Oamaru’s two First XVs were involved in games with very similar scorelines last weekend – but only one was on the right side of the ledger.
Waitaki Boys’ High School continued its strong start to the season with a 61-7 thumping of Kavanagh College at Milner Park.
Waitaki was too strong in the forwards and too slick in the backs for the struggling Dunedin side.
No 8 Sione Kaufusi and winger Kadin Turner each scored two tries for the home side.
Other tries went to George Parker, Joseph Siale, Jack Willans, Bryden Skinner and Ryley MacColl, while Mason James kicked seven conversions and MacColl kicked one.
It was not quite such good news for St Kevin’s College, which fell 62-5 to a rampant John McGlashan College in Dunedin.
McGlashan led just 22-5 with 15 minutes to play before the score blew out.
St Kevin’s coach Robbie Breen said his squad was missing no fewer than 13 players, and that eventually proved decisive.
After a fine start to the season, St Kevin’s has dropped two straight, and while it can recharge over Queen’s Birthday Weekend, its next game is at home to the formidable Otago Boys’ High School First XV.
Otago Boys’, on a mid-season trip to Australia, gifted Mt Aspiring College five points with a default at the weekend, and that could have significant ramifications for St Kevin’s in its bid to make the top six.
Waitaki Boys’ hosts Mt Aspiring on June 9, and the Oamaru schools then play each other on June 16.