Grammar misses out in final
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.
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