Rugby is a high-profile sport at the College. There are always 8-10 teams competing for the College in the Auckland Secondary Schools competition each year, including the 1st XV in the 1A competition.
Rugby competitions run in Term 2 and the first 3 weeks of Term 3 on Saturdays, with two trainings for each team during the week after school. Trials and preseason trainings are run in Term 1
We have a proud history in the 1A competition, especially over the last 10 years, winning the Auckland Championships title five times, and also the World Schools title in 2013
Many of our players go on to Mitre 10 Cup, Super Rugby, Sevens, League and international teams, including in recent years, Dalton Papalii, Blake Gibson, Braydon Ennor, Matt Duffie, TJ Faiane, Etene Nanai-Seturo, Patrick Herbert, Sam Nock, Paripari Parkinson and Finlay Christie.
In Years 9 and 10, students have the opportunity to trial for the Rugby Academy, which is run during class time. This is a Development Programme covering the basic fundamentals of rugby, along with a strength and conditioning programme throughout the year.