Rongotai has a strong tradition of achievement in many sporting codes and is proud of its many provincial and national representatives. 12 All Whites (including Wynton and Shane Rufer, Billy Harris and Chris Killen) and nine All Blacks (including Graham Williams, Mick Williment, Clive Currie, Ofisa Junior Tonu’u, Ma’a Nonu, Julian Savea and Ardie Savea). Several Tall Blacks (Chris Tupu and Troy McLean), Kiwi Rugby League (Sione Faumuina and Joseph Tapine), Black Sticks (Mitesh Patel) and Black Caps (Ian Smith, Bruce Edgar and Jeetan Patel) are Rongotai College Old Boys.
Rongotai College plays traditional annual matches in a number of different codes against the following rival colleges: Wellington College, St Patrick’s College (Town), St Patrick’s College (Silverstream), St Bernards College, Wairarapa College, Nelson College and Palmerston North Boys’ High School.
Sporting Codes offered at Rongotai
Rongotai College has a proud history of competing on the national and local stage in a wide range of codes. The College offers over 30 sporting codes; however whether these sports are delivered depends on playing numbers and adult management. We encourage all students to be involved in at least one sport per season and 80% of our students do so each year. We aim to provide opportunities for the elite competitor to the beginner.
Sports and physical activities offered at Rongotai College in recent years include:
Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Bowls, Canoe Polo, Cricket, Cross Country, Cycling, Dragon Boating, Floorball, Football, Futsal, Golf, Hockey, Mountain Biking, Orienteering, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Small Bore Rifle Shooting, Softball, Swimming, Squash, Table Tennis, Tennis, Touch Rugby, Tramping, Ultimate Frisbee, Underwater Hockey, Volleyball, Waka Ama, Water Polo and Yachting.