About

Francis Douglas Memorial College (or FDMC) is an all-boys state integrated Catholic school with boarding facilities located in New Plymouth. The college was founded in 1959 under the leadership of the De La Salle Brothers, a religious order of brothers based on the teachings of St Jean Baptiste de La Salle. The name of the school is dedicated to the memory of Father Francis Vernon Douglas, a missionary priest who was killed while doing missionary work in the Philippines during the Second World War. The school educates approximately 760 boys from Years 7 – 13, 130 of whom are boarders.

FDMC has a proud rugby tradition and has continued to grow in all areas of the game. An increase in the school roll has certainly assisted in competing at a higher level as well as being prepared to play teams that are traditionally strong rugby schools.

By playing in competitive competitions/games this has enabled FDMC players to get necessary exposure at a higher level. This has also set the benchmark for where the 1st XV wants to be, and wants to aspire to for the future. Over the past 5-10 years it has been extremely pleasing to see the significant number of College students making representative teams across NZ.

Number of teams for 2021

  • 11 Rugby Teams (1st XV, 2nd XV, 3rd XV, U15 A, U15 open weight Barretts, U15 open weight Smiths, U65kg Coltmans, U13 open weight, U13 U55kg Red, U13 U55kg Blue, Year 7 and 8 1st XV)

Competitions currently involved in

  • 1st XV – Central North Island Rugby competition; Chiefs Cup
  • 2nd XV - Taranaki Secondary Schools Premier Competition
  • All other teams play in the local secondary school's rugby competition

Traditional fixtures

  • De La Salle, Auckland
  • Palmerston North Boys’ High School
  • New Plymouth Boys’ High School
  • St Bernard's College, Lower Hutt

Teihorangi Walden Coach

Teihorangi is an old boy, former head boy and 1st XV player at FDMC.

He is a talented 2nd Five who is the current captain of the Taranaki Bulls Rugby team. Tei has an impressive playing CV, starring not only for his home province Taranaki, but for Otago, the Highlanders and the Māori All Blacks teams.

Tei has a keen interest in developing as a coach with the FDMC 1st XV while he recovers from a ruptured achilles. He is passionate and thorough. FDMC are fortunate to have his coaching expertise for the 2021 season.

Joshua Walden Coach

Joshua is an old boy and former 1st XV halfback at FDMC. He studied at Otago University where he was involved with both the Otago and Highlanders teams.

After a stint playing, coaching and teaching in Hong Kong Josh has returned to his old school as a teacher in the Intermediate and Māori Departments.

Josh is a fantastic coach who gets the best out of players through his impressive rugby knowledge, strong relationships with players, and dedication to the role.

Laurence Corlett Forwards Coach

Laurence is the current CEO of the Taranaki Rugby Union. He is a former professional rugby player who played for Canterbury, Taranaki and the Hurricanes. Laurence is a front row specialist who is passionate about scrums, rucks and mauls.

Our 20211st XV are grateful to have his specialist coaching skills.

Paula Corlett Manager

Paula is the Year 7 Dean, Head of Intermediate Department and Director of Rugby at FDMC.

Her family has been heavily involved in all facets of rugby, playing, coaching and managing, throughout New Zealand from Southland to Northland. Paula has continued in this tradition managing numerous teams at FDMC, and she recently assisted managing the Chief's Women's team.

Paula loves seeing the boys succeed on and off the field, and helping to facilitate this. she enjoys her role as 1st XV manager and looks forward to watching the players develop throughout the year.

Brent Taylor Trainer

1st XV Squad 2021

  • Taiora CAMERON
  • Te Rangi CAMERON
  • Taane CAMERON
  • Blake CHRISTIE
  • Jackson CORLETT
  • Samuel DROUGHT
  • William FAOAGALI
  • Jack FEAVER
  • Ben HUGHES
  • Lotufa'amanatu ISAIA
  • Charlie JOHNSON
  • Joshua KEECH
  • Ethan LOBB
  • Connor MCLEAN
  • Jack MEADS
  • Ashton MITCHELL
  • Jax MORGAN
  • Maaka NORMANTON
  • Corban OAKES
  • Zak PALMER-MOCKETT
  • Zac PERRETT
  • Kade SAXTON
  • Aidyn WRIGHT

Joshua Keech Lock/Number 8

Kade Saxton Flanker

Blake Christie Fullback/First Five

Jack Meads Halfback

Jackson Corlett Loose Forward

  • 2021 - Pre-season South Island Tour
  • 2019- CNI semi finalists, Traditional wins against De La Salle and PNBHS
  • 2018 - Pre-season Lower North Island and South Island Tour
  • 2016 – Successful season in the CNI finishing in the top 4, and taking some first up wins for the College
  • 2015 – Successful pre-season tour to Sydney, Australia
  • 2014 – Runners up of the CNI competition. Beat NPBHS, PNBHS & De La Salle all in the same season for the first time
  • 2013 – Won CNI and Catholic Hibernian Cup competitions; Won against NPBHS and PNBHS in Hurricanes Knockout; 19 match winning streak
  • 2012 – Runner-up in CNI and Hibernian competitions; Canada Tour unbeaten
  • 2011 – Unbeaten winners Taranaki U20 competition; Won against NPBHS
  • 2010 – Won Taranaki U20 competition
  • 2009 – Won Taranaki U20 competition
  • All Blacks –John Mitchell, Conrad Smith, Beauden Barrett, Liam Coltman, Scott Barrett, Jordie Barrett
  • All Black Training Squad – Du'Plessis Kirifi
  • NZ 7’s – Beauden Barrett, Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens
  • Fiji – Deacon Manu (Prop/Captain)
  • Current Super Rugby – Beauden Barrett (1st Five) Blues, Jordie Barrett (Full Back) Hurricanes, Rikki Riccitelli (Hooker) Hurricanes, Liam Coltman (Hooker) Highlanders, Scott Barrett (Lock) Crusaders, Du'Plessis Kirifi (Loose Forward) Hurricanes, Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens (Outside back) Blues Former Super Rugby – Kevin Barrett, Deacon Manu, Tony Penn, Conrad Smith, Shane Cleaver, Scott Fuglistaller, Leon Power, Teihorangi Walden
  • Current NPC – all super rugby players as well as -Teihorangi Walden, Logan Crowley and Jayson Potroz
  • NZ Schools’ teams – Todd Curtis and Kane Barrett (2007 and 2008), Kane Barrett (2008 Captain), Rick McKenna (2007), Shane Cleaver (2005), Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens (2019 Outside back)
  • NZ Under 19 squad – Scott Fuglistaller (2005), Thomas Crowley (2006)
  • NZ Under 20 squad – Scott Barrett (2013) Teihorangi Walden (2013), Beauden Barrett (2011) Liam Coltman (2010),Jordie Barrett (2016), Ricky Riccitelli (2015) Scott Mellow (2015), Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens (2021), Nathaniel Peters (2021)
  • Hurricanes Schools/U18’s – Scott Mellow (2013 Prop) and Logan Crowley (2013 Halfback), Scott Barrett (2011 Lock), Teihorangi Walden (2011 2nd Five), Jayson Potroz (2009 Fullback), Beauden Barrett (2009 1st Five), Kane Barrett (2008 Lock), Rick McKenna (2006 1st Five), Shane Cleaver (Prop 2005 Captain)
  • Chiefs U18s - Mairenga Laapo (2019 Number 8), Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens (2019 Outside back)

201 Tukapa Street
PO Box 5124
Westown
New Plymouth 4310

Phone
+64 6 753 6149
Fax
+64 6 753 6148
Office
[email protected]

Director of Rugby
Paula Corlett [email protected]

2021

Lost 10-17v Feilding High School
Lost 0-24v St John’s College
Lost 3-40v St Paul’s Collegiate School
Lost 15-24v Whanganui Collegiate School
Lost 18-47v Lindisfarne College
Lost 7-31v St Peter’s School
Lost 15-25v St John’s College
Won 20-14v Rathkeale College
Lost 12-17v Wesley College
Won 22-17v St John’s College

2020

Lost 15-25v Wesley College
Lost 5-36v St Peter’s School
Lost 5-44v St John’s College
Lost 10-69v St Paul’s Collegiate School
Lost 12-36v St John’s College

2019

Lost 10-15v St Paul’s Collegiate School
Won 25-22v Feilding High School
Lost 12-19v Whanganui Collegiate School
Won 23-12v St Peter’s School
Won 57-5v Rathkeale College
Won 25-24v Wesley College
Won 66-22v St John’s College
Won 20-12v Lindisfarne College
Won 56-13v St John’s College
Lost 12-26v Whanganui Collegiate School (S/F)

2018

Won 26-18v Wesley College
Drew 24-24v Whanganui Collegiate School
Lost 5-34v Feilding High School
Won 55-5v St John’s College
Won 70-5v Te Aute College
Won 29-7v Lindisfarne College
Lost 10-38v St Paul’s Collegiate School
Won 35-5v St John’s College
Lost 8-24v St Peter’s School
Won 51-10v Rathkeale College

2017

Won 34-21v Whanganui Collegiate School
Won 38-21v St Peter’s School
Lost 24-44v St Paul’s Collegiate School
Won 28-10v Lindisfarne College
Won 41-19v Te Aute College
Lost 19-38v Wesley College
Won 57-5v St John’s College
Won 83-7v Rathkeale College
Lost 13-26v Feilding High School

2016

Lost 0-38v Feilding High School
Lost 15-39v Lindisfarne College
Won 29-24v Wesley College
Won 36-10v Rathkeale College
Lost 22-31v St Peter’s School
Lost 14-36v St Paul’s Collegiate School
Won 52-10v St John’s College
Won 45-25v Whanganui Collegiate School

2015

Won 41-3v Rathkeale College
Won 45-11v Whanganui Collegiate School
Won 23-20v St Peter’s School
Won 48-10v St John’s College
Lost 7-15v Lindisfarne College
Lost 12-64v Feilding High School
Lost 3-26v St Paul’s Collegiate School
Lost 9-30v St Paul’s Collegiate School (S/F)

2014

Won 49-15v Whanganui Collegiate School
Won 70-8v Rathkeale College
Won 18-17v Feilding High School
Lost 12-29v St Peter’s School
Lost 20-32v Lindisfarne College
Won 36-3v St John’s College
Lost 13-24v St Paul’s Collegiate School
Won 22-16v Lindisfarne College (S/F)
Lost 14-32v St Paul’s Collegiate School (Final)

2018

Lost 17-22v Wesley College
Lost 13-29v Whanganui Collegiate School
Lost 0-34v Feilding High School
Won 66-0v Te Aute College
Lost 21-28v Lindisfarne College
Lost 26-27v St Paul’s Collegiate School
Won 32-20v St John’s College
Won 29-27v Rathkeale College
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