Best ripper rugby school in South Island
After a week of playing ripper rugby and dining with All Blacks, the Limehills School ripper rugby team achieved more than just a sporting achievement, according to school principal Jim Turrell.
The team represented Southland at the New Zealand ripper rugby championships coming in fifth, the best result for a South Island team.
‘‘It’s really about more than rugby – we are getting these kids to be able to work together.’’
Turrell said the praise had to go to the team and their coach Hunter Murray for their hard work.
Limehills School Rippa Rugby team, left to right, Cooper Mitchell, Danny Munro, Ben Anderson, Raff Cowie, Josh Cairns, Fiona van der Poel, Ella O’Brien, Jorja Gay, Keely Anderson-Kereti and Meg Howard.