Toko­roa has best team out­side of Auck­land

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

The Toko­roa High School league team came fourth in the Na­tional Se­condary Schools League Tour­na­ment which was a huge achieve­ment for the boys – the only nonAuck­land team to make the top four.

The team at­tracted a lot of sup­port at the tour­na­ment and were nick­named the ‘‘Giant Killers’’ by out­side groups due to de­feat­ing strong teams in pool play. The semi-fi­nals saw the team be­low strength with sev­eral in­juries after be­ing bat­tered by huge Pa­cific Is­land boys all week.

The side also fea­tured on TV3 sports news and the Crowd Goes Wild.

Mem­bers of the Toko­roa squad were also awarded ac­co­lades at the tour­na­ment: Yan­nis Mea – pride and pas­sion (one from each team se­lected); Tama Teaukura – best coach at tour­na­ment; and Axl Kingi – New Zealand Se­condary Schools tour­na­ment team.

Six boys are now in talks with scouts from New­cas­tle Knights, Roost­ers and Manly.

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