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.


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