'We can practise kicking!' – Wellington students stoked at gifting of new rugby goal posts

Aspiring rugby players from one of the country’s poorest schools are already dreaming of the big time after being gifted goal posts their school couldn’t afford.

Wellington Rugby donated the posts to Titahi Bay North School just in time for their big match with Petone Central. Source: 1 NEWS

Wellington Rugby donated the posts to help Titahi Bay North School principal Colin Tarr fulfil a promise he made his pupils two years ago.

"I asked the children what sort of things would you like to make this school better? And one of the top things they talked to me about was, 'Mr Tarr, can we have some rugby posts so we know which way to run,'" he said.

Wellington Lions rugby players and Downer Construction staff helped erect the posts today at the decile two primary school.

The Lions play their Mitre 10 Cup semi-final at Westpac Stadium tomorrow, but the Titahi Bay pupils' attention is now more focused on a big match against Petone Central School. 

"Now we can practise over-the-posts kicking, and hope that we could be like one of the Hurricanes or All Blacks or Lions," pupil Shaun Pulmantipa said.