About

Lindisfarne College is a Year 7-13 Presbyterian Boarding and Day School for boys in Hastings, New Zealand. It is one of the top boys’ schools in New Zealand and has established itself as a leader in boys’ education both nationally and internationally. The academic results of the college place it consistently as one of the top schools in NZ with pass rates between 97% and 100% in national examinations. Most students go on to tertiary studies at New Zealand or overseas universities.

Sport is compulsory for the 500 boys at Lindisfarne College and it has a proud record of success across all sports. Strong coaching and fitness programmes play a huge role in developing our players as they move through development teams and aspire to play for the College’s premier sides. Spacious grounds and first-rate gym facilities support a culture of excellence.

Lindisfarne College also boasts a top music programme including a pipe band, three concert and symphonic bands, a jazz band and many other groups. A focus on public speaking and communication is another important cornerstone along with the development of Christian values, good manners and service to others. Together these produce ‘good men’ who go on to lead successful and significant lives.

Throughout the 63 years of its history, Lindisfarne College’s rugby teams have consistently punched above their weight. A proud rugby tradition has evolved and the college has now produced five All Blacks: Mick Duncan (1971, two tests), John Timu (1989-94, 50 matches 26 tests, nine tests as a Kiwi League rep), Taine Randell (61 matches, 51 tests, 22 as Captain), Campbell Johnstone (2005, three tests) and Israel Dagg (2010, 61 tests to date).

Lindisfarne College has produced several NZ Schools’ players and many more at various national age grade levels. Three NZ Maori, four NZ Universities and numorous Super Rugby players are testimony to the processes in place at Lindisfarne College that allow its rugby players to progress to a higher level in the game. At present, we turn out six teams from the school roll of around 500 students and all teams are coached and managed by staff members.

Traditional matches are played against Rathkeale College, Scots College and Wanganui Collegiate. Annual fixtures are played against local rivals Hastings Boys’ High School and Napier Boys’ High School and a pre-season games against Palmerston North and Gisborne Boys’ High School.

The season begins with the Presbyterian Quadrangular Tournament established in 1989, involving Scots College (Wellington), St Andrew’s College (Christchurch) and St Kentigern College (Auckland) . The Lindisfarne College 1st XV won the inaugural CNI Rugby competition in 2012, were forth last year in 2013 and beaten semifinalist in 2014 and 2015.

Jared Fritchley Manager

Jared Fritchley (Manager) and Karl Jones (Coach) are both in their second year with the 1st XV. Both are teachers at Lindisfarne College and enjoy helping the young men of our College reach their potential. They both see rugby (and sport in general) as an important vehicle for this to happen.

Karl Jones Coach

1st XV Squad 2017

  • Reece AKUHATA
  • Jack BEATTIE
  • Gus CAMPBELL
  • Tom CHARTERIS
  • Josh COMBS
  • George CRANSWICK
  • Oscar CRICHTON
  • Jordy DOUGLAS
  • Jayden FALCON
  • Ben FRAME
  • Freddie GIBSON
  • Jordan HARDIE
  • Jon KARLSSON
  • Anthony KOROCOWIRI
  • Daniel LIVINGSTON
  • Kaaka MACDONALD
  • Maika NASILASILA
  • Ethan ROADLEY
  • Zinzan ROPITINI
  • Tom SCOTT
  • Armand SOKOTAUA
  • Majella TUFUGA
  • George TWIGLEY

Josh Combs

Jayden Falcon

George Cranswick

Ben Frame

Maika Nasilasila

Anthony Korocowiri

Majella Tufuga

  • 2016 - Pushing HBHS close, leading for most of the 1st half, eventually losing 14-32
  • 2015 - Making CNI semifinal (losing to FHS 10-11), winning the Quad tournament at Lindisfarne
  • 2014 – Playing live on Sky TV beating FDMC to win the Rick Francis Memorial Shield and kept it for the remainder of the season
  • 2013 – Made the Quadrangular finals for the third year running, losing to Scots College
  • 2012 – Won the inaugural CNI competition; made the Quadrangular finals for the second consecutive year, losing 18-15 to Scots College; won all three traditional matches, beat Hastings Boys’ High School 46-19, toured the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland
  • 2011 – Won the Presbyterian Quadrangular Final beating Scots College 22-7
  • 2010 – Won all three traditional matches, beat Te-Aute College by a record 84-0
  • All Blacks – Taine Randell (Captain), Israel Dagg (2010-current), Campbell Johnstone (2005), John Timu (1989-94), Mick Duncan (1971)
  • Recent NZ Under 20 – Tiaan Falcon (2017, 1st 5/8), Mason Emerson (2016, winger), Tim Cadwallader (Hooker), George Bridge (2015, Fullback), Sam Godwin (2015, No. 8)
  • Recent NZ Schools – Mason Emerson (2014, Winger)
  • Recent NZ Barbarians – Tiaan Falcon (2015, 1st 5/8), Hugh Renton (2013, No 8)
  • Current Super Rugby - Hurricanes - Hugh Renton. Crusaders - George Bridge, Israel Dagg.
  • Current Mitre 10 Cup – Magpies - Mason Emerson, Tiaan Falcon, Hugh Renton, Israel Dagg. Manawatu Turbos - Tim Cadwallader, Tom Parsons. Canterbury - George Bridge, Sam Godwin.

600 Pakowhai Road
PO Box 2341
Hastings 4120

Phone
+64 6 873 1136
Fax
+64 6 878 6955
Office
office@lindisfarne.school.nz

1st XV Coach
Karl Jones
jones.karl@lindisfarne.school.nz

1st XV Manager
Jared Fritchley
fritchley.jared@lindisfarne.school.nz
027 683 2555

2017

Lost 12-39v St Peter’s School
Won 36-32v Te Aute College
Lost 0-27v Wesley College
Lost 10-28v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Won 19-17v Wanganui Collegiate School
Won 44-14v St John’s College
Lost 0-53v Feilding High School
Lost 15-31v St Paul’s Collegiate School
Won 29-27v Rathkeale College

2016

Won 40-5v St John’s College
Won 39-15v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Lost 15-38v St Peter’s School
Lost 10-29v Feilding High School
Lost 17-18v Wanganui Collegiate School
Lost 3-13v Wesley College
Lost 15-17v Rathkeale College
Lost 11-25v St Paul’s Collegiate School

2015

Won 37-12v St John’s College
Won 25-7v Wanganui Collegiate School
Won 42-5v St Peter’s School
Won 31-0v Rathkeale College
Won 15-7v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Lost 10-20v St Paul’s Collegiate School
Lost by defaultv Feilding High School
Lost 10-11v Feilding High School (S/F)

2014

Lost 3-18v St Peter’s School
Won 17-3v St John’s College
Lost 3-32v St Paul’s Collegiate School
Won 19-12v Feilding High School
Won 32-20v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Won 22-8v Rathkeale College
Won 25-17v Wanganui Collegiate School
Lost 16-22v Francis Douglas Memorial College (S/F)
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