Hawkes Bay Schoolboy Rugby



  • From the article below about Napier Boys 1st XV:

    2020 Squad:
    Wesley Akeripa, Kaitiaki Broughton, Gus Brown, William Carter, Jake Christian-Goss, Mitchell Curran, Nicholas Ennor, Nathan Fialip, Max Gerber, Rakai Henare, Reece Henderson, Carlos Kemp, Jock Kilmister, Bethel Leutele Malasia, Gilgal Leutele Malasia, Iafeta Maa, Ethyn Martin, Tipene Maxwell, Lochi Mead, Afa Moleli, Kaleb Pirie, Max Ratcliffe, William Robinson (c), Ezekiel Stewart, Jayden Stok, Hugh Taylor.

    This must be Jayden Stok's third year in the 1st XV squad. According to the article, they only lost 8 players.

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    Interesting:

    With no National Top Four tournament this season in the wake of the Covid19 pandemic semifinals have been introduced to the Super 8 competition for the first time.

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    https://cdn.hbapp.co.nz/news/nbhs-rugby-captain-benefits-from-grassroots-upbringing



  • Unfortunately, the article below about Hastings Boys 1st XV doesn't give the full squad.

    This is the team to take on Palmerston North BHS on Saturday:

    15 Adam Bibby, 14 Troyden Bird, 13 Eldius Oli (co-captain), 12 Elijah Mataira, 11 Mefi Tupou, 10 Hoera Stephenson, 9 Jehmial Ross, 8 Cooper Flanders (co-captain), 7 Josh Leach, 6 Kaihau Pasikala, 5 Josh Beehre, 4 Fraser Taurima-Heperi, 3 Tini Nu'u, 2 Manahi Goulton, 1 Mosese Fineanganofo.

    Substitutes: Forwards, 16 Jacob Dorward, 17 Aone Lolofie, 18 Donovan Godinet, 19 Vikta Tavita, 20 Bonham Edwards.
    Backs, 21 Phillip King-Panapa, 22 Andrew Hayward.

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    Regular co-captains, hooker Jacob Dorward and midfield back Andrew Hayward, have been named on the subs bench which is an indication of the tremendous depth within this season's squad. Sixteen-year-old Year 12 No 8 Cooper Flanders and Year 13 centre Eldius Oli will have the co-captains' roles on Saturday.

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    Flanders pointed out 11 of last year's National Top Four competition winning squad have returned this season. They include winger Mefi Tupou, locks Fraser Taurima-Heperi and Donovan Godinet and himself who will be eligible again next year.

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    https://cdn.hbapp.co.nz/news/hbhs-rugby-loosie-impressed-with-this-seasons-depth



  • Hawke's Bay schools playing on Saturday, 25 July (or 28 July, in case of Lindisfarne):

    Sports exchange

    • Hato Pāora Coll 1st XV v Te Aute 1st XV - 1.15pm @ Hato Pāora #1
    • Hato Pāora Coll 2nd XV v Te Aute 2nd XV - 12.00pm @ Hato Pāora #1

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    CNI

    • Feilding HS v St John's Hastings - 12.00pm @ FAHS
    • Lindisfarne College v Whanganui Collegiate - Tuesday, 28 July (also 2nd XV and U15)

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    Super 8

    • Napier BHS v Gisborne BHS - 12.00pm @ NBHS (2nd XV at 10.30am)
    • Palmerston North BHS v Hastings BHS - 12.00pm @ PNBHS (2nd XV at 10.00am @ CET Arena #4)

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    Super 8 games will be streamed on https://www.sidelineapp.com/events/2020-super-8-1st-xv-rugby-competition/



  • I see that we can watch the Hastings Boys and Napier Boys games on sideline app again. $9.95 for the season.

    https://www.sidelineapp.com/events/2020-super-8-1st-xv-rugby-competition/



  • Hastings Boys are getting smashed. Defending for most of the game against some really big boys from PN.

    Napier Boys are dominating, but can't convert that dominance into points.

    Half time:
    Palmy Boys 15 - 8 Hastings Boys
    Napier Boys 5 - 0 Gisborne Boys

    Since the break, Palmy Boys have scored another try. It's now 22 - 8 to the boys from the Poo.



  • Results:

    Super 8
    Napier BHS 24 - 0 Gisborne BHS
    Palmerston North BHS 28 - 5 Hastings BHS

    CNI
    Feilding HS 38 - 0 St John's Hastings

    Napier Boys fully deserved their win. They were dominant all game, except for a brief episode in the second half when they had to defend their try line, scrum after scrum, until Gisborne made a mistake. The score could have been a lot higher. Gisborne gave away a lot of penalties when defending in their 22 and they thoroughly deserved to be carded for it, but the ref kept the card in his pocket. A few handbags were thrown around, too, as Gisborne boys got a bit irritated from being under the pump all the time. It seemed also a spectator standing near the Gisborne end of the field got involved at some point. Not good. Anyway, good start from Napier boys, but it's too early to really say how strong they are. Gisborne may just be very weak. Particularly, Napier Boys' ball handling, defence and overall decision-making were good.

    Hastings Boys was the opposite of Napier Boys. They were dominated for most of the game. Palmerston North have some really big boys in their squad and they played well. Hastings had to defend for most of the game and sometimes the big boys from the Poo just walked straight through them. In the second half, Hastings got a bit more ball and attacked more frequently, but they couldn't get through the Palmy wall, even when they had a man more when a Palmerston North player was sent to the bin. What let Hastings Boys down most during the game was their handling errors. That's a big work-on. From the Hastings players that I recognised (couldn't see jersey numbers), Cooper Flanders and Mefi Tupou played well. Hastings Boys have lost about 8 players from last year. That's not many, but most of these players were their stars (a.o. Latrell Smiler-Ah Kiong, Julian Goerke, Jordan Thompson-Dunn, Emil Crichton, Joeli Rauca). They were missing a few players in this game, too, but I don't think this team is as strong as last year's.

    I didn't see the CNI game, but I don't think the score will surprise anyone. St John's always finishes close to the bottom of the table and FAHS is probably the strongest in their pool.



  • @Stargazer said in Hawkes Bay Schoolboy Rugby:

    Hastings Boys are getting smashed. Defending for most of the game against some really big boys from PN.

    Napier Boys are dominating, but can't convert that dominance into points.

    Half time:
    Palmy Boys 15 - 8 Hastings Boys
    Napier Boys 5 - 0 Gisborne Boys

    Since the break, Palmy Boys have scored another try. It's now 22 - 8 to the boys from the Poo.

    I guess this year is a good year to have a dip with no Top 4.
    🙂



  • CNI - Tuesday, 28 July:

    Home games

    1st XV
    Lindisfarne v Whanganui Collegiate @ 12.30pm (Pakowhai Field)

    2nd XV
    Lindisfarne v Whanganui Collegiate @ 11.15am (Ranui Field)



  • Results from Saturday, 25/7:

    Traditionals
    Hato Pāora Coll 1st XV 39 - 5 Te Aute 1st XV
    Hato Pāora Coll 2nd XV 46 - 17 Te Aute 2nd XV


    Result from Tuesday, 28/7

    CNI
    Lindisfarne College 1st XV 14 - 29 Whanganui Collegiate 1st XV



  • Two local derbies on Saturday, 1 August 2020:

    Super 8

    • Hastings BHS v Napier BHS - Moascar Cup game - LIVE on Sky Sport 1 from 12.00pm

    CNI

    • St John's Hastings v Lindisfarne College - 12.00pm


    Hastings Boys 1st XV squad for Saturday:
    15 Eldius Oli, 14 Elijah Mataira, 13 Andrew Hayward, 12 Adam Bibby, 11 Mefi Tupou, 10 Hoera Stephenson, 9 Phillip King-Panapa, 8 Cooper Flanders (captain), 7 Josh Leach, 6 Kaihau Pasikala, 5 Josh Beehre, 4 Fraser Taurima-Heperi, 3 Tini Nu'u, 2 Jacob Dorward, 1 Aone Lolofie.
    Substitutes: Forwards, Vikta Tavita, Manahi Goulton, Mosese Fineanganofo, Ned Saifiti, Donovan Godinet. Backs, Jehmial Ross, Alex Dickey

    Article: https://cdn.hbapp.co.nz/news/rugby-props-unbeaten-run-under-threat



  • Article about the 1st XV teams involved in tomorrow's games (see my previous post in this thread).



  • Napier Boys looking better than Hastings at the moment. Napier having most of possession and territory in the first 15 minutes.

    Napier leads 3 - 0.



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  • HT: Hastings Boys 3 - 10 Napier Boys

    The only try scored by Jayden Stok for Napier at the end of the first half. Napier deserved to be up by more; Hastings giving away penalty after penalty on defence. They had two players sent off at some point with yellow for repeated offside, although I think the 2nd was a bit harsh. Some nice breaks from Hastings, leading to nothing. It's been mostly Napier with the ball.

    I like what I've seen from Napier's TH prop Ma'a, their no. 8 Malasia, second five Maxwell, centre Stok and some nice kicking from fullback Moleli.

    For Hastings, not too many standing out; probably Andrew Hayward the best of the starting XV.

    Apparently, the wind is playing a role, so we might see a game of two halves.



  • Deserved win for Napier BHS, who also become the new holders of the Moascar Cup.

    FT: Hastings Boys 10 - 15 Napier Boys

    Hastings was stronger after the break and put the first points on the board via a great try by hooker Jacob Dorward, which was converted by first five Hoera Stephenson. Hastings were far more disciplined in the second spell and also more competitive on attack. Cooper Flanders made the tackle of the game after a Napier line-out, but it wasn't meant to be. Not long after, Napier hooker Will Robinson went over for a try at the other end of the field, making int 10 - 15 to the visitors.

    Hastings' best were Andrew Hayward, Cooper Flanders, Jacob Howard and Mefi Tupou, who came close to scoring a few times.
    Napier's best and MOTM was Jayden Stok. I think he's a great prospect for the future and one to keep an eye on.



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  • @Stargazer said in Hawkes Bay Schoolboy Rugby:

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    That looks like Buckman far right



  • @Stargazer said in Hawkes Bay Schoolboy Rugby:

    FT: Hastings Boys 10 - 15 Napier Boys

    I'm not one to gloat, but I will make an exception in this case (along with stockcar86 who will probably be doing likewise)!

    In all honesty it was not the best of games to watch, beset as it were with untold penalties and handling errors. Hastings looked to have a fairly young team out there so look for much bigger things from them in the future.
    One extremely pleasing thing was that the only sign of non rugby goal posts on the playing grounds were so far away that they may as well have been in Havelock North, even then that particular ground looked to be way under regulation size. Excellent work HBHS giving slight encouragement to non rugby players by providing them with some ground to use until they come to realise that rugby is they only game that really counts for men in NZ.



  • @Higgins said in Hawkes Bay Schoolboy Rugby:

    @Stargazer said in Hawkes Bay Schoolboy Rugby:

    FT: Hastings Boys 10 - 15 Napier Boys

    I'm not one to gloat, but I will make an exception in this case (along with stockcar86 who will probably be doing likewise)!

    In all honesty it was not the best of games to watch, beset as it were with untold penalties and handling errors. Hastings looked to have a fairly young team out there so look for much bigger things from them in the future.
    One extremely pleasing thing was that the only sign of non rugby goal posts on the playing grounds were so far away that they may as well have been in Havelock North, even then that particular ground looked to be way under regulation size. Excellent work HBHS giving slight encouragement to non rugby players by providing them with some ground to use until they come to realise that rugby is they only game that really counts for men in NZ.

    Haha, yeah the soccer field and hockey field's have always been hidden from view. And gloat away, we've been in a rare period in Hastings, with our lack of a boarding (poaching) house and three other boys schools to suck up potential students, of success so I've been gloating away, shoes on the other foot now.

    HBHS seems to be in the lull year this year so the 15-10 loss doesn't seem so bad, just wish it was to another team. 😉



  • Write-up of Saturday's game: https://cdn.hbapp.co.nz/news/nbhs-capture-rugbys-moascar-cup

    Big down-vote for this:

    The 2015 Hawke's Bay Ross Shield player-of-the-tournament, Stok, intends to further his rugby career in Wellington next year where intends to complete a Diploma in Civil ande Mechanical Engineering course.
    

    So frustrating to see our local talent go elsewhere. Again.



  • @Nepia You must have benefitted with the falling away of Te Aute College in terms of retaining players at HBHS that might otherwise have gone down there. Having said that Shane Hiha seems to be doing a good job getting Te Aute back on the upward turn, just needs to get that task completed and then he can start on the important rugby component of the job.



  • @Stargazer Shall we have a side bet that he will be "allocated" to OBU, MSP or Petone by the WRFU?



  • @Higgins said in Hawkes Bay Schoolboy Rugby:

    @Nepia You must have benefitted with the falling away of Te Aute College in terms of retaining players at HBHS that might otherwise have gone down there. Having said that Shane Hiha seems to be doing a good job getting Te Aute back on the upward turn, just needs to get that task completed and then he can start on the important rugby component of the job.

    Yeah, but that coincided with Lindersfarne reinstating their chequebook scholarship programme.



  • Games on Saturday, 8 August 2020:

    Super 8
    Napier Boys 1st XV v Tauranga BC - 12.00pm @ NBHS1
    Napier Boys 2nd XV v Tauranga BC - 10.30am @ NBHS1

    Gisborne BHS 1st XV v Hastings BHS - 12.30pm @ Rectory 1
    Gisborne BHS 2nd XV v Hastings BHS - 11.00am @ Rectory 1
    Gisborne BHS U15 v Hastings BHS - 11.00am @ Rectory 2

    CNI
    Lindisfarne 1st XV v Feilding HS - 1pm @ Lindisfarne 1
    Rathkeale College v St John's College Hastings - 12.00pm @ Rathkeale


    The Super 8 games are livestreamed on https://www.sidelineapp.com/events/2020-super-8-1st-xv-rugby-competition/



  • The Gisborne Boys v Hastings Boys livestream didn't work properly and was restarted. the game also started late. No half time, yet. Rain is pouring down. Terrible conditions.


    Napier Boys are leading 17 to 5 at half time.
    The left corner of the field isn't covered by the camera and that's where the first Napier try was scored. No idea by whom; there's no commentary. The try was converted. Then Tauranga's hooker scored a try at the other end; bad defence from Napier. Next, Napier's fullback Afa Moleli scored a great individual try at the other end; he might have confused rugby with football. Again the try was converted. I assume Carlos Kemp is doing the kicking for Napier. He has also added a penalty goal.

    Tauranga's rugby can best be described as bash and crash rugby. When they have the ball, they just run straight into Napier's defence. They don't seem to be able to do much else, except giving away penalties. Napier dominating.



  • Half time: Gisborne 12 - 0 Hastings Boys

    Both teams with several handling errors due to the wet conditions. Hastings unlucky a few times, stealing several Gisborne line-outs, but losing one of their own just when it mattered close to Gisborne's try line. Two great tries to Gisborne, who lead deservedly.

    Andrew Hayward again Hastings' best. Cooper Flanders playing well, but sometimes trying too much.



  • Napier just won their third game. Tauranga scored the first (converted) try of the second half. This was followed by a great try from big Napier prop Mitch Curran from the pick and go. Then, again it was Tauranga hot on attack, but Napier's defence held. They retain the Moascar Cup.

    FT: Napier 22 - 10 Tauranga

    It's not going well for Hastings Boys, who are trailing 17 - 0 at the moment.



  • Full time: Gisborne Boys 17 - 5 Hastings Boys

    Although Gisborne definitely deserved their win, I'd like a stern talk with the ref. Allthough Gisborne's defence was good, with good line-speed, they also lived offside and weren't penalised for it. Other ill-discipline from Gizzy boys was penalised, but it happened so often, that the ref should have handed out a few yellow cards. He didn't have control over the game. All in all, the score is flattering Gisborne, but having said that, Hastings Boys made too many mistakes and couldn't get over the Gizzy try line. They had enough opportunities.

    Best players for Hastings: Andrew Hayward, Cooper Flanders, Hoera Stephenson (good kicking game).

    I haven't seen a line-up from Hastings Boys, but I had the impression they were missing a few players, incl Mefi Tupou.



  • @Nepia said in Hawkes Bay Schoolboy Rugby:

    @Higgins said in Hawkes Bay Schoolboy Rugby:

    @Nepia You must have benefitted with the falling away of Te Aute College in terms of retaining players at HBHS that might otherwise have gone down there. Having said that Shane Hiha seems to be doing a good job getting Te Aute back on the upward turn, just needs to get that task completed and then he can start on the important rugby component of the job.

    Yeah, but that coincided with Lindersfarne reinstating their chequebook scholarship programme.

    It's a crap cheque book if you look at the other schools we would play at our quad. St kents and shots. Scots went from easy beats with Vito to national champs.

    It's more the fact we are just a high calibre factory than anything else.



  • @Magpie_in_aus said in Hawkes Bay Schoolboy Rugby:

    @Nepia said in Hawkes Bay Schoolboy Rugby:

    @Higgins said in Hawkes Bay Schoolboy Rugby:

    @Nepia You must have benefitted with the falling away of Te Aute College in terms of retaining players at HBHS that might otherwise have gone down there. Having said that Shane Hiha seems to be doing a good job getting Te Aute back on the upward turn, just needs to get that task completed and then he can start on the important rugby component of the job.

    Yeah, but that coincided with Lindersfarne reinstating their chequebook scholarship programme.

    It's a crap cheque book if you look at the other schools we would play at our quad. St kents and shots. Scots went from easy beats with Vito to national champs.

    It's more the fact we are just a high calibre factory than anything else.

    🤣







  • Saturday, 22 August 2020:

    Super 8
    10.30am:
    Napier Boys 2nd XV v Rotorua Boys 2nd XV - NBHS1
    Hastings Boys 2nd XV v New Plymouth Boys 2nd XV - HBHS2

    12.00pm:
    Napier Boys 1st XV v Rotorua Boys 1st XV - NBHS1
    Hastings Boys 1st XV v New Plymouth Boys 1st XV - HBHS1


    CNI
    12.00pm:
    St John's Hastings v Whanganui Collegiate - SJC1
    Lindisfarne have the bye

    All games will be played without crowds.
    Super 8 1st XV and 2nd XV games will be livestreamed on sideline app.



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  • I was told that next Saturday's game between Napier and Palmerston North is the televised game.



  • @Bovidae Yes, that's correct. The Polson Banner game is always televised. I hope Napier will win back the banner, but Palmy boys look strong this year.



  • Early exit for Napier's no. 8. Head knock or neck injury. He was down for a few minutes and looked totally out of it when he walked off the field, but at least he walked off the field.

    His replacement is Lochi Mead, a year 12 student.



  • In the Napier v Rotorua game, Rotorua is the first to score a try. Try not converted.
    0 - 5 to RBHS after 15 minutes.

    In the other game, Hastings Boys lead 3 - 0 after fifteen minutes. I have no line-up, but it was the fullback taking the kick. Eldius Oli?



  • Yuck, Napier concedes another try. C'mon Napier, don't lose that Moascar Cup! 0 - 12 Rotorua


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