Strath­more let rip in Welling­ton

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

They are the re­gion’s best and are on their way to be­ing New Zealand’s finest rippa rugby team.

Strath­more School’s rippa rugby team are head­ing to the Rippa Rugby Cham­pi­onships in Welling­ton rep­re­sent­ing the Waikato Prov­ince.

Strath­more School prin­ci­pal Mur­ray Ken­drick said the team of 10 will de­part for Welling­ton this week­end.

‘‘The first day is a round robin type of sys­tem down in Welling­ton and then the sec­ond day are the fi­nals.

‘‘They are rep­re­sent­ing the Waikato be­cause they won the rippa tag com­pe­ti­tion that was held in May,’’ he said.

‘‘There was an elim­i­na­tion tour­na­ment held in Toko­roa, which got us to rep­re­sent the Toko­roa area,’’ he said.

The school also won a com­pe­ti­tion held in Flagstaff on May 18.

‘‘We won that tour­na­ment and that gave us the right to rep­re­sent Waikato at the na­tion­als.’’

Mr Ken­drick be­lieves the team, which is coached by Ngaire Taikato and Lotu Misa, will per­form well.

‘‘I think they will do all right,’’ he said.

RE­GION’S BEST: Strath­more School’s rippa rugby team are head­ing to Welling­ton to com­pete in the Rippa Rugby Cham­pi­onships.

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