Sports Institute Rugby

Grade Rugby continues to dominate in the Auckland competitions with significant representation and wins at Rugby Finals Day. The 1A competition is one of the toughest school boy competitions in the world. In 2016, and 2017 the 1st XV made the semi-finals and then went on to challenge the 1A final, in 2018 and 2019 we made the semi-finals also. A large percentage of our boys go on to play representative and professional Rugby.


Mr Gus Leger - IRB Level 3
Mr John Sullivan
Mr Francis Stowers - IRB Level 3

Year levels involved

Years 7 to 10

  • PE shorts (rugby)
  • Sports Institute rugby jersey or SHC jersey
  • Sacred Heart sport socks
  • Rugby boots (own)
  • Sports Institute training jacket (optional)

Please see the Uniform online store for current pricing.


Rugby fields and Gymnasium

Lesson structure
  • Warm-up
  • Basic skills
  • Games for understanding
  • Tactical awareness
  • Physical conditioning
Teams involved/pathway

Years 7 and 8 - Wednesday afternoon 1st and 2nd XV
Years 9 and 10 - 6th/7th grade teams, under 14 and under 15 teams

Days of competition

Years 7 and 8 – Wednesday afternoon
Years 9 and 10- Saturday morning

High-performance pathway
  • Sacred Heart College 1st XV
  • Auckland Representative teams, Blues U17/U18
  • New Zealand Secondary Schools team