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By ARU Media Unit
The third day of the 2012 Under 16 National Championship produced some thrilling matches at St Ignatius College in Riverview today.
With Division 1 and Division 2 teams both going head to head the Championship ramped up with some impressive results from the top Under 16 Rugby teams from across the country.
The Day started with a clash between the ACT’s Brumbies and Victoria.
The Brumbies ran in three tries, which were all successfully converted by the Brumbies number 13, Tom Evans.
While the Victorians could only manage to cross for two, leaving them short of the excited Canberra outfit.
The National Indigenous team thrashed Tasmania in Division 2 by 104 points.
Run by the Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team, the National Indigenous side have proven again they are the team to beat remaining undefeated in the Division two competition so far this year.
The impressive squad has won the Division 2 title eight times since 2001 and will be looking to make it number nine when the final day of competition wraps up tomorrow.
A tight battle ensued between Western Australia and NSW Country. The score was tied at half-time before NSW Country crept past their Western rivals securing another try before the full-time siren.
Day three was all about exciting battles as displayed in the match between the Sydney Juniors and Qld Reds in the fourth game of the day.
A determined QLD Red side managed to take hold of the win by three-points, despite being down by 16-points at half time.
The excitement of the looming finals was evident in the final two matches of the day with South Australia proving to be the more impressive side against Northern Territory, scoring double their amount of tries and conversions.
The Queensland White side was also fired up, but weren’t as strong as their Queensland Red counterparts going down to NSW Schools despite being five-points ahead at half time.
NSW Schools were urged on by the home crowd and their 15-point victory didn’t disappoint their vocal supporters.
The four-day tournament held at St Ignatius College in Riverview continues tomorrow, Friday 5 October for the final matches which will determine the Under 16s title winners.
Entry to the Championship is free and supporters are encouraged to attend.
Full results from Day’s 1, 2 and 3 and the draws for tomorrow’s final matches are detailed below.
Division 1 - Pool A
Division 1 – Pool B
Match Day 1 Results – Monday, 1st October
NSW Schools 55 defeated NSW Country 0
Division 1 – Game 1
Sydney Juniors 24 defeated Victoria 14
Division 1 – Game 2
QLD Red 38 v Brumbies 12
Division 1 – Game 3
QLD White 13 defeated Western Australia 11
Division 1 – Game 4
Match Day 2 Results – Tuesday 2nd October
Tasmania 13 defeated by South Australia 28
Division 2 – Game 5
Sydney Juniors 25 defeated by Brumbies 29
Division 1 – Game 6
National Indigenous 45 defeated Northern Territory 3
Division 2 – Game 7
QLD White 28 defeated NSW Country 7
Division 1 – Game 8
QLD Red 13 defeated Victoria 8
Division 1 – Game 9
NSW Schools 48 defeated Western Australia 8
Division 1 – Game 10
Lay Day – Wednesday 3rd October
Match Day 3 Draw – Thursday 4th October
Victoria 13 defeated by Brumbies 21
Division 1 – Game 11
Tasmania 3 defeated by National Indigenous 107
Division 2 – Game 12
Western Australia 8 defeated by NSW Country 12
Division 1 – Game 13
QLD Red 24 defeated Sydney Juniors 21
Division 1 – Game 14
Northern Territory 10 defeated by South Australia 22
Division 2 – Game 15
NSW Schools 32 defeated QLD White 17
Division 1 – Game 16
Match Day 4 Draw – Friday 5th October
Northern Territory v Tasmania
Division 2 – Game 17
Western Australia v Victoria
Division 1 – Game 18
QLD White v Brumbies
Division 2 – Game 19
South Australia v National Indigenous
Division 2 – Game 20
NSW Country v Sydney Juniors (Division 1 Plate Final)
Division 1 – Game 21
NSW Schools v QLD Red (Division 1 Cup Final)
Division 1 – Game 22
Rod Macqueen Shield (RMq) = Winner of the Division 1 Final
Nick Farr-Jones Shield (NFJ) = Winner of Division 1 Plate Final (5th/6th playoff)
John Eales Shield (JE) = Winner of the Division 2
The IRB has announced its match officials list for the second stage of the 2014 IRB Junior World Championships overnight, with two Australians appointed to referee two of the games in New Zealand on Sunday.