OS Rugby Star Makes History in New Zealand
Old Stamfordian Connor Collett made history on Saturday by becoming only the second Englishman in history to win a National Championship in New Zealand Rugby.
North Harbour won a nail biter 17-14 with the last play of the game in the Mitre 10 final played at the test venue in Dunedin. Connor has enjoyed a phenomenal season in New Zealand winning his club’s young player of the year and finishing the season as the competitions top tackler.
Connor was First XV captain in 2013 captaining his side to a season winning 14 out of 15 matches. He also won the Rugby World Player of the Month that same season.
Stamford School Director of Rugby David Laventure comments: "Connor enjoyed a fabulous career at school and we are all so pleased and proud to see him enjoying success overseas- it’s a fantastic achievement. The last player to do this in 1999 went on to play for England, so who knows where this story could end? (Unless the All Blacks get him first!)"