'St Kent's saga exposes NZ's win at all costs mentality' - Caller

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Newstalk ZB,
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Audio,
Publish Date
Thursday, 6 December 2018, 3:49p.m.
Auckland powerhouse St Kentigern College has been excluded from the 2019 Auckland 1A First XV competition for poaching. Photo / Getty Images

Schoolboy rugby has been further muddied with Auckland powerhouse St Kentigern College being excluded from next year's Auckland 1A First XV competition.

The fee-paying independent school admitted to recruiting five senior elite players from rival 1st XVs to bolster their squad for 2019.

Talkback caller George told Andrew Dickens he can see comparisons all over the world in professional sport, and thinks this situation is especially unique to our country.

"I think this is a good example of the sporting mentality in New Zealand that we only want the best and we win must win at all costs. We pull people from all over the world to represent us on the national stage, but there has to be a balance."

George went on to explain that although having the ultimate goal of winning games at whatever cost is important for many teams, there must be some type of compromise.

"We pull people from all over the world to represent us on the national stage, but there has to be a balance."

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