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The Friendliest Of Matches

The Kristin 1st XV finished its 2019 campaign on a high note, hosting a squad from Mt. Richmond - a special school in South Auckland - in a match that embodied the sportsmanship and love of the game that rugby strives to promote.

For the second year in a row players from the Kristin 1st XV and 6th-grade squads had a run and then shared a meal with players from Mt. Richmond.

While scrums were uncontested, the young men on both sides played with intensity and respect – both for each other and for the game.  It was the norm on the day to see players congratulating their opponents for making a good run, executing a solid tackle or putting down a try.

The Mt. Richmond match will be on Kristin’s 2020 calendar as well, followed by a formal after-match ceremony with Captains’ speeches and honours for Man-of-the-Match.