About

Whanganui Collegiate School is an Anglican seven day boarding school situated in the Lower North Island in the West Coast town of Whanganui and is the second oldest school in the country.

The school has a role of 430 students from Year 9 to Year 13, of which 280 are boarders housed in four boy’s boarding houses and two girl’s boarding houses.

A school with a very strong sporting culture we offer a variety of winter and summer sports. Emphasis is largely on the team sport environment of which, rugby, cricket, rowing, netball, soccer and hockey play a significant part. Many successes have been achieved at both athletics and cross-country over a long period of time.

Whanganui Collegiate is lucky enough to offer wonderful facilities for all of its sports, including a number one rugby field that has over 100 years playing history, a wonderful equally old, cricket oval and pavilion and an excellent water based artificial hockey turf, plus the use of Cooks Garden for athletics.

Whanganui Collegiate boasts a 100 percent pupil participation in both a winter and summer sport. This along with many dedicated teachers a number of highly qualified and specialist sports coaches endeavour to offer an excellent environment for students to reach their sporting potential.

Collegiate offers rugby at all age levels U14, U15, 2nd XV and 1st XV. All rugby teams, other than the 1st XV play, play in the Manawatu Rugby Union competition within their various age groups.

Whanganui Collegiate offers all its rugby players a highly structured environment in which to practice develop their skills and play the game and well supported by a strong parent based supporters club and a number of highly skilled coaches.

A school steeped in rugby tradition and one of the oldest in New Zealand ensures that the 1st XV has a number of longstanding traditional fixtures. Fixtures against schools such as Te Aute College, New Plymouth Boys High School, Christ’s College, Wellington College and Hato Paora, many of which have been played for over a century.

This strong traditional fixture list combined with the recently formed CNI Rugby competition, ensure that Collegiate offers its rugby players an excellent fixture list for aspiring young rugby players. This year Collegiate will take part in the 98th annual Quadrangular tournament – the oldest in New Zealand – between Wellington College, Nelson College, Christ’s College and Whanganui Collegiate. This three day tournament is a highlight for many of these rugby boys.

Te Ahu Teki Director of Rugby

After being an assistant in 2015 Te Ahu Teki took over as Head Coach of 1st XV in 2016 through to 2018. Te Ahu began his schoolboy coaching in 2007 at St Pats Silverstream. He worked his way through the grades becoming Assistant Coach 1st XV in 2010. This met with immediate success as Silverstream won the Wellington premier league. He then moved to Hastings Boys High for four years where he had three years coaching the 1st XV and also the Hawkes Bay Under 18s.

Te Ahu Teki

Steve Simpson 1st XV Coach

Mark Godfrey 1st XV Assistant Coach

Tom Dryden Manager

1st XV Squad 2019

  • Joseph ABERNETHY
  • Dillon ADROLE
  • Leo ALLAN
  • Max CROWLEY
  • Jack GAY
  • Harry GODFREY
  • Tim HALDANE
  • Logan HENRY
  • Taumauru HOND
  • Beau HORIGAN
  • Tawhiwhi KARAITIANA
  • Henry KILMISTER
  • Koby LEE
  • Adam LENNOX
  • Te Atawhai MASON
  • George MEYER
  • Hunter MORRISON
  • Hadleigh O'LEARY
  • Shaun O'LEARY
  • Sione OSAMU
  • Thomas PEASE
  • Te Ana PROFFIT
  • Sam SHERRIFF
  • Benjamin STRANG
  • Mason TE ATAWHAI
  • Semi VODOSESE
  • 2015 – 1st XV toured Melbourne during the April holidays. Invited to Anzac centenary celebration – festival of Rugby hosted by Melbourne Grammar School
  • 2013 – 1st XV toured NSW, Australia, playing against Sydney based schools and clubs as well as school in Canberra; traditional fixture against New Plymouth Boys High School was played at the Yarrow Stadium, under lights, as a curtain-raiser to an ITM match
  • All Blacks – Alan Good (1893), Hugh Good (1894), John Blair (1897), James Hunter (1905-08), Peter Murray (1908), Stanley Siddels (1909), Jack Tuck (1929), George Bullock (1932-34), Mark Irwin (1955-60), Roger Boon (1960), Sam Straham (1967-73), Andrew Jefferd (1980-81), Andrew Donald (1981-84), David Kirk (1983-87)
  • Hurricanes Schools/U16s – Harry Unsworth (2014 Wing), Patrick Parker (2014 Flank), Ben Kelt (2016 1st Five)
  • Hurricanes Schools/U18s – Jonathan Osborne (2013 Lock), Te Atuarere Albert (2013 Flank), Stephen Perofeta (2015 1st Five) NZ Schools Barbarians - Stephen Perofeta (2015) *Taranaki* - Stephen Perofeta (2016-17) *Blues - Stephen Perofeta (2017)

132 Liverpool Street
Private Bag 3002
Wanganui 4540

Phone
+64 6 349 0210
Fax
+64 6 349 0280
Office
[email protected]

CNI Coordinator
Steve Simpson
[email protected]

2019

Lost 28-31v Wesley College
Won 59-14v St John’s College
Won 19-12v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Won 26-19v St Paul’s Collegiate School
Won 43-3v Rathkeale College
Won 69-0v St John’s College
Won 46-26v Lindisfarne College
Won 39-19v St Peter’s School
Lost 8-13v Feilding High School
Won 26-12v Francis Douglas Memorial College (S/F)
Lost 14-26v St Paul’s Collegiate School (Final)

2018

Won 52-0v Te Aute College
Lost 10-38v St Peter’s School
Drew 24-24v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Lost 25-36v St Paul’s Collegiate School
Won 50-0v St John’s College
Won 10-3v Rathkeale College
Lost 17-23v Lindisfarne College
Lost 10-31v Feilding High School
Lost 19-22v St John’s College
Lost 20-34v Wesley College

2017

Lost 8-30v St Peter’s School
Drew 11-11v St Paul’s Collegiate School
Lost 21-34v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Won 52-3v St John’s College
Won 30-17v Rathkeale College
Lost 0-22v Feilding High School
Lost 17-19v Lindisfarne College
Lost 5-54v Wesley College
Won 33-13v Te Aute College

2016

Lost 5-76v St Paul’s Collegiate School
Lost 10-13v Feilding High School
Won 29-12v Rathkeale College
Won 65-0v St John’s College
Won 18-17v Lindisfarne College
Lost 6-24v Wesley College
Lost 16-17v St Peter’s School
Lost 25-45v Francis Douglas Memorial College

2015

Lost 7-25v Lindisfarne College
Lost 11-45v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Drew 21-21v Rathkeale College
Lost 0-95v Feilding High School
Won 56-22v St John’s College
Lost 10-13v St Peter’s School
Lost 7-81v St Paul’s Collegiate School

2014

Won 31-22v St John’s College
Lost 15-49v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Lost 15-31v St Paul’s Collegiate School
Won 19-15v Rathkeale College
Lost 11-12v Feilding High School
Lost 33-34v St Peter’s School
Lost 17-25v Lindisfarne College

2018

Won 84-0v Te Aute College
Won 29-13v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Lost 22-41v St Paul’s Collegiate School
Won 50-7v Rathkeale College
Lost 7-52v Lindisfarne College
Lost 3-99v Feilding High School
Won 31-17v St John’s College
Lost 5-52v Wesley College
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