2017 School Rugby



  • New season, new thread. No doubt, Sky will soon release the list of secondary school games it will broadcast this season. Looking forward to seeing some new emerging talent ... and hopefully Hastings BHS win the Top 4 this year! 😀



  • Anyone live in Gisborne? Interested to go watch Paarl Boys vs Gisborne BHS (1st of April) but would help knowing what time they start and where they're playing! Thanks in advance.



  • @cheetahsBO Is Paarl touring NZ or is this a one-off game?



  • @Bovidae

    They are touring yes. Their 1st XV haven't lost in a couple of years and their U16 sides have also been good the past couple years so expect a strong side.

    27-Mar HJS Paarl BH 3rd XV Sacred Heart College 2nd XV
    27-Mar HJS Paarl BH 1st XV Sacred Heart College 1st XV
    28-Mar HJS Paarl BH u16 St Peters College u16
    28-Mar HJS Paarl BH 2nd XV St Peters College 1st XV

    01-Apr HJS Paarl BH u16 Gisborne BHS u16
    01-Apr HJS Paarl BH 3rd XV Gisborne BHS
    01-Apr HJS Paarl BH 2nd XV Gisborne BHS 2nd XV
    01-Apr HJS Paarl BH 1st XV Gisborne BHS 1st XV

    05-Apr HJS Paarl BH u16 Nelson College u16
    05-Apr HJS Paarl BH Team 3 NC Colts
    05-Apr HJS Paarl BH 2nd XV Nelson College 2nd XV
    05-Apr HJS Paarl BH 1st XV Nelson College 1st XV

    07-Apr HJS Paarl BH u16 Christchurch BHS u16
    07-Apr HJS Paarl BH Team 3 Christchurch BHS 3rd XV
    07-Apr HJS Paarl BH 2nd XV Christchurch BHS 2nd XV
    07-Apr HJS Paarl BH 1st XV Christchurch BHS 1st X



  • @cheetahsBO Damn, that's a lot players coming out!



  • @Nepia said in 2017 School Rugby:

    @cheetahsBO Damn, that's a lot players coming out!

    I think they use 2nd XV players on the bench so yeah 70 odd players plus a whole lot of parents.



  • They're going to be seeing a bit of the country with that itinerary. Gisborne BHS wasn't that strong last year.



  • @cheetahsBO Maybe ask your question via this FB page. The guy who runs the page may know it, or one of the people who commented on this post (Louis de Bruyn).

    http://www.facebook.com/hstop200/posts/1072304282873709



  • @Stargazer said in 2017 School Rugby:

    New season, new thread. No doubt, Sky will soon release the list of secondary school games it will broadcast this season. Looking forward to seeing some new emerging talent ... and hopefully Hastings BHS win the Top 4 this year! 😀

    FYI - HBHS are playing a couple of pre-season fixtures in Auckland. St Kentigern's on 20/4 at SKC. I think they may also be Kings College but definitely SKC on 20th April.



  • Bit late for Sacred Heart & St. Peter's scores but Paarl Boys High put up cricket scores against Gisborne. Really taken over from Grey College as the genuine superpower school in South Africa and look on track to go unbeaten this year as well if the strength of their 1st and 2nds is anything to go by



  • The 1st XV schedule on the Rugby Channel has been released. Less games are to be broadcast this season and neither MAGS or Hastings BHS feature until regional playoffs.

    April 29: Tamaki v Otahuhu (Auckland 1A/1B promotion-relegation)
    May 6: Shirley BHS v Timaru BHS (UC Championship)
    May 13: Takapuna Grammar v Massey (North Harbour 1A)
    May 20: Wellington v Palmerston North BHS (Tranzit festival)
    May 24: Southland BHS v Otago BHS (Traditional)
    May 27: St Kentigern v Sacred Heart (Auckland 1A)
    June 1: Christchurch BHS v Christ's (UC/Traditional)
    June 3: Chiefs Cup final, TBA
    June 10: St Peter's v Auckland Grammar (Auckland 1A)
    June 24: Hamilton BHS v Rotorua BHS (Super 8 )
    July 1: St Paul's Collegiate v St Peter's, Cambridge (CNI)
    July 8: Tauranga BC v Hamilton BHS (Super 8 )
    July 15: Rosehill v Te Awamutu
    July 22: Christchurch BHS v St Bede's (UC)
    July 29: Auckland Grammar v St Kentigern (Auckland 1A)
    August 5: St Andrew's v Christ's (UC)
    August 12: Super 8 final, TBA
    August 17: North Harbour 1A final, TBA
    August 19: Auckland 1A semifinals, TBA
    August 20: Wellington final, TBA
    August 26: Auckland 1A final, TBA
    September 2-3: Regional playoffs, TBA
    September 8-10: Top 4 semifinals and finals, Palmerston North



  • @Bovidae How stupid is it that Hastings and MAGs don't have a match? You'd think they could have a traditional match for each of them - Hastings v Napier or another Super 8 team, instead Hamilton Boys get two games!

    Don't know why I'm whinging, I'm not even in NZ to watch it - must still be annoyed from The Walking Dead finale.



  • @Nepia It's not just no Hastings BHS. There's not any Hawke's Bay school in that list at all. Absolute shambles! Not even the Palmerston North BHS v Napier BHS game for the Polson Banner.

    But 2 games from Hamilton BHS, Auckland Grammar, Christchurch BHS, St Kentigern and Christ's are televised. Shithouse.



  • I'm sure Sky decides where they want to broadcast games from, as there is a bit of planning involved with scaffolding for cameras, OBU etc. Coming to Hamilton and Tauranga from Auckland isn't that much hassle.

    I was surprised when I saw the list but Hastings could still feature live on TV in the Super 8 final.



  • Good to see a few more South Island games this year, coverage in other years has been dominated by North Island games.



  • @Stargazer
    @Nepia

    The Super 8 draw is available to download. Round 1 is on June 10.

    http://www.super8.co.nz/page/1stxv-rugby-2017/



  • @Bovidae said in 2017 School Rugby:

    I'm sure Sky decides where they want to broadcast games from, as there is a bit of planning involved with scaffolding for cameras, OBU etc. Coming to Hamilton and Tauranga from Auckland isn't that much hassle.

    I was surprised when I saw the list but Hastings could still feature live on TV in the Super 8 final.

    Apparently, it wasn't a hassle in previous years, when the games were spread all over the country. I also don't see how it's less of a hassle to broadcast a game in Southland than in Taranaki, Wellington, Nelson or Hawke's Bay.

    @Bovidae said in 2017 School Rugby:

    @Stargazer
    @Nepia

    The Super 8 draw is available to download. Round 1 is on June 10.

    http://www.super8.co.nz/page/1stxv-rugby-2017/

    Yes, thank you, I downloaded it a while back.
    The Central North Island draw is also online: http://cnirugby.co.nz/draw/2017



  • @Stargazer Budget restrictions and the Lions tour are given as reasons in the NZH article. The total number of games has been reduced from 49 to 30.



  • @Bovidae said in 2017 School Rugby:

    @Stargazer Budget restrictions and the Lions tour are given as reasons in the NZH article. The total number of games has been reduced from 49 to 30.

    Yeah, I noticed. I actually hope that regional sports organisations like Sport Hawke's Bay, College Sport Wellington etc will become more active in promoting local schools and club games by organising livestreams online or radio (with commentary). It's not that hard and shouldn't be that expensive? Radio Eketahuna broadcasts all Wai-Bush games and important local club games. There's also a radio station in Wellington (I can't remember the name) that broadcasts a lot of games. That should become normal practice for games that are not on tv. I can live without a tv broadcast if there is an alternative to follow a game live via another medium.



  • The game of the weekend, and curtain raiser for the Blues v Hurricanes game:

    MAGS v Hastings BHS - Eden Park, kick-off 5pm

    MAGS:
    1 Oliver Shepherd, 2. Soanne Vikena, 3. Roderick Puafisi, 4. Luka Klubien, 5. Jack Casey – Pickering, 6. Terrell Peita, 7. Chay Mackwood, 8. John Latu
    9 Ben Young, 10. Katene Clarke, 11. Harley Maynard, 12. Kahurangi Morehu, 13. Noah Foster, 14. Joel Cobb, 15. James Strickland

    Reserves:
    16 Amon Langi, 17. Craven Martin, 18. Devon Dudding, 19. Mikaere Wiki, 20. Taiki Ando, 21. Dylan Moon, 22. Samuel Milo, 23. Leo Rusher, 24. Carlos Muru, 25. Charlie Lorenz, 26. Adrian Lorenz

    Hastings BHS
    1 Posala Hunt, 2. Damarus Hokianga, 3. Kianu Kereru-Symes, 4. Tane Hohipa, 5. Donovan Mataira, 6. Liam Udy-Johns, 7. Jeriah Mua, 8. Devan Flanders
    9 Folau Fakatava, 10. Lincoln McClutchie, 11. Trent Hape, 12. Danny Toala, 13. Dennon Robinson, 14. Kini Naholo, 15. Gideon Kautai

    Reserves:
    16 Latu Amani, 17. Corban Kireka, 18. Ray Finau, 19. Aiden Fleming, 20. Sam Taylor, 21. Latrell Smiler-Ah-Kiong, 22. Jordan Thompson-Dunn, 23. Reno Jardine, 24. Michael Naitokani

    Score updates and comments from Ferners who are going to Eden Park in time to see this game will be very welcome!