Sports Update – 5 July

It has been a strong end of term for many of our teams. To keep up-to-date with how our teams are going or to share your team’s results go to the RC Sport Facebook page.

In Badminton, the seniors recorded another 6-0 win, this time over HIBS to move up to 2nd equal on the points table heading into the holiday break. The boys will be in the playoffs next term.

In Basketball, the juniors are on a roll and had a comfortable 84-52 win over Scots and jump to 1st equal in the Thompson Cup, with St Bernard’s having a game in hand.

The Seniors had a classic encounter with St Pat’s Silverstream where they took out the game in a close 86-84 win. They put in the mahi week and backed it up with a comfortable win against Wellington College to win the Rapson – Paulson Cup. Friday night tip-off is 7.30pm against Tawa College. We have a chance to go top of the table heading into holidays with a win against Tawa who are currently first equal.

The Hockey the 1st XI took on Wellington College as part of the Wellington College Traditional. The boys played for the Bartholomew Cup which is the schoolboy hockey equivalent of the Ranfurly Shield. They put in a solid performance for all but 10 minutes of the game and went down 3-0. However, this set them up well for a good 3-2 win over HIBS in their regular season match.

The 2nd XI, still remains undefeated with a bonus point 6-1 win over Naenae to remain top of the table – great stuff lads!

In Football, the 1st XI got their season back on track with a 2-1 win over St Pat’s Silverstream, with Mohammad Dia and Preston Rota netting. They, along with Basketball and Hockey first teams, participated in a Traditional against Wellington College earlier in the week and put in an impressive performance but were unlucky to be down 1-0 on the stroke of half time. They had the better of the second half but conceded after 90 minutes chasing the game to go down 2-0. Tomorrow they take on St Pat’s Town 11.15am at St Pat’s.

The 2nd XI had another solid 9-0 over Naenae College to remain top of the table and the 3rd XI also remain undefeated after a 0-0 draw with Wellington College.

The 1st XV played St Bernard’s College for the Jim Ting Cup. Mr Ting was a Rongotai Old Boy and former teacher, 1st XV coach and Deputy Principal at Rongotai College.  The 1st XV dominated the game and came away with a 53-10 win after leading 29-5 at the half. They are currently second equal on the table.

This week the boys are away to Aotea College and will look to cement their place in the Top 4 with another strong showing in their last game before the holidays.