Rugby is a key sport for boys at St Paul’s Collegiate School. Currently there is 1st XV, 2nd XV, 3rd XV, U16, U14 and two U55kg teams. St Paul’s Splice Construction 1st XV and St Paul's Development XV and the U14 teams are seen as the School’s flagship teams and have high performance expectations placed on individual players and the team as a whole.
The rugby programme at St Paul’s focuses on skill development throughout the age groups, enabling players to make the most of the opportunities that arise. Our rugby teams enjoy top quality facilities with four fields surrounding a 200 seat-tiered grandstand, four modern changing rooms and an Old Collegians’ Pavilion which doubles as a seminar room for theory and video analysis sessions. These facilities and the coaching infrastructure compare favourably to the highest standard of the best rugby schools in the country.
As one of New Zealand’s leading colleges for sports, the sporting status of St Paul’s is only set to improve with sights set high for the future. At the start of 2014 St Paul's introduced a High Performance Rugby programme. As part of the programme St Paul’s employed a high performance strength and conditioning coach and a life coach to enhance the performance of St Paul’s top athletes, coaches and teams. Senior students who are members of St Paul's Splice Construction 1st XV rugby team have up to three training sessions per week with the strength and conditioning coach along with skills and strategy coaching.
- Splice Civil and Roadside Construction are proud supporters of St Paul's 1st XV