TBI rugby on the rise after stylish success
Titahi Bay Intermediate could be about to put itself on the rugby map.
Last week the school’s 1st XV defeated Hutt International Boys School 31-0 at Onepoto Domain in less than ideal rugby conditions.
The school’s new rugby coach, Richie Anderton, who has previously coached at Aotea College, said playing the Hutt school could become a regular fixture, and there may be more fixtures to come.
‘‘I’m keen to add more of these exchange-type games,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s just another way these kids can be proud of their school and represent it.’’
He said the match at Onepoto was played in great spirits.
The team next play tomorrow at 4pm in a Beard Trophy curtain raiser against Tawa Intermediate at Porirua Park.
‘‘They’re motivated and there’s a range of skills, from those that know the game well, to others that are starting out in rugby. I’m confident they’ll mould together into a decent team and it’s another way to promote Titahi Bay Intermediate in the community.’’
Anderton hoped more regular matches against the Porirua basin’s other intermediates, Tawa and Brandon, could happen in the future, and expected his team to build well for the Wellington intermediate regionals later this year.
– Sariah Penese Led by 26 points from Sariah Penese, St Mary’s College beat the previously undefeated Hutt Valley High School 74-51 on Friday night.