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Rangi Ruru beats St Margaret's to claim Super Touch final

Maddy Lloyd

Rangi Ruru Girls School has defeated St Margaret's College 6-5 and claimed the title of 2017 Canterbury Super Touch Champions.

Canterbury Secondary Schools Super Touch title


Hundreds turned out at Hagley Park to witness two rival schools bid for the Super Touch title for 2017.

Reigning 2016 champions St Margaret's College were looking to go back to back and retain their trophy, but Rangi Ruru had other plans.

With the half time score three a piece, the second half was set to be a close one.

Rangi Ruru scored early after the half time break, but St Margaret's College answered right back minutes after.

Both teams were strong on attack, but their defensive game let them down leaving easy gaps for the opposition to sneak through.

A flock of Rangi Ruru supporters swarmed onto the field after the game to congratulate their winning team.

Both school principals were at the game and were both looking forward to the friendly rivalry.

"That's what makes sport fun. They're great mates off the field and great competitors on," St Margaret's College principal Gillian Simpson said.

Rangi Ruru School principal Dr Hastie said it was exciting that two fantastic teams were playing in the final together.

Both teams will compete in the South Island Secondary Schools Touch Tournament this weekend in Christchurch.