On Friday June 17 four All Blacks visited the school to run a skills session for our rugby players. St Mary’s was a winner of the OneMoreTeam competition where three schools throughout the country were chosen to receive a visit from the All Blacks. The session involved questions and answers, signature signing and skills and drills, such as ball retention, tackling, passing and taking the ball into contact. At this time both rugby teams are unbeaten in their respective competitions.
The All Blacks involved were Lima Sopoaga (sister goes to SMC), Damian McKenzie, Patrick Tuipulotu and George Moala.