SOUTHLAND Girls’ High School will attempt to continue its remarkable rugby dominance when it lines up in yet another South Island final in Dunedin on Saturday.
The Southland Girls’ first 15 has won the South Island title each year since 2012.
As a result it has also progressed to the national top four finals every year since the national girls’ championship was introduced six years ago.
The Invercargill school is the only school in New Zealand to attend every national girls’ rugby finals series.
Coach Nathan Muir has been at the helm throughout that impressive tenure.
He said the most pleasing aspect was that they were on to their next wave of players coming through and had still been able to maintain the success.
Just five players in the current squad would not be returning next year, Muir said.
Southland Girls’ earlier this month beat Otago Girls’ High School 53-36 in a high-scoring contest to book a place in Saturday’s South Island final against Christchurch Girls’ High School.
Muir said he did not know a lot about the Christchurch Girls’ team and just what the chances were of his team making it seven straight South Island titles.
“That’s the beauty of it, we’ll know on Saturday,” he said.
The Southland Girls’ team is captained by loose forward Bree Thomas, the younger sister of Stags co-captain Flynn Thomas.
Saturday’s South Island final will kick off at 1pm in Dunedin.