In recent times, the Tauranga Boys' College first XV have been seen as the little brother of their Rotorua Boys' High School counterparts, forced to watch on as their close rivals dominated locally and at a national level. In the first round of the Super 8 First XV Championship earlier this year, it was the same old story, Rotorua beating Tauranga comfortably 29-13. Yesterday, the two sides went head-to-head again, this time in a knockout Bay of Plenty final to see who would progress to the next stage of Top Four Nationals qualification. Sports reporter David Beck was there.

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