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.
In recent years the signature of the Rotorua Boys'