Tereora boys into the Bowl decider

Monday May 01, 2017 Written by Published in Rugby Union
The Tereora College 1st XV in Hawaii. 17042825 The Tereora College 1st XV in Hawaii. 17042825

The touring Tereora College 1st XV have made it through to the Pacific Cup Rugby High School Championship Bowl final, which will be played today in Hawaii.

 

The local side recorded mixed results after losing their opening two and winning their last two matches to make it through to the showdown.

The tournament, which showcased the local talent at one of the leading high schools rugby tournaments in the United States, had 12 teams competing.

Tereora College principal Tania Morgan said she was proud of the team’s effort despite the mixed performance.

She said the team achieved their initial goal of exposing the local talent to top schools rugby competition.

“They dusted off the cobwebs from Thursday’s games and came back on Friday fired up which led them to two wins,” Morgan said.

“I’m proud of the boys. They are the ones that have put their hands up and taken the opportunity to set the foundation for us going forward.”

Tereora College is using this opportunity to set the foundation for development of rugby at the school.

Morgan hopes the participation of this team will inspire the younger boys at the college to see a pathway for them to aspire to. 

The team is expected to return home on Wednesday next week.     

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