Leading from halfback for St Peter’s
He was well aware of the big step needed to move into a rugby career.
‘‘When the time comes I’ll be ready for it,’’ he said.
Last year Roigard played for the NZ U17 Harlequins and had featured in a number of age group teams.
For now he’s focused on next week’s game, knowing he has a job to do for his school.
‘‘To continue into representative rugby, I know I have to catch the attention of the Waikato selectors.
‘‘My goal is to make the Chiefs U18 squad which is named later in the year.’’
To help round out Roigard’s understanding for the game, he was selected to play the pivotal first-five role in the local derby against Cambridge High School recently.
‘‘Our coach wants each player to learn, and appreciate, what the game is like for the player Do you have a story for our
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‘‘I enjoyed the experience as I could run with the ball more and had more control over the game.’’
He understood the ability to control both the backs and forwards was important for those playing in the number 10 jersey.
He showed plenty of finesse playing at first-five for St Peter’s, when the team took on St Paul’s recently.
St Peter’s rugby halfback Cameron Roigard swapped to the team’s pivotal role of first-five for the game against Cambridge High School.