Promising start to boys’ 1st XV season


Wakatipu High first-five Rube Peina approaches Marcellin College opponents in a pre-season schoolboy rugby game in Queenstown last Friday. 

Peina was playing for a composite Wakatipu High/Mount Aspiring/Cromwell College team who beat the Melbourne school’s 1st XV 59-7. Other Wakatipu High players were halfback and captain Cam McKerchar, props Zac Garrick and Ryan Hill, wing Jong Hoon Lee and centre Brooklan Niwa. 

The composite team, called the Mount Aspiring College 1st XV, is preparing to play in the High­landers’ 1st XV competition, starting May 11. 

They play a second pre-season game at Wanaka’s Mount Aspiring College this Sunday against a New South Wales under-18 development team.