CBHS Rugby Teams 2013
All the squads this year will be named on the CBHS RUGBY CLUB facebook page this year. All players, coaches, managers, parents and supporters should go and like this page to recieve updates and information regarding rugby this year.
CBHS Under 15 A going to National Tournament
The CBHS Under 15 A head to Rotorua on Sunday the 2nd of September to compete in the annual Under 15 National tournament. CBHS has a proud history in this tournament, most recently winning the tournament in 2010. The tournament is by invite only and features the top 16 schools from all over New Zealand, only three of which come from the South Island. The team has a tough pool, which features Auckland Grammer School, Rotorua Boys' High School and Massey High School. The team will have a grueling task of playing 2 games on the first day, followed by 1 game each day for the rest of the week. Coaches Eddie Murphy and Dave Ralston have taken the team a long way this year and are excitied about the challenge that faces them in Rotorua. The School and Rugby club wishes the players all the best and know they will do themselves and the school proud.
Results; Monday 3/9/12 = CBHS vs Rotorua Boys' High School; Lost 8-9
Monday 3/9/12 = CBHS vs Auckland Grammer School; Lost 12-30
Tuesday 4/9/12 = CBHS vs Massey High School; Won 53-14
Wednesday 5/9/12 = CBHS vs Wellington College; Lost 12-15
Thursday 6/9/12 = CBHS vs St Bedes College; Won 20-15
Friday 7/9/12 = CBHS vs New Plymouth Boys' High School; Won 52-0
3rd Auckland Grammar
4th Rotorua Boys High
5th St Patricks
6th Palmerston North
14th New Plymouth
15th St Bedes
For more results head to; http://www.nzsssc.org.nz/
1st XV season review
The Christchurch Boys' High School 1st XV had an outstanding 2012 season, which included some outstanding results and regaining the Press Cup for the first time since 2006. The 1st XV started with a pre-season tour of the North Island where they played games against St Kentigern College, Hamilton Boys' High School and Palmerston North Boys' High School. This tour got the team prepared and ready for the successful season ahead. The team played in the Northern section of the Press Cup, where they went through the round undefeated, winning all 7 games and scoring a total of 441 point for and only 56 points against. The team then split into the top section, where they played the top 4 teams from the southern section. The team again came away undefeated winning all 4 games and finishing top of section 1 on 34 competition points and scoring 251 points for and onlly 60 against. This placed the team in the semi final against St Andrews College, the team put on a solid display winning the game comfortabily , which put them in final against St Bedes College. The final was played at Rugby Park and built up to be a classic final with both teams in form and with the hunger to win. CBHS hit their straps and put on a dazling display of rugby to win the final 27 to 8, a convincing result which finally bought the Press Cup back to the Christchurch Boys' High School Trophy cabinet. This then gave the team the chance to play the undefeated Otago Boys' High School 1st XV for the South Island trophy and the chance to compete at the National top 4 competetition as the South Island qualifier. The team again put on an outstaning performace but ended uo losing the game 22 to 17 to a very good Otago Boys team.
On behalf of the school and the Rugby club I would to thank the 2012 Christchurch Boys' High School 1st XV for a great season. The players have represented the school with pride and have accomplished some outstanding feats this year. A huge thanks also needs to go to coaches Reece Archibald and Mike Drury for the time and effort they have put into this team. Also huge thanks all the supporters who turned out each week to support the team, much appreciated. A great season that the players should be very proud of!!
2012 finals day results
CBHS had 11 teams involved in JAB and JMB finals for the 2012 season, of those 11 teams 7 went on to win their grade or section. A great season that produced some outstanding performances from all teams. A huge thank you must go to all the coaches and managers for their time and efforts during the season, to all the parents and supporters who supported their team and the school week in and week out and to all the players for their committment and pride in the school.
*CBHS rugby club day was on the 12/5/12, we would like to thank everybody for their support and help during the day. It was a successful day with plenty of good results for the CBHS teams.
CBHS latest 2 All Blacks
CBHS is proud to have 2 new players wear the black jersey, Brodie Retallick and Luke Romano are the 2 latest CBHS players to make the move to international rugby. Brodie lest CBHS in 2009 and moved up to Hawkes Bay to play ITM cup for the Magpies, he was then selected for the Chiefs Super 15 squad in 2012. Then got the call up from All Blacks coach Steve Hansen for the Ireland Test series, where he really impressed. Luke left CBHS in 2005 and played senior club rugby for High School Old Boys in Christchurch. He made his ITM cup debut for Canterbury in 2009 and then his super 15 debut for the Crusaders in 2011, before getting picked for the All Blacks in 2012. The two big locks have really impressed in their for their respective provinces this season, both offering with physicality and ariel skills. They both made an impressive start to their All Black careers, and we hope to see them more in the black jersey.
1st XV tour of the North Island
The 2012 1st XV has just completed a successful pre-season tour of the North Island, the team were away for 10 days, starting in Auckland and finishing in Palmerston North. The team played 3 games against very established opposition. Game 1 was against St Kentigern College from Auckland, this team won the Auckland competition last year, our boys had a narrow loss 27 to 20, there were a few first game nerves but still plenty of positives to come out of the game. Game 2 was against Hamilton Boys’ High School, this team went to the national top 4 last year, our team had a great win 27 to 7, the first time Hamilton Boys’ have lost at home in 7 years. Game 3 was against Palmerston North Boys’ High School, coach Rhys Archibald’s old stomping ground, the boys finished a fine tour with a 27 to 10 win. Coaches Mike Drury and Rhys Archibald are very pleased with the tour and are excited about the upcoming press cup season.
CBHS Latest Rugby Star
Congratulations to CBHS’s latest rugby star Mark Jackman, Mark has been selected in the New Zealand 7’s team. Mark played his first tournament in Wellington over the weekend, and played a crucial role in the team as the New Zealander’s won the home tournament. Jackman was thrusted into to mix early as an injury to Tony Arnold in the opening game saw Jackman take the field and become the starting five eight for the remaining matches. Jackman now makes his way to Los Vegas for the USA leg of the 7’s circuit, where they hope to continue their winning ways.
Jackman was born in Ashburton but made the move to Christchurch Boys’ High School at age 13. He boarded at Adams House Hostel for 5 years, and was the head boy of Adams House in 2006. He played for the CBHS 1st XV in 2005 and 2006, these were some very good times for both CBHS and Jackman. 2005 and 2006 saw the 1st XV win the Press Cup, the Moascar Cup, NZ secondary School Champions and World Sanix Champions. Also in the CBHS 1st XV at this time were players such as Owen Franks, Colin Slade, Rob Smith, Nasi Manu and Andrew Horrell. CBHS 1st XV coach Richard Taylor said “No one deserves success on the big stage more than Mark Jackman. His focus, commitment and training ethic is second to none. Add impressive physical attributes and quality communication skills and you have the whole package”. Following secondary School Jackman went to Napier and Played for the Hawkes Bay Magpies ITM cup team from 2007 to 2011. He was playing for the Canterbury 7’s team when NZ 7’s coach Gordan Tietjens spotted him and selected him for the national team.
Jackman now hopes to continue to play for the national 7’s team and play ITM cup for Canterbury. All the best Mark, the whole of CBHS is behind you.
Christchurch Boys High School welcomes and hosts touring teams every year. It is a wonderful adjunct to a rugby season to enrich the rugby experience of our club members by having the opportunity to play visiting schools. For more information please contact Phil Watson, the Master-in-charge of Rugby.
The School has a proud history of producing All Blacks. Our first coming in 1901 and since then 44 CBHS students have gone on to represent New Zealand. In this year’s squad we have 6 CBHS Old Boys and coach Steve Hansen, 2012 squad members include Daniel Carter, Adam Thomson, Ben Franks, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick and Luke Romano.