Australian Schools sides set to square off with Fiji, NZ

by Sam Phillips

International Schoolboys rugby returns to Sydney next week, with two Australian Schoolboys sides set to square off with New Zealand and Fiji.

The action kicks off at Knox Grammar School on Monday, with the Australian Schools Barbarians taking on NZ Schoolboys at 1pm AEST before the Australian Schools tackle on Fiji Schools at 3pm.

On Saturday, the Barbarians take on Fiji at TG Millner, kicking off at 11am AEST, before the showdown between Australian Schools and NZ Schools at 12.50pm AEST.

FOX Sports will broadcast the final match of the day, with a NRC clash between the Greater Sydney Rams and the Fijian Drua to take place after the Australia-New Zealand blockbuster.

The other three matches will all be streamed LIVE on RUGBY.com.au.The Australian Schools sides are back in action next week. Photo: Getty Images“We’re really looking forward to hosting these matches and I know our two Australian squads have been working hard in preparing to play at home," ARU Head of National XVs Programs Adrian Thompson said.

“To host this year means we are fortunate in that we can give more opportunities to the Australian Barbarians side to play International rugby and will expand our depth as these young men continue their journey in rugby over the coming years.

“Australian Schoolboys matches have an important place in the Australian Rugby calendar and is an important cog in our pathways machine in producing elite talent.”

For a full list of the Australian Schools teams, click here.

FIXTURES

Monday 2 October, Knox Grammar School

Australian Schools Barbarians v New Zealand Schoolboys, 1.00pm AEST, LIVE streamed on RUGBY.com.au

BMW Australia Schools v Fiji Schools, 3.00pm AEST, LIVE streamed on RUGBY.com.au

Saturday 7 October, TG Milner, Eastwood

Australian Schools Barbarians v Fiji Schools, 11.00am AEST, LIVE streamed on RUGBY.com.au

BMW Australia Schools v New Zealand Schools, 12.50pm AEST, LIVE on FOX SPORTS. Replay streamed on RUGBY.com.au at 5pm.

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