NZ Secondary Schools secure another comfortable win over NSW Combined High Schools, 52-6.
The young NZ side may have fallen over in their second match last year but this year managed to take home two wins from two matches against NSW Combined High Schools.
It was a special win for NZ winger Selesitino Ravutaumada who scored himself a hat-trick with some moments of brilliance from the Rotorua Boys’ High School student.
NZSST Captain Jordan Riki also dipped his hand in the try-scoring pot after a magnificent 30 metre solo run planting the ball in the right-hand corner. Hard yards were also put in by the NZ Loose forward Javvier Pitovao who was instrumental in setting up several of NZ’s ten tries.
The NSW team was once again plagued by unforced errors and dropped balls that prevented them from scoring until the final minutes of the game. The four-pointer attempts they did manage to string together were stopped right in their tracks by an outstanding NZ defensive line.
However their first and only try came when Franklin Pele crossed the try-line to be converted by Chris Holten to take the final score to 52-6.
New Zealand Secondary School Team 52 (Selesitino Ravutaumada 3, Christian Tuipulotu, Awatere Kiwara, Jordan Riki, Samuel Nati, Starford Toâ€™a, Jonathon Aumua-Falelua-Malio, Patrick Elia tries; Konrad Tuâ€™ua 5 goals) New South Wales Combined High Schools 6 (Franklin Pele try; Chris Holten goal)