1st XV 2018


"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."


  • St Patrick's College (Town)

  • Lindisfarne College

  • St John's College

  • Hutt International Boys' School

  • Christ's College

  • Wanganui Collegiate

South Island Pre-season Trip

16th - 20th April 2018 (School Holidays Term 1)

The 1st XV will once again travel south to Oamaru to take part in a pre-season tournament hosted by St Kevins College. They will play 3 games against Roncalli College, King's High School and St Kevins College. 

Visiting Team

This year the 1st XV / 2nd XV  will also have the privilege to have  overseas visiting teams from WARWICK SCHOOL (UK). These games will be played on  the 11th or  12th  August(*tbc). Billeting will also be required for 46 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 2018

  • Jonathan Tanner

  • Kerrin Herlihy

  • Charlie Matthews

  • Glen Macintosh

  • John Quinn

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2018 1st XV Training Squad
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217 Willow Park Drive, Masterton, Wellington 5871, New Zealand

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