Australian Schools lose to NZ Barbarians

  
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10/1/2012
By ARU Media Unit


The Australian Schools have suffered their second loss on tour falling 24-5 to the New Zealand Barbarian Under-18 side at Auckland’s Sacred Heart College on Saturday 29 September.
 
The Australian Schools side is now 1-2 on tour following an initial 18-9 loss to the Fijian President’s XV and a 29-12 win over Fijian Schools.
 
Saturday’s match started at a hectic pace with both teams guilty of early errors due to dominant defence and aggression at the breakdown.
 
It took until the 22nd minute of the first half for the first points to be scored with a good try to New Zealand openside flanker Mitchell Karpik, after he backed up a line break following an Australian missed tackle.
 
New Zealand flyhalf Damien McKenzie converted the try for a 7-0 lead midway through the first half.
 
The Australians toiled hard for the remainder of the first half and finally crossed for their only five points of the match before half time thanks to a sweeping backline move, which enabled Australia’s John Porch to break away and touch down in the left hand corner.
 
The second half saw New Zealand’s Mckenzie add a further three points early to take a 10-5 lead.
 
The match then heated up with both teams demonstrating their attacking prowess but it was the Barbarians who added further to their total after a tight head scrum win adjacent to the posts.
 
New Zealand scrumhalf Leon Fukofula darted down the side untouched to score the Barbarians’ second try in the 58th minute.
 
McKenzie again converted for a 17-5 lead.
 
The Australians never gave up but it was the Barbarian defence that won the day, repelling many raids from the tourists.
 
The Barbarian team made the most of their attacking opportunities and scored their third and final try in the 65th minute through replacement back Michael Green.
 
Once again, McKenzie converted the try taking the score to 24-5.
 
The Australian Schools side will now face Samoan Schools on 2 October before closing the tour against New Zealand Schools on 6 October. 

Australian Schools 5 – NZ Barbarians 24
Australian Schools try – John Porch
NZ Barbarians tries – Mitchell Karpik, Leon Fukofula, Michael Green.
NZ Barbarians conversions – Damien McKenzie (3)
NZ Barbarians penalty goals – Mckenzie.

Australian Schools side v NZ Barbarians

1

Siotame Kavapalu

Rowville Secondary College

VIC

2

Francois Postal

St. Joseph’s College, Nudgee

QLD

3

Neori Nadruku

St. Edmunds College

ACT

4

Matt Philip

St. Augustine’s College

NSW

5

Adam Korczyk

Brisbane State High School

QLD

6

Mitchell Whiteley

St. Ignatius’ College

NSW

7

Brad Wilkin

Iona College

QLD

8

Jack Cornelsen

Brisbane Grammar School

QLD

9

Andrew Ferris

The Kings School

NSW

10

Reece Hodge

Manly Selective School

NSW

11

John Porch

Farrar Memorial Agricultural High School

NSW

12

Tepai Moeroa

Newington College

NSW

13

Jim Stewart

The Scots College

NSW

14

Andrew Robinson

St. Mary MacKillop College

ACT

15

Jonah Placid

Toowoomba Grammar School

QLD

 Reserves

16

Aaron Pleash

Ipswich Grammar School

QLD

17

Tom Wilson

Barker College

NSW

18

Tomas Robertson

St. Joseph’s College

NSW

19

Jack Dempsey

St. Ignatius’ College

NSW

20

Michael Gunn

Anglican Church Grammar School

QLD

21

Angus Pulver

Shore School

NSW

22

Kemu Valetini

Hallam Secondary College

VIC

23

Jake McIntyre

Alstonville High School

NSW

 

Staff

Manager

Paul Geddes

Central Coast Grammar School

NSW

Coach

Steve Phillpotts

Brisbane Boys College

QLD

Asst Coach

Tim Rapp

Newington College

NSW

Asst Manager

John Rownes

Knox Grammar School

NSW

Skills coach

Andy Clark

Australian Rugby Union

ACT

S and C

Darren Clunn

Australian Rugby Union

ACT

Physiotherapist

Will Maher

 

ACT

Doctor

Dr Michael McLean

 

QLD

 Australian Schools Tour Schedule 2012

Date

Opponent

Venue-Kickoff

22 September

Fijian President’s XV 18 def. Australian Schools 9

Prince Charles Park, Nadi – 3:30pm (FJT)

25 September

Fijian Schools 12 def. by Australian Schools 29

Churchill Stadium, Lautoka – 3:30pm (FJT)

29 September

New Zealand Barbarians 24 def. Australian Schools 5

Sacred Heart College, Auckland – 12:45pm (NZST)

2 October

Samoan Schools

St. Paul’s Collegiate School, Hamilton – 2:30pm (NZST)

6 October

New Zealand Schools

Auckland Grammar, Auckland – 2:45pm (NZST)