FEILDING HIGH SCHOOL
They’ve lost all but eight of their 2015 runners-up squad yet Feilding will again be pushing hard for the trophy. Going one better is the only goal and coach Mark McAlley has pinpointed the top two inches as the key to that happening. Attack is once again the stand out strength and fullback Vilimoni Koroi is the spearhead along with fellow Sevens speedster of some stature, Moses Dawai. Getting them quality posession will be the job of an agile, smallish pack who o set any physical shortcomings with being exceptionally drilled. McAlley and co-coach Murray Stewart have the unique advantage up their sleeve that generally only half a dozen of their squad are day-boys. The boarder-heavy team eat, sleep and train together and the rugby programme has found itself blessed with plenty of talent from the surrounding regions fitting seamlessly into the culture. In that category is promising Year 12 Cody Edwards from neighbouring Whanganui. Edwards is set to control from 10 and comes with the range of skills and mental tools to maintain the danger in a side that averaged almost 50 points a game last year.