Secondary Schools Rugby League Tournament Semi Final Places
National Secondary Schools Rugby League Tournament Semi Final Places Decided
Auckland, New Zealand August 24, 2011 - Day three of the National Secondary Schools Rugby League tournament featured a hard fought opening game between Tokoroa High School and Tangaroa College.
Played on field one in front of a large crowd, Tokoroa got off to a flying start, with NZ Residents 18s player Axl Kingi (Waicoa Bays) scoring a converted try and a penalty to take his team into the lead.
The game then settled into an end to end battle, before Tangaroa scored back to back tries and kicked a conversion to take the score to 10 – 8 at half time.
After the break, Tangaroa scored a converted try, taking them to 16 – 8 in front and quickly followed this with another try which came from an excellent break, a chip and chase and re-gather and quick pass to score in the corner.
With the score out to 20 – 8 it appeared unlikely that Tokoroa could come back, but they dug deep and were rewarded with a converted try and drew level with a penalty kick right on full time. The final score was 20 all and Tokoroa as the top finisher in the pool will go through to the Championship semi final rounds. For full details of the semi final match ups see below.
Day Three Results:
Rangitoto College v Southern Cross
Tangaroa College 20 v Tokoroa High
Half Time 10 - 8
Fraser High School 14 v
Manurewa High School 34
Half Time 14 -16
High School 0 v St Paul's College 58
Half Time 0 - 24
Papakura High School 40 v Mt Roskill Grammar 6
Half Time 18 - 6
Otahuhu College 70 v Aranui High School 0
Half Time 38 - 0
Wainuiomata High School 62 v St
John's College 0
Half Time 34 - 0
Aorere College 30 v
Mt Albert Grammar 18
Half Time 20 – 6
Day Four – Semi Finals
High School v St Paul’s College
Otahuhu College v Aorere College
Southern Cross College v Manurewa High School
Papakura High School v Mt Albert Grammar
Tangaroa College v
Papatoetoe High School
Mt Roskill Grammar v Wainuiomata High School
Rangitoto College v
Fraser High School
Aranui High School v St John’s College
For all tournament details please visit the website here www.nzrl.co.nz/national-secondary-schools