Marlborough Boy's College line up prior their match against table topper Christchurch Boys' High School.
Marlborough Boys' College were outclassed by Christchurch Boys' High School 20-14 in Blenheim in their UC Championship clash.
While the home side did their best to deliver an upset to the favourites of the competition, they were unable to keep up with the visitors' constant attack.
Coach Gray Cornelius said he was disappointed for his side, as they played remarkably well against the front runners of the competition.
Max Hughes of CBHS was reliable behind the scrum in his side's win over Marlborough Boys' College on Saturday.
"It was a tough game that's for sure. The team did well."
Cornelius said Ethan Bayly and Nigel Satherley were stand outs for the Blenheim-based side, with Bayly scoring a first half try as well as Satherley scoring one of his own and converting both opportunities.
Marlborough will now face the tough challenge of away matches against Lincoln Combined and Ashburton next weekend.
First-five Nigel Satherley of Marlborough Boys' College was a stand out for his side on Saturday against Christchurch Boys' High School.
Cornelius said the competition was a tough one for the young players travelling from the top of the south, but every team was in the same boat.
"It is what it is."
Meanwhile Christ's College were able to overcome everything Shirley Boys' High School threw at them on Saturday with a 27-22 win and Lincoln Combined were also able to narrowly beat Rangiora High School, 21-17.