First XV boycott: all you need to know
within the region. For example, there is a six-week stand-down period for first XV players who switch schools which Mount Albert Grammar School headmaster Patrick Drumm said had been an effective tool against poaching.
The coalition of schools want these rules applied nationwide but St Kents declined and have circumvented them by recruiting players from outside Auckland.
‘‘Bringing in five [players], that’s a third of your starting lineup so we’ve just really said enough is enough,’’ Drumm said. a review of secondary schools rugby, which will be considered at board level this month.
‘‘Player movement was one of the areas highlighted as a concern in that review,’’ NZR chief rugby officer Nigel Cass said.