Rugby Academy

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Mr Ngarimu Simpkins

Ngarimu Simpkins has been involved in rugby coaching for the last five years. Appointed as Director of Rugby at Rotorua Boys’ High School in 2014, his past coaching success includes leading the Ngati Porou East Coast to a Heartland Championship in 2012, and now Rotorua Boys’ High School to the New Zealand School’s National Rugby Championship in 2015.  

 Before becoming involved in coaching, Ngarimu played professional rugby for a number of years and represented at first class level both North Harbour and Bay of Plenty. He was also for a time with the Waikato Chiefs Super Rugby Team, before becoming a rugby coach. 

 Currently as the top rugby first XV school in New Zealand, Rotorua Boys’ High School has a strong rugby academy program that allows international students to mix with top schoolboy rugby players and high level coaching.  Each player will be challenged mentally and physically, through tactical game plan options and strength & conditioning fitness levels. Expectations are high to ensure there is development in all areas of the game and to ensure that our school remains as one of New Zealand’s top rugby schools. 

Rugby Academy Philosophy

To foster, identify, enhance and develop the attainment of rugby players and skill levels along with the development and appreciation of rugby as a sport.