Southern states under 20s championship continues in adelaide

by Staff Writer

Adelaide has played host to the Southern States Under 20s Championship with Western Australia and Queensland Country recording some impressive wins over the weekend.

The tournament started well for the men from the west with a 39-7 victory against a strong NSW Country outfit. For the other country side, Queensland Country, the success continued as their experience showed against a spirited South Australian side, defeating them 52-0.

In the other fixture Victoria scored 20 against the ACT but it wasn’t enough to account for the outfit from the nation’s capital with the ACT scoring 53.

Australian Under 20s Head Coach Adrian Thompson has been keeping a close eye over the matches played.

“We have seen some really dominant performances already from the Championship and a lot of players have been putting their hands up with some great games.

“The games have been competitive and played at a high level which will make some difficult selections.

“With the length of this tournament recovery is always a factor so it will be interesting to see how teams go this week with matches on both Monday and Wednesday.”

South Australian Rugby Union CEO, Lachlan Clark was praising of all participating teams.

“It’s been a great tournament to date. South Australia Rugby Union is proud to host the tournament and expose our side to top level Rugby which will only assist their development as players.

“We have had to overcome some difficult conditions here in South Australia with extreme heat affecting our match schedule.

“Full credit to all players and teams as they have been incredibly patient and supportive as we re-jig the schedule to benefit everyone.

“There is still some great matches to be played and I am looking forward to how this tournament plays out.”

On Monday 23 February South Australia takes on NSW Country, Victoria plays Queensland country and Western Australia will face the ACT at Adelaide Airport Stadium.

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