2018 New Zealand Schools



  • Speaking of which, there must be another hooker in the NZS squad.



  • @bovidae Maybe one of the players that I saw mentioned as a prop, is (also) a hooker?



  • @higgins at least 3 of them have signed with the crusaders too.



  • chchfanatic said:

    @higgins at least 3 of them have signed with the crusaders too.

    Probably come from Christchurch in the first place!



  • I know punivai is definitely from chch. I don’t think the other 2 are though.



  • New Zealand Schools team to play Tonga Schools (Brisbane, 4pm NZT):

    1 Tamaiti Williams (St Kentigern College)
    2 Soane Vikena (Mt Albert Grammar School)
    3 Saula Mau (Auckland Grammar School)
    4 Thomas Martin (Hamilton Boys' High)
    5 Josh Lord (Hamilton Boys' High)
    6 Iona Apineru (St Partick's College - Silverstream) - vice-captain
    7 Anton Segner (Nelson College)
    8 Niko Jones (St Peter's College)
    9 Taufa Funaki (Sacred Heart College)
    10 Rivez Reihana (St Kentigern College) - vice-captain
    11 Josiah Maraku Feilding (Agricultural High School)
    12 Gideon Wrampling (St Paul's Collegiate)
    13 Isaiah Punivai (St Kentigern College) - captain
    14 Ethan Webster-Nonu (Scots College)
    15 Blair Murray (New Plymouth Boys' High School)

    16 Tyrone Thompson (Napier Boys' High School)
    17 Matt Graham-Williams (St Kentigern College)
    18 Tiaan Tauakipulu (St Kentigern College)
    19 Simon Parker (St Peter's School)
    20 George Prain (Rangiora High School)
    21 Louie Chapman (Christchurch Boys' High School)
    22 Zarn Sullivan (King's College)
    23 Chay Fihaki (Sacred Heart College)



  • New Zealand Barbarians Schools team to play NZ Māori U18 (2.00pm NZT at Porirua Park, Porirua):

    1 Poukohe Sorenson (Rotorua Boys’ High School)
    2 Arther Allen (Christ's College)
    3 Patrick Teddy (Napier Boys' High School)
    4 Robert Rush (St Kentigern College)
    5 Zachary Gallagher (Christ's College)
    6 Samuel Smith (Wairarapa College)
    7 Noah Perelini (King's College)
    8 Keelan Whitman (St Patrick's College)
    9 James Arscott (Otago Boys' High School)
    10 Stewart Cruden (Palmerston North Boys' High School)
    11 Caleb Cavubati (Scots College)
    12 Corey Evans (Auckland Grammar School)
    13 Lukas Halls (King's College)
    14 Roderick Solo (Scots College)
    15 Peniasi Lasaqa (St Kentigern College)

    16 Jacob Payne (Southland Boys' High School)
    17 Benet Kumeroa (Auckland Grammar School)
    18 Ovaleni Uelese (Scots College)
    19 Mahonri Ngakuru (St Kentigern College)
    20 Joshua Gimblett (Napier Boys' High School)
    21 Kristian Standen (New Plymouth Boys' High School)
    22 Tahu Kaa (Christchurch Boys' High School)
    23 Ropati So'oalo (Aotea College)



  • Hard to know if that is considered the best NZS team or just the first step in giving every player a game before the Aust test.

    @Stargazer Are these games live streamed?



  • @bovidae I'm afraid not. I have been looking and no mention of livestreaming anywhere.



  • @Stargazer @Bovidae the Tonga game tomorrow will be live streamed on double take sports with a commentary team. @DoubleTakeQLD on Twitter but stream will be on YouTube



  • @Stargazer the four players not selected have been sent home, just not picked. Reasons could be varied but at least two of them were Year 12s and could have been there for experience for next year.



  • @thewaterboy said:

    @Stargazer @Bovidae the Tonga game tomorrow will be live streamed on double take sports with a commentary team. @DoubleTakeQLD on Twitter but stream will be on YouTube

    Awesome, thanks!



  • @stargazer Update - looks like it will be streamed on the NZ under 20 facebook page





  • That was Tyrone Thompson from Napier BHS leading the haka.



  • Good looking stream!



  • Niko Jones scores after a line-out drive. Conversion Rivez Reihana. 7-0 NZ



  • Not a good kick from Reihana; patience boys.



  • Try Apineru in the corner after a great offload from Niko Jones. Reihana can't convert (difficult angle). 12 - 0 NZ



  • Not sure whether this NZ Schools team is worse than last year's, or that Tonga Schools is better than expected (and better than last year's Fiji Schools).


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