St Peters College have claimed the Auckland first XV rugby title in a thriller against Kings College at Eden Park.

St Peters claimed a 29-28 win, holding off a strong fight back to claim the title.

After scoring in the first 30 seconds of the match, St Peters got off to a dream start. They crossed the line again soon after and within minutes the side had jumped out to a 12-0 lead.

Kings College got on the board off the tee, but things went from bad to worse when St Peters crossed the stripe for a third time in the first half.


A late converted try and penalty goal gave Kings some hope as they closed the gap to 17-13 at half time.

Soon after the break, Kings found themselves in the lead after an early penalty was followed by their second try of the day.

St Peters College players celebrate a try. Photo / Photosport
St Peters College players celebrate a try. Photo / Photosport

However, back to back tries to St Peters gave them a 29-21 lead heading into the final stages of the game.

Kings got over the line once more, but the conversion saw them remain behind by a single point, which was how the scoreboard remained when the final whistle blew.