Waitaki Boys’ High School’s First XV fell to a tightly contested 36-30 loss to King’s High School at Wednesday’s interschool in Dunedin.
Waitaki led 15-12 at the break but King’s robust front row eventually edged the win for the home side.
WBHS still managed to pick up two points from the tie for scoring four tries and keeping the score line within seven points.
Co-coach Ryan Bambry praised his side’s gutsy effort and will now look forward to the short journey to St Kevin’s College on May 24.
” We sort of slowly went away from our game plan in the second half,” he said.
“We were hanging on in the last 20 minutes but showed a lot of guts and scored two tries, it could have gone either way.
“Obviously it’s a huge match, the boys will be up for it and focused, I’m sure they (St Kevin’s) will be too,” he said.
By JAMES FORD
TOP EFFORT: Piliu Tavake in action for Waitaki Boys’ against King’s High School on Wednesday.