Tauranga Boys’ College return to the Nationals for the first time in three years and will be looking to showcase the best of the Bay of Plenty.
Head Coach: Tane Bennett
Assistant Coach: Dominic Nicholson
Manager: Cameron Hays
Players: Jeremy McIntosh, Josiah Albert, Liam Hepi, Izaac Kershaw, Jacob Forward, Jack McManaway, Chris Tupaea, Zane Hamilton, Jack Preston, Braydon Luli, Kaleb Harema
Tauranga City Under-19 Representatives: Josiah Albert (Captain), Jeremy McIntosh, Chris Tupaea, Jacob Forward, Liam Hepi, Kaleb Harema Rep
Tauranga City Under-17 Representatives: Zane Hamilton (Captain), Izaac Kershaw
Nationals Best Finnish: Fifth
Pool: Cashmere High School, Macleans College, Napier Boys’ High School, Waimea College, St Patrick’s College, Wellington
Super 8: Fourth
Zone 2 Premiership: Fourth
Bay of Plenty Wide: Champions
Tauranga City Schools: Champions
Synopsis: The key to Tauranga Boys’ College achieving at Nationals this year is pace. Utilising athleticism and speed in transition along with general fitness is key. Tauranga isn’t a particularly big team, but they move and shot the ball well. Tauranga managed to top their pool at Premiership tourney which saw them avoid eventual winners, Hamilton Boys’ High School. Tauranga had missed out on Nationals for the past three years so a top four finish in the highly competitive Super 8 and a trip to Palmerston North is a great result.
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