Chris Grinter and Jonah Lomu are towering figures in New Zealand Secondary Schools' rugby history. Lomu is regarded by many as the greatest schoolboy player of all time and later became the highest profile player in the sport. Grinter ignored advice suggesting Lomu, as a fourth former, was too young to play First XV rugby. He is credited by Jonah as “discovering” the rugby colossus.
Chris Bean: First XV 1985-1988: “Chris Grinter is the best coach I ever came across. His understanding of the game and ability to transfer that to the players was outstanding. The success of Wesley rugby is due to those years he spent at the college. He laid the foundation for the success that followed with winning the Moascar Cup and our very first Top four title as a coach.”
Points For: 763
Points Against: 117
Tries Conceded: 10
Leading Points Scorer: Kiley Kanohi 235 in 22 games.
Leading Try Scorer: Nick Tuwhangai 26 in 20 games.
1. Counties Sevens Champions for a fifth year in a row.
2. Counties First Round Champions.
3. Holders of the ASB Challenge Trophy for Counties First XV games.
4. Winners of the Scarlett Trophy for the game against Te Aute College.
5. Winners of the Gill Trophy for games with St Stephen's.
6. Winners of the Vince Asher Memorial Trophy for matches with Church College.
7. Winners of the Hickling Cup for matches with Old Boys.
8. Counties First XV Champions.
9. New Zealand First XV Champions.
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