SBHS, Menzies the best of Southland
Southland Boys' High School and Menzies College will fly the Southland flag in the top-eight section of the Highlanders First XV schoolboy rugby competition for the remainder of the season.
The first phase of the 14-team competition was completed on Saturday, with itbeing split into top eight and bottom six sections from now.
Defending champions Otago Boys' High School again are the front-runners.
Southland Boys' qualified fourth, while Menzies College grabbed the eighth spot with a 19-8 win over fellow Eastern Southland school St Peter's College in the game played on Friday night.
St Peter's College, Gore High School, James Hargest College and Central Southland College will be the Southland schools in the bottom-six section.
They will face Central Southland schools in Mount Aspiring and Dunstan High in what is expected to be a tight bottom-tier competition.
Otago Boys' 33, Kings High 30, John McGlashan College 30, Southland Boys' 29, St Kevins College 24, South Otago High 24, Waitaki Boys' 19, Menzies College 13, St Peters College 10, Mount Aspiring 8, Gore High School 8, Dunstan High 6, James Hargest College 5, Central Southland College 0.
Week eight results:
Otago Boys' High School 66, St Kevin's College 10; Dunstan College 48, James Hargest 3; John McGlashan College 47, Mt Aspiring College 21; South Otago High School 87, Central Southland College 0; Southland Boys' High School 19, Waitaki Boys High School 13; Menzies College 19, St Peter's College 8; Kings High School 57, Gore High School 0.
- The Southland Times