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.



  • HURRICANES UNDER-18 SQUAD NAMED FOR COACHING CAMP23.06.2016
     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

    http://www.hurricanes.co.nz/the-canes/news/single/item/hurricanes-under-18-squad-named-for-coaching-camp/



  • 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?



  • Cheers for the update Stargazer. They're looking good. Considering they've rolled the best that Wellington have got, all the Super 8 so far and the odd Auckland 1A team they've played this is easily shaping up as the best years since Hika and Alby in 2003/4ish. Hopefully they can keep the form going at least until the Top 4 (and winning the Super 8 of course).
     
    The Central North Island schools were originally a self formed group of teams in the Super 8 region - I'm not sure how they're selected as I don't remember Wesley being there originally. I doubt any other HB school will do any better - the coeds can't be too strong at the moment as Napier Boys and the 3 Hastings boys schools must suck up all the talent.



  • This is the first year that Wesley has been included in the CNI comp. They've just added a team without throwing one out, so now each week one team has a bye. No idea how that came about and why.
     
    I've never seen them play, but how good/bad are schools like Wairoa or Te Aute?



  • This is the first year that Wesley has been included in the CNI comp. They've just added a team without throwing one out, so now each week one team has a bye. No idea how that came about and why.
     
    I've never seen them play, but how good/bad are schools like Wairoa or Te Aute?

    No idea about Wairoa but expect they'll be pretty bad. Te Aute don't have the roll to be competitive anymore.
     
    Make sense for Wesley to join, they're shut out of Auckland and Hamilton, Tauranga and Rotorua are all in Super 8. I expect Wesley to win this comp a few times.



  • From today's Dominion Post ...
     
    Hastings BHS starting to gather headlines. No doubt the vultures (euphemism for provincial scouts) will be interested in having a look. Hopefully the Hawke's Bay RU will be in first.
     
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/81844685/theyre-not-the-strongest-biggest-or-fastest-but-hastings-boys-first-xv-is-unbeaten



  • Super 8
     
    Results 9/7:
     
    Napier BHS 24 v 23 Rotorua BHSHamilton BHS 26 v 15 Tauranga BCHastings BHS 32 v 3 New Plymouth BHSPalmerston North 27 v 29 Gisborne BHS (played on 28 May)
     
    Thanks to Napier beating Rotorua, Hastings is now certain of a spot in the Super 8 final. Funny thing is that Hastings' last opponent in the round robin, Hamilton, is also the most likely opponent for the final.
     
    Central North Island
     
    Results 9/7:
     
    Wesley 13 v 3 LindisfarneSt John's default to Feilding
    St. Paul's Collegiate 36 v 14 Francis Douglas
    St Peter's, Cambridge 25 v 12 Rathkeale (played on 28 May)
     
    Looks like a season to forget for both Bay teams.



  • Super 8
     
    Results 9/7:
     
    Napier BHS 24 v 23 Rotorua BHSHamilton BHS 26 v 15 Tauranga BCHastings BHS 32 v 3 New Plymouth BHSPalmerston North 27 v 29 Gisborne BHS (played on 28 May)
     
    Thanks to Napier beating Rotorua, Hastings is now certain of a spot in the Super 8 final. Funny thing is that Hastings' last opponent in the round robin, Hamilton, is also the most likely opponent for the final.
     
    Central North Island
     
    Results 9/7:
     
    Wesley 13 v 3 LindisfarneSt John's default to Feilding
    St. Paul's Collegiate 36 v 14 Francis Douglas
    St Peter's, Cambridge 25 v 12 Rathkeale (played on 28 May)
     
    Looks like a season to forget for both Bay teams.

    Thanks to Hastings winning all their games is more accurate - typical Napier Boys trying to steal all the glory even in their average years. 😉
     
    WTF is up with St Johns? You don't default in these competitions, that's just poor form.



  • Thanks to Hastings winning all their games is more accurate - typical Napier Boys trying to steal all the glory even in their average years. 😉
     
    WTF is up with St Johns? You don't default in these competitions, that's just poor form.

    Obviously, Hastings reach the finals due to all their wins this season. But it is thanks to Napier beating Rotorua, that they are already certain of their spot in the final this week, instead of next week. Napier beating Rotorua was not at all expected, considering they have indeed been quite average since 2014. I think they deserve a tiny little pat on the back for that win.  :yes:



  • Obviously, Hastings reach the finals due to all their wins this season. But it is thanks to Napier beating Rotorua, that they are already certain of their spot in the final this week, instead of next week. Napier beating Rotorua was not at all expected, considering they have indeed been quite average since 2014. I think they deserve a tiny little pat on the back for that win.  :yes:

    I'll have pins inserted in my testicles before I give Napier Boys a tiny pat on the bat for that win!



  • Passed through Pukehou yesterday and noticed the TV cameras were there at Te Aute College. Anyone have any idea of who they played and the result?



  • Passed through Pukehou yesterday and noticed the TV cameras were there at Te Aute College. Anyone have any idea of who they played and the result?

    I watched their game v Wanganui Collegiate on the Rugby Channel on Saturday. I feared the worst because the commentators said that Te Aute got smashed by Wanganui in May (55-3), but another crushing defeat didn't happen.
    Despite Te Aute losing 27-40 (HT 15-20), they played a good game! Players standing out for Te Aute were the brothers Logan (no. 😎 and Tristan Flutey, Iziah Montgomery (centre) and Aakuira Wi-Neera (first-five).
     
    If you've Sky, there's a replay of the game tonight on Sky Sport 1 at 5.00pm or the Rugby Ch at 9.30pm (there are more replays over the next few days at less convenient times).
     
    Highlights video:
     
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    And Te Aute's post-match haka:
     
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    Edited to add a brief review of the game I found on Facebook:

    WANGANUI & TE AUTE PRODUCE TEN TRY THRILLER!
    Wanganui Collegiate: 40 (Luke Forster, Zac Simpson, Harry Symes, Reuben Kellow, Matthew Simes, Opetini Dryden tries; Codi Hemi 2 con, 2 pen) Te Aute College: 27 (Logan Flutey, Tristan Flutey, Ricki Baker, Iziah Montgomery tries; Aakuira Wi-Neera 2 con, 1 pen)
    Wanganui Collegiate have withstood a spirited challenge to win their annual traditional fixture against Te Aute College 40-27 on Land Rover First XV rugby.

    Te Aute was a vastly improved side from that which lost 55-3 to Wanganui earlier this season.
    Te Aute made a fiery opening. They were able punch holes in the Wanganui defense with their hard and direct running close to the ruck. The hosts collected the first eight points.
    First-five Aakuira Wi-Neera opened the scoring in the fourth minute when he kicked a penalty. Midway through the first-half No.8 Logan Flutey crossed for a try in the corner after multiple phases and a skillful pass in traffic by fullback Iziah Montgomery.
    The Wanganui midfield off Zac Simpson and Opetini Dryden proved repeatedly illusive and a break by the former in the 21st minute helped Wanganui enter the Te Aute 22 and score their first points via a penalty to first-five Codi Hemi.
    In the 24th minute Wanganui hooker Joe Hazelhurst burst 40-meters down the touchline to commence a raid on the Te Aute line which ended with a try for winger Luke Foster. Dryden then charged 30-meters and offloaded to Simpson for Wanganui's second try.
    Te Aute second-five Tauawhi Bonilla showed he too could cause problems in midfield. He busted two tackles and surged 50-meters before linking with Montgomery who tied the scores with a try under the sticks.
    Crucially Wanganui took a 20-15 lead into halftime when Te Aute failed to find touch from a 22 dropout and wing Harry Symes broke some weak tackles and dashed 45-meters to cross.
    Wanganui struck first in the second-half when a quick tap by halfback Josh Lennox captured Te Aute in retreat. Seven phases later and blindside Reuben Kellow rumbled over.
    In the 59th minute Wanganui put the game out of Te Aute's reach when Lennox darted short-side and put Harry Symes in the clear. Symes drew the last Te Aute defender and Matthew Simes scored under the posts.
    Down 32-15, Te Aute never stopped trying. Reserve Ricki Baker scored a try when Bonilla offloaded in contact again and the outstanding Montgomery sprinted 25-meters close to fulltime.
    Wanganui had the last say when man of the match Dryden crashed over from short range.
    Te Aute preformed a stirring shirtless haka after the game. What their performance lacked in polish was more than compensated for in heart. Te Aute and Wanganui are no longer the powerhouse schools they used to be, but this was schoolboy football at its best. Two traditional schools giving it heaps.

    https://www.facebook.com/1stXVrugby/posts/1188362051203417



  • Super 8
     
    Results 30/7:
     
    New Plymouth BHS 29 - 7 Napier BHS
    Tauranga BC 10 - 29 Hastings BHS
    Hamilton BHS 30 - 3 Gisborne BHS
    Rotorua BHS 48 - 30 Palmerston North BHS
     
    Hastings tops the table (29 points), followed by Hamilton (26 points). Hastings has won all its games, Hamilton has booked on loss. Saturday 6/8 is the last round robin game, between Hastings and Hamilton at Hastings! Both teams are already certain of a spot in the final, so they play each other again in 2 weeks.
     
    Central North Island
     
    Results 30/7:

    St John’s, Hastings 10 - 52 Francis Douglas
    Wesley College 24 - 6 Wanganui Collegiate
    St. Peter’s, Cambridge 17 - 12 Feilding HS
    Rathkeale College 7 - 45 St Paul’s Collegiate
    Bye: Lindisfarne College
     
    Two more rounds to play, but St John's - having lost all its games - are already certain of the wooden spoon (9th place). Lindisfarne will also want to forget this season, sitting at 7th place.
    St Paul's Collegiate (Hamilton) goes on top (28 points), followed by Feilding (25) and St Peter's (Cambridge, 22).



  • Hastings boys having an amazing year from all accounts reminds me of 04' (when I was on the receiving end). Hopefully they don't choke in the national semi's like they did then! Man what a fall from grace for St Johns over the years!



  • It must be hard for St Johns these days. Back in my day they'd get all the good Catholic rugby players and were competitive with Hastings/Napier etc.
     
    Now, any one who is good is going to Hastings, or Lindersfarne if they have money or scholarship, or Napier if they get boarding for free.
     
    I wonder how much of a powerhouse Hastings would have been over the years if Hastings only had the one boys school like Napier? 😉



  • Haha I may or may not have been at Lindisfarne and may or may not have been on scholarship! Unfortunately not for my rugby abilities although had 3 years in the 1st 15 in which we got pumped by all my Napier mates growing up and then pumped by lots of my now Hastings boys mates. Even St Johns had a couple of good years think in 01 or 02 they took down HBHS I remember them going to a Marae the night before big team thing whole school turned out and was a massive upset. Funny thing was I physio'd for NBHS on my final year of study like 09 I think. I thought they were nothing compared to NBHS/HBHS of 02-04 funny thing is they went to top 4 at nationals that year and were a tiny team that played amazing footy. Also helps with a 8/9/10 of Gareth Evan-Brad Weber-Ihaia West. They also had a 5th former tall centre who I thought was the best in the side but have never heard of him again. Unfortunately can't remember his name.



  • Haha I may or may not have been at Lindisfarne and may or may not have been on scholarship! Unfortunately not for my rugby abilities although had 3 years in the 1st 15 in which we got pumped by all my Napier mates growing up and then pumped by lots of my now Hastings boys mates. Even St Johns had a couple of good years think in 01 or 02 they took down HBHS I remember them going to a Marae the night before big team thing whole school turned out and was a massive upset. Funny thing was I physio'd for NBHS on my final year of study like 09 I think. I thought they were nothing compared to NBHS/HBHS of 02-04 funny thing is they went to top 4 at nationals that year and were a tiny team that played amazing footy. Also helps with a 8/9/10 of Gareth Evan-Brad Weber-Ihaia West. They also had a 5th former tall centre who I thought was the best in the side but have never heard of him again. Unfortunately can't remember his name.

    Poaching Bastards! TBF, his old man was teaching there ...



  • Poaching Bastards! TBF, his old man was teaching there ...

    Was also the team manager .... maybe thats how he made the team! 
    Also the Evans are out past Havelock.... poor old Havelock High having players poached!



  • Polson Banner ends in a draw! Has anyone seen young cruden play?



  • Hastings Boys v Hamilton Boys called off due to the extreme weather - so looks like they'll just play the final next week now.



  • Hastings BHS are the 2016 Super 8 Champions! They beat Hamilton boys 30-8 in the final. A very convincing win and unbeaten all season. I hope they can go all the way and become National Champions this year!



  • Always good to see HB schools doing well and winning.
     
    There looks a fair bit of talent there and hopefully the HBRU will be in first to sign players to their Academy.


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