Topic: Rugby League

Brotherhood of NZ Secondary Schools edge out opposition in annual clash

The New Zealand Secondary Schools league team have edged out the New South Wales Combined High Schools in their annual clash in an emphatic comeback win.

The Australian side gained a strong lead in the first half only to be disappointed in the dying minutes of the game.

New Zealand were looking to avenge last year's 28-16 loss.

They were on the right track in the first minute of the game.  But the momentum shifted.

NSW looked unstoppable, running in four unanswered tries.  At half-time, NSW led 22-4.

In the second half, the momentum shifted again, with David-John crabbing across the field to pick up New Zealand's second.  Josh Uta followed after.

Michael Siale-Motu put on a display for the crowd, tip-toeing on the dead ball line before tying the game up.

New Zealand took the lead through their left winger.  With two minutes left, New Zealand put the final nail in the coffin, taking the 22-30 win.

Bostyn Hakaraia says, “It was awesome. We're glad we achieved what we set out to do.”

Dylan Clark says, “We just all bonded really quickly, played like game during the day, just like some games to get the brotherhood together.  We came in as strangers but we're all brothers now.”