Few surprises in final round of school rugby

The final round of the Otago premier schools competition provided little in the way of surprises, and was a training run for a couple of sides.

The only game of any consequence in the competition was the match in Wanaka, where Mount Aspiring College faced St Kevin's College.

Mount Aspiring was three points ahead of St Kevin's in the competition going into the game, and holding the final spot in the middle four. St Kevin's could have made it into the middle four if it had won and denied the home team a bonus point.

But it was not to be, with the Wanaka school having a 24-18 win and confirming its middle four position.

Over the hill in Queenstown, Dunstan High School visited Wakatipu High School and won the battle 29-10. The match was televised by Sky Sport. Dunstan was always ahead and put on a good team performance.

King's HS had a 70-0 win over South Otago HS in the rain in Balclutha. It moved the ball around the field despite the tough conditions.

Southland Boys' High School won 50-29 over the Otago Boys' High School second XV at Bathgate Park, although the second XV did manage a bonus point.

The Otago Boys' High School first XV won 108-3 over the Combined co-ed schools side at Bayfield Park in a game which did no favours for either side.

John McGlashan College had beaten Waitaki Boys' High School 17-10 some weeks ago in the final game of the round.

Waitaki Boys' High School will play Otago Boys' High School in an interschool match this Thursday to fully complete the round-robin.

The teams would now split into three sections of four teams.

In the top section are Otago Boys' High School, Southland Boys' High School, John McGlashan College and King's High School.

In the middle four are Dunstan High School, Otago Boys' High School second XV, Mount Aspiring College and Waitaki Boys' High School. Making up the bottom four are St Kevin's College, Wakatipu High School, Combined co-ed schools and South Otago.

All points are wiped, so teams will start on zero.

The teams play each other in the next three weeks before finals on August 17.


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