Dilworth make rugby history with shock win
Dilworth School has produced perhaps one of the biggest upsets in recent First XV history.
Their premier boys rugby team toppled Auckland powerhouse Mount Albert Grammar School (MAGS) 20-15 in the 1A rugby competition on Saturday.
It’s the first time Dilworth has beaten MAGS rugby history.
The win is even more impressive considering MAGS are last year’s national champions, and recently returned from the Sanix World Rugby Youth Tournament in Japan with a silver medal.
Dilworth coach Ally Patterson said the win would go down in the school’s history books. in its 111-year
‘‘The boys were absolutely over the moon,’’ Patterson said.
‘‘To beat someone like MAGS, someone of that stature, that’s massive. It’s probably Dilworth’s biggest win in history.’’
Those more cautious of labelling the result a major upset might cite the fact that MAGS only returned from Japan on Sunday. However, Dilworth still had a job to do, and Patterson said his boys couldn’t have played a more clinical game.
They are only a youngster in the 1A grade, having spent 109 years in the 1B competition. Despite winning 49 of 52 games since 2011, reaching seven finals since 2000, they had never won a promotion match until 2015, when they beat Onehunga High 12-10.
Dilworth’s First XV celebrate a historic 20-15 win over high school rugby powerhouse Mount Albert Grammar.