NSW I has defeated NSW II to win the 2014 Australian Schoolboys Championships with the score of 38-24 at St Ignatius’ College Riverview on Saturday 5 July afternoon.
The tournament brings together the best young Australian Schoolboy Rugby talent to compete in a challenging tournament with the possibility of being selected in the Australian Schoolboy side.
Australian Rugby Union General Manager Pathways, Ben Whitaker was on hand to witness the final.
“It was a great match from both NSW sides so it was good to see so much depth coming through the Schoolboy ranks.
“Congratulations to all teams who took part in the tournament across the two divisions.
“We look forward to seeing many of these players progress through our Australian Rugby pathways program including the Under 20s and the NRC.”
The match really was a game of two halves with NSW I shooting out to a 38-0 lead at half time over NSW II.
The break was not kind to NSW I as NSW II scored 24 unanswered points, however it was not to be as NSW I held on to be crowned champions for 2014.
8th Place: Western Australia
7th Place: Combined States
6th Place: VIC (1)
5th Place: ACT
3rd Place: equal QLD (1) & QLD (2)
2nd Place: NSW (2) - Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop Shield
1st Place: NSW (1) - BH ‘Jika’ Travers Shield
NSW (2) 18 (N Duffy J Thomas T Wright tries J Wright pen goal) bt ACT 17 (J Jackson-Hope T Evans H Tyson tries J Fulivai goal)
Queensland (1) 36 (A Horan H Fox J Fittock C Moroney C Setu D Bender tries H Nucifora 3 goals) bt Western Australia 15 (N Jooste K Cudd tries N Jooste goal pen goal).
Queensland (2) 19 (L McNamara J McColl G Robertson tries E Pilz 2 goals) bt Combined States 17 (K Anthony M Koortz tries 2 goals pen goal)
NSW (1) 56 (G Porter 2 A Crichton 2 L Lough C Watson A Vatuvei S Loga-Tarogi S Afu H Hutchison tries C O'Shea 2 H Goddard goals) bt Victoria II 17 (D O'Meagher I Tupai J Schwalger tries G Semisi goal)
LMRDT 51 (N Barker 2 B Luta 2 B Turnbull 2 N Tamwoy M Doolan D Grant tries B Lee 2 M Doolan con) bt VIC II (2) 24 (J Leiataua T Uluilelata A Smylie tries A Smylie 3 con pen goal)
SA 31 (K Joppich 3 Z Burgess T Butler tries J Astle 2 M Masefield cons) bt NT 17 (R Calkin M Motonicocoka tries R Calkin 2 cons J Lim pen goal)
QLD (1) 32 (C Setu 2 J Fittock S Edwards C Moroney tries F Dorrrough 2 con A Horan pen goal) bt ACT 15 (J Fulivai S Ross tries J Jackson-Hope con H Tyson pen goal)
NSW (2) 33 (S Renton 2 T Wright D Moore J Sedgman tries S Renton 4 cons) bt WA 7 (N Jooste try con)
NSW (1) 27 (G Porter (2) H Summerhayes A Vatuvei tries H Goddard con pen goal H Emery con) bt Combined States O.
QLD (2) 19 (K Coventry C Afamasaga G Robertson tries B McNulty 2 cons) bt VIC (1) 17 (D O’Meagher A Tuimalealiifano S Tuipulotu tries B Gray con)
Division II Round Robin: National Indigenous (LMRDT) 50 (M Doolan (2) B Turnbull L Anau L Snowball N Tamwoy C Mansell N Barker tries M Doolan 5 con) bt Northern Territory 3 (J Lim pen goal). South Australia 15 (W Marschallek R France tries J Astle con pen goal) bt VIC (2) 7 K Salter try A Smylie con)
Division I POOL A: ACT 33 (S Ross (2) N Saunders L Simonsson B Leber tries H Tyson con J Fulivai 2 pen goals) bt Western Australia 25 (L Mario (2) C Uyen tries N Jooste 2 cons 2 pen goals) NSW (2) 23 T Laimani J McGregor tries S Renton 2 cons 3 pen goals bt QLD (1) 21 (S Edwards (2) C Pritchard tries H Nucifora 3 cons
Division I POOL B: VIC (1) 36 (G Semisi B Gray A Van Zyl R Leota J Lemalu S Tuipoluto tries B Gray 3 cons) bt Combined States 15 (J Bowditch H Rowe L Price tries) NSW (1) 41(H Hutchison (2) G Porter (2) C Watson V Fifita tries H Goddard 4 cons pen goal) bt QLD (2) 10 (A Scot-Young try E Pilz con pen goal)
Combined States 36 (L Lealaiauloto-Tui (2), J Wilkinson (2), J Thorndyke, L Price tries, K Anthony 3 cons) bt Western Australia 12 (L Mario, A Offer tries, N Jooste Con).
ACT 24 (J Jackson-Hope, J Fulivai, S Ross, T Evans, tries. J Jackson-Hope, H Tyson, cons) bt VIC (1) 22 (S Tuipoluto (2), I Tupai, T Blake tries) JP Sauni con)
QLD (1) 26 (C Setu, T Tualima, D Bender, N Te Rupe, tries. A Horan (2) cons, H Nucifora con) drew with QLD (2) 26 (S Keane, G Robertson, J Henjak, L Peterson tries. E Pilz (2) B McNulty, cons).
CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL: NSW (1) 38 (A Vatuvei, L Anderson, C O’Shea, S Loga-Tarogi, L Lough, G Porter tries. H Goddard 4 cons) bt NSW (2) 24 (J Wright (2) J McGregor, T Wright tries. S Renton (2) cons)