About

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, consistently fielding eight teams. The 1st XV, Development XV and Colts XV 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.

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.

Blair Heaton Manager

Paul Hodder Director of Rugby

Andrew Gibbs Assistant Coach

Daniel Teka Assistant Coach

1st XV Squad 2023

  • Jackson BAYES
  • Josh BLAKE
  • Nate BODLE
  • Hamish BOYD
  • Ben BROWN
  • Logan CASEY
  • Guy CHATERIS
  • Fred COXHEAD
  • James CUNNINGHAM
  • Coxhead FRED
  • Will HADLEY
  • Lucas HALE
  • Sam HULL
  • Liam INMAN
  • Conrad JACKSON
  • Kingston KAHOTEA
  • Ben KIBBY
  • Keaton LEONG
  • Max MAKEHAM
  • Judah MANN
  • Taine MOEKE
  • Michael ROBINSON
  • Jack RUSKE
  • Toby SHALE
  • Preston SYKES
  • Salesi TAUAIKA
  • Kristain TIFFANY
  • Ray Ven TIPENE
  • James WADDELL
  • Zac WILDE

Will Hadley Openside

Ben Kibby 8

Salesi Tauaika Midfield

2022 - Winners of the Central North Island 1st XV Rugby Competition • 2019 – Winners of the Central North Island 1st XV Rugby competition & holder of the Rick Francis Memorial Shield • 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 • 2015 – Winners of the Central North Island 1st XV Rugby competition & holder of the Rick Francis Memorial Shield • 2014 – Winners of the Central North Island 1st XV Rugby competition • 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)

George Dyer, Gideon Wrampling, Malachi Wrampling, Chiefs Franchise Tepaea Cook Savage - NZ 7s Valynce Crosby Te Whare - NRL Dolphins

77 Hukanui Road
Private Bag 3069
Waikato Mail Centre
Hamilton 3240

Phone
+64 7 957 8899
Fax
+64 7 957 8833
Office
[email protected]

Director of Rugby Cody Price [email protected] 0273709123

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2024

Won 20-17v Lindisfarne College
Won 33-3v Rathkeale College

2023

Won 40-14v Lindisfarne College
Won 28-20v Rathkeale College
Won 16-12v Wesley College
Lost 12-22v St Peter’s School
Won 45-5v St John’s College
Won 18-5v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Lost 13-25v Feilding High School
Won 41-22v Whanganui Collegiate School
Lost 27-32v St John’s College
Lost 19-21v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Won 19-5v Lindisfarne College

2022

Won 24-14v Lindisfarne College
Won 36-7v Rathkeale College
Won 18-13v St Peter’s School
Won 46-5v St John’s College
Won 22-15v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Drew 26-26v Feilding High School
Lost 14-15v Wesley College
Won 20-10v Whanganui Collegiate School
Lost 10-46v St John’s College
Lost 15-50v St John’s College (S/F)
Won 29-13v Wesley College

2021

Won 47-22v Lindisfarne College
Won 38-8v Rathkeale College
Won 40-3v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Lost 0-26v St Peter’s School
Won 48-19v Feilding High School
Won 38-12v St John’s College
Won 36-10v Wesley College
Won 30-12v Whanganui Collegiate School
Won 26-19v St John’s College
Won 27-13v St John’s College (S/F)
Won 33-10v Whanganui Collegiate School (Final)

2020

Lost 26-34v St John’s College
Won 40-24v Wesley College
Won 25-21v St Peter’s School
Won 69-10v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Won 34-12v Feilding High School (S/F)
Drew 36-36v St Peter’s School (Final)

2019

Won 15-10v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Won 21-19v Lindisfarne College
Lost 19-26v Whanganui Collegiate School
Won 24-13v St John’s College
Won 26-24v Wesley College
Won 48-19v St John’s College
Won 50-12v St Peter’s School
Won 32-22v Feilding High School
Won 55-0v Rathkeale College
Won 44-15v Feilding High School (S/F)
Won 26-14v Whanganui Collegiate School (Final)

2018

Won 36-25v Whanganui Collegiate School
Won 40-10v St John’s College
Won 39-21v Rathkeale College
Lost 19-22v St Peter’s School
Won 38-10v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Won 27-22v Feilding High School
Won 59-14v Wesley College
Won 35-12v Lindisfarne College
Won 75-12v St John’s College
Won 53-5v Te Aute College
Won 41-27v Wesley College (S/F)
Won 24-17v Feilding High School (Final)

2017

Drew 11-11v Whanganui Collegiate School
Lost 13-29v Wesley College
Won 26-15v Feilding High School
Won 44-24v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Won 59-7v Rathkeale College
Won 28-10v St Peter’s School
Won 76-0v Te Aute College
Won 73-3v St John’s College
Won 31-15v Lindisfarne College
Lost 27-30v Feilding High School (S/F)

2016

Won 76-5v Whanganui Collegiate School
Won 38-0v Wesley College
Won 19-11v Feilding High School
Won 19-13v St Peter’s School
Won 36-14v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Won 45-7v Rathkeale College
Won 52-7v St John’s College
Won 25-11v Lindisfarne College
Won 30-16v St Peter’s School (Final)

2015

Won 97-0v St John’s College
Won 59-0v Rathkeale College
Won 28-0v St Peter’s School
Won 17-13v Feilding High School
Won 20-10v Lindisfarne College
Won 26-3v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Won 81-7v Whanganui Collegiate School
Won 30-9v Francis Douglas Memorial College (S/F)
Won 35-19v Feilding High School (Final)

2014

Won 52-0v St John’s College
Won 31-15v Whanganui Collegiate School
Won 32-3v Lindisfarne College
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)
Won 32-14v Francis Douglas Memorial College (Final)

2018

Won 41-22v Whanganui Collegiate School
Drew 0-0v Rathkeale College
Won 27-26v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Lost 0-21v Feilding High School
Lost 18-41v Wesley College
Lost 12-15v Lindisfarne College
Won 62-26v St John’s College
Won 0-0v Te Aute College
Lost 0-0v Feilding High School (S/F)
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