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Timaru Boys’ High School First XV beat Christ’s College

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TBHS’s Zack Parkin gets tackled by a Christ’s College player during the secondary schools rugby match in Timaru on Saturday.

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TBHS’s Zack Parkin gets tackled by a Christ’s College player during the secondary schools rugby match in Timaru on Saturday.

Victory over Christ’s College was not enough for the Timaru Boys’ High School First XV to seal a top four semifinal place in the Miles Toyota secondary schools rugby championship on Saturday.

TBHS finished the round-robin phase in fifth place following the 22-19 win and now plays Marlborough Boys’ College on Saturday in the first of the playoffs to decide plate winners and the fifth to eighth placings.

TBHS school’s sports director Gavin Miller said the win over Christ’s College was “quite a good game” for the wet conditions.

“We had an edge in the forwards, and we moved the ball well,” Miller said.

TBHS’s Kalapoli Taufa scores a try during the game against Christ’s College in Timaru on Saturday.

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TBHS’s Kalapoli Taufa scores a try during the game against Christ’s College in Timaru on Saturday.

The team finished with seven wins from 12 games.

Miller said it will be a normal training week in preparation for Saturday’s match which kicks off at midday.

The region’s other team, Roncalli College Aoraki Combined, finished the round robin in 12 position after a 67-0 loss to Nelson College.

Joe Fatai scores a try for Timaru Boys’ High School’s First XV in a secondary schools rugby win over Christ’s College in Timaru.

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Joe Fatai scores a try for Timaru Boys’ High School’s First XV in a secondary schools rugby win over Christ’s College in Timaru.

The combined side will now play Christ’s College in Christchurch on Saturday in a bowl semifinal.

Nelson College will play Christchurch Boys’ High and St Thomas meets St Bede’s in the top four trophy semifinals.



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2022-08-08 02:00:00

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