Australian schools side to tour Fiji and NZ

by Staff Writer

The 2012 Australian Schools tour squad today assembled at the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence in Redfern as it prepares to tour Fiji and New Zealand over the coming weeks.

Injury has forced two changes to the 28-man squad since it was named in August, with Lolakai Foketi and Harry Rorke being replaced by Reece Hodge and Jack Cornelson, son of Wallaby great Greg Cornelson.

The touring squad will depart for Lautoka, Fiji this Wednesday 19 September and will meet the Fijian President’s XV on Saturday 21 September and Fijian Schools on Tuesday 25 September.

The side will then travel to New Zealand to face the New Zealand Barbarians on 29 September, Samoan Schools on 2 October and finally New Zealand Schools on 5 October.

Earlier this year Australian Schools defeated Tongan Schools 70-13, while Australia A Schools dispatched Tongan Schools 29-5.

Below you will find the Australian Schools Tour Squad for 2012 along with the key fixture details. You will also find attached the Australian Schools Tour Book with key tour details and player profiles.

Australian Schools Tour Squad 2012:

Name

Team

School

Jack Cornelsen

QLD

Brisbane Grammar School

Jack Dempsey

NSW

St Ignatius’ College

Lolo Fakaosilea

QLD

Brisbane Boys’ College

Andrew Ferris

NSW

The Kings School

Michael Gunn

QLD

Anglican Church Grammar Schools

Reece Hodge

NSW

Manly Selective High School

Gareth Kalell

QLD

Brisbane Boys’ College

Siotame Kavapalu

VIC

Rowville Secondary College

Andrew Kellaway

NSW

The Scots College

Adam Korczyk

QLD

Brisbane State High

Jake McIntyre

NSW

Alstoneville High School

Tepai Meoroa

NSW

Newington College

Neori Nadruku

ACT

St Edmunds College

Matthew Philip

NSW

St Augustine's College

Jonah Placid

QLD

Toowoomba Grammar School

Aaron Pleash

QLD

Ipswich Grammar School

John Porch

NSW

Farar Memorial AHS

Angus Pulver

NSW

Shore School

Tomas Robertson

NSW

St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill

Andrew Robinson

ACT

St Mary Mackillop College

Matt Sandell

NSW

St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill

Moli Sooaemalelagi

VIC

Roxburgh Park Secondary College

Tom Staniforth

ACT

Canberra Grammar School

Jim Stewart

NSW

The Scots College

Jack Tuttle

QLD

St Joseph's Nudgee College

Mitchell Whiteley

NSW

St Ignatius' College

Brad Wilkin

QLD

Iona College

Tom Wilson

NSW

Barker College

Staff:

Position

Name

School

Coach

Stephen Phillpotts

Brisbane Boys' College

Asst coach

Timothy Rapp

Newington College

Manager

Paul Geddes

Central Coast Grammar School

Asst manager

John Rownes

Knox Grammar School

Doctor

Michael McLean

Physio

Will Maher

Technical asst

Andy Clark

Strength and conditioning

Darren Clunn

Australian Schools Tour Schedule 2012:

Date

Opponent

Venue-Kickoff

21 September

Fijian President’s XV

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

25 September

Fijian Schools

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

29 September

New Zealand Barbarians

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

2 October

Samoan Schools

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

5 October

New Zealand Schools

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

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