Hawkes Bay Schoolboy Rugby

  • A couple of weekends ago Hastings BHS defeated Wellington College 33-10, a good win against a perpetually strong college.
    That's a good start to the season for Hastings BHS with the Super 8 ahead.
    Winger Kini Naholo, a younger brother of Waisake, scored one of the four tries for Hastings BHS.

  • Cheers for the update Number 10 - how did the younger Naholo wind up at Hastings Boys?

  • I don't know - It's an intriguing one, Nepia.
    They had Sanaila Waqa (born in Fiji) who became a Magpie last year, and now they have Kini Naholo (also born in Fiji). It makes you wonder if there is some kind of recruitment link in place.

  • I don't know - It's an intriguing one, Nepia.
    They had Sanaila Waqa (born in Fiji) who became a Magpie last year, and now they have Kini Naholo (also born in Fiji). It makes you wonder if there is some kind of recruitment link in place.

    I don't think so, Waqa just rocked up rather than be recruited. Two in a couple of years isn't really much, not like Rotorua and Hamilton a few years back.

  • Looks like they also beat Kelston 41-10 in there first match of the year.
    Big win, but Kelston's stocks must be pretty low at the moment.

  • Here's more good news for Nepia and Gibbit. In the first round of the Tranzit Coachlines First XV Series your Hastings BHS killed Scots College 53 - 12 in Palmerston Nth today. Looks like a few more scholarships might have to be found for Scots!  To make it more sweeter for you guys another result was St. Patricks College Silverstream 20 Napier BHS 7

  • Just watched Hastings BHS smash St Pats Town on the Rugby Channel. That Hastings team is seriously good! Hope they can beat Hamilton this year and win the Super 8.
    Naholo's little brother came on as a sub in the 2nd half and scored a try. Pretty handy player, surprised to see he's a forward? Or do I need glasses and wasn't that 20 on his jersey?
    Some really good players in that team. Hope the HBRU locks a few in for the next couple of years, so they don't all end up in other regions.

  • And in other results, one which will not please Stockcar86, Napier BHS lost to a relatively ordinary Wellington College 19 - 21, Gisborne BHS snuck home over St. Patricks Silverstream 29 - 28 and Scots College got smoked 09 - 28 by Palm Nth BHS. Still no news on the awarding of any new scholarships at any of the schools.

  • We're knocking over everybody by big scores at the moment (but no Super 8 teams faced so who knows where we sit) but you know we'll lose 7-5 to Napier Boys and then they wont win another game all season.
    Oh, by we, I mean Hastings Boys.

  • Ginnit and Nepia will be further encouraged by the results from yesterday in matched played in Gisborne. Can't locate the official score but saw it last night when looking for something else and recall it was a bit of a pasting with Hastings racking up over 50 points. Will keep trying to find the score and post them here if I can locate them
    Hastings BHS v St. Patricks College Silverstream
    Napier BHS 10 - 17 Scots College
    Gisborne BHS 31 - 19 Wellington College
    St. Patricks College Kilbirnie v Palmerston Nth BHS

  • Remaining results from 21/5:
    Hastings BHS 52 - 0 St Pat's Silverstream
    Palmerston North BHS 27 - 23 St Pats Wellington

  • The first Central North Island game of the season was played on Wednesday.
    Lindisfarne College beat St John's College (Hastings) 40-5. This score probably says more about St John's than Lindisfarne?

  • Super 8 results from 11/6:
    Hastings BHS 40 v Palmerston North BHS 7Napier BHS 22 v Gisborne BHS 21New Plymouth BHS 19 v Hamilton BHS 16 (Thursday)Tauranga BC 18 v Rotoura BHS 24
    Central North Island results from 11/6:
    St. Paul's 38 v Wesley 0
    Rathkeale 45 v St John's 7Feilding 13 v Wanganui Collegiate 10Lindisfarne 39 v Francis Douglas 15

  • Nepia and Gibbit will be well pleased with that result (even more meritorious with it being an away fixture) as will Stockcar86 at his outfit's spin out in form with a victory over a very good Gisborne side.
    Looks like it will be a fiercely contested clash in Akina next weekend when the two sides front up against each other!

  • Results 18/6:
    Super 8
    Hastings BHS 25, Napier BHS 3
    Hamilton BHS 50, Palmerston North BHS 0
    Tauranga BC 28, New Plymouth BHS 24
    Rotorua BHS 24, Gisborne BHS 19
    After 2 rounds, Hastings at the top of the table with the same number of points as Rotorua, but a better points differential.
    Napier in bottom 3.
    Central North Island
    Lindisfarne College 15, St. Peter’s, Cambridge 38
    Feilding HS 11, St Paul’s Collegiate 19
    Francis Douglas 29, Wesley College 24
    Wanganui Collegiate 29, Rathkeale College 12
    After 3 rounds, Lindisfarne in the bottom 3, and St John's at the absolute bottom of the table (St John's with only 2 games played; they had the bye this weekend).

  • Yes, Hastings Boys avoided the banana skin local derby this week (closer scoreline than most of their games this year though).
    Cheers for the update Crusadergaz Stargazer. 🙂

  • Played 10, won 10, so far this year for Hastings BHS, I believe.

     Sixty players have been selected for the Hurricanes Under-18 coaching camp in Masterton for a week of high performance coaching and life education skills.
     The four-day camp will include sessions with a range of top provincial coaches as well as the Hurricanes Investec Super Rugby coaching staff headed by Chris Boyd and John Plumtree.
     The Hurricanes Under-18 squad chosen for the four-day camp represents a wide spread of talent from across the Hurricanes region with schools represented in Wellington (19), Hawke's Bay (14), Poverty Bay (9), Manawatu (5), Whanganui (4), East Coast (2), Horowhenua and Wairarapa Bush (1 each).
     Hastings Boys High School will be the school most heavily represented at the camp with ten players, followed by Gisborne Boys High School (9), Palmerston North Boys High School (5) and Rongotai College (4).
     The squad also includes two players from Auckland's St Kentigern's College in halfback Carlos Price and lock/loose forward Te Ahiwaru Cirikidevita, who are selected under their provincial banners of Wellington and East Coast respectively.
     Hurricanes Under-18 convenor of selectors Darren Larsen said it was an extremely tough job trying to sort through 257 nominations.
     "We are very lucky with the amount of talented young players in the region and we've been impressed by the quality of the rugby we've seen this season, but it certainly makes it tough for the selectors.
     "Every provincial union in the region has a selector and I'm are confident they've been very thorough in identifying our best young talent. 
     "But I would also say that this squad is only one pathway and history has shown that players who miss out at this stage can still achieve their goals and make it to New Zealand representative teams or Super Rugby by continuing to push their case on the field.
     The 60-strong squad will assemble in Masterton on Sunday, July 10.
     Following the camp, 23 players will be selected to travel to Christchurch to play the Crusaders Under-18s at AMI Stadium on Saturday, July 16 as the curtain raiser to the Hurricanes-Crusaders Investec Super Rugby match.
     "It's also worth noting that players who do not attend the camp can still be selected in the final team."
      To see the full squad click here


  • Results 25/6:
    Super 8
    Napier BHS 12, Tauranga BC 7
    Gisborne BHS 7, Hastings BHS 22
    Rotorua BHS 25, Hamilton BHS 18
    New Plymouth BHS 16, Palmerston North BHS 11
    Central North Island
    Feilding HS 29, Lindisfarne College 10
    Wanganui Collegiate 65, St John's, Hastings 0
    St. Peter’s, Cambridge 13, St Paul’s Collegiate 19
    Rathkeale College 10,  Francis Douglas 32
    Bye: Wesley College

  • Super 8
    Hastings 39 v Rotorua 12
    TBC 19 v Palmerston North 17
    Hamilton BHS 55 v Napier BHS 12
    Gisborne 22 v New Plymouth BHS 14
    Hastings far ahead of the rest on the Super 8 table after beating no. 2 Rotorua today! Can't wait to find out how they're going to do against schools from other regions/competitions. Could this be their year to win the national final?
    Central North Island 1st XV Rugby 
    Feilding High 56 v Rathkeale College 7
    Francis Douglas 22 v St. Peter's School 31
    St. John's College 0 v Wesley College 60
    Wanganui Collegiate 18 v Lindisfarne 17
    Okay, Lindisfarne hasn't been great, but St John's has been utterly terrible thus far. How are schools selected for this competition? I wonder whether it's time to replace St John's with another HB school?

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