St Peter’s pipped in Moascar Cup cliffhanger

Auckland’s St Peter’s College has fallen agonisingly short in a Moascar Cup rugby challenge against near neighbours Auckland Grammar.

St Peter’s lost 22-24 to a last minute drop goal from Grammar, after battling back from an 11 point deficit with just 14 minutes remaining.

The Moascar Cup is the equivalent of the Ranfurly Shield for school first XV rugby in New Zealand.

The match, which was also a semi-final contest in the Auckland 1A competition, was shown live on Sky Sports’ Rugby Channel on August 16.

A victory would have been the icing on the cake for St Peter’s, which celebrated its 75th jubilee the previous weekend.

St Peter’s beat Auckland Grammar 15-10 earlier in the season.

Another Catholic school, Sacred Heart College, lost to St Kentigern College 14-24 in the other Auckland semi-final.

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