Nelson College Defeat Otago Boys

Nelson College  South Island Champions

Nelson College 1st XV have won the New Zealand Secondary Schools South Island 1st XV Championship with a 28 – 26 win over Otago Boys High School 1st XV at Littlebourne this afternoon.

In warm and fine conditions, Otago Boys dominated most of the first half but found themselves 14 – 12 behind at halftime due to Nelson College scoring right before the break. In the second half, Nelson College extended it’s lead to 28 to 19 before Otago Boys prop Tevita Pole scored and the conversion made it 28 – 26 with 15 minutes to play.

In the closing 10 minutes, Otago Boys had a number of drives for the line but couldn’t break the Nelson College defence.

The 28 – 26 win for Nelson College wins them the South Island title and a spot in the National Top Four tournament held in Palmerston North.

OBHS 1st XV v Nelson College 1st XV (31.08.19)
Nelson College players celebrate with winners medals following the New Zealand Schools South Island Championship match between Otago Boys High School 1st XV and Nelson College 1st XV played at Littlebourne in Dunedin, on Saturday 31st August, 2019.  – Buy Image

OBHS 1st XV v Nelson College 1st XV (31.08.19)Otago Boys reflect on their season following the New Zealand Schools South Island Championship match between Otago Boys High School 1st XV and Nelson College 1st XV played at Littlebourne in Dunedin, on Saturday 31st August, 2019. – Buy Image

OBHS 1st XV v Nelson College 1st XV (31.08.19)
Nelson College perform a Haka prior to the New Zealand Schools South Island Championship match between Otago Boys High School 1st XV and Nelson College 1st XV played at Littlebourne in Dunedin, on Saturday 31st August, 2019. – Buy Image

OBHS 1st XV v Nelson College 1st XV (31.08.19)
Otago Boys take the field through the Hoops Army guard of honour prior to the New Zealand Schools South Island Championship match between Otago Boys High School 1st XV and Nelson College 1st XV played at Littlebourne in Dunedin, on Saturday 31st August, 2019. – Buy Image

OBHS 1st XV v Nelson College 1st XV (31.08.19)
Otago Boys first five Tevita Asi makes a break steps through the tackle of Nelson College flanker Hunter Leppien during the New Zealand Schools South Island Championship match between Otago Boys High School 1st XV and Nelson College 1st XV played at Littlebourne in Dunedin, on Saturday 31st August, 2019. – Buy Image

OBHS 1st XV v Nelson College 1st XV (31.08.19)Jakob Te Hiwi looks to evade the tackle of Nelson College lock Tom Thornalley during the New Zealand Schools South Island Championship match between Otago Boys High School 1st XV and Nelson College 1st XV played at Littlebourne in Dunedin, on Saturday 31st August, 2019. – Buy Image

OBHS 1st XV v Nelson College 1st XV (31.08.19)Nelson College centre Ollie Inch breaks free of a tackle and heads into a gap during the New Zealand Schools South Island Championship match between Otago Boys High School 1st XV and Nelson College 1st XV played at Littlebourne in Dunedin. – Buy Image

OBHS 1st XV v Nelson College 1st XV (31.08.19)Levi Turoa of Otago Boys steps through a Nelson College tackler during the New Zealand Schools South Island Championship match between Otago Boys High School 1st XV and Nelson College 1st XV played at Littlebourne in Dunedin. – Buy Image

OBHS 1st XV v Nelson College 1st XV (31.08.19)
Taylor Dale of Otago Boys cross the line to score during the New Zealand Schools South Island Championship match between Otago Boys High School 1st XV and Nelson College 1st XV played at Littlebourne in Dunedin. – Buy Image

OBHS 1st XV v Nelson College 1st XV (31.08.19)Nelson College winger Connor Johnston runs off a scrum move down the blindside wing during the New Zealand Schools South Island Championship match between Otago Boys High School 1st XV and Nelson College 1st XV played at Littlebourne in Dunedin. – Buy Image

OBHS 1st XV v Nelson College 1st XV (31.08.19)Nelson College halfback Mason Lund clears the ball from a aruck during the New Zealand Schools South Island Championship match between Otago Boys High School 1st XV and Nelson College 1st XV played at Littlebourne in Dunedin. – Buy Image

OBHS 1st XV v Nelson College 1st XV (31.08.19)Otago Boys supporters during the New Zealand Schools South Island Championship match between Otago Boys High School 1st XV and Nelson College 1st XV played at Littlebourne in Dunedin. – Buy Image

OBHS 1st XV v Nelson College 1st XV (31.08.19)
Nelson College players and supporters celebrate following the New Zealand Schools South Island Championship match between Otago Boys High School 1st XV and Nelson College 1st XV played at Littlebourne in Dunedin. Buy Image

OBHS 1st XV v Nelson College 1st XV (31.08.19)Nelson College players and supporters celebrate following the New Zealand Schools South Island Championship match between Otago Boys High School 1st XV and Nelson College 1st XV played at Littlebourne in Dunedin. – Buy Image

OBHS 1st XV v Nelson College 1st XV (31.08.19)Nelson College players and supporters celebrate following the New Zealand Schools South Island Championship match between Otago Boys High School 1st XV and Nelson College 1st XV played at Littlebourne in Dunedin. – Buy Image

OBHS 1st XV v Nelson College 1st XV (31.08.19)Nelson College players, management and support staff celebrate following the New Zealand Schools South Island Championship match between Otago Boys High School 1st XV and Nelson College 1st XV played at Littlebourne in Dunedin. – Buy Image


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