St Paul’Collegiate School (Hamilton) is one of New Zealand’s leading independent day and boarding secondary schools for Year 9-13 boys and Year 11-13 girls.

The School’s small roll of 690 students allows for small classes of less than 20 where students receive a personalised education and one-on-one time with their teachers. St Paul’s small community means that each student is known individually by their teachers, peers and the Headmaster.

St Paul’s focuses on developing the whole person through a holistic approach to education that encompasses academics, culture, sport, spirituality and tradition. As part of this holistic development, our Year 10 boys take part in a unique 18-week programme at St Paul’s Tihoi Venture School (Taupo) where they are stripped of modern technology, placed into communal living with seven other age-mates and given the opportunity to grow through adventure with four days of outdoor pursuits per week in addition to their academic curriculum. It is here, at Tihoi, where young boys grow into contributing members of society.

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.

  • Duncan and Ebbett are proud supporters of St Paul's 1st XV

Cody Price 1st XV Coach

Cody has played premier and representative rugby here in the Waikato before injury turned his focus to coaching. Since then, he has developed a wide range of coaching experience including coaching Fraser High School 1st XV and Waikato U14, U15 and NZ Harlequins U17 representative teams and also coaching the St Paul’s U16 team (Waikato champions) in 2016. He is a qualified IRB level 3 coach who currently works with the Waikato Rugby Union as a Resource Coach and talent identification. Cody is the Forwards & Attack Coach for St Paul’s 1st XV in 2019.

Paul Hodder 1st XV Coach

Paul has vast experience in playing and coaching at all levels of the game, representing New Zealand at both cricket and rugby while still at school. Upon leaving school, Paul represented Waikato NPC before leaving for the UK to play for more than 10 years of premier club rugby. Returning to New Zealand in 2001, Paul worked as a rugby development officer for five years with Waikato Rugby after which he was appointed as the high performance manager with the same union. Professional coaching attached Paul to a four year stint in Japan with Kamaishi Seawaves followed by a year coaching St Peter’s Cambridge 1st XV. Paul is the Backs & Defence Coach for St Paul’s 1st XV in 2019.

Josh Hay Technical Advisor

Josh has an extensive background in secondary school sport and education. He also has a strong coaching background in Rugby, having coached teams such as New Zealand Secondary Schools, Waikato Development and Under 20 teams, as well as coaching experience in Japan and Wales. Josh’s position is to oversee the Rugby programme and provide support for all coaches in 2019.

Ange Walker 1st XV Trainer

Chris Foot 1st XV Manager

Wayne Robb 1st XV Manager

1st XV Squad 2019

  • Temple BEAUCHAMP
  • Henry BROWN
  • Thomas CAME
  • Travis CASHMORE
  • Quintin COTTON
  • Joel COX
  • lachie CREAN
  • George HAYWARD
  • Matthew JOHNSON
  • Nick KARTON
  • Taius KING
  • Amino MANU
  • Havila MOALA
  • Declan O'SULLIVAN
  • Mattheus PIO
  • Tiaki RHODES
  • Ben STRANG
  • Tino TAHITUA
  • Charlie WALSH
  • Issac WEST
  • Lincoln WINTER
  • Malachi WRAMPLING
  • Gideon WRAMPLING

Gideon Wrampling Centre

Gideon is big, strong, skilful all-rounder who has great vision for the game of Rugby. Gideon is a humble young man who brings great leadership to the 2019 team. In 2018 Gideon made the NZ Schools Rugby team and will be looking to repeat those efforts in 2019.

Te Paea Cook-Savage First Five Eight

A highly fit and skilful player Te Paea has shown he is willing to work harder than anyone to fulfil his Rugby goals in 2019. A massive part of St Pauls Rugby in 2017 & 18. Te Paea was rewarded with Chiefs U18 NZ Maori selection in 2018 and will running the team at #10 again this year.

Havila Molia Tight-Head Prop

Havila is playing his second year at tight-head prop and is already dominating the position. His explosive size and strength is a point of difference and will be looking to stamp mark his mark in 2019. Havila was also captain of the Waikato U16 team in 2018

• 2018 – Winners of the Central North Island 1st XV Rugby competition & holder of the Rick Francis Memorial Shield • 2016 – Winners of the Central North Island 1st XV Rugby competition & holder of the Rick Francis Memorial Shield (undefeated) • 2015 – Winners of the Central North Island 1st XV Rugby competition & holder of the Rick Francis Memorial Shield (undefeated) • 2014 – Winners of the Central North Island 1st XV Rugby competition (undefeated) • 2010 – Winners of Waikato 1st XV competition

• All Blacks Geoff Hines (1980), Kit Fawcett (1976) • NZ Maori Tom Franklin (2014) • International Vern Cotter (Scotland Coach 2014, Clermont Auvergne Coach 2006-2013), Reece Spee (Ulster 2003-2005), Pama Petia (Samoa 2003), Leo Lafaiali’i (Samoa 2001-2003), Malua Tipi (Samoa 1998-1999), Will Hafu (Tonga) • Super Rugby Samisoni Taukei’aho (Chiefs 2017), Tom Franklin (Highlanders 2014), Toby Lynn (Western Force 2012-2013) (Chief's 2007-2009), Vern Kamo (Chief's Super 14 2008-2011), Ryan McCarthy (Highlanders 2007), Vern Cotter (Assistant Coach Crusaders 2004-2006), Leo Lafaiali’I (Blues 2000-2001) (Chief's 1999) (Blues 1997-1998), Guy Coleman (Chief's Super 12) • Provincial Represented Rugby Tom Franklin (Otago 2011-2014), Ryan McCarthy (Otago 2006), Pama Petia (Hawkes Bay 2003), Vern Cotter (Bay of Plenty Coach 2000-2004), Reece Spee (Hawkes Bay 1998-2000), Malua Tipi (North Harbour), Guy Coleman (Waikato) Samisoni Taukei’aho (Waikato), Toby Lynn (Waikato), Daniel Teka (Waikato), David Morgan (Waikato), Vern Kamo (Waikato) • NZ Divisional – Ryan McCarthy (2005) • NZ Under 20 squad – Hadleigh May (2013), Tom Franklin (2010), NZ Shneil Singh (2017), Fergus Burke, George Dyer (2019) • Rugby League – Lance Hohaia Kiwis (2002-2010), Warriors (2002-2011), St Helens (2012)

77 Hukanui Road
Private Bag 3069
Waikato Mail Centre
Hamilton 3240

+64 7 957 8899
+64 7 957 8833
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Director of Rugby Cody Price [email protected] 0273709123

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Won 16-12v St Peter’s School
Won 53-17v Rathkeale College
Won 19-13v Feilding High School
Won 24-13v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Won 34-17v Feilding High School (S/F)
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