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.

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 has been the Forwards & Attack Coach for the St Paul’s 1st XV since 2018.

Ange Walker 1st XV Trainer

Chris Foot 1st XV Manager

Wayne Robb 1st XV Manager

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 has been the Backs & Defence Coach for St Paul’s 1st XV since 2019.

1st XV Squad 2020

  • Thomas CAME
  • Joshua CANE
  • Kalem CARDON
  • Travis CASHMORE
  • Mitchell CLARK
  • Quintin COTTON
  • Joel COX
  • Una FA’ANUNU
  • Josh GULLERY
  • Matthew JOHNSON
  • Sitiveni LOSE
  • Havila MOLIA
  • Hector MUNRO
  • Kuwyn PRICE
  • Tiaki RHODES
  • Campbell ROBB
  • Toby ROBB
  • Hugo SHALE
  • Ben STRANG
  • Tevita TAUKEI’AHO
  • Harry TRUMM
  • Matthew WADDELL
  • Caleb WECK
  • Lincoln WINTER

Havila Molia Tight-Head Prop

In his final year Havila has taken his game to another level, not just as a scrummager but also in phase play in both attack and defence. A hard man to put down with the ball in hand, he is an exciting prospect. His performances last season gave him an opportunity in the Chiefs U18's and Harlequins U17 teams.

Ben Strang Half-Back

Co-Captain, Ben in his final year has developed hugely as a half back over the past two seasons. Converting from wing, Ben has the key qualities of a 9 – fit, fast and a never give up attitude in defence. His performances last season gave him an opportunity in the Chiefs U18's and Waikato U16 teams

Quinton Cotton Lock / Loose Forward

Co-Captain, Quintin also is his final year. A line out specialist and made of tough Northland kauri, Quinton dominates the air and puts his body on the line every match. A great work ethic and will always empty the tank. A great team man and one to watch. Quintin also selected in the Harlequins U17 team.

• 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)

77 Hukanui Road
Private Bag 3069
Waikato Mail Centre
Hamilton 3240

+64 7 957 8899
+64 7 957 8833
[email protected]

Director of Rugby Cody Price [email protected] 0273709123

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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)


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)


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)


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)