Albies clinch premiership

They’ve been the team to beat all year and now St Albert’s College have sealed it, snatching a win against Robb College. 

It was described by some as the best New England Rugby Union grand final in years with both college sides coming out of the sheds all guns blazing. 

Robb were first to put points on the board one minute into the game through a Harry Morrow-penalty.

The ball travelled up the other end and Albies drew level with a penalty of their own. 

The first try came courtesy of Albies’ captain Alex Pay when charged down a Robb kick. 

The conversion put them up 13-6. 

Max Cowley answered for Robb College 10 minutes later before Albies extended their lead to 16-10 through another penalty goal to lead at half-time. 

Robb were again first to put points on the board in the second term through a penalty before a Will Turner-try put Albies further in front 23-14. 

Darcy Larritt put Robb in front when he crossed for a five-pointer. 

Albies took the lead back when James Reynolds made his way over. 

Tom Condon extended the lead for Albies four minutes later. 

One minute before full-time Mick Ogilvie barged his way over but it wasn’t enough as Albies held on to win 37-29. 

More to come.