St Kents win final after second half domination

Saint Kentigern College has won the Auckland Rugby Secondary Schools 1A final. Photo Auckland Rugby

Saint Kentigern College has won the Auckland Rugby Secondary Schools 1A Competition final in thrilling fashion beating Sacred Heart 26-19 at Eden Park this afternoon.

It is the college’s fifth championship in seven years. The teams played in front of a crowd of around 8000.

Sacred Heart had the advantage in the opening 35 minutes however a resurgent St Kents dominated the second half to take home the prize.

Meanwhile, Botany Downs took the 1B final beating One Tree HIll 18-15 while in the 1C final Sancta Maria beat Rutherford 24-12.

1A Final

St. Kentigerns 26 (Tries: Mitch Gibson, Lui Scholtens, Benji Pauga; Cons: Rivez Reihana; Pens: Rivez Reihana (3))

Sacred Heart 19 (Tries: Josh Jacomb, Fatongia Paea; Pens: Chay Fihaki (3))

 

1B Final

Botany Downs 18 (Tries: Quentin Hill, Corne Ludick; Cons: Harry Valk; Pens: Harry Valk (2))

One Tree Hill 15 (Tries: Joe Elisara (2); Cons: Tamatoa Te Paea; Pens: Tamatoa Te Paea)

 

1C Final

Sancta Maria 24

Rutherford 12