King Country win for Ōtorohanga

Ōtorohanga’s Ryan Bolger pushes through fierce opposition from the Taupo players.


Ōtorohanga College’s U14 rugby team has come out on top at the end of a particularly testing season. The team won the King Country Rugby Union (KCRU) Secondary Schools Competition’s U14 Cup on points. Covid-19 restrictions meant several KCRU final games could not go ahead.

Ōtorohanga College’s U14 coach Steve Kingi described this as a “very challenging season of rugby”.

“I’m very proud of them winning the King Country U14s competition,” he said. “With all the setbacks and restrictions we all faced this year, my team remained positive and committed. I’m truly humbled to have been a part of their success.”

The team won its last game on Saturday 31-12 against the U14 Taupo Combined Team which comprised Tauhara College and Taupo-Nui-a-Tia College players at Ōtorohanga College.

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