Aleki Morris, pictured scoring a try for Otago Boys' High
School in a Highlanders First XV match against Menzies
College at Littlebourne last year, is among the newcomers
to the Otago rugby academy. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
The Otago Boys' High School First XV has dominated this
year's intake at the Otago rugby academy.
Only one player picked for the academy this year - loose
forward Kyle Harris, of Dunstan High School - did not play
for the Otago Boys' side last year.
The rest of the intake is lock-loose forward Josh Dickson,
loose forward Alex Fitzgerald, fullback Sean Connor, inside
back Sam Ellis, midfield back Aleki Morris and halfback Josh
Lock-loose forward Troy Callander has signed for the Bay of
Otago Boys' High School had an outstanding season, losing
just one game, to St Kentigern College, of Auckland, in the
final of the national schools competition.
Five older players in the academy - loose forward Hadleigh
May, midfield backs Fassiu Fuatau, Tei Waldron and Michael
Collins, and lock Jackson Hemopo - have been selected for a
national colts training squad.
Two further camps will be held in March and April before a
New Zealand colts side is picked for the world junior
championships in France in June.