Fierce schools rivalry
RUGBY: The New Zealand Schools and New Zealand Barbarians Schools teams have opened their 2018 campaigns with a win and a loss respectively. Playing in Brisbane, New Zealand Schools had a dominant 54-0 win over Tonga Schools. Crossing for eight tries in total, including a double to Gideon Wrampling, Rivez Reihana was accurate with the boot, knocking over five conversions before handing kicking duties over to Zarn Sullivan. The New Zealand Barbarians Schools team was beaten 21-20 late in the game by a tenacious New Zealand Under 18 Maori team in Wellington.