Aussie Schoolboys beat Kiwis for first time in 10 years Rugby Schoolboys Australian Schoolboys ended 10 years of disappointment with a thrilling 23-17 rugby union victory over New Zealand Schools to reclaim the Trans-Tasman Trophy in Sydney today. Tries to Robert Horne and Afusipa Taumoepeau and 13 points from the boot of flyhalf Matt Toomua earned Australia its first victory over New Zealand since 1997, and just their sixth over the Kiwis since 1978. Playing before a vocal 2,000 strong crowd at St Josephs College, the hosts started brightly and opened the scoring through a Toomua penalty. New Zealand responded strongly and following a great run by fullback Charlie Ngatai, the Kiwis quickly moved the ball wide for lock Daniel Faleafa to dive over. Ben Botica converted for a 7-3 lead. The teams traded penalty goals and the visitors went into halftime leading 10-6. Toomua opened the second half scoring with a penalty. Australia regained the lead soon after when Robert Horne sliced through the Kiwis midfield defence to score his team's first try, converted by Toomua. A clever delayed pass from Toomua found Taumoepeau and the Joeys winger strolled over next to the posts to put the Aussies in a commanding 23-10 lead. However, a late try to Kiwi winger Julian Savea set up a frantic final minute as Australia's defence hung on for victory.