14 Dec 2020

Monday 14 December 2020

The King’s Senior Boys 7s Team finished 5th in last week’s National Condor 7s, which was held here at King’s College. Read on for the match reports.  

Kings College Condor Sevens Open Boys

Open Boys 

Day One 

Game 1 against St Peters Cambridge saw a slow start for our boys who were up 14-12 at half-time, a strong second half and some individual brilliance from Chicago Doyle closing the game with a 26-12 win.

Tries: Christian Pese, Luron Iosefa, Dayton Iobu, Chicago Doyle, 3 con Max Webb.

Game 2 against St Patrick’s, Wellington started with some solid defence to hold them out for a few minutes before breaking out to score 2 quick tries and then to maintain the tryscoring for a good win 29-5

Tries: Lawrence Ualesi 2, Chicago Doyle, Matthew Monaghan, Francis Manuleleua, 2 con  Max Webb.

Game 3 was always going to be a tough encounter against Rotorua BHS but our boys really stepped up and defended well. Our best team performance of day 1 with a 31-5 win.

Game 4 against Marlborough BC lacked some intensity in the first half and some attacking errors let them off the hook a few times and in the game, 12-7 at halftime to KC. I strong finish and good impact from the bench drove us home for the 26-7 win.

Tries: Jarius Iosefa, Francis Manuleleua, Chicago Doyle, Dayton Iobu con 1 Francis Manuleleua, 2 Max Webb.

Thank you to everyone who came to support us and well done to all our ground staff on their hard work to have our grounds looking awesome and everyone behind the scenes on their hard work.

Day Two 

Game 5 saw the Senior Boys King’s 7’s team face De La Salle in a Quarter Final clash.

We started very well with two quick tries to Max Webb and Dayton Iobu, after some great scramble defence on occasions, taking a 14-0 lead.

De La Salle scored just before halftime to close at 14-7.

As in other clashes this year De La Salle showed they never give up and scored shortly after halftime to narrow the score to 14-12.

A good supporting try by Jarius Iosefa took King’s to a 19-12 lead but De La Salle once again scored on the final whistle and converted to end in a draw on full-time 19-19.

In extra time De La Salle scored first and unfortunately we were eliminated from the Cup Semi-Final.

Game 6 was the first of the 5th to 8th playoffs, the team took a close win against Sacred Heart College 15-14.

Tries: Luron Iosefa, Maikel Tuala.

Game 7 was our 5th and 6th place playoff, which the boys won convincingly 38–5 against Mount Albert Grammar School.

A strong performance from the team who were highly motivated to play their last game with many of the Year 13 boys departing.

Tries: Luron Iosefa, 2 Dayton Iobu, Ali Leiataua, Maikel Tuala, Con 2 Max Webb, 1 Chicago Doyle, 1 Christian Pese.

Congratulations to the team on their 5th placing, and to Luron Iosefa who was selected in the Condors Tournament Team.

Under 15s

Congratulations also to our Under 15s team who placed 14th overall.

Day One

Game 1 vs Avondale College 29-5 win.

Tries: 2 Dillon Voaga, Jack Elliot, Trey Alatini, Luca Fuller, 2 con Callum Murray.

Game 2 vs St Thomas of Canterbury 14-31 loss.

Tries: Brodey Warren, Callum Murray, 2 con Callum Murray.

Game 3 vs Tauranga Boys’ College 12-7 win.

Some hearty defence and good impact from the bench to take a close arm wrestle of a match.

Tries: Brodey Warren, Freddie Forsythe, 1 con Callum Murray

Game 4 vs Sacred Heart College 17-24 loss.

Tries: Callum Murray, Freddie Forsythe, Brodey Warren, 1 con Callum Murray, 1 con Trey Alatini

A poor start which included some basic errors and bad defence gave SHC a 24-0 lead!

The team then showed good fighting spirit and heart to come back with 3 tries, unfortunately time wasn’t on our side. Finished 3rd in our pool.

Day Two

Game 5 was a tough Plate Quarter final against Christchurch Boys’ High School going down 29-12.

Tries: Dillon Vaoga, Trey Alatini, 1 con Callum Murray

Game 6 was the Consolation Plate semi-final against St Thomas of Canterbury, a 22-20 win.

A re-match from our pool play which we lost, so good resilience from our boys to turn that earlier result around.

Game 7 was the Consolation Plate final for 13th or 14th place vs Saint Kentigern College.

It was a close encounter with SKC to finish the tournament with King’s going down in the last play conceding a try, 12-17.

A strong defensive effort against an attacking side with a lot of individual brilliance.

Tries: Jack Elliot, Callum Murray, 1 con Callum Murray

Final placing 14th.

Thank you to everyone who came along to support over the four days.

Scott Palmer
Head of Rugby