MAGS

NZ Rugby World - First XV - - AUCKLAND 1A -

A touch un­lucky to miss the 2015 semi­fi­nals on points di er­en­tial, MAGS are hun­gry to take that next step. One more try might have lifted MAGS to third and into the semis, but it was not to be. Some un­timely early con­cus­sions rocked coach Geo Moon’s mas­ter plan. “We know we had a good side in 2015 and played well, but got no choco­lates,” says Moon. But he is look­ing for­ward to work­ing with 15 re­turnees, all of them who have come through the school’s rugby academy. Watch for cap­tain and lock Waimana Rei­dlingerKapa, cen­tre and 2015 NZ Schools wing Caleb Clarke, flanker Isa­iah Pa­pali’i and half­back Sa­lyn Tonu’u, son of Ofisa Tonu’u. Eroni Clarke, fa­ther of Caleb, will help out be­hind the scenes. MAGS will be fit, ready and pumped, and will play with an ex­pan­sive mind­set. Now the First XV just needs that con­sis­tency to con­tend af­ter last ap­pear­ing in the semi­fi­nals in 2013.

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