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.
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))
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)
Sancta Maria 24