2017 NZ Schools



  • It's almost that time of the year ...

    This is the info that has been published by the ARU about the upcoming games (time = NZT):

    Thu 28/9, 5.00pm at Knox Grammar School, Wahroonga (2.00 pm local time)
    Fiji Schools v NZ Schools

    Mon 2/10, 3.00pm at Knox Grammar School, Wahroonga (1.00pm local)
    Australian Schools Barbarians v NZ Schools

    Mon 2/10, 5.00pm at Knox Grammar School, Wahroonga (3.00pm local)
    Australian Schools v Fiji Schools

    Sat 7/10, 1.00pm at TG Milner Field, Eastwood (Sydney) (11.00am local)
    Australian Schools Barbarians v Fiji Schools

    Sat 7/10, 2.40pm at TG Milner Field, Eastwood (Sydney) (12.40pm local)
    Australian Schools v NZ Schools

    The Australian Schools v NZ Schools match will be broadcast live on the Rugby Channel (and Fox Sports in Australia); all other games (except Fiji Schools v NZ Schools) will be livedstreamed on rugby.com.au and Facebook.

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    The NZ Barbarians Schools and New Zealand Māori Under 18s won't travel to Australia, but will play games:

    Thu 28/9 at Sport and Rugby Institute, Palmerston North
    New Zealand Barbarians Schools v Tonga Schools

    Mon 2/10, 2.00pm at Sport and Rugby Institute, Palmerston North
    New Zealand Barbarians Schools v New Zealand Māori Under 18s

    Fri 6/10, 2.00pm at Porirua Park
    New Zealand Māori U18s v Tonga Schools



  • Super Rugby coaches to lead NZ secondary schools teams

    New Zealand’s top secondary school players will get the opportunity to learn from the best with Super Rugby assistant coaches Jason Holland and Brad Mooar coaching the New Zealand Schools and Barbarians Schools teams respectively.
    
    It is the first time that two coaches from Investec Super Rugby teams have been appointed in roles for this age-group programme.
    
    Hurricanes Assistant Coach, Holland returns for a second campaign with the New Zealand Schools team after leading the team to two victories in 2016, with Tom Cairns (Gisborne Boys’ High School) returning as assistant coach.
    
    Crusaders Assistant Coach Brad Mooar joins the Barbarians Schools team, and he will be assisted by Sam Moore of New Plymouth Boys’ High School who was involved in last year’s campaign.
    
    Mooar has previously coached the Southland Stags and heads into the Barbarians Schools programme - his first national team appointment - having won a Super Rugby championship title.
    
    New Zealand Rugby High Performance Player Development Manager Mike Anthony said Holland and Mooar would provide a huge boost for both campaigns.
    
    "It is an exciting opportunity for our young players to get exposure to a high performance environment and learn from some of our professional coaches.
    
    "The New Zealand Schools and Barbarians Schools teams both have a proud unbeaten record in test matches over the last three years. The programme is a proven pathway, with many graduating to the NZ Under 20s and Mitre 10 Cup within 12 months of being in this group," said Anthony.
    
    "We’re looking forward to this coaching group linking with these players and seeing what they will achieve."
    
    Eight players from last year’s New Zealand Secondary Schools team have already made their provincial debut in 2017.
    
    Secondary Schools rugby wraps up this weekend with the Top Four competition in Palmerston North, featuring the top boys, co-ed and girls’ teams.
    
    New Zealand Age Group selectors will identify 51 players to attend the New Zealand Schools Development camp at the end of this month. Two squads will then be named for the 2017 Schools team to play Fiji Schools, Australian Schools Barbarians and Australia School in Sydney, Australia.
    
    The Barbarians Schools team will host matches against Tonga Schools and New Zealand Maori Under 18s in Palmerston North.
    


  • Players selected for NZ Schools rugby development camp

    Secondary School players from across New Zealand have today been named to attend the 2017 Schools Development Camp.
    
    49 young athletes will attend the three-day camp in late September and vie for places in the New Zealand Schools and New Zealand Barbarians Schools team.
    
    Eight players from the 2016 New Zealand Barbarians Schools team return for a second campaign.
    
    "Both the New Zealand Schools and the Barbarians Schools teams will be looking to play an attacking style of rugby and we are confident this group has the skill sets to help us do this,” said Holland.
    
    Players assemble for a three-day camp on Friday 22 September, with teams announced on the following Sunday in preparation for matches.
    

    The squad:

    Finlay Brewis - Westlake Boys' High School - Prop
    George Dyer - St Paul's Collegiate - Prop
    Matthew Kemp Hamilton Boys’ High School - Prop
    Saula Mau Auckland Grammar School - Prop
    Fatongia Paea Sacred Heart College - Prop
    Josiah Tavita-Metcalfe Hastings Boys’ High School - Prop
    Patrick Thacker - Christs College - Prop
    Tamaiti Williams - St Kentigern College - Prop
    Sam Cooper - St Paul's Collegiate - Hooker
    Kianu Kereru-Symes - Hastings Boys’ High School - Hooker
    Abraham Pole - Otago Boys’ High School - Hooker
    Shilo Klein - St Andrew's College - Hooker
    Tane Te Aho - Hamilton Boys’ High School - Hooker
    Naitoa Ah Kuoi - Wellington College - Lock
    Samipeni Finau - St Peter's College - CambridgeLock
    Cullen Grace - Timaru Boys’ High School - Lock
    Taine Plumtree - Wellington College - Lock
    James Thompson - St Peter's College - CambridgeLock
    Tupou Vaa'i - Wesley College - Lock
    Charles Alaimalo - Hamilton Boys’ High School - Loose Forward
    Joshua Bokser - Napier Boys’ High School - Loose Forward
    Jeriah Mua - Hastings Boys’ High School - Loose Forward
    Simon Parker - Otamatea College - Loose Forward
    Joshua Southall - St Patrick's College - Silverstream - Loose Forward
    Taine Te Whata - Otago Boys’ High School - Loose Forward
    Lesinali Tovo - Faleafa - Auckland Grammar School - No.8
    Devan Flanders - Hastings Boys’ High School - No.8
    Quade Tapsell - Gisborne Boys’ High School - No.8
    Louie Chapman - Christchurch Boys’ High School - Halfback
    Folau Fakatava - Hastings Boys’ High School - Halfback
    Taufa Funaki - Sacred Heart College - Halfback
    Humphrey Sheild - Napier Boys’ High School - Halfback
    Fergus Burke - St Paul's Collegiate - First Five
    Lincoln McClutchie - Hastings Boys’ High School - First Five
    Rivez Reihana St Kentigern College - First Five
    Kienan Higgins - St Patrick's College - Silverstream - Second Five
    Quinn Tupaea - Hamilton Boys’ High School - Second Five
    Tauterangimarie Kapea - Hamilton Boys’ High School - Centre
    Josiah Maraku - Feilding High School - Centre
    Isaiah Punivai - Christs College - Centre
    Leicester Faingaanuku - Nelson College - Wing
    Kiniviliame Naholo - Hastings Boys’ High School - Wing
    Dennon Robinson - Hastings Boys’ High School - Wing
    Siave Seti - St John's College (Waikato) - Wing
    James Stratton - Palmerston North Boys’ High School - Wing
    Etene Nanai - St Kentigern College - Fullback
    Rico Syme - Christchurch Boys’ High School - Fullback
    Kaleb Talamahina - Southland Boys’ High School - Fullback
    Danny Toala - Hastings Boys’ High School - Fullback

    http://www.allblacks.com/News/31396/players-selected-for-nz-schools-rugby-development-camp



  • I counted the number of players per school, starting with the Top 4:

    Hastings BHS: 9
    Hamilton BHS: 5
    St Kent's Coll: 3
    Southland BHS: 1
    St Paul's Collegiate: 3
    Auckland Grammar: 2
    Christchurch BHS: 2
    Christs College: 2
    Napier BHS: 2
    Otago BHS: 2
    Sacred Heart Coll: 2
    St Pat's Silverstream: 2
    St Peter's (Cambridge): 2
    Wellington Coll: 2
    Feilding HS: 1
    Gisborne BHS: 1
    Nelson College: 1
    Otamatea Coll: 1
    Palmerston North BHS: 1
    St Andrew's Coll: 1
    St John's College (Hamilton): 1
    Timaru BHS: 1
    Wesley Coll: 1
    Westlake BHS: 1



  • Etene Nanai named in that squad. Does that mean he is staying in rugby?

    Typically players who are league bound are not selected in these teams. Or has that policy changed?



  • As posted above, the NZ Barbarians Schools will play a NZ Māori U18 team on Monday 2 October, that will also play Tonga Schools later in the week.

    A wider NZ Māori U18 squad has now been named:

    Jacob Pepper-Edwards - Ashley RFC - Ngai Tahu
    Cameron Huata - Napier Boys' High School - Ngati Porou
    Te Ariki Te Puni - Auckland University RFC - Ngati Raukawa, Rangitane o Manawatu, Ngati Porou
    Billy Priestley - Gisborne Boys' High School - Ngati Porou, Te Aitanga a Hauiti
    Jonas Pomare - Hamilton Boys' High School - Nga Puhi
    Tanara Haenga - Wainuiomata High School - Ngati Porou
    Robert Rush - St Kentigerns College - Ngapuhi, Ngati Kahu
    Josh Hill - Otago University RFC - Ngai Tahu
    Donovan Mataira - Hastings Boys' High School - Ngati Kahungungu
    Sam Smith - Wairarapa College - Ngati Raukawa
    Terrell Peita - Mount Albert Grammar - Te Rarawa Kaiwhare
    Tamarau McGahan - Rosmini College - Ngai Tuhoe, Ngati Raukawa
    Keelan Whitman - St Patrick's College Wellington - Te Arawa, Ngati Rangiwewehi
    Shamara Brooks - Hastings Boys' High School - Ngati Pamoana
    Stewart Cruden - Palmerston North Boys' High School - Ngati Kahungungu ki Wairarapa
    Tahu Kaa - Christchurch Boys' High School - Ngati Porou, Ngai Tahu
    James Simpson-Te Pairi - Kings' High School - Tuhoe
    Tobias Wickham-Manuel - Kia Toa RFC Manawatu - Ngati Porou, Ngati Tuwharetoa
    Coel Kerr - Paeroa College - Ngati Ranginui
    Nikau McGregor - Napier Boys' High School - Ngati Kahungungu ki Wairarapa
    John Cooper - Westlake Boys' High School - Ngapuhi, Ngati Kahungungu Ngati Tuwharetoa
    Jaylen Tuapola - Scots' College, Wellington - Ngati Tuwharetoa, Ngati Maniapoto
    Eru Tahuri - Ashburton Celtic RFC - Ngati Kahungungu, Ngai Tahu
    Austin Brown - Gisborne Boys' High School - Ngati Porou
    Ben Strowger-Turnock - Wellington College - Ngai Tahu

    http://www.collegesportmedia.co.nz/rugby-union/nz-rugby-names-u18-maori-team-to-play-tonga-and-barbarians



  • @stargazer I assume this Maori team is excluding players already in the NZ Schools and NZ BaaBaas teams/squads?



  • The squads have been announced.

    New Zealand Secondary Schools:
    Naitoa Ah Kuoi - Wellington College
    Charles Alaimalo - Hamilton Boys' High School
    Sam Cooper - St Paul's Collegiate
    George Dyer - St Paul's Collegiate
    Leicester Faingaanuku - Nelson College
    Devan Flanders - Hastings Boys 'High School
    Taufa Funaki - Sacred Heart College
    Cullen Grace - Timaru Boys High School
    Tauterangimarie Kapea - Hamilton Boys' High School
    Shilo Klein - St Andrews College
    Lincoln McClutchie - Hastings Boys' High School
    Jeriah Mua - Hastings Boys' High School
    Etene Nanai - St Kentigern College
    Kini viliame Naholo - Hastings Boys' High School
    Fatongia Paea - Sacred Heart College
    Abraham Pole - Otago Boys' High School
    Isaiah Punivai - Christs College
    Rivez Reihana - St Kentigern College
    Humphrey Sheild - Napier Boys' High School
    Joshua Southall - St Patrick's College - Silverstream
    Quade Tapsell - Gisborne Boys' High School
    Josiah Tavita-Metcalfe - Hastings Boys' High School
    Danny Toala - Hastings Boys' High School
    Quinn Tupaea - Hamilton Boys' High School
    Tupou Vaa'i - Wesley College
    Tamaiti Williams - St Kentigern College

    New Zealand Schools Barbarians:

    Joshua Bokser - Napier Boys’ High School
    Fergus Burke - St Paul's Collegiate
    Louie Chapman - Christchurch Boys High School
    Luke Donaldson - St Paul's Collegiate
    Lesinali TovoFaleafa - Auckland Grammar School
    Samipeni Finau - St Peter's College - Cambridge
    Kienan Higgins - St Patrick's College - Silverstream
    Josiah Maraku - Feilding High School
    Saula Mau - Auckland Grammar School
    Ethan McQuinlan - Feilding High School
    David Meki - Rosmini College
    Lemeki Namoa - Sacred Heart College
    Oliver Norris - St Peters College - Cambridge
    Simon Parker - Otamatea College
    Taine Plumtree - Wellington College
    Siave Seti - St John's College
    James Stratton - Palmerston North Boys’ High School
    Rico Syme - Christchurch Boys’ High School
    Kaleb Talamahina- Southland Boys’ High School
    Tane Te Aho - Hamilton Boys’ High School
    Taine Te Whata - Otago Boys’ High School
    Patrick Thacker - Christs College
    James Thompson - St Peters College - Cambridge

    Someone can sort the squads out by position. I don't remember McClutchie goalkicking in the Hastings games I saw which may impact who plays at fullback. Nanai might be used on the wing for that reason. Captain to be named later I assume.



  • @bovidae I haven't seen the media release, yet. Does it say anything about injured players? I miss Folau Fakatava on both lists. He's probably been Hastings Boys' best player, but got injured in the Top 4 semi-final.

    Hastings' goal kicker is Danny Toala (fullback or 2nd five) and he's on the NZSS list.



  • @stargazer said in 2017 NZ Schools:

    @bovidae I haven't seen the media release, yet. Does it say anything about injured players? I miss Folau Fakatava on both lists. He's probably been Hastings Boys' best player, but got injured in the Top 4 semi-final.

    Hastings' goal kicker is Danny Toala (fullback or 2nd five) and he's on the NZSS list.

    Yeah, I can't believe there are 4 halfbacks in the country better than Fakatava.



  • @stargazer

    Finlay Brewis (Westlake Boys High School), Dennon Robinson (Hastings Boys High School) and Kianu Kereru- Symes (Hastings Boys High School) were not considered for the teams due to injuries.

    I thought Toala was the goalkicker so he might be used at fullback. I expect Tupaea to be the starting 2nd 5 and he might be the captain too. It's no good picking props etc that will be subbed. Tupou Vaa'i is another option as he was the Chiefs U18 captain. The question will be whether he has been selected as a lock or no.8.



  • @bovidae @Stargazer Maybe Fakatava is the one player from Hastings that is too old?



  • He was one of the 4 picked in the training squad for the trials though.

    The halfbacks in the NZSS are:
    Taufa Funaki and Humphrey Sheild

    Louie Chapman is in the Baabaas so Fakatava might have been selected in error.



  • @bovidae said in 2017 NZ Schools:

    He was one of the 4 picked in the training squad for the trials though.

    The halfbacks in the NZSS are:
    Taufa Funaki and Humphrey Sheild

    Louie Chapman is in the Baabaas so Fakatava might have been selected in error.

    Can't say I've watched either of those two play - so they could both be awesome?



  • Who was the Hurricanes U18 halfback? These squads are often picked from performances in those games as well as the 1st XV games and trials.

    My only viewing of Funaki was in the 1A final but I wasn't watching the game close enough to make an assessment.



  • @bovidae
    Folau Fakatava was the Hurricanes U18 halfback and I'm convinced he's by far the best NZ halfback in this age group. However, he got injured in the Top 4 semi and maybe they selected him in the development group in the hope he would recover in time and maybe he didn't. Some comments on FB indeed suggest he's still injured.

    Humphrey Sheild was Fakatava's sub in the Canes U18 squad and was good, too. Worthy of selection in NZSS.



  • There's more kids from Hastings BHS in the NZSS team than the entire South Island. Plus a couple in the Maori team, plus a guy not considered due to injury and then this star halfback.

    That must be some team!



  • @chris-b said in 2017 NZ Schools:

    There's more kids from Hastings BHS in the NZSS team than the entire South Island.

    Don't fret. The so called Canterbury production line will continue when they all somehow decide to go to Lincoln Uni.



  • None of this year's Hastings BHS squad are enrolled in Lincoln University ... yet.

    But, at the moment, three of them are going elsewhere - Kini Naholo to Taranaki and Jeriah Mua and Dennon Robinson both to Bay of Plenty.



  • @chris-b to be fair living in Canterbury that representation is fair. HBHS had some talent and the UC Championship was strong but lacked the 'top end' of player this year bar a cple.
    in saying that there has been in recent times a large number who have not made schools that emerge in the nz20s from this comp. Drummond, Mounga, Sanders, Retallick!! Plus others



  • The teams have been named for their first games today.

    New Zealand Schools vs. Fiji Schools, Knox Grammar School, kick off 2 pm

    1. Tamaiti Williams (St Kentigern College)

    2. Sam Cooper (St Paul's Collegiate, Hamilton)

    3. Josiah Tavita-Metcalfe (Hastings Boys' High School)

    4. Naitoa Ah Kuoi (Wellington College)

    5. Tupou Vaa’I (Wesley College)

    6. Charles Alaimalo (Hamilton Boys' High School)

    7. Jeriah Mua (Hastings Boys' High School)

    8. Devan Flanders (Hastings Boys' High School)

    9. Taufa Funaki (Sacred Heart College, Auckland)

    10. Rivez Reihana (St Kentigern College)

    11. Leicester Faingaanuku (Nelson College)

    12. Quinn Tupaea (Hamilton Boys High School) – captain

    13. Tauterangimarie Kapea (Hamilton Boys' High School)

    14. Kini Naholo (Hastings Boys' High School)

    15. Etene Nanai (St Kentigern College)

    16. Abraham Pole (Otago Boys' High School)

    17. Fatongia Paea (Sacred Heart College, Auckland)

    18. George Dyer (St Paul's Collegiate, Hamilton)

    19. Quade Tapsell (Gisborne Boys' High School)

    20. Josh Southall (St Patrick's College – Silverstream)

    21. Humphrey Sheild (Napier Boys' High School)

    22. Lincoln McClutchie (Hastings Boys' High School)

    23. Isaiah Punivai (Christs College)

    New Zealand Schools Barbarians vs. Tonga Schools Sport & Rugby Institute, Palmerston North, kick off 2 pm

    1. Oliver Norris (St Peter’s College, Cambridge)

    2. Tane Te Aho (Hamilton Boys’ High School) - captain

    3. Patrick Thacker (Christ’s College)

    4. James Thompson (St Peter’s College, Cambridge)

    5. Taine Plumtree (Wellington College)

    6. Joshua Bokser (Napier Boys’ High School)

    7. Taine Te Whata (Otago Boys’ High School) - vice captain

    8. Tovo Faleafa (Auckland Grammar School)

    9. Louie Chapman (Christchurch Boys’ High School) – vice captain

    10. Fergus Burke (St Paul’s Collegiate)

    11. James Stratton (Palmerston North Boys’ High School)

    12. Kienan Higgins (St Patrick’s College – Silverstream)

    13. Josiah Maraku (Feilding High School)

    14. Siave Seti (St John’s College)

    15. Rico Syme (Christchurch Boys’ High School)

    16. David Meki (Rosmini College)

    17. Ethan McQuinlan (Feilding High School)

    18. Saula Mau (Auckland Grammar School)

    19. Samipeni Finau (St Peter’s College, Cambridge)

    20. Simon Parker (Otamatea College)

    21. Luke Donaldson (St Paul’s Collegiate)

    22. Lemeki Namoa (Sacred Heart College)

    23. Kaleb Talamahina (Southland Boys’ High School)



  • The 2pm time for the NZ Schools game is AEST, not NZT. So the NZ Schools game kick-off time is 5pm NZT.

    http://www.allblacks.com/News/31494/schools-teams-named-for-first-match



  • @98blueandgold Let's hope Leicester has a good game against Fiji or we might not have any South Islanders in the 1st XV! 🙂



  • Luke Donaldson (St Paul’s Collegiate) looks to be the other halfback in the squad. St Paul's have a good representation across the 2 squads considering they would only be ranked the 4th best team in the Waikato based on results this year.

    Fergus Burke, the NZ Schools Baabaas 1st 5, was in the Crusaders U18s. I'm not sure how that came about.



  • @chris-b he will be the wing, he is s beast!!



  • New Zealand Schools Barbarians 33 (Oliver Norris, Rico Syme, Louie Chapman, Fergus Burke, Kaleb Talamahina tries; Burke 4 con)
    Tonga Schools 19 (Hiliau Latu, Siosefa Finau, Apitoni To'ia tries; Hateni Tafolo 2 con)

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/sport/rugby-union/96582660/new-zealand-schools-barbarians-handle-tough-test-from-tongan-schools



  • Haven't seen any report of the game yet, but I've read on one of college rugby accounts on FB that New Zealand Schools have beaten Fiji Schools 59 to 9.



  • Playing in Sydney, Australia, New Zealand Schools’ had a dominant 54-7 win over Fiji Schools’.
    ...
    
    SCORERS:
    New Zealand Schools’ 54 (L Faingaanuku 3, N Ah Kuoi 2, Q Tupaea 2, S Cooper, A Pole tries, R Reihana 2 con, L Faingaanuku 1 pen, 1 con)
    Fiji Schools’ 7 
    Half time 23-7
    
    The New Zealand Schools’ Barbarians also looked impressive in their 33-19 victory over Tonga Schools’ in Palmerston North.
    ...
    
    SCORERS:
    New Zealand Schools’ Barbarians 33 (O Norris, R Syme, L Chapman, K Talamahina, F Burke tries, F Burke 4 con)
    Tonga Schools’ 19
    Halftime 21-5
    

    http://www.allblacks.com/News/31504/new-zealand-schools-teams-record-opening-match-victories



  • Hookers and locks scoring tries again. 🙂

    I assumed Reihana was picked as he is the best goal-kicker but unless most of the tries were scored out wide the success rate wasn't very good.



  • Yuss, someone posted videos on YouTube.

    NZ Schools v Fiji Schools - 1st half

    NZ Schools v Fiji Schools - 2nd half



  • Highlights from NZ Barbarians Schools v Tonga Schools via



  • Those tools from NZR have uploaded a page to their website that's supposed to include the team list of NZ Schools but instead gives the team list of NZ Barbarians Schools! I think they also got the kick-off time (4.00pm NZT) wrong, not being aware that daylight saving started in NSW yesterday. Can someone confirm that?

    Fortunately, there are other websites that have published the media release with the correct team list.

    28/9/2017
    
    NZ Schools Team Named For 2nd Test
    
    New Zealand Schools' coach Jason Holland has rung in the changes for their second match in Sydney tomorrow.
    
    The New Zealand Schools' team will meet Australian Schools' Barbarians with only five players remaining in the starting line up that beat Fiji Schools' 54-7 on Thursday.
    
    Holland said wholesale changes are to ensure all players see game time in the three-match campaign.
    
    "We have good depth in our squad so we're confident these players will continue where we left off against Fiji.
    
    "We did some good things on attack and defence on Thursday, the focus will be on the breakdown. If we can get quick ball I think we'll be hard to contain so we need to focus on the tempo of the game," said Holland.
    
    Quinn Tupaea will again captain the team from the midfield, he along with Tupou Vaa'i, Devan Flanders, Leicester Faingaanuku and Etene Nanai retain their starting positions.
    

    NZ Schools Kick-off time is 1.00pm AEDT (that should be 3.00pm NZT):

    1 Fatongia Paea (Sacred Heart College)
    2 Shilo Klein (St Andrew’s College)
    3 George Dyer (St Paul's Collegiate)
    4 Cullen Grace (Timaru Boys' High School)
    5 Tupou Vaa’I (Wesley College)
    6 Quade Tapsell (Gisborne Boys' High School)
    7 Josh Southall (St Patrick's College – Silverstream)
    8 Devan Flanders (Hastings Boys' High School)
    9 Humphrey Sheild (Napier Boys' High School)
    10 Lincoln McClutchie (Hastings Boys' High School)
    11 Leicester Faingaanuku (Nelson College)
    12 Quinn Tupaea (Hamilton Boys’ High School)
    13 Isaiah Punivai (Christs College)
    14 Etene Nanai (St Kentigern College)
    15 Danny Toala (Hastings Boys' High School)

    Reserves:
    16 Abraham Pole (Otago Boys' High School)
    17 Tamaiti Williams (St Kentigern College)
    18 Josiah Tavita-Metcalfe (Hastings Boys' High School)
    19 Charles Alaimalo (Hamilton Boys' High School)
    20 Jeriah Mua (Hastings Boys' High School)
    21 Taufa Funaki (Sacred Heart College)
    22 Rivez Reihana (St Kentigern College)
    23 Tauterangimarie Kapea (Hamilton Boys' High School)

    This game will be livestreamed on www.rugby.com.au (and also the Australian Schools v Fiji Schools game from 5.00pm NZT).



  • New Zealand Schools' Barbarians coach Brad Mooar has named an unchanged starting line up for their second and final match of the 2017 campaign. They meet New Zealand Maori Under 18s in Palmerston North tomorrow. 
    
    The only change comes on the bench, with De La Salle College's TJ Ane coming into the squad to replace the injured Lemeki Namoa. 
    
    Coach Brad Mooar said the team has shown huge improvement while in camp and he wanted to let them continue to grow combinations. 
    
    "The squad went well on Thursday and it felt like the right thing to do to let them continue to establish and build their combinations. 
    
    "Areas of improvement from the first match are error rate and penalties. It's not abnormal for that type of thing when the team is getting to know each other so if we can reduce those mistakes it should lead to a smooth performance."
    

    NZ Barbarians Schools v New Zealand Maori Under 18 - Sport & Rugby Institute, Palmerston North, kick off 2.00pm

    1 Oliver Norris (St Peter’s College, Cambridge)
    2 Tane Te Aho (Hamilton Boys’ High School) - captain
    3 Patrick Thacker (Christ’s College)
    4 James Thompson (St Peter’s College, Cambridge)
    5 Taine Plumtree (Wellington College)
    6 Joshua Bokser (Napier Boys’ High School)
    7 Taine Te Whata (Otago Boys’ High School) - vice captain
    8 Tovo Faleafa (Auckland Grammar School)
    9 Louie Chapman (Christchurch Boys’ High School) – vice captain
    10 Fergus Burke (St Paul’s Collegiate)
    11 James Stratton (Palmerston North Boys’ High School)
    12 Kienan Higgins (St Patrick’s College – Silverstream)
    13 Josiah Maraku (Feilding High School)
    14 Siave Seti (St John’s College)
    15 Rico Syme (Christchurch Boys’ High School)

    Reserves:
    16 David Meki (Rosmini College)
    17 Ethan McQuinlan (Feilding High School)
    18 Saula Mau (Auckland Grammar School)
    19 Samipeni Finau (St Peter’s College, Cambridge)
    20 Simon Parker (Otamatea College)
    21 Luke Donaldson (St Paul’s Collegiate)
    22 TJ Ane (De La Salle College)
    23 Kaleb Talamahina (Southland Boys’ High School)



  • Livestream NZ Schools:



  • There is some schoolboys trinations thing on FB right now for anyone interested.

    https://www.facebook.com/rugbycomau/

    NZ Schools v Oz Schools Baabaas



  • Snap



  • We're gunna get humped.



  • Too fucking hot to play rugby BTW. Must be close to 30 in the sun.



  • Early try scored by Isaiah Punivai, converted by Danny Toala: 7-0 NZ




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