Trio notch up 150 games

23:52, Aug 23 2012
carisbrook toomalatai daniel dorgan robert mulvena
HALF-CENTURY: Roncalli's longstanding rugby trio of, from left, Carisbrook Toomalatai, Daniel Dorgan and Robert Mulvena have been honoured by their school.

Three Roncalli rugby players, 150 games.

First five Daniel Dorgan, centre Robert Mulvena and prop Carisbrook Toomalatai have been acknowledged by their school after playing 50 games for their First XV.

The boys were presented with medals at the team's prize giving.

To achieve the accolade a player has to regularly start for the First XV over three seasons, or longer, which is a commendable effort.

Dorgan notched up his 50th game in the Crusader School's plate final loss to Marlborough Boys College, in his last outing for the school. Mulvena and Toomalatai both reached the milestone against St Bedes College a month earlier.

The trio were among the standouts for the side that finished sixth in the Crusaders competition, again punching above their weight for the size of the school.

Dorgan also finished the season as one of the Crusaders competition's five top points-scorers and remains in contention for the New Zealand Secondary Schools rugby side and the New Zealand Barbarians.

All three are looking to continue their rugby careers in conjunction with university studies next year.


The Timaru Herald