St Kevin's College flanker Rory McNamara is under pressure
as he safely takes in the high ball against Otago Boys High
School at Carisbrook on Saturday.
Otago Boys' High School fullback Liam Edwards is
following in his father's footsteps by dominating the scoring
in the Highlanders First XV competition.
Bruce Edwards was a Pirates kicking machine in Dunedin
premier rugby 20 years ago and scored more than 100 points in
five seasons from 1986 to 1990.
His best tally was 177 in 1990.
Liam has been tutored in kicking from a young age by his
father and demonstrated this at Carisbrook on Saturday when
Otago Boys' thrashed St Kevin's College 104-3.
He scored 44 points with four tries
and 12 conversions to take his tally for the season to 92
from three games.
Liam (18), in his second year in the First XV, was a strong
runner from the back and a skilled counter-attacker.
Otago Boys' scored 16 tries.
It has amassed 258 points in three games and only conceded
The other key players in the rampaging Otago Boys' team were
strong-tackling openside flanker Brodie Hume, who made four
turnovers, and halfback Kurt Hammer, who scored two tries and
was dangerous with his sniping runs from the base.
The other unbeaten teams after three rounds are Southland
Boys' High School, King's High School and Gore High School.
Kings had a solid 26-10 win over South Otago High School in
It scored two early tries but became sluggish after this and
led only 14-5 at the break.
Strong talk by coach Darryl Paterson at the break made the
difference and King's came out firing in the second spell to
add two more tries.
Key players for King's were fullback Dan Fowler, who scored
two tries, prop Ayden Lloyd, No 8 Junior Fa-Vae and halfback
The young South Otago team had a solid defensive game with
midfield back Johnny Sargent, openside flanker Bryce
Vreugdenhil and wing Jeremy Gray being effective tacklers.
Verdon College won its first game of the season when it beat
Central Southland College 26-13 in Invercargill.
In other games, Gore beat Dunstan High School 24-17,
Southland Boys' beat John McGlashan College 52-0, and Waitaki
Boys' High School beat Kavanagh College 19-5.