Saint Kentigern Welcomes Scots, St Andrew’s and Lindisfarne

April 24, 2018 at 11:13 AM

Today, the Saint Kentigern 1st XV welcomes fellow Presbyterian school teams, Scots College from Wellington, St Andrew’s College from Christchurch and Lindisfarne College from Hawkes Bay for the Annual Presbyterian Quadrangular Rugby Tournament. Bound together by our strong Presbyterian roots with links to Scotland, the tournament is keenly contested each year by the 1st XVs from each school.

Now in its 30th year, with each school taking it in turn to host the tournament, many players have taken to the field over the years since its inception. This morning we welcomed almost 100 young men into the Chapel of Saint Kentigern for an Anzac service conducted by Chaplain (and keen rugby supporter!), Reverend David Smith. It was a pleasure to hear the boys, in full voice, singing the National Anthem before laying poppies in memory of those, many similar in age, whose lives were cut short by war.

Play gets underway today with a lay day for Anzac Day tomorrow, and playoff places contested on Thursday. All the teams would welcome your support!

Tuesday 24 April
12.00pm             St Andrew’s v Lindisfarne
2.30pm                Saint Kentigern v Scots College

Thursday 26 April
10.45am              Playoff for 3rd and 4th
12.30pm              Playoff for 1st and 2nd

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