The New Zealand Schools' team has completed their 2018 campaign with three wins from three, finishing with a 24-12 win over Australia Schools’ in Brisbane on Saturday.
In wet conditions at Ballymore Stadium New Zealand Schools opened the scoring with a try to prop Saula Mau, Rivez Reihana converted for a 7-0 half time advantage.
Tries to Tamaiti Williams and Reihana saw New Zealand Schools extend the lead to 19-0 before Australia Schools’ bounced back with two tries and setting up an exciting finish.
New Zealand fullback Blair Murray put the result beyond doubt with a late try and confirming the 24-12 victory.
The win was the New Zealand Schools’ third during their time in Australia after previously beating Tonga Schools 54-0 and Australia Schools’ Barbarians 55-31.
New Plymouth Boys’ High Schools’ Blair Murray was awarded the Jerry Collins Memorial Bronze Boot for his efforts in the black jersey. Murray started all three matches and crossed for four tries.
New Zealand Schools 24 (Saula Mau, Tamaiti Williams, Rivez Reihana, Blair Murray tries, Reihana 2 con)