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Australian Schools win big over Samoan Schools

  
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10/4/2012
By ARU Media Unit


A dominant 80-7 win over Samoan Schools at St. Paul’s Collegiate School in Hamilton on Tuesday has set up the Australian Schools for the final match of their tour.

Having won two of their four matches so far, the Australian Schools side will look to end its tour on a high when they face New Zealand Schools at Auckland Grammar on Saturday 6 October.

Tuesday’s game saw the Australians open their account early, with a try in only the fourth minute after Jim Stewart broke two tackles to offload to Andrew Robinson who, after juggling the ball scored in the corner. Tom Wilson converted from the sideline for an early 7-0 lead.

A penalty awarded within kicking range from a Samoan high tackle allowed Wilson to take his team to 10-0 and seven minutes later Jake McIntyre showed great vision to cut out two players and create an overlap for John Porch to cross the line. Wilson added the extras again for a 17-0 lead.

Samoa attempted to break the Australian line but were unable to penetrate on a number of occasions and in the 26th minute a strong scrum set the platform for Australia’s Jack Tuttle to get over the gain line and set up Lolo Fakaosilea for another five-pointer.

Wilson was again solid with the boot and kicked truly to get the Australians out to a 24-0 lead.

The final five minutes of the half saw Porch and Michael Gunn both cross the Samoan’s line, with Wilson on song with the boot to take the Australians into half time with a 38-0 lead.

The second half started with the Samoans turning over the ball from the restart and after a good platform from the forwards, Jonah Placid scored and Wilson added another conversion to take it to 45-0.

Shortly afterwards a loose ball was toed through by Jack Dempsey and Tepai Moeroa chased through to ground the ball. Wilson’s conversion extended the score to 52-0.

Two minutes later Robinson crossed for his second before Samoa’s Matini Talapusi secured his side’s only try of the match to take the score to 59-7.

Before the close of the match, Australia scored a further three times through Wilson, Robinson (hat trick) and Moeroa. Porch added two conversions late in the afternoon to see the Australians record a solid 80-7 victory.

The Australian Schools will finish its tour against New Zealand Schools on 6 October, a match which will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 3HD & 3.

Australian Schools 80 – Samoan Schools 7
Australian Schools tries - Michael Gunn, Lolo Fakaosilea, Jonah Placid, Tepai Moreoa (2), Andrew Robinson (3), Tom Wilson, John Porch (2).
Australian Schools conversions – Wilson (9), Porch (2).
Australian Schools penalty goal – Wilson.
Samoan Schools try - Matini Talapusi.
Samoan Schools conversion – Talapusi.

Australian Schools side vs Samoan Schools

1

Tomas Robertson

St. Joseph’s College

NSW

2

Tom Wilson

Barker College

NSW

3

Matt Sandell

St. Joseph’s College

NSW

4

Tom Staniforth

Canberra Grammar School

ACT

5

Matt Philip

St. Augustine’s College

NSW

6

Jack Dempsey

St. Ignatius’College

NSW

7

Michael Gunn

Anglican Church Grammar School

QLD

8

Lolo Fakaosilea

Brisbane Boys College

QLD

9

Angus Pulver

Shore School

NSW

10

Jake McIntyre

Alstonville High School

NSW

11

John Porch

Farrar Memorial Agricultural High School

NSW

12

Jack Tuttle

St. Joseph’s College, Nudgee ©

QLD

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

Francois Postal

St. Joseph’s College, Nudgee

QLD

18

Siotame Kavapalu

Rowville Secondary College

VIC

19

Jack Cornelsen

Brisbane Grammar School

QLD

20

Brad Wilkin

Iona College

QLD

21

Andrew Ferris

The Kings School

NSW

22

Tepai Moeroa

Newington College

NSW

23

Kemu Valetini

Hallam Secondary College

VIC

 

 

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 7 def. by Australian Schools 80

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

6 October

New Zealand Schools

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