About

St Peter’s is one of New Zealand’s leading Independent, Anglican, co-educational, day and boarding secondary schools for Years 7 to 13 students. The ethos of the School is based on providing a holistic education for the whole person -body, mind and spirit. Our campus caters for approximately 1140 day and boarding students, on 100 acres of park-like grounds near Cambridge, a short drive from Hamilton City. St Peter’s offers students a level of education that provides them with the skills and confidence to continue learning at a higher level. Our focus is on developing compassionate, lifelong learners who will succeed in a global community. Systems and structures are designed to support academic excellence, pastoral care, spiritual growth, sporting and cultural participation and high achievement. The St Peter’s way is centered on Christian values and a holistic education based on respect for each person. The positive support of teachers, parents and the school body ensures that students here prosper in body, mind and spirit. Rugby background St Peter’s take great pride in their success in the sporting arena, in both specialist and mainstream sport. With worldclass facilities at the school, as well as on their doorstep in the sporting hub of Cambridge, St Peter’s students have every opportunity to excel in their chosen sport. The school has produced many talented rugby players over the years, and despite being a relatively small, co-ed school, students are very well represented in Waikato age-group teams, as well as Super Rugby and New Zealand representative teams. We are very excited about our sixth year in the CNI Rugby competition. This is a competition we particularly enjoy, competing against schools with similar values and standards. 2018 will see a team mixed with youth and experience. We have a number of young players coming through the ranks who bring enthusiasm and energy, who will be ably lead by PJ Latu and Simon Parker, alongside promising senior players Devin Gregory, Andrew Viane, Cam Roigard, Paula Mahe and Lini Ekuasi. While rugby has always been highly valued in the school, the introduction of our Rugby Academy programme in 2017 has seen major growth in rugby, assisting in the development of skill and depth in rugby across the school. We are seeing positive growth in the number of rugby playing students.

St Peter’s take great pride in their success in the sporting arena, in both specialist and mainstream sport. With worldclass facilities at the school, as well as on their doorstep in the sporting hub of Cambridge, St Peter’s students have every opportunity to excel in their chosen sport. The school has produced many talented rugby players over the years, and despite being a relatively small, co-ed school, students are very well represented in Waikato age-group teams. 2014 graduate Sam Caird played for the New Zealand Under 20s, and he and 2015 graduate Ryan Coxon have both played for the New Zealand Barbarians, are both members of the Chiefs Under 20s programme and New Zealand Under 20s side. Recent graduate Laglan McWhannell has also made great progress after making the New Zealand Schools side in 2016.

We are very excited about our fifth year in the CNI Rugby competition. This is a competition we particularly enjoy, competing against schools with similar values and standards. 2016 will see a team mixed with youth and experience. We have a number of young players coming through the ranks who bring enthusiasm and energy, who will be ably lead by Kaea Hongara, alongside promising senior forwards Patrick Lui, Ollie Norris and James Thompson.

While rugby has always been highly valued in the school, 2017 has seen major growth in rugby with junior rugby academies being implemented, designed to develop the skill and depth in rugby across the school. Positive changes are apparent in the rugby programme at both junior and senior levels, with a strong senior squad and junior numbers looking very promising for the future.

Sean Hohneck 1st XV Head Coach

Sean is a former professional rugby player with New Zealand playing experience for New Zealand Maori, Chiefs and Waikato. Overseas he played for Bristol and Leeds in the Premiership and Heineken Cup. In his fifth year with St Peters 1st XV, Sean has also coached premier club side Fraser Tech, and worked as resource coach for the Waikato Mitre 10 cup side.

Will Helu 1st XV Assistant Coach

In 2017 Will retired from professional rugby after spending the best part of 10 years playing in the European and UK leagues. Will has also clocked up 24 international caps for Tonga including two World Cups in 2011 and 2015. In his first year in coaching, Will is already bringing new ideas and a fresh approach to the St Peter’s 1st XV.

1st & 2nd XV Squad 2018

  • Loe BRIGGS
  • Sean CHENERY
  • Toby CHRISTENSEN
  • Cam CRESSWELL
  • Viaolini EKUASI
  • Henri FROMONT
  • Cory GARLAND
  • Devin GREGORY
  • Jack JAMES
  • Guy JOHNSON
  • Josh KALMA
  • Hamish KELLY
  • Peneili LATU
  • Zion LUI
  • Paula MAHE
  • Blake MCMILLAN
  • Bodie MECHELL
  • Kakau MULI
  • Simon PARKER
  • Shaye RETEMEYER
  • Cam ROIGARD
  • Jaydon RYE
  • Dawson SMITH
  • Christian STEWART
  • Alex THOMAS
  • William VAEA
  • Justin VELA-REYNOLDS
  • Andrew VIANE

Key Players Variety

  • Paula Mahe
  • PJ Latu
  • Andrew Viane
  • Devin Gregory
  • Simon Parker
  • Vaiolini Ekuasi
  • Cam Roigard

2017 - Final of CNI Competition 2017 – Co-ed National Champions 2016 - 3rd place Co-ed Nationals 2016 - Final of CNI Competition * 2013 – Waikato Sec Schools 7’s Champions; Condor 7’s Waikato Representatives * 2012 – Toured England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales 2009 – Toured Chile and Argentina 2007 – Toured Italy and France

All Blacks – Keith Lowen (2004) NZ 7’s – Rory Grice (2011), Kendrick Lynn (2008) NZ Barbarians – James Thompson (2017), Ollie Norris (2017), Peni Finau (2017) NZ Schools’ teams – Joshua Davey (2011), Hikairo Forbes (2004) NZ Schools' team* - Laglan McWhannel (2016) NZ Under 19 squad* – Armyn Sanders (World Championships 2006) NZ Under 20 squad* – Rory Grice (World Cup 2011), Sam Caird (2016 NZ Under 17 squad* – Wharenui Hawera (2010) Super rugby – Chiefs - Mitchell Graham (2015-2016), ACT Brumbies - Wharenui Hawera (2017), Chiefs - Laglan McWhannel (2018), Crusaders – Ryan Coxon (2018),

Private Bag 884
1716 Cambridge Road
State Highway 1
Cambridge 3450

Phone
+64 7 827 9899
Fax
+64 7 827 9812
Office
info@stpeters.school.nz

Office info@stpeters.school.nz

Director of Rugby and 1st XV Coach Sean Hohneck rugby@stpeters.school.nz

1st XV Manager Elliot Sharp elliot.sharp@stpeters.school.nz

2018

Lost 17-19v Wesley College
Won 38-10v Wanganui Collegiate School
Won 65-12v St John’s College
Won 31-22v Lindisfarne College
Won 83-0v Te Aute College
Lost 5-24v Feilding High School

2017

Won 25-10v Wesley College
Won 30-8v Wanganui Collegiate School
Won 39-12v Lindisfarne College
Lost 21-38v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Won 21-19v Feilding High School
Won 43-7v St John’s College
Lost 10-28v St Paul’s Collegiate School
Won 77-5v Te Aute College
Won 52-6v Rathkeale College
Lost 7-13v Wesley College (S/F)

2016

Won 35-12v Rathkeale College
Drew 12-12v Wesley College
Won 38-15v Lindisfarne College
Lost 13-19v St Paul’s Collegiate School
Won 31-22v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Won 17-12v Feilding High School
Won 17-16v Wanganui Collegiate School
Won 41-20v St John’s College
Lost 16-30v St Paul’s Collegiate School (Final)

2015

Won 44-5v St John’s College
Lost 13-50v Feilding High School
Lost 5-42v Lindisfarne College
Lost 20-23v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Lost 0-28v St Paul’s Collegiate School
Won 31-12v Rathkeale College
Won 13-10v Wanganui Collegiate School

2014

Won 18-3v Lindisfarne College
Lost 11-20v Feilding High School
Won 34-13v St John’s College
Lost 12-16v St Paul’s Collegiate School
Won 29-12v Francis Douglas Memorial College
Won 34-33v Wanganui Collegiate School

No 2nd XV matches played yet

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