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League MARSHELL PLEASED:

NZRL DIRECTION

INTERVIEW BENJI MARSHALL

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PREMIER FIRST XIII

Competition TEAM SCORING STATS, POINTS TABLES AND MUCH MPORE

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH WARRIORS HOOKER NATHAN FRIEND


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MARSHELL PLEASED With NZRL direction.

MATCH OF THE DAY

Coming into the contest, Kelston were the only unbeaten team.

POINTS TABLE

Tables accurate as at 6/6/2013

TEAM SCORING STATS See where you stand

PREMIER COMPETITON

The 2013 road map

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LEADER POINTS

Whos a the top of there game

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elcome to the very first edition of (insert name of the eMag). We have at our fingertips a wonderful opportunity to showcase our great game at the grass roots level. In my opinion, there is no more exciting level of the game than College Rugby League. The Auckland Rugby League has produced a wonderful opportunity for teenagers Auckland wide to participate in the inaugural College Rugby League Premier First XIII Competition with teams competing for the Warriors Cup, Plate and Bowl. As a journalist, it’s a fantastic time to be involved in the game in New Zealand and I look forward to bringing you the most enjoyable experience possible as e-readers. We’d love to hear from you as well, so if you have any ideas on stories or articles, or would just like to provide feedback in general, you can tweet me at marc_ellison or email me at marcellison1986@gmail.com. Enjoy.

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ISSUE 1 EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Marc Ellison DESIGN DIRECTOR Ben Bonifant PHOTOGRAPHER Phil Gaze ADDRESS Level 2, 17-19 Beasely Ave Penrose Auckland 1061 EMAIL phil@rldf.co.nz or steve@rldf.co.nz PHONE 09-571-2000

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Round 5 Haydn ROLLETT MATCH OF POOL A AVONDALE COLLEGE LOST TO KELSTON BOYS’ 0 TO 26

A unique sporting atmosphere of partisan student support greeted Kelston Boys’ High School to Avondale College on a typically blustery winter’s day in Auckland. Coming into the contest, Kelston were the only unbeaten team in Pool A, while Avondale sat just one win behind them in third place. Therefore, the hosts required a victory with a substantial positive points difference to usurp either Kelston or Westlake Boy’s High School and gain a spot in the Warriors Cup Championship Competition, which begins next week. It wasn’t until the 14th minute when Kelston finally broke the deadlock with well-organised half, Zion Ioka, running a strong straight line to hold the defenders then providing the ball on a plate to the hard running front rower Conan Muaulama to cross the chalk. Ioka converted from just to the right of the uprights to take a 6-0 lead. Avondale failed to convert their field position and repeat sets of six. A turn over, when the hosts were hot on attack, was snapped up by Kelston fullback Matt Faitotoa, who ran 60 meters to put his team in prime attacking position. With the defence scrambling, second-rower Treyvan Leuluai ghosted through the defence to dot down on the right edge in the 21st minute. Ioka put the attempted conversion close but the score remained 10-0.

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F THE DAY Right on the half-time siren, Kelston scored what would prove to be the killer-blow to a previously enthusiastic Avondale outfit. The hosts were penalised for a shoulder charge and the visitors took their opportunity when Sala Falelua latched onto a short ball from the impressive dummy half Matt Halalova. Ioka converted from beside the posts to make it 16-0 at the break. Matt Halalova ensured the visitors weren’t given a sniff when he scooted 15 meters out of dummy half to beat some tired defence in the 29th minute. Ioka was on

hand to add the extras and the score was 22-0. Kelston lock-forward Shane Hannam was sinbinned for some fisticuffs in the 38th minute. With a one-man advantage, Avondale enjoyed their best field position of the match on the back of an 8-4 penalty count. The hosts hammered away at the Kelston line and were held up over the line on two occasions courtesy of some sensational scrambling defence. The scoring was complete in the 49th minute when Man of the Match Leuluai ran a straight hard line to beat some dispirited defence,

Don Tafae and Neil Toloa stood out on attack for Avondale in a wellbeaten side, while Matt Halalova was the hardest working player for the visitors. The win ensured Kelston go through to the Championship round next week alongside Westlake Boys’ High, who beat Henderson High by 44-4, from Pool A. They will be joined by St Paul’s College and Mt Albert Grammar (on points differential) from Pool B. Meanwhile, Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate and Otahuhu College round out the six teams vying for the Warriors Cup. College Rugby League

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Tables accurate as at 6/6/2013

POINTS TABLE COLLEGE PREMIER XIII POOL A Teams

Played Win Draw Loss For Against Points

Kelston Boys’ High School Westlake Boys’ High School Avondale College Henderson High School Western Springs College Rutherford High School

5 5 5 5 5 5

5 4 3 2 1 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 1 2 3 4 5

186 172 76 84 88 4

38 36 74 104 130 228

10 8 6 4 2 0

COLLEGE PREMIER XIII POOL B Teams

Played Win Draw Loss For Against Points

St Paul’s College Mt Albert Grammar School Tangaroa College Papatoetoe High School Aorere College Mt Roskill Grammar School

5 5 5 5 5 5

5 3 3 2 1 0

0 0 0 1 0 1

0 2 2 2 4 4

132 126 60 74 36 52

32 62 80 80 94 132

10 6 6 5 2 1

COLLEGE PREMIER XIII POOL C

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Played Win Draw Loss For Against Points

Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate Otahuhu College Southern Cross Campus Papakura High School Manurewa High School James Cook High School

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4 4 3 2 1 0

1 0 0 1 0 0

0 1 2 2 4 5

116 142 92 102 66 30

38 52 94 66 138 160

9 8 6 5 2 0


SECOND ROUND POOLS

Wednesday June 12th

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND:

WARRIORS CUP Kelston Boys’ High School St Paul’s College Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate Westlake Boys’ High School Mt Albert Grammar School Otahuhu College

Kelston Boys’ High School vs Otahuhu College Westlake Boys’ High vs Mt Albert Grammar School St Paul’s College vs Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate

WARRIORS PLATE Avondale College Tangaroa College Southern Cross Campus Henderson High School Papatoetoe High School Papakura High School

Avondale College vs Papakura High School Papatoetoe High School vs Henderson High School Tangaroa College vs Southern Cross Campus

WARRIORS BOWL Western Springs College Aorere College Manurewa High School Rutherford High School Mount Roskill Grammar School James Cook High School

Western Springs College vs James Cook High School Rutherford High School vs Mt Roskill Grammar School Aorere College vs Manurewa High School

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WHOS ON TOP? // HIGHEST POINT SCORERS First Name Ben Zion Ariel Sam Mose Paula Semisi Arthur

Surname McIntyre Ioka Tusiane Lulia Esera Sopilano Havili Crichton

School Tries Westlake Boys’ High School 3 Kelston Boys’ High School Otahuhu College 8 Mount Albert Grammar School 1 Henderson High School 7 Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate 7 St Paul’s College 6 Papakura High School 2

Goals 25 31 8 20 8 7 9 16

Points 62 62 48 44 44 42 42 48

// TOP TRY SCORERS First Name Ariel Paula Jacob Mose Emmanuel Ahotau Kameli James

Surname Tusiane Sopilano Diaz Esera Sefo Kali Vasu Waterson

School Otahuhu College Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate Manurewa High School Henderson High School Papatoetoe High School Western Springs Papakura High School Westlake Boys’ High School

Tries 8 7 7 7 6 6 6 6

// HIGHEST POINT SCORERS First Name Ben Zion Ariel Sam Mose Paula Semisi Arthur

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Surname McIntyre Ioka Tusiane Lulia Esera Sopilano Havili Crichton

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School Tries Westlake Boys’ High School 3 Kelston Boys’ High School Otahuhu College 8 Mount Albert Grammar School 1 Henderson High School 7 Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate 7 St Paul’s College 6 Papakura High School 2

Goals 25 31 8 20 8 7 9 16

Points 62 62 48 44 44 42 42 48


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MARSHALL PLEASED WITH NZRL DIRECTION Marc Ellison in Rotorua

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iwi captain Benji Marshall believes New Zealand rugby league is in good hands with World Cup winning coach Stephen Kearney signing on until the 2013 World Cup. Marshall feels that the future is bright for the Kiwis with the NZRL securing Kearney’s services for the next four years, as well as the abundance of Kiwi talent currently running around in the NRL. “Steve is his own man and what he brings to the table is a lot of discipline and he

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commands a lot of respect. When you have a coach like that and the boys respect him it goes a long way towards having a great team,” said Marshall. “I know Steve’s influence and with him signing on for another few years can only benefit New Zealand rugby league.” In years gone by, the Kiwis have really struggled to replace injured players, particularly as NRL clubs look to protect their players against burn out at the end of the season. However, Marshall


make an impact on the international game. “I think we’ve built our preparation nicely. Early in the week the boys were a bit shy and then the more sessions we had the more comfortable everyone got, so after today’s session I think we’re feeling pretty confident.” “I remember when I came in I was a bit shy and nervous and these boys are pretty confident these days, especially the ones that have come in today and it’s as if they’ve been playing for a long time. The boys that used to be the youngsters are going to have to step up and I’m one of them.”

The Kiwis refuse to underestimate the Tongans, especially with Parramatta Eels utility Feleti Mateo at stand-off. is now confident that the greater player pool will allow for the loss of senior players to injury. “New Zealand rugby league in the past hasn’t had the advantage of having people that we can pull in for different positions and now we’re missing all this experience, to be in the position where we’ve got the depth and talent to pull players in and not play players out of position, is great,” he said. The Kiwis immediate focus is on their Test Match against Tonga on Wednesday night and Marshall is confident in their preparation and feels that the four debutants are ready to

The Kiwis refuse to underestimate the Tongans, especially with Parramatta Eels utility Feleti Mateo at stand-off. “Any time you put on your jumper for your country you’re going to take it seriously. We know they’re not going to take it lightly. “It’s going to be a physical game and that’s what we want. It’s going to be great preparation for our tour to England and this is the first hurdle. “Feleti is a great player and he will probably create most of their attack so we will have to be on our game to watch him.” With Mateo partnered in the halves by South Sydney Rabbitoh Eddie Paea, there is no doubt the Tongans will play an exciting brand of league and the Kiwis will have to be at their best if they are to get over the line on Wednesday night. College Rugby League

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PREMIER FIRST XIII COMPETITION ROUND 1

WEDNESDAY MAY 8

POOL A Avondale College 0 – 12 Westlake Boys’ High School Kelston Boys’ High School 38 – 10 Western Springs Col Rutherford College 0 – 28 Henderson High School

POOL B Aorere College 0 – 6 Tangaroa College Papatoetoe High School 10 – 10 Mt Roskill Grammar Sch Saint Paul’s College 18 – 6 Mount Albert Grammar School

POOL C James Cook High School 10 – 18 Manurewa High School Papakura High School 8 – 8 Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate Southern Cross Campus 10 – 30 Otahuhu College

ROUND 2

WEDNESDAY MAY 15

Henderson High School 18 – 42 Kelston Boys’ High School Western Springs College 24 – 38 Avondale College Westlake Boys’ High School 78 – 0 Rutherford College

POOL B Mt Albert Grammar Schl 54 – 10 Mt Roskill Grammar Schl Papatoetoe High School 22 – 10 Aorere College Saint Paul’s College 28 – 4 Tangaroa College

POOL C Otahuhu College 26 – 16 Papakura High School Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate 48 – 0 James Cook High Schl Manurewa High School 22 – 24 Southern Cross Campus

WEDNESDAY MAY 22

POOL A Avondale College 10-8 Henderson High School Kelston Boys’ High School 60 – 0 Rutherford College Westlake Boys’ High School 28 – 12 Western Springs Col

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Aorere College 0 – 32 Mount Albert Grammar School Mount Roskill Grammar School 6 – 32 Saint Paul’s College Papatoetoe High School 14 – 18 Tangaroa College

POOL C James Cook High School 4 – 28 Otahuhu College Papakura High School 14 – 18 Southern Cross Campus Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate 30 – 8 Manurewa High Schl

ROUND 4

WEDNESDAY MAY 29

POOL A Henderson High School 26 – 8 Western Springs College Kelston Boys’ High School 20 – 10 Westlake Boys’ H - Schl Rutherford College 4 – 28 Avondale College

POOL B Mount Albert Grammar School 12 – 24 Papatoetoe H - Schl Mount Roskill Grammar School 16 – 22 Tangaroa College Saint Paul’s College 24 – 12 Aorere College

POOL C Otahuhu College 10 – 14 Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate Papakura high School 26 – 10 Manurewa High School Southern Cross campus 28 – 12 James Cook High School

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ROUND 5

WEDNESDAY JUNE 5

POOL A

POOL A

ROUND 3

POOL B

Avondale College 0 – 26 Kelston Boys’ High School Western Springs College 34 – 0 Rutherford High School Westlake Boys High School 42 – 4 Rutherford College

POOL B Aorere College 14 – 10 Mount Roskill Grammar School


Papatoetoe High School 4 – 30 Saint Paul’s College Mount Albert Grammar School 22 – 10 Tangaroa College

POOL C James Cook High School 4 – 38 Papakura High School Sir Edmund Hillary C 16 – 12 Southern Cross Campus Manurewa High School 8 – 48 Otahuhu College

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ROUND 6

WEDNESDAY JUNE 12

WARRIORS CUP Kelston Boys’ High School 14 - 18 Otahuhu College Westlake Boys’ High 26 - 12 Mt Albert Grammar School St Paul’s College 28 - 6 Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate

WARRIORS PLATE Avondale College 18 - 44 Papakura High School Papatoetoe High School 24 - 16 Henderson High School Southern Cross Campus 8 - 28 Tangaroa College

WARRIORS BOWL Western Springs College 16 - 20 James Cook High School Rutherford High Schl defaulted to Mt Roskill Grammar Sch Aorere College 18 - 12 Manurewa High School

ROUND 7

WEDNESDAY JUNE 19

WARRIORS CUP Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate vs Mt Albert Grammar Schl Otahuhu College vs Westlake Boys’ High School Saint Paul’s College vs Kelston Boys’ High School

WARRIORS PLATE Papatoetoe High School vs Southern Cross Campus Henderson High School vs Papakura High School Avondale College vs Tangaroa College

WARRIORS BOWL Manurewa High School vs Mount Roskill Grammar School Rutherford College vs James Cook High School Aorere College vs Western Springs College

ROUND 8

WEDNESDAY JUNE 26

WARRIORS CUP Kelston Boys’ High School vs Sir Edmund Hillary Co Westlake Boys’ High School vs Saint Paul’s College Otahuhu College vs Mount Albert Grammar School

WARRIORS PLATE Avondale College vs Southern Cross Campus Henderson High School vs Tangaroa College Papakura High School vs Papatoetoe High School

WARRIORS BOWL Western Springs College vs Manurewa High School Rutherford College vs Aorere College James Cook High School vs Mt Roskill Grammar School

ROUND 9

WEDNESDAY JULY 3

WARRIORS CUP Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate vs Westlake Boys’ High Schl Mount Albert Grammar School vs Kelston Boys’ High Schl Otahuhu College vs Saint Paul’s College

WARRIORS PLATE Southern cross Campus vs Henderson High School Papatoetoe High School vs Avondale College Papakura High School vs Tangaroa College

WARRIORS BOWL Manurewa High School vs Rutherford College Mt Roskill Grammar School vs Western Springs College James Cook High School vs Aorere College

ROUND 10

WEDNESDAY JULY 10

WARRIORS CUP Westlake Boys’ High School vs Kelston Boys’ High School Mount Albert Grammar School vs Saint Paul’s College Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate vs Otahuhu College

WARRIORS PLATE Henderson High School vs Avondale College Papatoetoe High School vs Tangaroa College Southern Cross Campus vs Papakura High School

WARRIORS BOWL Rutherford College vs Western Springs College Mount Roskill Grammar School vs Aorere College Manurewa High School vs James Cook High School

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