Scots College have won the Wellington First XV Premiership for the second time, pipping St Patrick’s College, Silverstream 20-15 at Jerry Collins Stadium this afternoon. At this stage Scots were rampant and a quick tap by blindside Isaac Sailo caught Silverstream napping in the corner. Special shout out to the NSW Waratahs Development side that took out the Pillinger Cup after defeating 2018 winners RKS U18 in their first game, and Scots Gold in the Final.… Silverstream won seven breakdown turnovers and loose forwards Toby Crosby, Jacob Beattie and Peter Laki were all exceptional along with young centre Tony Solomona. Scots’ inability to find touch from penalties bordered on comical, but a miss-strike by Oryaan Kalolo worked in their favour when the ball bounced at halfway and was grabbed by centre Ethan Webster-Nonu who sprinted clear. There was to be no further scoring in the final, but not for a want of trying as Silverstream threw everything at Scots. The temperamental weather was a metaphor for the unpredictable nature of the match. Scots College defended the Christian Cullen Cup with a 31-7 win over St Pat’s Town in their final and St Mary’s College retained the Kat Simpkins Cup with a 26-10 win over Queen Margaret College. For Scots hooker Sase Va’a, lock Maea Tema-Schmidt and No. Scots College also won the Boys U15 tournament, beating St Pat’s Town 26-17 in their final. The game kicked-off in heavy rain and Scots were forced into retreat early from smart Silverstream kicking. Temalesi Rayasi and Waimarie Weston struck early, before a third try from a 5-metre scrum followed. Solo refused to abort his ambitious approach and a dummy and break sparked a breakout and second try to Webster-Nonu, after good support play from wing Ayden Hammond and thrilling counter attack. But despite all of Silverstream’s endeavour and Scots’ ill-discipline in the contests for possession, their defence held. Despite relentless attack inside the Scots 22 for much of the second-half, Silverstream failed to defend their title. Te Araroa Sopoaga scored for QMC before the break, but St Mary’s had the final in the bag when Drenna Falaniko crossed early after the turnaround. Next week both sides enter the Hurricanes qualifying series for the National Top Four. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Despite the absence of both Wellington College and St Pat’s Silverstream from the Open Boys draw, the competition was strong throughout the morning. The conversion about 15 metres to the left of the poles was missed and Scots held on to a 17-15 lead with about 20 minutes to play. 2.8K likes. Silverstream won seven breakdown turnovers and loose forwards Toby Crosby, Jacob Beattie and Peter Laki were all exceptional along with young centre Tony Solomona. Silverstream leapt to a 10-0 lead before conceding three tries in the last 15 minutes of the first-half to trail 17-10 at the interval.