Ripping through the tournament
TITLE DEFENCE: Strathmore School’s Rippa rugby team will defend their Waikato title today at Flagstaff Park in Hamilton. The team moved through to the Waikato-wide competition after winning the local derby against St Mary’s Catholic School 8-4.
Principal Murray Kendrick hopes for the team to perform well.
‘‘Hopefully they will be top seeds. They should do well as they have been well prepared and several have been in the tournament before.
‘‘It sounds like there are four pools of five teams. Each team was a finalist in their respective qualifying tournament,’’ he said.