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Stunning result for Wai Col rugby team

It’s fair to say there were some big rugby results on the weekend.
The Hurricanes booking a spot in the Super Rugby final was one, and the senior club finals produced some exciting wins closer to home.
But arguably there was one achievement that was bigger than all of them.
On Saturday Wairarapa College produced a stunning display to defeat Scots College 7-3 in the quarter-finals of the Wellington premier one secondary schoolboys rugby competition.
It would not be unfair on Wairarapa College to say that Scots was by far the more fancied team.
The Wellington-based college have pedigree in the competition, having won the national first XV competition in 2014, and finished runners-up last year.
To beat the second best college side in the country is a huge achievement.
Sky Sport, which covers college rugby, posted that the result was the “upset of the season”.
“Wairarapa College has only been in the premier one grade of Wellington First XV rugby for two years, but on Saturday they achieved a result that will be talked about for many more years.”
Regardless of whether they progress this weekend, and there’s no reason why they can’t, the team has shown they can mix it with the best.
The victory also means Wairarapa automatically qualify to play at premier one level in Wellington again next year.
Today’s first XV stars are tomorrow’s Hurricanes and All Blacks, it’s as simple as that.
If Wairarapa College can continue their run, the exposure they will get will put their players well and truly into the national limelight.
Wellington College stands in their way in this weekend’s semis, and a victory there will be no easy feat.
But it won’t be the last time Wairarapa College has been written-off.
As coach Chris Senior said after the Scots match, nobody gave his team a chance going into the game.
“All the press and feedback coming out of Wellington was about who was going to win the other semi, they took ours as a foregone conclusion.”
Everyone loves a fairy tale finish, let’s hope Waicol’s players can keep their run going this weekend.


  1. It’s good to see wairarapa rugby is stil as good as it was in the late seventy’s go wairarapa col you can do it

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