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On Saturday the 22nd August 2020, the 1st XV added to our school’s rugby legacy by winning the prestigious Moascar Cup for only the 2nd time in our school’s history. Our last successful challenge was in 2003 in the National Final, also against Napier BHS. The team played outstandingly in the first half leading 22 - 0 with tries to John Horua, Captain Dayna Bidois and outstanding flanker Jordan Hutchings with two conversions and a penalty to Xavier Mitchell-Winsor. However, Napier came storming back in the second half scoring 22 points to our 3. Our team were desperate on defence and held the determined Napier side out in the last seconds to win 25 - 22.

The Trophy is a very unique cup with its origins in London, England, 1904. Somehow the Trophy made its way to Cairo, Egypt between then and 1918. The cup, made of solid sterling silver, was purchased by the competition organising committee of the British Expeditionary Forces who had 10 Divisions camped in Ismailia, a city in North-Easten Egypt. The committee thought it best to keep the soldiers occupied through sport, so created a rugby competition that included 6 British teams, 3 Australian and 1 New Zealand Division. The name Moascar was thought to come from a small village nearby where the troops were stationed when in actual fact, Moascar means camp in Arabic. So the Camp Cup, but Moascar sounds better. To make it appropriate to the occasion the Trophy was mounted on a centre part of a sawn-off propeller off a German plane shot down close to Egypt. It certainly made the Trophy valuable, more so as the years passed.

The New Zealand Mounted Rifle Brigade won the Tournament with a record of 9 wins and 1 draw. It was a fiercely contested competition. The desire to keep this Trophy relevant meant it was presented to the NZRFU for the good of rugby. Because Junior rugby had suffered through the war, it was decided to donate it to school 1st XV rugby in a knockout tournament between the North and South Island to decide the best school in the country. Over the years, for various reasons, the Trophy has been lost, forgotten about, and even a victim of theft...the original German propeller was stolen and replaced with another.

Many stars had to align for us to win this Trophy often referred to as the Ranfurly Shield of, and symbol of, school boy supremacy. In fact, only 39 school 1st XVs have ever held the Moascar Cup and it is only the 2nd time Rotorua Boys have held the Trophy, previously in 2003 - 2004. The Trophy has seen a major revival in the last 30 years with the NZRFU making several rule changes to ensure that it is not forgotten about and that it is protected by schools.

Mr G Hunt (BSp&ExSci, DipTchg)
1st XV Manager
ghunt@rbhs.school.nz

 

Saturday, March 6th, 2021

Monday, March 8th, 2021

Week 6

Time: 00:00

Extended House Group

Time: 08:45 Duration: 45 minutes

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

Yr 11 Road Expo

Time: 00:00

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Junior Assembly

Time: 11:30 Duration: 1 hours

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

Breakdance Workshop- P5 Hall

Marisols Y10 12 & 13 Time: 00:00

Friday, March 12th, 2021

Academic Review Day

Time: 00:00

Saturday, March 13th, 2021

1st XV vs JPC

Time: 12:00 Duration: 30 minutes

Monday, March 15th, 2021

L2&3 Business Studies Trip- Toi Ohomai (Bu)

Young Enterprise Scheme for Level 2&3 Business studies Timata Kickstarter workshop at Toi Ohomai Joe Burke PENDING Time: 00:00

Week 7

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

BOPSS Touch - RBHS

Time: 00:00

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

Saturday, March 20th, 2021

1st XV vs Dilworth

Time: 12:00 Duration: 30 minutes

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Week 8

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Waka Ama SS Nationals- Blue Lake (TBC)

Kelly Kinita Time: 00:00

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

Senior Assembly

Time: 11:30 Duration: 1 hours

Saturday, March 27th, 2021

Rotorua Pasifika Festival

Rotorua Primary School Time: 00:00

1st XV vs Massey HS Away

Time: 12:00 Duration: 30 minutes

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Week 9

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

BP Business Challenge- Young Enterprise

Y11 Joseph Burke Time: 00:00

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

BOPSS Touch - RBHS

Mixed, open and social grades Time: 00:00

Friday, April 2nd, 2021

Easter Break

Time: 00:00 Duration: 1 hours

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

Week 10

Time: 00:00

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Friday, April 9th, 2021

Saturday, April 10th, 2021

1st XV vs St Peter’s Cambridge away

Time: 12:00 Duration: 30 minutes

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Y9 Parent Conferences

Starting 3.30pm Time: 00:00

Week 11

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

Y10-13 Parent Conference

Starts at 3.30pm Time: 00:00

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

Leadership Assembly

Time: 09:45 Duration: 1 hours

Saturday, April 17th, 2021

1st XV vs Auckland GS Away

Time: 12:00 Duration: 1 hours

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

Saturday, May 1st, 2021

1st XV vs St Peter’s Auck Hm

Time: 12:00 Duration: 1 hours 30 minutes

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Week 1

Time: 00:00

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

Monday, May 10th, 2021

Week 2

Time: 00:00

Monday, May 17th, 2021

Week 3

Time: 00:00

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021

Super 8 Cultural Festival - TBC

VENUE AND DATES STILL TO BE CONFIRMED Time: 00:00

Monday, May 24th, 2021

9A&E Amazing Race- Local Museum (TBC)

9A and E will be completing a local and historical Amazing Race put on by the local Museum. Monday the 24th of May. 9A would go between 9.30am and 11am. 9E would go between 12.30pm and 2pm. The transport is complete covered by Ngati Whakaue. Emma Jamieson & Kylie Nichols will take both groups of 30 separately. Time: 00:00

Y11PE Camp-TBC

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

Arts Faculty Review

Time: 00:00

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

9A- Science Competition JPC

5pm-9pm four selected boys Darren TIC Time: 00:00

Nga Manu Korero

Time: 00:00

Monday, May 31st, 2021

Week 5

Time: 00:00

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

Year 10 Sexwise

Time: 00:00

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

Friday, June 4th, 2021

Hall of Fame

Time: 00:00

Saturday, June 5th, 2021

1st XV vs Tangaroa College Hm

Time: 12:00 Duration: 30 minutes

Monday, June 7th, 2021

Week 6

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Friday, June 11th, 2021

Saturday, June 12th, 2021

Super 8 Rugby vs Tauranga BC Hm

Time: 12:00 Duration: 30 minutes

Monday, June 14th, 2021

Week 7

Time: 00:00

Saturday, June 19th, 2021

Super 8 Rugby vs Gisborne BHS Away

Time: 13:00 Duration: 30 minutes

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Week 8

Time: 00:00

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Friday, June 25th, 2021

Blood Donation Day

Time: 00:00

Saturday, June 26th, 2021

Super 8 Rugby vs Hamilton BHS Away

Time: 12:00 Duration: 30 minutes

Monday, June 28th, 2021

Week 9

Time: 00:00

Friday, July 2nd, 2021

Saturday, July 3rd, 2021

Super 8 Rugby vs Hastings BHS Home

Time: 12:00 Duration: 30 minutes

Monday, July 5th, 2021

Week 10

Time: 00:00

Saturday, July 10th, 2021

Super 8 Rugby vs Napier BHS Home

Time: 12:00 Duration: 30 minutes

Monday, July 26th, 2021

Week 1

Time: 00:00

Saturday, July 31st, 2021

Super 8 Rugby vs Pamlerston BHS Away

Time: 12:00 Duration: 30 minutes

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

Week 2

Time: 00:00

Friday, August 6th, 2021

Saturday, August 7th, 2021

Super 8 Rugby vs New Plymouth BHS Home

Time: 12:00 Duration: 30 minutes

Monday, August 9th, 2021

Week 3

Time: 00:00

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Thursday, August 12th, 2021

Friday, August 13th, 2021

Academic Review Day

Time: 00:00

Monday, August 16th, 2021

Week 4

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

Excel Performing Arts Lunchtime Performance

Time: 13:30 Duration: 30 minutes

Saturday, August 21st, 2021

Super Eight 1st XV Final

Time: 12:00 Duration: 30 minutes

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Week 5

Time: 00:00

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Week 6

Time: 00:00

Monday, September 6th, 2021

Week 7

Time: 00:00

Monday, September 13th, 2021

Week 8

Time: 00:00

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Week 9

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Team Photos - Hall

Time: 00:00

Monday, September 27th, 2021

Week 10

Time: 00:00

Monday, October 18th, 2021

Week 1

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Monday, October 25th, 2021

Week 2

Time: 00:00

Friday, October 29th, 2021

Hostel Prizegiving

Time: 00:00

Saturday, October 30th, 2021

School Ball

Time: 00:00

Monday, November 1st, 2021

Week 3

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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

Monday, November 8th, 2021

Week 4

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Monday, November 15th, 2021

Week 5

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Monday, November 22nd, 2021

Week 6

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Monday, November 29th, 2021

Week 7

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Thursday, December 2nd, 2021

Condor Sevens

Time: 00:00

Monday, December 6th, 2021

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

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