College Rugby

Rugby aplenty in 2020

01/01/2020

Rugby players and supporters alike are recharging their batteries over the off-season. All are set to hit the ground running in 2020, as the start of the new year ushers in a new decade in rugby. The summer of sevens rugby continues in the New Year, while the Super Rugby season is brought forward to

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The 12 Rugby Questions of Xmas

23/12/2019

Above: Fulltime in the 2019 Jubilee Cup final – who will win the title in 2020? PHOTO: NZ Lenz.   The festive season is a time for family and friends, for relaxing and making merry. But soon enough, the attention will turn to the 2020 rugby season. See below for this year’s third annual 12

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Rolling subs [updated] rugby news throughout the holiday period

17/12/2019

Club Rugby news desk: editor@clubrugby.co.nz  Earl Va’a to Norths Sydney, 28 December: Late last month it was revealed that former Scots College and Wellington Lions coach Earl Va’a is heading to the Shute Shield in Sydney in 2020: View this post on Instagram 🚨 #RUGBYALERT @northsrugby appoint experienced Kiwi coach Earl Va’a to lead the

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Tries of the Season: First XV Rugby

17/12/2019

Part 5 of our Tries of the Season series, looking back at some of the action in 2019 in club rugby. (Men’s Part 1 HERE) (Men’s Part 2 HERE ) (Men’s Part 3 HERE ) (Women’s HERE ) Continuing the series in the community game, with some highlights from the Women’s club rugby and NPC

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Short Passes 16 December (the last one of the year)

16/12/2019

An underwhelming weekend for the representative Sevens sides at the National tournament in Tauranga. The Men started well with a resounding win over minnows Thames Valley before coming unstuck against Southland 5-7, leaving a must-win encounter against Hawke’s Bay to make the Cup section, but went down 17-24. Consigned to the second-tier for Day 2,

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Mixed bag for Wellington teams at Condor Sevens

02/12/2019

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

02/12/2019

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

28/11/2019

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

25/11/2019

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

18/11/2019

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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