NZ Secondary Schools Rugby League Competition kicks off

By Rahia Timutimu

The top secondary league teams from around the country are battling it out to see who the best is for 2014 at the National Secondary Schools Tournament.

Split in two sections, 24 teams will compete in Papakura this week, with finals being held this Friday.

Rain, hail or sunshine, top secondary school league players will be giving it their all at this year's National Secondary School league tournament being held in Auckland.

24 schools from around the country will vie for top honours over this five-day competition.

Development officer for NZRL, Tony Iro says it's already a success with more than 500 players playing here this week.

This will also be the 10th year a tournament team will be selected from this week's games.

Games will be held throughout the week, with the top teams playing for top spots this Friday.