NSW I wins Novotel Australian Schools Rugby Championship

  
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7/8/2013


Two NSW teams fought out the final of the Australian Schools Championship in Sydney on Saturday, with defending Champions NSW I defeating NSW II at St Ignatius College, Riverview.
 
In advancing to the title decider, the two NSW sides ended Queensland’s highly-impressive record of 10 successive years of finals appearances.
 
A well-attended last day crowd of around 2,000 witnessed a NSW I victory by 20-12 to claim the Novotel Australian Schools Rugby Championships Division I BH Jika Sir Edward Travers Shield.
 
NSW I scored early through Andrew Kellaway, his try under the posts following a clever offload from Andrew Deegan. Harry Jones converted, and later added a second try for NSW I to open up a 12-0 advantage.
 
NSW II fought back in the opening minutes of the second half, with Joey Lussick scoring and converting his own try to cut the deficit to five points.
 
A second try to Kellaway eased the pressure on NSW I, with the score stretching to 20-7 before Elliot Jennings grabbed the last try of the match for NSW II tot ake the score to 20-12.
 
NSW I retained the BH ‘Jika’ Travers Shield while runners-up NSW II secured the Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop Shield.
 
In other Division 1 playoffs, Qld I defeated QLD II 17-7 to finish third, Combined States defeated Victoria 33-14 to finish fifth and ACT beat WA 8-6 to claim seventh.
 
In Division 2, Lloyd McDermott RDT (Indigenous) took out the top spot receiving the Charles Blunt Cup, with South Australia runners-up receiving the Merv Allen Plate.
 
Following strong performances from a number of players throughout the Championships the Australian Schoolboys and Australia A sides have been named to face the New Zealand and Fiji in a tri-nations program later this year. 
 
Australia A faces the New Zealand Schools on Tuesday 1 October at 1pm and Fiji Schools on Saturday 5 October at 3pm.
 
The Australian Schoolboys will meet New Zealand on Tuesday 1 October at 2.30pm and Fiji Schools on Saturday 5 October at 5pm.
 
All matches are to be played at Knox Grammar School. 
 
CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL:
 
NSW I 20 def. NSW II 12
NSW I tries - Andrew Kellaway (2), Harry Jones
NSW I conversion – Jones
NSW I penalty goals - Jones
NSW II try – Joey Lussick, Elliot Jennings
NSW II conversion – Lussick
 
Third-place playoff:
Qld I 17 def. Qld II 7
Qld I tries - Maclean Jones, Evander Guttenbeil, Brad Wilkin
Qld I conversions - Mitchell Third
QLD II tries - Jake Lyon
QLD II conversion – Henry Devine
 
Fifth-place playoff:
Combined States 33 def. Vic 14

CS tries - Angus Fowler, Adrian Delore, Olly Kamp, Alitasi Tuituioho,  Sione Mapitoa
CS conversion - Delore (2), Mapitoa, Christian Kagiassis
Vic tries - George Stewart, Nick Gillies
Vic conversion - Patola Toeta (2)
 
Seventh-place playoff:
ACT 8 def. WA 6

ACT tries - Jason Toumane
ACT penalty goals  - Thomas Evans
WA penalty goals  - Hershelle Classen, Tim Koiatu
 
DIVISION II – Round Robin
National Indigenous  66 def. NT 5

NI tries – David Green, Trae O’Neill, Connor Watson (3), Isiah Huet, Joseph Wilson, Michael Doolan, Nicholas Duncan, Isaiah Enriquez
NI conversions – Trae O’Neill (4), Nicholas Duncan (3)
NT try - Ian Manolis
 
SA 41 def. Tas 0
SA try - Will Marschallek, Giuseppe Focarelli (2), Rhys Gurd, Brendan Crause, Chris Hodgson, Liam Wall
SA conversions - Focarelli, Hodgson (2)
 
Australian Schools to play:

Fiji
Knox Grammar School, Wahroonga
Tuesday 1 October at 2.30pm
 
New Zealand
Knox Grammar School
Saturday 5 October at 5.00pm

Name

Joshua Anderson

School

Oakhill College

Team

NSW 1

Lachlan Cannell

Newington College

NSW 1

Andrew Deegan

St Joseph’s College

NSW 1

Junior Fakaosilea

St Patrick’s College

Qld 1

Vunipola Fifita

Newington College

NSW 2

Ned Hanigan

St Joseph’s College

NSW 2

Adrian Henley

St Peter’s Lutheran College

Qld 1

Henry Hutchison

St Ignatius College

NSW 2

Harry Jones

Barker College

NSW 1

Andrew Kellaway

The Scots College

NSW 1

Alex Mafi

St Joseph’s Nudgee College

Qld 1

Jack McCalman

The Kings School

NSW 1

Connal McInerney

Erindale College

ACT

Taane Milne

Newington College

NSW 1

Tepai Moeroa

Newington College

NSW 1

Fereti Sa'aga

Thornbury High

Vic

Matthew Sandell

St Joseph’s College

NSW 1

Faaope Satui

Trinity Grammar

NSW 1

Mitchell Short

The Scots College

NSW 1

Moses Sorovi

St Peter’s Lutheran College

Qld 1

Mitch Third

The Southport School

QLD 1

Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco

Endeavour Sports High

NSW 1

Brad Wilkin

Iona College

QLD 1

Australian A to play:

New Zealand
Knox Grammar School, Wahroonga
Tuesday 1 October at 1.00pm
 
Fiji
Knox Grammar School, Wahroonga
Saturday 5 October at 3.00pm

Name

School

Team

Carlin Anderson

Ipswich Grammar School

Qld 2

Joel Brown

The Southport School

Qld 2

Sam Clifton

The Southport School

Qld 1

Angus Crichton

The Scots College

NSW 1

Tyson Davis

Barker College

NSW 2

Adrian Delore

Whitebridge SHS,

CS (NSW)

Hosea Fotukava

St Ignatius College

NSW 1

Matt Gibbon

St Joseph’s Nudgee College

Qld 2

Evander Guttenbeil

The Southport School

Qld 1

Landon Hayes

Ipswich Grammar School

QLD 1

Maclean Jones

St Joseph’s Nudgee College

Qld 1

Liam Jurd

Toowoomba Grammar School

Qld 2

Ollie Kamp

The Scots College

CS (NSW)

Nick Koutsoukis

Waverley College

NSW 2

Joey Lussick

Newington College

NSW 2

Doug MacMillan

Anglican Church Grammar

Qld 2

Keith Morgan

St Edmunds College

ACT

David Morris

Newington College

NSW 2

Blake Phillips

Clarkson SHS

WA

James Todd

Ipswich Grammar School

Qld 1

Jason Tomane

St Edmunds College

ACT

Mesui Tufui

Newington College

NSW 2

James Tuttle

St Joseph’s Nudgee College

Qld 1