The Super 8 rugby competition
has begun with the first game between Rotorua Boys High
and Tauranga Boys High. It’s also the first test
before the decider of the top team
of the Bay of Plenty. All the brollies were out for Rotorua Boys High’s
1st XV rugby match. It’s been seven years since
we’ve won this competition, it’s been a long time… This is the first
Super 8 rugby match for new coach Ngarimu Simpkins. The first school on his teams menu,
Tauranga BHS. First blood went to Raukura
against Tauranga today. The work the new coach has put in
has been on showcase today. But the big match for RBHS
is in the month of August. We’ll play Tauranga on their turf, so we need to beat them there
to place in the national top four. Eyes are on the six
remaining Super 8 games, but the long term goal is to win
the Chiefs regional competition and take a shot at the top four
competition later this year. Manawa Wright, Te Karere.