Champion Wellington Under-19 Colts team.
Beat Naenae College 65-1, beat Colenso H.S. 38-16, lost Hutt Valley M.T.C. 16-20, beat Nelson College 18-12, beat Havvera T.H.S. 23-22. Played 5, won 4, lost 1. Points for 160, against 71. B Team: Taylor (captain), Chesterman, Harrowfield, Marshall, Parris, S. Robinson, Spiers, P. Stevenson. Coach: K. Morgan. Beat Kapiti College 32-4, lost Nelson College 14-15, beat Tawa College 32-4, beat Motueka H.S. 21-13, beat Colenso H.S. 18-7, lost Napier B.H.S. 19-50. Played 6, won 4, lost 2. Points for 136, against 93. Under-16 Team: Rowley (captain), Anderson, Hurdley, Moss, A. Stephenson, D. Stevenson, Phillips, Wiley. Coach: R. J. Booth. Beat Hutt Valley M.T.C. 18-10, beat Onslow College 20-11, beat Colenso H.S. 18-5, lost Hutt Valley H.S. 12-15. Played 4, won 3, lost 1. Points for 68, against 41.
Several Old Boys won rep. honours. W. G. Reid and D. S. Sumner were selected but both withdrew from the New Zealand Training Squad. Other representatives were P. R. Stannard (Wellington and N.Z. University), D. B. Roberts (Wellington), I. F. Hastings (Wellington and N.Z. Combined Services captain), D.- F. Roche (Wellington), A. R. Harricks (Auckland and N.Z.U.), J. R. Harrison (Rotorua and Bay of Plenty captain), G. D. Jack (N.Z.U.). The North Island Champion Wellington B Grade (under 21) team included R. J. Booth (captain), B. D. Molineux, Hastings, Roche and Culliford.
The A team notched the greatest margin of the tournament against Naenae 65-1 (Richards 22) and followed this with a comfortable win over Colenso 38-16 (Richards 14). They won their section and with the seven other section winners began Division A section play. Wellington were right out of form against Hutt Tech., though they were unfortunate to lose 16- 20. They followed this with a good win over old rivals Nelson College 18-12 (Richards 10) and then won a thrilling game with Hawera Tech. 23-22. Culliford top scored in this game with 12 points but Scott sealed the victory with two spectacular tip-ins. Nelson beat Hutt Tech, and Wellington for the second year in succession were involved in a triple tie. Hutt Tech, headed them out by one point on countback to win a place in the final. Culliford, who led the team well throughout the season, won a place in the tournament team. His best supports were Richards, leading scorer in the tournament with 52 points and Hill and Scott the strong men on defence. The B team almost toppled an off-form Nelson College team in section play, but lost 14-15 (Marshall 8). They scored good wins over Motueka and Colenso, but a tired team was well beaten in the knockout final. Leading scorers for the tournament were Harrowfield (40) and Marshall (30). The Under-16 team were not great goal scorers but they defended vigorously and rebounded strongly. A. Stephenson and Hurdley were particularly impressive rebounders, and Stephenson in addition clinched the issue in two games with some long set shots. The semifinal was always close and could have gone either way.
Representative Honours Culliford (captain), Richards, Hill and Scott represented the school in the Wellington Secondary Schools team, and Culliford and Richards were members of the New Zealand
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