For decades Rotorua Boys' High School and Tauranga Boys' College have been going toe to toe on the rugby field. Today, they opened their 2019 Super 8 Rugby Championship campaigns against each other in their 101st match-up. Tauranga hadn't won the match since 2013 and were looking to end a 10-game losing streak against their Bay of Plenty rivals. Rotorua Boys' were hoping to start the season with a bang in front of their home fans and in their first televised game for the year. Sports reporter David Beck was there.

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