First XV national champions

St Peter’s School’s twice-winning National Co-Ed champions. Photo – Aaron Davies.

St Peter’s School’s First XV has successfully defended the National Co-Ed title – becoming the only team to win it back-to-back since St Kent’s in 2011 – after an emphatic victory over Rangiora High School 33 – 26 on the weekend.

Andrew Viane scored the winning try with just five minutes remaining, smashing through the opposition’s last line of defence.

St Peter’s was ahead 19 – 0 only 20 minutes into the game, with Cam Roigard making swift and accurate passes.

The boys celebrated their win with an emotional haka performance.

Some tough games were played throughout the season, but that enabled the boys to show their technical ability, as well as their mental ability and character.

Congratulations also to coaches Will Helu and Sean Hohneck and manager Elliot Sharp on a successful season.

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