This is a serious question: do the results referred to above suggest that Peters have done some recruiting for the First XV this year, or have they just been freakishly lucky to have a raft of good players in the one year amid a sea of dross (both present and historically)? I'm not suggesting an answer, I'm simply interested.
A few points about SPLC - it is a boarding school (not the size of Ashgrove) and the nature of boarding these days is such that more students are boarding later in life, so a lot of good rugby players don't come in until later also St Peters (and other schools) participate in an indigenous program which produces some talented sportsmen and this does not really kick in until Year 10. Hence why the upper age groups are more competitive. At least 4 of the star 1st XV backline are only Year 11 and were in the 15A side last year, so if there is a reasonable forward pack in 2013, you can expect their 1sts to be competitive next year as well.
Re the 14A's I'm told that the school has a big coed enrolment imbalance in Year 9 (something like 65% girls) and so there is only a 22 or 23 man squad to cover the 14A's and B's, so many of these kids back up and play two games of a weekend - the 14B's play before the A's and have been more competitive. The same applies to most AIC sports at this age group, even the swimmers struggle comparatively.
It's great for AIC rugby that Peters are playing Eddies in the blockbuster next weekend, rather than the usual Ash v SLC and I'lll certainly be heading out there for a look.