Young rugby talent
Top schoolboy rugby talent will be on display at Porirua Park this week in clashes between teams representing New Zealand, Australian and Fiji.
There will be four big games, being screened live on Sky.
Tuesday, September 30: NZ Barbarians Schools v Australia Schools, 1.10pm; NZ Schools v Fiji Schools, 2.50pm.
Saturday, October 4: NZ Barbarians Schools v Fiji Schools, 1.10pm; NZ Schools v Australia Schools, 2.50pm.
College Sport Wellington’s Dave Mackenzie said it was the first time in many years the annual tournament had been played in Wellington and Porirua Park had been chosen because it is such an outstanding facility.
‘‘The first XV schools competition at this level is very good. There’s no doubt the quality of play will be high.’’
A handful of Wellington players are likely to feature in the NZ Schools and Barbarians teams.
The Fijian team based itself in Porirua and trained at Bishop Viard College.