The New Zealand Schools’ and New Zealand Barbarians Schools’ have opened their 2018 campaigns with a win and a loss respectively.
Playing in Brisbane, Australia, New Zealand Schools’ had a dominant 54-0 win over Tonga Schools’.
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Crossing for eight tries in total, including a double to Gideon Wrampling, Rivez Reihana was accurate with the boot, knocking over five conversions before handing kicking duties over to Zarn Sullivan.
New Zealand Schools’ 54 (Gideon Wrampling 2, Tamaiti Williams, Soane Vikena, Anton Segner, Niko Jones, Josiah Maraku, Blair Murray tries, Rivez Reihana 5 con, Zarn Sullivan 2 con)
Tonga Schools 0
The New Zealand Barbarians Schools’ team were beaten late in the game by a tenacious New Zealand Under 18 Maori team in Wellington.
The Barbarians Schools’ team lead throughout the match but a late converted try to the Under 18 Maori side sealed the 20-21 result.
New Zealand Barbarians Schools’ 20 (Oveleni Uelese, Noah Perelini, Caleb Cavubati tries, Corey Evens 1 pen, 1 con)
New Zealand Under 18 Maori 21
Both teams play again on Monday. New Zealand Schools’ face Australian Schools’ Barbarians in Brisbane, while the New Zealand Barbarians Schools’ play Fiji Schools in Wellington.