NELSON, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 21: Nelson College v CBHS Trafalgar Park on May 21 2016 in Nelson, New Zealand. (Photo by: Evan Barnes Shuttersport Limited)

Nelson College First XV claim historic Moascar Cup


Nelson College has claimed the Moascar Cup for the first time in its history with a 18-3 win over previous holders Timaru Boys’High School in Timaru today.

Nelson College held the host’s scoreless in the second half after taking an 8-3 advantage into halftime.

The Moascar Cup is the Ranfurly Shield of New Zealand schoolboy rugby and has been around since 1920.

Only Christchurch Boys’ High School, St Bede’s, St Andrews College and TBHS have held the cup in the South Island.

TBHS’s first reign ended after just one week thanks to the loss after they beat St Andrews 14-11 last week.