Rugby 1st XV

Rugby has developed into one of our marquee codes over the past decade


In 2007, our 1st XV competed in the 3rd grade, (U76kg). However, by 2018, they just missed out on top 4 in the prestigious Auckland 1B competition, placing 5th for the highest finish in the school’s history.


We have a strong development structure and cater for social and learning players, through to elite. Many of our student athletes also represent Auckland in age groups. In addition, we have a number of ex-students who play in the blue and white hoops.


Darren Jardine is Head of the Health & Physical Education Faculty at Pakuranga College. He also has 17 years experience as a rugby coach. Originally from Ireland, he worked with the U18 Auckland Divisional Reps team for 4 years, and is now coach for the Auckland East U14 team.


As well as overseeing our entire rugby programme, Mr Jardine coaches the Boys’ 1st XV.


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Former students who have gone on to higher honours:


  • George Emosi – Auckland Mitre 10 B
  • Tevita Latu – Auckland Mitre 10 B / Southland NPC 2020 & 2021
  • Eroni Emosi – Auckland U21
  • Paula Maama – Auckland U19
  • Carter Hackett – Auckland U19
  • Michaille Van Wyk – Auckland U19
  • Gerald Van Wyk – Auckland 7’s Mens (Captain)


1st XV
  • Coaches: Mr. D Jardine (Head Coach), Mr. J Fletcher (Assistant Coach)
  • Manager: Ms. C Manihera (Manager)
  • Training: Tuesday and Thursday afterschool
  • Game Days: Saturday
  • Draws: TBC
  • Grade: 1st XV 1B
2nd XV
  • Coaches: Mr. M Hughes, M H Lad
  • Assistant Coach: Mr. J Du Toit, Mr. N Bowring
  • Training: Tuesday and Thursday after school
  • Game Days: Saturday
  • Draws: TBC
  • Grade: 2nd XV 2B
5th grade
  • Coaches: Mr. P Kanon, Mr J Balecikau
  • Training: Tuesday and Thursday afterschool
  • Game Days: Saturday.
  • Draws: TBC


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