New Zealand Schools
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The New Zealand Schools rugby union team, commonly referred to as the New Zealand schoolboys rugby team, is composed of secondary school students in New Zealand.

In 1980 the New Zealand schoolboys rugby team had their first overseas tour, to Australia.

Many of the players have gone on to play for professional clubs or provinces or for the All Blacks or other international teams.

Recent squads

2023

On 27 September 2023 a New Zealand Schools team was named for the two matches against the Australia U18 team in Canberra, Australia:[1][2][3]

Also named were Shaun Kempton (Rolleston College/Selwyn Combined), Raharuhi Palmer (Hamilton Boys’ High School), Sione Mafi (Nelson College), Robson Faleafa (St Peter's College Auckland), Jake Frost (Christchurch Boys' High School), Micah Fale (St John's Hamilton), Tayne Harvey (Palmerston North Boys' High School), Charlie Sinton (Tauranga Boys’ College), Rangiwai Lunjevich (Hamilton Boys’ High School), Frank Vaenuku (De La Salle College), Marshall Blakely (Christchurch Boys' High School)

Head Coach: Kane Jury Assistant Coaches: Ngatai Walker and James Hantz

2020 and 2021

Due to COVID 19, teams were selected but did not play.

2019

The 2019 team was:[4][5]

Notable past players

Year
Player
School
All Blacks
Other teams
2001-2002 John Afoa Saint Kentigern College 2005-2011 Auckland, Blues, Junior All Blacks, Ulster, Gloucester, Bristol Bears
1993 Pita Alatini King's College, Auckland 1999-2001 Counties-Manukau, Southland, Otago, Wellington, Crusaders, Chiefs, Highlanders, Hurricanes, Suntory Sungoliath
2009 Gareth Anscombe Rosmini College - Blues, Chiefs, Cardiff Blues, Ospreys, Wales
2015 Asafo Aumua St Patrick's College, Silverstream 2017-2021 Wellington, Hurricanes
2000, 2002 Ben Atiga Auckland Grammar School 2003 Auckland, Blues, Junior All Blacks, Otago, Edinburgh
1983,84 Stephen Bachop Hagley High School 1992 Canterbury, Manu Samoa
1980 Mark Benton Te Aute College - Wairarapa Bush, New Zealand Emerging Players
1986 (Cpt) Errol Brain Tikipunga High School - Counties-Manukau, Blues, Chiefs, New Zealand Maori
1984 Robin Brooke Mahurangi College 1992-1999 Auckland, Blues, New Zealand Maori
1985 Olo Brown Mount Albert Grammar School 1990-1998 Auckland, Blues
2004 Dean Budd Palmerston North Boys' High School - Blues, Bennetton, Italy
2009 Sam Cane Tauranga Boys' College 2012- Waikato, Chiefs
2016 Caleb Clarke Mount Albert Grammar School 2020- Auckland, Blues
1998 Jerry Collins St. Patrick's College, Wellington 2001-2007 Wellington, Hurricanes
1988 Mark Cooksley Manurewa High School 1992-2001 Counties Manukau, Waikato, Chiefs
1982,83 Greg Cooper St John's College, Hastings 1986,92 Hawkes Bay, Otago, Auckland
1984 Matthew Cooper St John's College, Hastings 1987-1996 Hawkes Bay, Waikato, Highlanders, Chiefs
1987 Simon Crabb Fraser High School - Waikato, Chiefs, New Zealand XV
2006 Ryan Crotty Shirley Boys' High School 2013-2019 Canterbury, Junior All Blacks, Crusaders, Kubota Spears
2006 Israel Dagg Lindisfarne College 2010-2017 Hawkes Bay, Junior All Blacks, Highlanders, Crusaders, Yokohama Canon Eagles
2006 Ash Dixon Christchurch Boys' High School - Hurricanes, Highlanders, Maori All Blacks
2007 Elliot Dixon St Bede's College, Christchurch 2016 Southland, Highlanders, Maori All Blacks, Ricoh Black Rams, Biarritz Olympique
2002 Stephen Donald Waiuku College 2008-2011 Counties-Manukau, Waikato, Chiefs, Junior All Blacks, Bath Rugby, Suntory Sungoliath
1984 Craig Dorgan Roncalli College, Timaru - South Canterbury, New Zealand Colts, New Zealand Heartland XV
2003, 04 Hika Elliot Hastings Boys' High School 2008-2015 Hawkes Bay, Counties-Manukau, Poverty Bay, Taranaki, Hurricanes, Chiefs, Maori All Blacks
1982,83 Rhys Ellison Hamilton Boys' High School - Bay Of Plenty, Otago, Waikato, Māori All Blacks, Munster Rugby
2017 Leicester Fainga'anuku Nelson College 2022- Tasman, Crusaders
1988 Gordon Falcon Lindisfarne College - Hawkes Bay, Penrith Panthers
1980 (Cpt) Grant Fox Auckland Grammar School 1984-93 Auckland, Blues
2005 Owen Franks Christchurch Boys' High School 2009-2019 Canterbury, Crusaders, Northampton Saints, Hurricanes
2017 Taufa Funaki Sacred Heart College, Auckland - Auckland
1986, 87 Jasin Goldsmith Forest View High School, Tokoroa 1988 Waikato, Auckland, New Zealand Maori, Bay Of Plenty
1982,84 Rob Gordon Te Awamutu College 1990 Otago, Waikato, Japan national rugby union team
1984 Steve Gordon Te Awamutu College 1989-1993 Waikato, Chiefs, Wellington, Highlanders
2017 Cullen Grace Timaru Boys' High School 2020 Canterbury, Crusaders, Maori All Blacks
2006 Zac Guildford Napier Boys' High School 2009-2012 Hawkes Bay, Hurricanes, Crusaders, ASM Clermont Auvergne, Wairarapa Bush, Waikato, East Coast
1984 Daryl Halligan Hamilton Boys' High School - Waikato, North Sydney Bears, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, New Zealand national rugby league team
2006 John Hardie Southland Boys' High School - Highlanders, Edinburgh, Newcastle Falcons, Scotland
2006 Mike Harris Westlake Boys High School - Queensland Reds, Rebels, Lyon, Australia
1982 Paul Henderson Southland Boys' High School 1989-95 Southland, Otago, Highlanders
1986, 87 Jason Hewett Kelston Boys' High School 1991 Manawatu, Auckland
1982 Laurence Hullena Wairarapa College 1990-91 Wellington, North Otago
1986, 87 Craig Innes Sacred Heart College, Auckland 1989-91 Auckland, Leeds Rhinos, Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
2013 Akira Ioane Auckland Grammar School 2017- Auckland, Blues, Maori All Blacks
2014 Rieko Ioane Auckland Grammar School 2016- Auckland, Blues, Maori All Blacks
2007 TJ Ioane Wellington College, Wellington - Highlanders, Sale Sharks, London Irish, Glasgow Warriors, Samoa
2016 (Cpt) Brayden Iose Palmerston North Boys' High School - Manawatu, Hurricanes
1988 (Cpt) Brandon Jackson[6] Auckland Grammar School - Auckland, Northland
2014 Luke Jacobson Cambridge High School, New Zealand 2019- Waikato, Chiefs
2018 Niko Jones St Peter's College, Auckland - Auckland, Moana Pasifika
1987 Jamie Joseph Church College of New Zealand 1992-95 Otago, Maori All Blacks, Japan national rugby union team
2001 Jerome Kaino[7] Papakura High School, Saint Kentigern College 2004-2017 Auckland, Blues, Junior All Blacks, Toyota Verblitz, Stade Toulousain
1979 Dean Kenny Palmerston North Boys' High School 1986 Otago, Sale Sharks
2007-2008 Tawera Kerr-Barlow[8] Hamilton Boys' High School 2012-2017 Waikato, Chiefs, Maori All Blacks, La Rochelle
1982,83 Emosi Koloto Palmerston North Boys' High School - Widnes Vikings, New Zealand national rugby league team
1986, 87 Pat Lam St Peter's College, Auckland 1992 Samoa national rugby union team, New Zealand national rugby sevens team
1979 Rod Latham Linwood High School, Christchurch - Canterbury, Junior All Blacks
2004 Tanerau Latimer Tauranga Boys' College 2009 Bay Of Plenty, Chiefs, Maori All Blacks, Bayonne
2000 Nili Latu Sacred Heart College, Auckland - Bay of Plenty, Newcastle Falcons, Tonga
2003 Sione Lauaki Waitakere College, Kelston Boys' High School 2005-2008 Waikato, Chiefs, Pacific Islanders, ASM Clermont Auvergne, Bayonne
2011 Ngani Laumape Palmerston North Boys' High School 2017-2020 New Zealand Warriors, Manawatu, Hurricanes, Stade Français
2004 Sione Lea Wesley College, Auckland - Taranaki, Tonga
1987 Walter Little Hato Petera College 1990-98 North Harbour, Chiefs, Blues
1993 Jonah Lomu Wesley College, Auckland 1994-2002 Counties-Manukau, Blues, Chiefs, Hurricanes, Wellington, Cardiff Blues
1986 Willie Los'e Kelston Boys' High School - Auckland, North Harbour, Yamaha Júbilo, Tonga national rugby union team
2005 Mat Luamanu St Patrick's College, Silverstream - Wellington, North Harbour, Blues, Benetton Rugby, Harlequins, Bayonne, Samoa
2009 Steve Luatua Mount Albert Grammar School 2013-2016 Auckland, Blues, Bristol Bears
2001,02 Luke McAlister Westlake Boys High School 2005-2009 New Zealand Colts, North Harbour, Blues, New Zealand Maori, Sale Sharks, Toulouse
2002,03 Jamie Mackintosh Southland Boys High School 2008 Southland, Otago, Highlanders, Chiefs, New Zealand Colts, Pau, Austin Gilgronis
2005 Sean Maitland Hamilton Boys' High School - Crusaders, Glasgow, Saracens, Maori All Blacks, Scotland, British & Irish Lions
2013 Damian McKenzie Christ's College, Christchurch 2016- Waikato, Chiefs, Maori All Blacks, Tokyo Sungoliath
1989 Simon Mannix St Patrick's College, Silverstream 1994 Wellington, Hurricanes, Sale Sharks, Gloucester
2005,06 Nasi Manu Christchurch Boys' High School - Crusaders, Highlanders, Edinburgh, Benetton Rugby, Tonga
1990 Tabai Matson Christ's College, Christchurch 1995-96 Canterbury, Crusaders, CA Brive, London Irish, Yamaha Júbilo, Fiji national rugby union team
1998 Aaron Mauger Christchurch Boys' High School 2001-2007 Canterbury, Crusaders, New Zealand Colts, Leicester Tigers
2001,02 Liam Messam Rotorua Boys' High School 2008-2015 Waikato, Chiefs, Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo, Toulon
1990 Todd Miller Kamo High School 1997 Waikato, Chiefs, New Zealand Colts
1998 Malili Muliaina Cargill High School, Southland Boys' High School, Kelston Boys' High School 2003-2011 Auckland, Waikato, Blues, Chiefs, New Zealand Colts, NTT DoCoMo Red Hurricanes Osaka, Connacht, Zebre Parma
2007,08 Charlie Ngatai Gisborne Boys' High School 2015 Poverty Bay, Wellington, Taranaki, Hurricanes, Chiefs, Lyon OU, Leinster
2006,07 Tim Nanai-Williams Manurewa High School - New Zealand Sevens, Counties Manukau, Chiefs, Ricoh Black Rams, Clermont, Toulouse, Manu Samoa
1988 Viliami Ofahengaue Seddon High School - New South Wales Waratahs, Australia
1993 Anton Oliver Marlborough Boys' College 1996-2007 Otago, Highlanders
2015 Dalton Papalii Saint Kentigern College 2018- Auckland, Counties Manukau, Blues
2005 Hadleigh Parkes Palmerston North Boys' High School - Manawatu, Auckland, Blues, Southern Kings, Hurricanes, Scarlets, Panasonic Wild Knights, Wales
2009,10 TJ Perenara Mana College 2013-2021 Wellington, Hurricanes, Maori All Blacks, NTT DoCoMo Red Hurricanes Osaka
2006 Tim Perry St Andrew's College, Christchurch 2017-18 Mid Canterbury, Tasman, Blues, Crusaders, New Zealand Heartland XV
2004 George Pisi Massey High School - North Harbour, Blues, Taranaki, Clermont, Northampton Saints, Western Force, Manu Samoa
2005, 06 Ken Pisi Massey High School - North Harbour, Northampton Saints, Manu Samoa
2009 Charles Piutau Wesley College, Auckland 2013-2015 Auckland, Blues, Wasps RFC, Ulster, Bristol Bears, Tonga national rugby union team
2016 Harry Plummer St Peter's College, Auckland - Auckland, Blues
1984 Jon Preston St Bede's College, Christchurch 1991-1997 Canterbury, Wellington, Hurricanes, Bath Rugby
2016 Billy Proctor St Patrick's College, Kilbirnie, Wellington - Wellington, Hurricanes, Maori All Blacks
2018 (Cpt) Isaiah Punivai Christ's College, Christchurch Canterbury
1980 Lindsay Raki[9] Manurewa Counties-Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand Maori
2003 Kieran Read Rosehill College 2008-2019 Canterbury, Counties Manukau, Crusaders, New Zealand Colts, Junior All Blacks, Toyota Verblitz
1986 Matthew Ridge Auckland Grammar School 1989 Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, Auckland Warriors,New Zealand national rugby league team
1989 Charles Riechelmann Auckland Grammar School 1997 Auckland, Blues
2000-02 Joe Rokocoko Saint Kentigern College 2003-2010 Auckland, Blues, Bayonne, Racing 92
2000 James Ryan Christ's College, Christchurch 2005-2006 Otago, Highlanders
2009 Francis Saili St Peter's College, Auckland 2013 Auckland, North Harbour, Blues, Munster, Harlequins, Biarritz Olympique
2011 Ardie Savea Rongotai College 2016- Wellington, Hurricanes
2007,08 Julian Savea Rongotai College 2012-2017 Wellington, Hurricanes, Toulon
1988 Matt Sexton Shirley Boys' High School - Canterbury, Crusaders
1989 Gordon Simpson Rosmini College - North Harbour, Wellington, Hurricanes, Glasgow Warriors, Scotland national rugby union team
1989 Gordon Slater New Plymouth Boys' High School 1997-2000 New Zealand Colts, Taranaki, Hurricanes
2001,02 Ben Smith King's High School, Dunedin 2009-2019 Otago, Highlanders
2009 Lima Sopoaga Wellington College, Wellington 2015-2017 Otago, Highlanders
1978, 79 Neil Sorenson St Johns, Hastings - Wellington
2016 Hoskins Sotutu Sacred Heart College, Auckland 2020-2021 Auckland, Counties Manukau, Blues
1988,89 Waisake Sotutu Wesley College, Auckland - Counties Manukau, Auckland, Blues
1993 Carlos Spencer Waiopehu College 1995-2004 Horowhenua-Kapiti, Auckland, Blues
2002 Benson Stanley Auckland Grammar School 2010 Auckland, Blues, ASM Clermont Auvergne, Pau
2005, 06 Winston Stanley Auckland Grammar School - Auckland, Northland, Harlequins, Blues, Western Force, Manu Samoa
2004 Sherwin Stowers De La Salle College, Mangere East - Counties Manukau, Blues, New Zealand Sevens
1988 Steve Surridge Saint Kentigern College 1997 New Zealand Colts, Auckland, Canterbury, Crusaders
1982 Timo Tagaloa Henderson High School - Auckland, Wellington, North Harbour, Samoa national rugby union team
2009 Ben Tameifuna Hastings Boys' High School - Hawkes Bay, Chiefs, Waikato, Racing 92, Union Bordeaux Begles, Tonga
2009 Codie Taylor Feilding High School 2015- Canterbury, Crusaders, Maori All Blacks
2000 Adam Thomson Christchurch Boys' High School 2008-2012 Otago, Waikato, Highlanders, Yokohama Canon Eagles, Queensland Reds, NEC Green Rockets
1979 Tony Thorpe Gisborne Boys' High School - Canterbury, Junior All Blacks, New Zealand Emerging Players, New Zealand Divisional Team
2003 Jeremy Thrush Hutt Valley High School 2013-2015 Wellington, Hurricanes, Gloucester, Western Force
1986, 87 John Timu Lindisfarne College, Hastings 1988-94 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, London Broncos, New Zealand national rugby league team
2003 Isaia Toeava De La Salle College, Mangere East 2005-2011 Auckland, Hurricanes, Blues, Yokohama Canon Eagles, Kubota Spears, ASM Clermont Auvergne, Bayonne
1986 Simon Tremain Napier Boys' High School - Otago, Wellington and Hawke's Bay
1986, 87 Va'aiga Tuigamala Kelston Boys' High School 1989-93 Auckland, Wigan Warriors, Samoa national rugby league team, Newcastle Falcons
2011 Patrick Tuipulotu St Peter's College, Auckland 2014- Auckland, Blues, Toyota Verblitz
2000 Sam Tuitupou Kelston Boys' High School 2004-2006 Auckland, Blues, Chiefs, Worcester Warriors, Munster, Sale Sharks, Coventry
2011 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck Otahuhu College 2022- Sydney Roosters, New Zealand Warriors, Blues
2017 (Cpt) Quinn Tupaea Hamilton Boys' High School 2021- Waikato, Chiefs, Maori All Blacks
2009, 10 Ofa Tu'ungafasi Mangere College 2016- Auckland, Blues, Northland
2017 Tupou Vaa'i Wesley College, Auckland 2020- Taranaki, Chiefs
2012 Beaudein Waaka Gisborne Boys High School - Taranaki, Manly RUFC, New England Free Jacks, New Zealand Sevens
2012 Regan Ware Hamilton Boys' High School - Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, Tasman, Maori All Blacks, New Zealand Sevens
2011 Joe Webber Hamilton Boys' High School - Waikato, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand Sevens
1986 Mark Weedon Katikati College - Bay of Plenty, Crusaders, Chiefs, Wasps RFC
2008 Luke Whitelock Feilding High School 2013-2018 Canterbury, Crusaders
2005-2006 Sam Whitelock Feilding High School 2010- Canterbury, Crusaders
1979 Craig Wickes Palmerston North Boys' High School 1980 Manawatu, New Zealand Colts
1980 Ian Wood Auckland Grammar School - Manawatu, Auckland, North Harbour, New Zealand Colts, New Zealand Emerging Players
2018 Gideon Wrampling St Paul's Collegiate School - Waikato

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Stuff". www.stuff.co.nz.
  3. ^ "HIGHLIGHTS | New Zealand Schools v Australia Under 18 | Game 1, 2023" – via www.youtube.com.
  4. ^ "New Zealand Schools". All Blacks.com. Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  5. ^ Eade, Shaun (2019-09-12). "REWARD FOR NEW ZEALAND'S TOP SECONDARY SCHOOL PLAYERS WITH SCHOOLS' TEAMS ANNOUNCED". allblacks.com. Retrieved 2020-01-16.
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  7. ^ www.vcsnet.co.nz, VCS Websites (NZ)-Lower Hutt and Wellington. "Ierome Kaino | New Zealand Rugby History". www.rugbyhistory.co.nz.
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