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The schools rugby season for 2014 is now finished. We wish you all a happy and healthy summer and look forward to seeing you again next year.

Boys High just edged out in Top 4 tournament

6 Sep 2014

Hamilton Boys narrowly piped CBHS 20-19 in the Top 4 semi played in Rotorua yesterday. Wellington's Scots College took the other finalist spot by defeating Auckland Grammar School 39-22. FINAL SUNDAY 7th: The title is shared - final score 26 all.

Cashmere and Lincoln take sevens honours

4 Sep 2014

Teaser image link to article Cashmere and Lincoln take sevens honours

Having been close to a number of trophies over the past couple of seasons it was good to see Cashmere HS finally capture some silverware in the form of the midweek sevens. A thoroughly deserved win, which should help to lay the platform for the growth of read more...

Press Cup back to Boys High

23 Aug 2014

Teaser image link to article Press Cup back to Boys High

CUP FINAL: Christchurch BHS 27 Nelson College 13. PLATE FINAL: Burnside HS 19 St Andrews College 16. BOWL FINAL: Christs College 28 Roncalli College 5. read more...

Burnside take Girls Title

21 Aug 2014

Teaser image link to article Burnside take Girls Title

Coached by Ross Kennedy, the Burnside HS Girls side have looked good all season and it was fitting that they should win the Senior Girls Cup against a valiant Lincoln team by 65 - 48 in an all-action final. Meanwhile in the Shield Final Aranui HS beat read more...

Press Cup Results August 16th

16 Aug 2014

Teaser image link to article Press Cup Results August 16th

THE PRESS CUP - SEMI FINALS Christchurch BHS 41 Timaru BHS 8. Nelson College 25 Marlborough B C 23. THE PRESS PLATE - SEMI FINALS St Bedes College 20 Burnside HS 27. St Andrews 55 Shirley BHS 18. THE PRESS BOWL - SEMI FINALS Ashburton College ... read more...

Doesn't get better than that!

13 Aug 2014

Teaser image link to article Doesn't get better than that!

Two fantastic finals to bring the Midweek Year 9/10 season to a close. For the first time in the history of the competition one school provided both finalists and the result between Lincoln Red and Lincoln Green was 32 - 32, which means that the Cup was read more...

Aranui takes mid week title

6 Aug 2014

Teaser image link to article Aranui takes mid week title

Aranui HS 1st XV beat Hillmorton HS by 22 - 14 to take the Senior Boys' Midweek crown for the first time in four years. The teams were extremely evenly matched and the game hung in the balance until a last minute try in the corner from Aranui sealed it. read more...

Press Cup Results August 2nd

2 Aug 2014

Teaser image link to article Press Cup Results August 2nd

Christs College 29 StAC 5, Marlborough College 19 St Bedes 12, Rangiora 18 TBHS 22, Shirley BHS 28 Burnside 32, Nelson College 21 St Thomas' 5, Roncalli College 15 CBHS 25, Monday, 4 August 2014 Lincoln HS v. Ashburton College at 12.00pm - Lincoln HS read more...

Finals decided

31 Jul 2014

Teaser image link to article Finals decided

Aranui HS beat Ellesmere College by 38 - 31 at Linwood RFC to secure a home final in the Midweek Senior Boys Competition while Hillmorton HS beat local rivals Cashmere HS by 24 - 19 in the other semi-final to qualify for their first final in ten years. read more...

Perfect midweek semi finals

23 Jul 2014

Teaser image link to article Perfect midweek semi finals

Fate has thrown up three local derbies in next week's Senior Boys' semi-finals. Cashmere HS will meet Hillmorton HS in the Cup with Aranui HS (the Aranui Girls team are seen here modelling the new school strip) and Ellesmere College filling the other two read more...

CBHS and Nelson College cement top spots

18 Jul 2014

Teaser image link to article CBHS and Nelson College cement top spots

Christchurch Boys' High did enough to despatch St. Bede's by 31 - 15 in conditions that didn't favour free-flowing rugby and Nelson College beat St. Andrew's College by 50 - 0 to claim second spot outright. Despite their loss today, St. Bede's lie in read more...

Press Cup Results July 5th

3 Jul 2014

Teaser image link to article Press Cup Results July 5th

Christchurch Boys' High beat Rangiora HS by 35 - 21 to remain nine points clear of their nearest rivals Nelson College, who beat Christ's College by 19 - 6. Nelson are now joined on 41 points by St. Bede's who beat Waimea College by 44 - 5. read more...

Aranui at the top towards the business end

2 Jul 2014

Teaser image link to article Aranui at the top towards the business end

Aranui HS recorded another emphatic win to stamp their authority in the Senior Boys competition while Cashmere beat Ellesmere by 38 - 26 to claim bragging rights - and probable home advantage - going into the semi-finals. Meanwhile Lincoln Red read more...

Crusaders Welcome Rugby Ready Kids

1 Jul 2014

Teaser image link to article Crusaders Welcome Rugby Ready Kids

Over 200 excited primary school children from around the city were invited to Rugby Park today to watch the Crusaders train for this week's big match against the Blues and pick up some tips and autographs along the way. read more...

Press Cup results June 28th

27 Jun 2014

Teaser image link to article Press Cup results June 28th

Christs College 3 Rangiora 6, CBHS 58 Marlborough 13, Shirley 22 Roncalli 19, St Bedes 26 Lincoln 6, STAC 15 Burnside 13, St Thomas' 14 Ashburton 38, Waimari 38 TBHS 6 read more...

Middleton Grange wins battle of Suva Street

25 Jun 2014

Aranui HS recorded a resounding win over last year's champions Rangiora HS to maintain their lead at the top of the Senior Boys table. Cashmere HS beat Kaipoi HS, Ellesmere College lost a close encounter to Hillmorton HS and Middleton Grange won the read more...

Press Cup results June 21st

21 Jun 2014

Teaser image link to article Press Cup results June 21st

St Bedes 18 TBHS 21, CBHS 58 Waimea 15, Burnside HS 10 Nelson College 31, Shirley BH 17 Rangiora 7, Marlborough 31 Lincoln 5, Christ's College 12 Ashburton 12, read more...

Papanui and Aranui looking good midweek

18 Jun 2014

Teaser image link to article Papanui and Aranui looking good midweek

Good to see two schools who have largely been off the radar in the last couple of seasons back in the mix this week. Looking ominous Papanui Junior Boys are lying second in the Junior Boys Cup Section and their girls are also doing well in the Tens read more...

Rugby Ready

17 Jun 2014

Teaser image link to article Rugby Ready

As part of its commitment to working with primary schools CRFU has developed a programme called Rugby Ready which is delivered by students from Canterbury University. The programme, which runs over six weeks, focuses on learning core skills through having read more...

Press Cup results June 14th

13 Jun 2014

Teaser image link to article Press Cup results June 14th

Roncalli 11 Waimari 6, Nelson College 22 CBHS 23, St Thomas' 0 Shirley BH 22, TBHS 7 Burnside 12, Rangiora 3 Marlborough 43, Ashburton 5 St Bedes 29, Lincoln 7 StAC 22, Christ's College - bye read more...

Six teams move to Junior Boys Cup pool

11 Jun 2014

Teaser image link to article Six teams move to Junior Boys Cup pool

After a day in which most fixtures became victims of the weather, six teams have advanced to the Cup Pool of the Year 9/10 Midweek Section: Papanui HS, Lincoln Red, Lincoln Green, Linwood-CCC, Rangiora Green and Cashmere HS. The first round will commence read more...

Press Cup results June 7th

7 Jun 2014

Teaser image link to article Press Cup results June 7th

Shirley Boys High 10 Christ's College 0, Nelson College 48 Lincoln High School 15, St Bedes 25 Roncalli College 8, Waimea 13 Rangiora 25, CBHS 46 Burnside 0, Marlborough 37 Ashburton 5, read more...

Busy day for midweek rugby

4 Jun 2014

Teaser image link to article Busy day for midweek rugby

The Midweek Senior Boys competition is starting to take shape, with Aranui HS beating Cashmere HS (two well matched sides) and Ellesmere beating Middleton Grange to join Aranui at the top of the table - Aranui and Ellesmere meet next week. read more...

Press Cup results May 31st

31 May 2014

Teaser image link to article Press Cup results May 31st

Christ's College 3 CBHS 28, Marlborough 16 Nelson College 17, Lincoln 19 St Thomas' 14, Burnside 19 St Bedes 37, Timaru BHS 10 Shirley BH 6, Roncalli 0 Ashburton 24, Waimea 12 StAC 34, Rangiora bye

Full programme for Midweek Competition

29 May 2014

Teaser image link to article Full programme for Midweek Competition

Following College Day last week, the midweek programme yesterday resumed in full force. In the Senior Boys Section Aranui HS, Ellesmere College and Cashmere all won - the Cashmere vs Hillmorton game was a cracker - both teams will be there at read more...

Marlborough and Boys' High set early pace in Press Cup

28 May 2014

Teaser image link to article Marlborough and Boys' High set early pace in Press Cup

It's early days yet but Marlborough College and Christchurch Boys' High currently stand atop the Press Cup standings with maximum points. The two surprise packages at this stage are St. Andrew's College and Burnside HS who lie third and fourth read more...

College vs Boys High

27 May 2014

Teaser image link to article College vs Boys High

In the last 75 years of this annual fixture Christs College have only got the better of Boys High on 18 occasions and in fact last lifted the trophy back in 2000. It was always going to be a big ask of them therefore and thus it proved with Boys High read more...

Press Cup Results May 24th

24 May 2014

CBHS 46 Timaru BHS 16, Burnside 24 Ashburton 28, Nelson College 40 Roncalli 10, Shirley 36 Waimea College 5, Marlboroough BC 21 St Thomas' 13, StAC 25 Rangiora 10, St Bedes vs Christ's, NO RESULT RECEIVED, Lincoln bye read more...

College Day success

21 May 2014

Teaser image link to article College Day success

Sixteen teams competed in the annual College Day tournament at Burnside Park today in near perfect conditions - until an early afternoon southerly saw the temperature drop dramatically. The boys competition was the tightest for years with at least read more...

Press Cup results this week

16 May 2014

Teaser image link to article Press Cup results this week

Roncalli 6 Timaru BHS 11, Rangiora 15 Lincoln 13, Waimea 10 Marlborough BC 16, Ashburton 0 CBHS 37, St Thomas' 12 StAC 27, Christ's College 10 Burnside 10, StAC 41 Roncalli College 6, Rangiora HS 12 v. Burnside HS 19, St Thomas v. St Bedes ... read more...

Midweek competition underway

14 May 2014

Teaser image link to article Midweek competition underway

Despite some ground closures the Midweek Competition got underway today with matches in each of the grades. In the Senior Boys section there were wins for Aranui HS and Cashmere HS, whilst Darfield and Papanui prevailed in the Junior Boys and Aranui, read more...

Press Cup Results May 10th

10 May 2014

Teaser image link to article Press Cup Results May 10th

St Bedes 10 Nelson College 23. CBHS 35 St Thomas' 10. Waimea 17 Burnside HS 30. Roncalli College 40 Rangiora HS 15. Lincoln HS 13 Shirley BHS 11. Timaru BHS 21 Christs College 18. StAC 13 Marlborough BHS read more...

Record numbers for Girls' Skills Day

7 May 2014

Teaser image link to article Record numbers for Girls' Skills Day

Over 200 girls attended skills day at South Hagley Park today with the nine CRFU coaches involved commenting on the enthusiasm and receptiveness of their charges. Among other things, the girls were familiarised with the new 2014 scrummaging laws.

Press Cup Kicks off

3 May 2014

Teaser image link to article Press Cup Kicks off

Round 1 of the Press Cup kicked off in glorious sunshine yesterday. For full results read more...

St Bedes Rugby in 2014

27 Apr 2014

Teaser image link to article St Bedes Rugby in 2014

An extended squad of hopeful Rugby players has been assembled for a month or so at the College Rugby grounds. This is always a difficult time as Summer sports are not quite ended and the Rugby preparation phase is under way. The Squad has had two “hitout” read more...

Boys' High festival lives up to expectations

20 Apr 2014

Teaser image link to article Boys' High festival lives up to expectations

Despite dreadful weather on day-one, the annual Boys' High Easter Festival - attracting teams from throughout New Zealand and two Australian teams - got underway on time and ran to schedule. read more...

Boys High quietly confident

15 Apr 2014

Teaser image link to article Boys High quietly confident

This year's CBHS 1st XV has 5 players returning from 2013 - Sean Forster, Jesse Houston, Hayden Webber, Alex Nankivell and Fraser Scott. Head coach Rhys Archibald is again joined by Mike Drury Asst Coach and Manager and new Asst Coach Danny Porte. read more...

Midweek season starts with a bang

9 Apr 2014

Teaser image link to article Midweek season starts with a bang

Secondary school players - boys and girls - celebrated the start of the season with the annual April sevens at Hagley Park. The competition is a festival-style event which allows players and coaches to begin the rugby year without the pressures of playing read more...

StAC aiming for Top 8

2 Apr 2014

Teaser image link to article StAC aiming for Top 8

St. Andrew’s College go into the 2014 season with a young team comprised mainly of the players who won the Under 16 competition last year. Coaches Mike Johnston and Joe Leota believe that STAC will be good in the front row and in midfield. read more...

Rugby Ready set to launch

26 Mar 2014

Teaser image link to article Rugby Ready set to launch

Now in its third year, the Rugby Ready Programme is about to commence for 2014. Students from Canterbury University will deliver the six-week training programme to selected schools in the Christchurch area. The aim of Rugby Ready is to encourage kids who read more...

Crusaders Visit Schools

8 Mar 2014

Teaser image link to article Crusaders Visit Schools

As part of their work in the community, the Crusaders made their annual visit to a mixture of primary and secondary schools in Christchurch on Friday March 6th. As always they were received with a mixture of awe and expectation by youngsters given the read more...

Burnside Sevens finish the season

18 Sep 2013

Teaser image link to article Burnside Sevens finish the season

The final event for the season was played in glorious conditions today. Favourites Lincoln justifiably took out the Girls Cup with Linwood worthy Plate winners and a talented and well coached Burnside team headed off a gutsy Shirley in the Boys section.

Marlborough Boys College take the Press Cup

20 Aug 2013

Teaser image link to article Marlborough Boys College take the Press Cup

Congratulations to Marlborough Boys College who beat Nelson College 15-11 to win the Press Cup for the first time. They are only the fourth school to take the honours in the Cup's 13 year history. [Photo courtesy of RL Wilson Photography, Nelson] read more...

Burnside takes Girls Tens

14 Aug 2013

Teaser image link to article Burnside takes Girls Tens

Burnside HS beat Hillmorton HS by 25 - 19 to win what has been an extremely tight Girls Tens competition. The Shield was won by CCC-Cashmere who beat Rangi Ruru by 30 -19. Two excellent finals to round up the midweek season.

Midweek finals decided

7 Aug 2013

Teaser image link to article Midweek finals decided

Rangiora HS beat Cashmere HS by 19 - 12 in a thrilling Boys' Cup Final to take the Midweek trophy for the first time in its history. Burnside HS beat Riccarton HS by 17- 5 in a game that was closer than the score suggests, to win the Senior Boys' Shield. read more...

Suburbs-Hornby take Midweek Junior title.

31 Jul 2013

Teaser image link to article Suburbs-Hornby take Midweek Junior title.

Suburbs-Hornby and Lincoln HS played out an excellent Junior Boys' Final at Hoon Hay Park, which Suburbs-Hornby eventually won 44-22. Elsewhere Rangiora HS and Cashmere HS qualified for the Senior Boys' final on August 7th by beating St. Thomas' College read more...

10 years of Press Cup History

16 May 2011

Teaser image link to article 10 years of Press Cup History

The history of the prestigious Press Cup is chronicled here. read more...

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