Gram­mar misses out in fi­nal

Auckland City Harbour News - - SPORT -

Af­ter a hard-fought first half Mt Al­bert Gram­mar School let their lead slip away in the New Zealand Rugby League Na­tional Sec­ondary School grand fi­nal.

Their op­po­nents Kel­ston Boys High School walked away with a 26-18 win from Bruce Pul­man Park on Sept- em­ber 6 in a tough match.

The West Auck­land school has waited 10 years to re­gain the cham­pi­onship shield.

Both teams came in to the fi­nal round with three wins, as did third-placed St Paul’s Col­lege, who fin­ished their cam­paign with a 20-12 win over Otahuhu Col­lege.

Kick­off: Mt Al­bert Gram­mar stand-off Irae Si­mone kicks a penalty against St Paul’s Col­lege just be­fore half­time.


De­ter­mined: Mt Al­bert Gram­mar School full­back Nathaniel Roache is tack­led by St Paul’s Col­lege de­fend­ers Bunty Afoa and Semisi Hav­ili in their day four match.

Go to auck­land­c­i­ty­har­bour and click on Lat­est Edi­tion for more photos.

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