CRL Premier 1st XIII Warriors Cup Round 3: Wednesday 22nd May, 4.00pm
(home team/venue listed first)
Avondale College v Henderson High
Kelston Boys v Rutherford College
Westlake Boys v Western Springs (match of the week)
Aorere College v Mt Albert
Mt Roskill Grammar v St Paul’s College (University Cup game)
Papatoetoe v Tangaroa
James Cook High v Otahuhu College
Papakura High v Southern Cross
Sir Edmund Hillary v Manurewa
For full results visit College Sport; http://drawsresults.sportsrunner.net/?org=CSA&sport=RL&output=points&all_grades=1
Auckland Secondary School Rugby League Round 2: U/85kg & U/15 Open 9 a-side
Date: 22nd May 2013
(home school/venue listed first)
U/15 Open 9 a-side Pool A
- St Paul’s Yellow v Auck 7th Day Advt
- Manurewa High v Aorere
- Sir Edmund Hilliary v St Paul’s Maroon
U/15 Open 9 a-side Pool B
- Onehunga High v Mt Albert
- Waitakere College v St Paul’s Blue
- Henderson High v One Tree Hill
U/85kg Pool A
- Massey High v St Paul’s
- Mt Albert Grammar v Waitakere
- Lynfield College v Southern Cross
U/85kg Pool B
- Otahuhu College v Pakuranga
- Mangere High v Tamaki
- Aorere Bye
CRL Premiers Round 2 May 15
Match of the Round: Otahuhu College v Papakura High @ Otahuhu College, 4pm
CRL Premier 1st XIII Warriors Cup, Round 1 May 8
Feature Game Report – St Pauls v Mt Albert Grammar
The rain started around midday across Auckland and never let up – the same could be said for Mt Albert Grammar as they tried their best to stay in touch for the 80 minutes with 2012 Champions St Pauls College.
Despite the heavy rain both sides were willing to shift the ball and for St Pauls it paid off first with Player of the Day, stand-off Jamon Peua finding space on the edge to pick up hooker Semisi Havili who skipped away on a 20m run to score in the opening 10 minutes. Mt Albert soon replied with hard working prop Timothy Smith barging over close to the posts putting Mt Albert 6-4 ahead.
Talented second row forward Bunty Afoa showed great line running and footwork to score next and give St Pauls the lead again. Afoa’s strong defence was typical of St Pauls forwards as they scrambled hard to limit Mt Alberts opportunities. St Pauls No6, Peua scored right on half time to make it 12 – 6, St Pauls.
Both sides threatened each other’s line a number of times however the only points in the second half came from St Pauls, Jamon Peua crossing for his second try after some good lead up work. MAGS had a good share of ball possession in the second half but were unable find reward but certainly have a side with genuine speed and size and in better conditions will be hard to contain.
St Pauls 18
Tries: Jamon Peua 2, Semisi Havili, Bunty Afoa
Con: Jamon Peua
Mt Albert 6
Tries: Timothy Smith
Con: Sam Lulia
Referee: Steve Kilgallon
Pool A Results (home team points first)
Avondale College v Westlake Boys @ Avondale College 0 – 12
Kelston Boys v Western Springs @ Kelston Boys High 38 – 10
Rutherford College v Henderson High @ Rutherford College 0 – 28
Pool B Results
Aorere College v Tangaroa College @ Aorere College 0 – 6
Mt Roskill Grammar v Papatoetoe High @ Papatoetoe 10 – 10
St Paul’s College v Mt Albert Grammar @ St Paul’s College 18 – 6
Pool C Results
James Cook High v Manurewa High @ James Cook High 10 – 18
Papakura High v Sir Edmund Hilliary Collegiate @ Papakura High 8 – 8
Southern Cross Campus v Otahuhu College @ Southern Cross Campus 10 – 30
|Avondale College||Aorere College||James Cook|
|Henderson High School||Mt Albert Grammar||Manurewa High School|
|Kelston Boys High School||Mt Roskill Grammar||Otahuhu College|
|Rutherford College||Papatoetoe High School||Papakura High School|
|Western Springs College||St Pauls College||Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate|
|Westlake Boys High School||Tangaroa College||Southern Cross Campus|
Full draws & results for College Rugby League are available on the College Sport website;
A new era in Auckland secondary schools rugby league was heralded last night (11/4/13) with the launch of the inaugural College Rugby League Premier First XIII Competition.
A joint venture between the Auckland Rugby League, the Vodafone Warriors and ASB College Sport, the competition will bring together 18 schools striving to win the Warriors Cup, the new symbol of supremacy in secondary schools rugby league.
Heading up CRL’s management team are former Vodafone Warriors and ex-Kiwi internationals Stacey Jones and Duane Mann while three other Vodafone Warriors involved as coaches are ex-captain Steve Price (Mount Albert Grammar School), Joe Vagana (St Paul’s College) and Boycie Nelson (Avondale College).
In a major breakthrough for the code, the Auckland-wide midweek competition will be played throughout the second and third terms after previously being run as a short-form contest on a regional basis. “This is an exciting day, a huge step forward for secondary schools rugby league in Auckland,” said Mann, the ARL’s football development manager. “With support from the Vodafone Warriors and ASB College Sport, rugby league will now be played on an equal footing with other major winter sporting codes. “Increasing interest from students watching their peers playing for the Vodafone Junior Warriors in the National Youth Competition (NYC) has been the catalyst for College Rugby League. “It gives us a wonderful opportunity to enable more young people to play rugby league at an elite level and creates a perfect pathway to the Vodafone Warriors’ development system.”
Jones, the Vodafone Warriors’ junior recruitment and pathways coach, said the Warriors Cup presented an unprecedented opportunity to grow rugby league. “In the past rugby league at secondary schools level has been crammed into a short period of time but now we have a true competition, one which offers more young players the chance to develop in the game,” he said. “Ultimately we’d like to see the competition grow to include more schools from around the region so more players are given the opportunity to play rugby league at school, something which hasn’t been made available in many schools through the years.”
The participating schools were represented at the launch at Fale Pasifika at the University of Auckland by coaches and players as well as some principals including Mount Albert Grammar School’s Dale Burden, St Paul’s College head Mark Rice and Warren Waetford (Southern Cross Campus). Others in attendance were Vodafone Warriors Jacob Lillyman, former St Paul’s College student Elijah Taylor and Alehana Mara as well as Vodafone Warriors great Awen Guttenbeil.
Apart from Price, Vagana and Nelson, several former Auckland club players have coaching roles – among them Kyle Bos (Papatoetoe High School), Junior Fiu (St Paul’s College) and George Taunga (Mount Roskill Grammar School) – while Rod Ratu, an assistant coach in the Vodafone Warriors’ development system, is coaching Southern Cross Campus.
The trailblazing CRL competition kicks off on Wednesday, May 8, with the 18 schools split into three six-team regional pools.
The second phase of the competition begins in June. The Vodafone Warriors have not only donated the Warriors Cup for the championship competition but have also put up the Warriors Bowl and the Warriors Plate for the other two competitions. The competing schools and pools are:
POOL A: Avondale College, Henderson High School, Kelston Boys’ High School, Rutherford College, Western Springs College, Westlake Boys’ High School
POOL B: Aorere College, Mount Albert Grammar School, Mount Roskill Grammar School, Papatoetoe High School, St Paul’s College, Tangaroa College
POOL C: James Cook High School, Manurewa High School, Otahuhu College, Papakura High School, Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate, Southern Cross Campus
Competition structure: To be played in three pools Six teams in each pool In total 99 games
Preliminary round: May 8-June 5 18 schools compete in five-week round robin in their regional pool (A, B or C) 15 games in each pool
Competition round: June 12-July 10 – Top two teams from each pool will make the Warriors Cup Championship Competition. The next two from each pool to play in the Warriors Plate Competition.
The final two in each pool to play in the Warriors Bowl Competition
15 games in each pool
Semi-finals: July 31
1 v 4, 2 v 3 in each grade (Warriors Championship, Warriors Plate, Warriors Bowl) six games
Grand finals Warriors Bowl & Warriors Plate: August 7 (to be confirmed)
Warriors Cup (Championship Final): August 17 or 18 (to be confirmed; possible triple header with Vodafone Warriors NRL and NYC matches against Penrith)
The Harbour Secondary Schools competition will be discussed with the relevant schools during early Term 2.
If you require any information please contact;
Duane Mann, ARL Football Development Manager
Mobile: 021 712 231
DDI: 09 526 0791
New Zealand Tag Football Inc and Auckland Rugby League make a Great Tag Team.
On March 26th and 28th 2013 history was made as the Auckland Rugby League in association with New Zealand Tag Football combined their collective resources and jointly hosted the Auckland Junior and Senior Boys and Girls Secondary Schools ‘Kiwi League Tag’ Tournament at the Auckland Domain. This joint partnership would not have been made possible had it not been the collective buy in from both parties to share their resources and make the event a reality.
Aorere College were successful Boys Tournament Champions in winning both the Senior and Junior Boys titles and Avondale College winning the Senior Girls title with Onehunga High School winning the Junior Girls. Up to 12 Tag Fields were in use over the 2 days with over 68 school teams competing for top honours. Feedback was very positive from the participating schools all commenting on how well the tournament ran and the amount of schools that entered.
NZTFI National Development Officer, Claude Iusitini and Auckland Rugby League Development Manager Duane Mann shake on it at the Junior Schools ‘Kiwi League Tag’ Tournament.
A ‘win-win’ situation for both codes as the official NZTFI tag football rules of the game would be utilized under the Auckland Rugby League ‘Kiwi League’ Tag brand program. NZFI National Development Officer Claude Iusitini said ‘It made sense to use the NZTFI official rules of Tag Football for the ‘Kiwi League Tag’ Tournament as 90% of the school students were current tag players who played at the various local NZTFI Tag Football weekly modules through-out Auckland during the summer and our goal was to profile the sport of tag football as a sport in its own right by supporting the Auckland Rugby League in growing its profile too, the synergy was a perfect fit for both codes of tag football and rugby league’.
Auckland Rugby League Development Manager Duane Mann agreed and said ‘Tag Football allows players to utilize all the skill sets used in Rugby League in a safe and minimal contact environment, allowing us to attract a wider market to the game of rugby league’. By partnering with NZFI we have exceeded our tournament entries and the feedback from the schools and players is overwhelmingly positive.
The NZTFI and ARL are now planning for more school tag events due to the huge interest generated by the successful two days of tag football. Most of the Schools Sports Administrators all agreed the game was ideal for boys and girls and suited all body types and skill levels and requested more tournaments like this to be staged. They all agreed the NZTFI and ARL indeed made a great ‘Tag Team’.
STUDENT HORIZONS NORTH HARBOUR SECONDARY SCHOOLS COMPETITION
Tournament Booklet: 2012 Student Horizons – North Harbour Schools, Rugby League Competition Booklet
GRAND FINAL RESULTS
U/85kg Grand Final, 1st October, Mt Smart Stadium
Orewa College v Northcote College
Congratulations to Orewa College – U/85kg Student Horizons Harbour Schools Grand Final Champions 2012!
Monday night rugby league was the Grand Final of the Student Horizons – North Harbour Schools League Competition between Orewa and Northcote Colleges. Both had played Monday night league at Mt Smart Stadium during the competition and in their recent round robin match Orewa were winners 30 – 24.
Orewa have been a consistently high scoring team during the competition and it looked like this would be the case again when they scored early and went out to a 4-nil lead. Northcote dug in and although Orewa made good metres down field in their sets of six, they were unable to score and eventually it was Northcote who scored a converted try right on half time, going to the break 6-4 up.
In the second half Orewa scored three tries and kicked a conversion taking an 18-6 lead and despite having a player sin binned with only minutes to go, they held on to win. Northcote were unlucky in having two try scoring opportunities denied while Orewa were a man down, the first due to a forward pass and the second as the result of a knock on in goal as two players dived for the ball.
At the conclusion of the game there were on field presentations to both teams by Duane Mann and Anaru Hudson of Auckland Rugby League and Jamie Wansey of Student Horizons, the North Harbour tournament sponsors. Mitchell Eades of Orewa College was named Player of the Tournament and the captains, Josh Farrant of Northcote and Luke Weddell of Orewa spoke about how much they and their teams had enjoyed the competition and the opportunity to play in televised games at Mt Smart Stadium.
Next Monday night Southern Cross Campus and Pakuranga College will play off to find the winner of the Counties Manukau conference, with the winners to meet Orewa College in the Inter Conference Final of Monday Night Rugby League on October 15.
Orewa – 18
Try scorers: Simon Anderson, Mitchell Eades, Taylor Morgan, Danny Slater
Conversions: Sam Whittaker
Northcote – 6
Try Scorer: Aaron Delavau
Conversion: Lose Sili
Student Horizons North Harbour Secondary Schools Finals
Date: Wednesday 26th September
Venue: Hibiscus Coast Raiders RLFC
Congratulations Glenfield College! - U/15 Open Weight Championship Final Winners 2012 Glenfield College 22 v Northcote College 14
Congratulations Westlake Boys! – Premier 1st X111 Championship Final Winners 2012 Westlake Boys High 38 v Massey High 18
AUCKLAND SECONDARY SCHOOLS GRAND FINALS RESULTS:
Mt Smart No 2, June 27th
1st XIII UNIVERSITY SHIELD
St. Paul’s College 18
Toafafoa Sipley, Semisi Havili Tries; Tupou Tapuaiga 3 Goals
Kelston Boys High School 10
Kurt Bernard, Cyrus O’Brien Tries; Tuimoala Lolohea Goal
JACK FAGAN CUP – COLLEGE A U/85kg
St Pauls College 24
Zandre Kareinga, Dujohn Smith, Isaiah Mahuuika, Tauiela Leka Tries; Isaiah Mahuika, Cody Maluuika Goals
Tamaki College 16
Jimmy Timoteo, Falanai Tuitavake, Mao Uta Tries; Richard Timoti 2 Goals
GRAHAM LOWE CUP – Under 15 (9 a side)
St Pauls College A 18
James Manoa, Mana Aoga, Christopher Sio 2 Tries; Christopher Sio Goal
St Pauls College B 26
Sean Tofa-Timoteo, Lani Kaufasi 2, Tyler Leuluai 2 Tries; Beau Cordtz 3 Goals
Please refer to ASB College Sports website for full competition draws & results: http://www.collegesport.co.nz/sport/zone/102/rugby-league