Feilding High School has a proud tradition in Rugby which is stronger now than ever thanks to the input of coaches and managers like the late Mr Rick Francis, Mr Sam Moore, Mr Dan Paki and Mr Braeden Whitelock, along with many others.
FAHS has produced nine All Blacks, four of them in past the 10 years. We also have nine past 1st XV players in the Super Rugby competition, with many others entering ITM Cup squads and provincial academies. FAHS proudly boasts three recent ex-students, Sam Whitelock, Aaron Smith and Luke Whitelock as current All Blacks, not to mention our 2004 1st XV captain George Whitelock, a 2009 All Black. Currently, FAHS have eight boys’ and one girls’ team participating at local, regional and national levels.
Mr Rick Francis was one of the driving forces behind FAHS rugby as a competitive entity. The former hostel manager spent 15 years at FAHS and was coach and mentor to the 1st XV during his time at the school, but died in November 2012. His commitment to sport and excellence will be remembered, along with his quotes.