@98blueandgold said in 2019 NZ Schools:
Before I get mobbed it is always hard to pick schools teams because of the geography and the fact that games between players competing for spots are rare unless they are in same comp.
They aren't just judged on their school games. There's camps, and provincial games etc.
But going to a big school is a massive bonus. We recently had a student at my school that should have been in the secondary school team, but didn't go to the right school. He made it to U20 squad, once free of that problem.
@Stargazer said in 2019 NZ Schools:
Apparently, only one player in the Hastings 1st XV team was over 18. So that can't be the reason.
They pretty much all have to be now, after a rule change, if I understood the rules correctly. Only two can be over 18 at the start of the year.
I can't find the eligibility requirements for international schoolboy games though. I thought that it was younger than under 18 on the 1st January because of the different school years of NH teams.