1st XV 2017


"The Central North Island (CNI) 1st XV Rugby competition was established in 2012 and originally consisted of seven schools that were interested in enhancing their rugby programme. The aim of the competition is to provide 1st XV teams with a consistently high standard of challenging rugby fixtures." (10 schools are now involved with the recent inclusion of Te Aute).


  • St Patrick's College (Town)

  • Central Hawke's Bay College

  • Lindisfarne College

  • St John's College

  • Hutt International Boys' School

  • Christ's College

  • Wanganui Collegiate

South Island Pre-season Trip

18th - 23rd April 2017 (School Holidays Term 1)

The Pre-season trip has been a great success both on and off the field. A loss, a draw and a win saw the team improve throughout the week and enjoy some valuable team building experiences. See Facebook page for photos.

Visiting Team

This year the 1st XV / Development team will also have the privilege to have an overseas visiting team from HALLIFORD SCHOOL (UK). This game will be played 2 August. Billeting will also be required for 31 boys. 


  • 1st XV and Development will train closely together, to make transition between the two teams as easy as possible. The players will support each other with skill development that will  benefit both teams.

  • Onsite rugby camps December & March

  • Pre-season: strength and conditioning, gym work, scheduled and personal fitness sessions.

  • Season:  Tuesday & Thursday after school skills & fitness. Morning gym sessions & fitness. Sunday recovery session.



  • $50:  Rugby Club membership (personal gear bag, tape, ice and other sideline requirements)

  • + Purchase own rugby uniform - playing shirt provided.

  • + Additional travel and associated fixture costs for away games.

  • + Extra Strength & conditioning programmes will be available term 1 and 4.

Coaching Team 2017

  • Jonathan Tanner

  • Kieran Herlihy

  • Glen Macintosh

  • John Quinn

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Team 2017

1   Charlie Booth

2  Billy Dalziel

3  Jeremiah Mapusua

4  Dom Herlihy

5  Cam Clatworthy

6  Matt Vollebreght

7  Rory Mckee (C)

8  Angus Yeats

9    Josh Matthews

10  Jack Eschenbach

11   Logan Heberton

12  Jeremy Osbourne

13  Cooper Jamieson

14  Jack Beatson

15  Mitch Cockburn

16  Thomas Ralls

17  KtittaponKietchasiak

18  Maguire Smith

19  Logan Allen

20  William Tanner

21  Wynter McCook Weir

22  Oscar Lau Young

217 Willow Park Drive, Masterton, Wellington 5871, New Zealand

Phone: (06) 370 0175
Email:  office@rathkeale.school.nz
Fax: (06) 377 9020