Around The World In Seven Days – Week Ending 01/07/2018

In South Africa, everything is focused on the national youth weeks with New Zeeland still running at 150% with most schools playing next weekend the final matches before going on a two-week rest period.

New Zeeland

Auckland Premier 1A - The next round of this competition is only scheduled for the last weekend of July 2018. St Kentigern College still unbeaten in this competition after visiting Aorere College and going home with a 50-14 victory while second on the log St Peters won 32-17 against de las Salle College at home. Sacred Heart who is 8 log points behind St Kentigern also had an easy game against Dilworth College beating them 54-0.

Central North Island XV - Feilding High unbeaten and opening a big gap between themselves and second-placed St Peter's, who was not in action this weekend. The scheduled game between Feilding and Wanganui was not played.

North Harbour Canon 1A - Takapuna Grammar and Westlake Boys High, who played to a draw earlier this season are still topping the log, opening a big gap between themselves and third-placed Rosmini College. Takapuna Grammar is currently on top of the log, one point clear of Westlake Boys. Takapuna won with 41-22 against Rangitoto College who is second from the bottom at this stage. Westlake had to pull out all the stops to beat Whangarei Boys with 28-19.

Super Eight - Hamilton Boys High is the only unbeaten team after 5 matches and leading second-placed Napier Boys High with 10 log points. Napier, however,  played one game less than Hamilton Boys. Hamilton Boys had a difficult game against second-placed Napier Boys high and won with 29-15. Hamilton now also the no1 school in New Zealand on the rankings.

UC Championship First XV - Christchurch Boys are the only unbeaten side in this competition with second-placed Christ's College 9 points behind with one game in hand. Christchurch hosted Marlborough College and had to work very hard to maintain their unbeaten record winning 24-17 at the final whistle. Waimea Combined did not ask the same questions to Christ's College who won 49-17.

Wellington Premiership - St Patrick's Silverstream are still unbeaten after an easy away from home victory of 74-10 against Hutt International. Scots College, also unbeaten and who share the top spot on the log travelled to Kapiti College to win and stay unbeaten with 57-7. Third-placed St Pat's Town also had an easy day with a victory of 53-10 against St Bernard's College.

South Africa

Only the Independent Schools Festival which was hosted by Kingswood College was played. Not many surprises there except for the unbeaten Hilton College who lost 24-17 against Bishops.




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