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Three-peat for St Paul’s in Auckland Rugby League

Three-peat for St Paul’s in Auckland Rugby League
College Sport Media: St Paul’s College have captured a third-straight SAS College Rugby League Premiership title, beating Kelston Boys’ High School 16-4 in Wednesday night’s final. A frantic opening left both sides scrambling with early errors but it was Kelston that struck first with a try out wide for a 4-0 lead. Four minutes later and St Paul’s were given full use of the ball inside the attacking 20. St Paul’s went close to scoring twice, through second rower Christian Tuipulotu and centre Star Toa, before prop Sione Ngahe stormed... Read More

Higgins – Hooping higher than Harbour

Higgins – Hooping higher than Harbour
College Sport Media: North Shore Schools have dominated high school basketball in recent seasons, winning six of the last eight national titles. However a new contender from the City of Sails has emerged in 2017. Auckland Grammar School won the Auckland Minor Premiership last week and will tackle National champions Rangitoto College in the premier semi-finals on Friday night. Grammar has only won a single National title in 1979, but has beaten Rangitoto twice in three previous meeting this year. “There is a long way to go in the season,... Read More

Manurewa High School’s RJ Ioane jumping for joy

Manurewa High School’s RJ Ioane jumping for joy
College Sport Media: “I scored a try just after halftime to make it 24-3. In the heat of the moment I got too excited and jumped so high I popped my shoulder. I had to watch the rest of the game from the sideline in a sling,” Manurewa High School captain RJ Ioane ruefully laughs when reflecting on the Rainbow’s End Counties/Waikato First XV final last Thursday. ​For the remainder of the match, Cambridge High School made the Manurewa captain and flanker extremely nervous. “We lost our discipline and they... Read More

Award-winning coach has college grand final on the mind

Award-winning coach has college grand final on the mind
Eastern Courier: It’s been a big week of finals and prize-giving in the junior grades of Auckland club and schools rugby league. SAS Auckland College Rugby League award winners were announced on Monday, with Senior A grade prizes going to Jacob Tuisalega (Pakuranga College) as the most valuable player, and his mentor Nicole Jensen picking up the coach of the year prize. Manager of the year is Kevin Long of Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate. Pakuranga College beat Southern Cross College 7-6 in extra time in last week’s Senior A semi-final and they tackle James... Read More

Auckland Girls Grammar win Basketball Minor Premiership

Auckland Girls Grammar win Basketball Minor Premiership
Lacey Lowdown: As expected the top of the table clash between Auckland Girls Grammar and Mt Albert Grammar was a close uncompromising affair eventually won 60-52 by the defending champions Auckland. Mt Albert made a sluggish start only managing six points in the opening stanza – Teneva Ropati exceeded that on her own for Auckland as they carved out a 14-6 lead. A couple of threes from Jada Manase triggered a good run in the second from Mt Albert with the scores locked at 25 apiece at half-time. Forward Mele... Read More

Rugby League Player + Team of the Year

Rugby League Player + Team of the Year
College Sport Media: St Paul’s College student Christian Tuipulotu has been named the 2017 SAS College Rugby League Player of the Year at the Auckland Rugby League awards breakfast this morning. The 16-year-old year 12 student has played a starring role for the school this year, advancing through to the premier championship grand final to be played at Mt Smart Stadium #2 this Wednesday August 16 (7.00pm kick-off). Tuipulotu was also awarded second rower of the year in the SAS College Rugby League 1st XIII Team of the Year. “I’m... Read More

Southern Cross eye showdown with St Paul’s

Southern Cross eye showdown with St Paul’s
Stuff: Southern Cross Campus face St Paul’s College for a place in College Rugby League’s premiership grand final on Wednesday. The match will be played at the home of the defending premiers in Grey Lynn with the winner going on to face Kelston Boys’ High School in the grand final next week. Southern Cross, the national premiers, cruised into the semi final with a five-tries-to-two, 28-10 win over Mt Albert Grammar School in a show down between the third and fourth seeds in Mangere last Wednesday. Kelston beat defending champions St Paul’s 10-4 in the major semi final. Coach... Read More

New Location for the Halberg Junior Disability Games

New Location for the Halberg Junior Disability Games
Registrations open for the national sports event for Physically Disabled Young Kiwis For the first time the Halberg Junior Disability Games, a national three day sports competition for physically disabled young Kiwis, will take place in Auckland at King’s College this October. The event is hosted by the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation, a charity set up by Olympic running champion Sir Murray Halberg, and is open to physically disabled and visually impaired eight to 21 year olds. Nine regional teams will converge on Auckland to compete in over 17 sports including football,... Read More