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Rugby - National Secondary Schools Tournament: Day One

National Secondary Schools Tournament: Day One

Auckland, September 2, 2013 – Brilliant sunshine and immaculate fields were the sight that greeted the 24 teams who gathered at Bruce Pulman Park for Day One of the National Secondary Schools tournament 2013. This is the tournament's third year and the second with the 24 team format (16 Premiership grade and 8 Developing grade).

After a warm welcome at the host school Papakura High, it was over to the ground for team photos, a look around the grounds and then, after lunch, the first round of pool play, with twelve games played on the six grounds.

Last years finalists St Paul's and Otahuhu again opened the tournament with convincing wins, while only allowing their opposition to score once. In the Developing Grade Rotorua were big winners over the visiting Southland team.

There was a good crowd and a number of NRL scouts on hand to enjoy the opening day and the sun. Mai FM, the NZ Police and NZ Touch were all in the tent city enjoying the music and chatting with both players and their families. Today's scores are below.

Scores will be updated on-line daily, for all information including the draw, summary & detailed results please visit our website here.

Team 1ScoreTeam 2Score
St Paul's College62Aorere College6
Tokoroa High School19Westlake Boys High10
Otahuhu College46Aranui High School6
Taita College14Tangaroa College20
Papatoetoe High School28Henderson High School14
Kaitaia College4Mt Albert Grammar52
Kelston Boys High52Southern Cross Campus4
Tu Toa College18Papakura High School40
Rotorua Boys High42Southland Boys High8
James Cook High School22Rosehill College20
Howick College16Northcote College22
St Thomas of Canterbury College28Whangarei Boys High10


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