It can be one of the most intimidating places to play in schoolboy rugby, but Whanganui Collegiate 1st XV carried a result out of "The Gully" that was over 15 years in the making with a 32-26 win over New Plymouth Boys' High on Wednesday.

Collegiate have not beaten NPBHS 1st XV since the 2003 and 2004 seasons, and were facing an experienced forward pack, led by Tuterangi Anderson, one of the most promising props in the Chiefs region.

Loose forwards Thomas Murray-Edwards, Tom Simpson and George Birkett had to be respected, as did centre William Guthrie and first-five Jack