New Zealand Schools have continued their dominant form with a 34-11 win over Australia Schools to finish their campaign with three victories.
Leceister Faingaanuku, Isaiah Punivai and Lincoln McClutchie all contributing to the 34-11 scoreline.
New Zealand Schools’ coach Jason Holland said he was pleased with the way his team continued to attack a strong Australian team.
“I think we wore them down. At halftime, we encouraged the team to use the width and it was satisfying to see they backed themselves and it came off in the second half,” said Holland.
Number 8 Devan Flanders, from Hastings Boys’ High School, received the Jerry Collins Memorial Bronze Boot for his performance, as selected by the opposition.
Holland agreed with the choice and commended his performance.
“Devan is a workhorse. He does a lot of things people don’t see; his tackle count was huge and he carried well throughout the match,” said Holland.
It was New Zealand Schools’ third win on Australian soil after previously beating Fiji Schools’ (54-7) and Australian Schools’ Barbarians (49-6).