-0, St Kent’s
Hindsight is a great thing and, if St Kent’s College could rewind the clock to 2011, they would not have chosen to compete in the National Co-Education Top Four because statistically they were the best school in the country!