All Blacks (1994-2001)
There was great excitement at both Rosmini College and at Marist North Harbour in 2008 as two Old Boys (1994-2001) were named in the 2008 All Blacks squad – former Head Boy, Anthony Boric (24) and former Sports Captain, Rudi Wulf . Both played in Rosmini’s 1st XV (winning the North Harbour Secondary Schools competition in 2001). North Harbour lock, Boric joined the forward pack and North Harbour outside back, Wulf joined the backs. All Black coach, Graham Henry said these new players, “forced their way into the squad through outstanding performances in the Super 14.”
Wulf suffered a terrible neck injury in 2005 in which he fractured the top cervical vertebrae of his spine and he spent six months not knowing if he would ever play rugby again. Consequently being named an All Black was, “a dream come true.” Anthony Boric celebrated with his family in Kumeu and said it felt, “pretty special” to hear his name read out as, “I never really thought I’d get in.” Wulf and Boric are Rosmini College’s fourth and fifth All Blacks the others being: Blair Larsen, Graham Dowd and Liam Barry.