College Rugby

Mixed bag for Wellington teams at Condor Sevens


Above: The St Mary’s College Open side made the Cup semi-finals. For more visit Condor 7s on Facebook  By Scott Maclean It was a mixed bag for the Wellington schools at the Condor Sevens in Auckland over the weekend. Scots College returned home with some silverware, but it wasn’t the Cup title that they’ve been

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Short Passes 2 December – news in briefs and happenings


A compelling Central Region 7s tournament on Saturday, with Wellington (men) and Manawatu (women) deserved winners. Both sides were a notch above all others, particularly in the breakdown and turnover. The Rob Law Max Wellington men came together well and Short Passes predicts that a top four finish at Nationals at Mt Maunganui in a

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Wellington schools primed for Condor 7s this weekend


By Scott MacLean The final act of the 2019 college rugby season takes place this week with the 33rd edition of the Condor Sevens. From a Wellington perspective, seven sides will head north to a new venue, with Kings College having succeeded Sacred Heart as the Tournament hosts. Four of those sides will contest the

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Short Passes 25 November – rugby news and happenings


A balmy day at Porirua Park on Saturday for the second annual Wellington Provincial 7s tournament. A small group of teams took part in what was a warm-up event for this coming weekend’s Central 7s qualifiers in Levin (and in the case of Canterbury, the Southern qualifiers in Timaru). Wellington fielded two men’s and two

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Short Passes 18 November


Above: Winter 2019 flashback. When Wainuiomata beat Oriental-Rongotai 21-12 in the opening round of the Jubilee Cup. Full gallery of this game HERE Update: Website server issues. Apologies for our website being down sporadically on Monday morning – this is a server issue and out of our control. A quiet weekend for rugby in the

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Short Passes 4 November (Monday evening edition)


A successful day of sevens rugby on Saturday down at Onepoto. For the teams there it was a competitive morning and afternoon of rugby, with several eye-catching contributions across the leading grades. Defending American Ambassador’s champions Northern United took the honours in the Men’s grade and are odds-on to retain the American Ambassador’s Trophy when

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Short Passes 29 October


This Saturday is the rescheduled opening leg of the WRFU American Ambassador’s 7s series at Onepoto Park. The series becomes a two-tournament shootout, with the final leg at Upper Hutt next Saturday. The first one at Wainuiomata was washed out. Draws and teams to be confirmed later in the week, but Short Passes suggests this

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Scots College and St Mary’s College retain Condor 7s titles


Scots College (Open Boys) and St Mary’s College (Open Girls) are the 2019 Wellington Condor 7s champions. Scots College defended the Christian Cullen Cup with a 31-7 win over St Pat’s Town in their final and St Mary’s College retained the Kat Simpkins Cup with a 26-10 win over Queen Margaret College. All four finalists

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Condor Sevens regional qualifying tournament on Monday


By Scott MacLean Labour Day Monday again means college sevens at Naenae College, as teams vie for a place at the Condor Sevens National Tournament in Auckland at the end of next month. There are two places in each of the boys’ and girls’ sections up for grabs at the tournament’s new home of Kings’

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Short Passes 21 October


Another blockbusting game by Lions No. 8 Teariki Ben Nicholas on Saturday – he would be a worthy pick-up by a Super Rugby side when the squads are confirmed soon. PHOTO: Mike Lewis Pictures. It was a case of one from two for the Wellington teams in the National Provincial Championship semi-finals on Saturday. The

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