Josiah Tavita-Metcalfe named in NZ Schools team

Josiah Tavita-Metcalfe named in NZ Schools team

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Congrats to former Waiopehu College and HK age grade rep player Josiah Tavita-Metcalfe on being named in the NZ Schools Squad!

 

Heartland XV Media Release

 

 

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New Zealand Schools’ and New Zealand Schools’ Barbarians named

 

 

 

 

The New Zealand Schools’ and New Zealand Schools’ Barbarians teams have today been selected for their upcoming campaigns.

Players have spent the past three days in a development camp at Massey University’s Sport & Rugby Institute in Palmerston North.

New Zealand Schools’ Council chairman Garry Chronican has named the New Zealand Schools’ team which features six players from this year’s 1st XV national champions, Hastings Boys High School.

The New Zealand Schools’ team is;

Naitoa

Ah Kuoi

Wellington College

Lock

Charles

Alaimalo

Hamilton Boys’ High School

Loose Forward

Sam

Cooper

St Paul’s Collegiate

Hooker

George

Dyer

St Paul’s Collegiate

Prop

Leicester

Faingaanuku

Nelson College

Wing

Devan

Flanders

Hastings Boys ‘High School

No.8

Taufa

Funaki

Sacred Heart College

Halfback

Cullen

Grace

Timaru Boys High School

Lock

Tauterangimarie

Kapea

Hamilton Boys’ High School

Centre

Shilo

Klein

St Andrews College

Hooker

Lincoln

McClutchie

Hastings Boys’ High School

First five-eighth

Jeriah

Mua

Hastings Boys’ High School

Loose Forward

Etene

Nanai

St Kentigern College

Fullback

Kiniviliame

Nasolo

Hastings Boys’ High School

Wing

Fatongia

Paea

Sacred Heart College

Prop

Abraham

Pole

Otago Boys’ High School

Hooker

Isaiah

Punivai

Christs College

Centre

Rivez

Reihana

St Kentigern College

First five-eighth

Humphrey

Sheild

Napier Boys’ High School

Halfback

Joshua

Southall

St Patrick’s College – Silverstream

Loose Forward

Quade

Tapsell

Gisborne Boys’ High School

No.8

Josiah

Tavita-Metcalfe

Hastings Boys’ High School

Prop

Danny

Toala

Hastings Boys’ High School

Fullback

Quinn

Tupaea

Hamilton Boys’ High School

Second five-eighth

Tupou

Vaa’i

Wesley College

Lock

Tamaiti

Williams

St Kentigern College

Prop

 

Coach Jason Holland said there were tough decisions to make in selecting the Schools team.

“The camp has been very high quality and the players have really applied themselves over the past few days,” said Holland.

“The guys have come to us in good nick and we’ve got a squad with strength and depth across all positions.”

The team will remain in Palmerston North before departing for Australia on Tuesday, 26 September.

President of the New Zealand Barbarians Club, Ron Williams, announced the New Zealand Schools Barbarians’ team.

The New Zealand Schools Barbarians is;

Joshua

Bokser

Napier Boys’ High School

Loose forward

Fergus

Burke

St Paul’s Collegiate

First five-eighth

Louie

Chapman

Christchurch Boys High School

Halfback

Luke

Donaldson

St Paul’s Collegiate

Halfback

Lesinali Tovo

Faleafa

Auckland Grammar School

No. 8

Samipeni

Finau

St Peter’s College – Cambridge

Lock

Kienan

Higgins

St Patrick’s College – Silverstream

Second five-eighth

Josiah

Maraku

Feilding High School

Centre

Saula

Mau

Auckland Grammar School

Prop

Ethan

McQuinlan

Feilding High School

Prop

David

Meki

Rosmini College

Hooker

Lemeki

Namoa

Sacred Heart College

Wing

Oliver

Norris

St Peters College – Cambridge

Prop

Simon

Parker

Otamatea College

Loose forward

Taine

Plumtree

Wellington College

Lock

Siave

Seti

St John’s College

Wing

James

Stratton

Palmerston North Boys’ High School

Wing

Rico

Syme

Christchurch Boys’ High School

Fullback

Kaleb

Talamahina

Southland Boys’ High School

Fullback

Tane

Te Aho

Hamilton Boys’ High School

Hooker

Taine

Te Whata

Otago Boys’ High School

Loose forward

Patrick

Thacker

Christs College

Prop

James

Thompson

St Peters College – Cambridge

Lock

Coach Brad Mooar said his team has an exciting mix of players that have the potential to produce exciting rugby.

“It’s a talented group that has a good mix of power, size and skill. We want to see them express themselves on the field and represent the Barbarians Club with pride.”

The New Zealand Schools Barbarians team will remain in camp in Palmerston North ahead of their first match on Thursday.

Unavailable for selection due to injury were Finlay Brewis(Westlake Boys High School), Dennon Robinson (Hastings Boys High School) and Kianu Kereru- Symes (Hastings Boys High School).

Match schedule

28 September
New Zealand Schools v Fiji Schools, 2pm at Knox Grammar School, Sydney
New Zealand Barbarians Schools v Tonga Schools, 2pm at Sport & Rugby Institute, Palmerston North

2 October
New Zealand Schools v Australian Schools Barbarians, 1pm at Knox Grammar School, Sydney
New Zealand Barbarians Schools v New Zealand Maori Under 18s, 2pm at Sport & Rugby Institute, Palmerston North

7 October
New Zealand Schools v Australian Schools, 1pm at TG Milner Field, Sydney