Rugby is a key sport for boys at St Paul’s Collegiate School.
Currently there is a 1st XV, 2nd XV, 3rd XV, under-16, under-14 and two under-55kg teams.
As St Paul’s flagship teams, the 1st XV, Development XV and under-14 teams have high performance expectations placed on individual players and the team as a whole.
The rugby programme at St Paul’s places a real emphasis on skill development throughout the age groups, enabling players to make the most of the opportunities that arise. Our rugby teams enjoy top quality facilities which include four playing fields, a 200-seat tiered grandstand, four modern changing rooms and the Collegians’ Pavilion, which doubles as a seminar room for theory and video analysis sessions.
In terms of competition throughout the rugby season, St Paul’s strongly supports the Waikato Rugby Union Representative structure and our students regularly represent the union at under-14, under-16, under-18 and Chief’s schools' level. Strong links have also been developed with Waikato premiership clubs and St Paul’s currently has a number of students in the Waikato Rugby Academy.
The fixture list of the rugby programme provides students with the opportunity to compete at the highest level with many of the traditional school fixtures still remaining. Fixtures throughout the season include:
A sports levy applies to this sport and transportation and accommodation costs are disbursed to students' accounts accordingly.
Sevens Rugby at St Paul’s
Sevens rugby is offered at St Paul’s to all students (seniors, juniors and girls). It takes place during Term 1 (for all) and Term 4 (juniors only). Trainings take place after school on Tuesday and Thursday. The teams take part in the following competitions: Sir Gordon Tietjens tournament (held in Palmerston North at the beginning of March) and the North Island Secondary Schools competition (held at the end of March).
Contact and coaches
Cody Price (teacher in charge)
View our rugby coaches here