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Australian Schoolboys begin Tri-Nations series with strong win over Fiji

  
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10/2/2013


The Gullivers Sports Travel Australian Schoolboys have launched their 2013 Macquarie Bank Schools Rugby Tri-Nations Series with a dominant 31-7 victory over Fijian Schools played in front of over 2000 delighted Rugby fans at Knox Grammar School in Sydney on Tuesday.

The result was even more impressive after the opening match which saw the Fijian Schools XV steal a shock 22-20 victory over New Zealand Schools at St Mary’s Leagues Stadium in western Sydney last Friday.

The young Australians crossed for five tries with St Josephs College flyhalf Andrew Deegan crossing for a double and landing three conversions.

The other tryscorers for Australia were Oakhill College lock Joshua Anderson, Scot’s College fullback (and vice-captain) Andrew Kellaway and Endeavour Sports High School backrower Rohboni Warren-Vosayaco.

Australia A were less successful in their first match falling 36-0 to New Zealand Schools in the early match, with the young Kiwis clearly stung by their surprise loss to Fiji last week.

The Series continues at Knox this Saturday 5 October with Australia A against Fiji, followed by the highly anticipated final match between Australia and New Zealand.

Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Schools Rugby Union, Andrew Elliot said this year’s Series has already delivered some thrilling Rugby.

“The Fijian win over New Zealand last Friday evening has put everyone on notice. These are going to be very competitive and exciting Schoolboy internationals,” Mr Elliot said.

“We are going to see the best forty-six Australian Schoolboys representing their country, many for the first time, which is always special for both the players and their families.”

Members of the public are encouraged to support the Australian Schools teams during their Series campaign at Knox Grammar School. Entry is $5 for adults, with all proceeds going towards the Australian Schools Rugby Union.

This Saturday October 5th sees Australia A take on Fiji Schools at 3pm with the heavyweight clash between Gullivers Sports Travel Australian Schoolboys and New Zealand Schools kicking off at 5pm.

Results to date in the 2013 Macquarie Bank Schools Rugby Tri-Nations Series are below. Along with the Australian Schoolboys and Australia A teams for Tuesday’s matches.

MACQUARIE BANK SCHOOLS RUGBY TRINATIONS SERIES 2013

MATCH 1: FIJI 22 (S Boletawa, R Laganikoro, S Nakailagi, L Nawai tries; M. Nakolilevu con) defeated New Zealand 20 (M. Karpik try; B. Garland try, 2 con, pen) at St Marys RL Stadium. CROWD: 1200

MATCH 2: NEW ZEALAND SCHOOLS 36 (S Chonkit, I Tamaki, N Apa, M Karpik tries, D McKenzie 2 tries 3 con) Defeated AUSTRALIA A SCHOOLS 0

MATCH 3: AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS 31 (J Anderson, A Kellaway, Rohboni Warren-Vosayaco tries, A Deegan 2 tries 3 con) Defeated FIJIAN SCHOOLS 7 ( M Nakolilevu 1 try, 1 con) At Knox Grammar School. CROWD: 2000.

GULLIVERS SPORTS TRAVEL AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLBOYS VS FIJI

First name

Last name

School

 

1

Fereti

Sa’aga

Thornbury High School, VIC

2

Alex

Mafi

St. Joseph’s Nudgee College, QLD

3

Vunipola

Fafita

Newington College, NSW

4

Ned

Hannigan

St. Joseph’s College, NSW

5

Joshua

Anderson

Oakhill College, NSW

6

Jack

McCalman ©

The King’s School, NSW

7

Brad

Wilkin

Iona College, QLD

8

Lolo

Fakaosilea

St. Patrick’s College, QLD

9

Mitchell

Short

The Scot’s College, NSW

10

Andrew

Deegan

St. Joseph’s College, NSW

11

Adrian

Henley

Trinity Anglican School, Cairns, QLD

12

Tepai

Moeroa

Newington College, NSW

13

Henry

Hutchison

St. Ignatius’ College, NSW

14

Harry

Jones

Barker College, NSW

15

Andrew

Kellaway (VC)

The Scot’s College, NSW

16

Evander

Guttenbeil

The Southport School, QLD

17

Connal

McInerney

Erindale College, ACT

18

Faape

Satiu

Trinity Grammar School, NSW

19

Lachlan

Cannell

Newington College, NSW

20

Rohboni

Warren-Vosayaco

Endeavour Sports HS, NSW

21

Moses

Sorovi

St. Peter’s Lutheran College, QLD

22

Mitchell

Third

The Southport School, QLD

23

Liam

Jurd

Toowoomba Grammar School, QLD

 Staff

Manager

Paul Geddes

Assistant Manager

John Rownes

Coach

Stephen Phillpotts

Assistant Coach

Tim Rapp

Doctor

Dr Chris Thomas

Physiotherapist

William Maher

Technical Assistant

Andy Clark

Strength and Conditioning

Simon Harries

                   

AUSTRALIA A SCHOOLS TEAM VS NEW ZEALAND

 

 

First name

Last name

School

 

1

Mesui

Tufui

Newington College, NSW

 

2

Hosea

Fotukava

St Ignatius College, NSW

 

3

Sam

Clifton

The Southport School, QLD

 

4

Blake

Phillips

Clarkson Sports High, WA

 

5

Angus

Crichton

The Scots College, NSW

 

6

Olly

Kamp

The Scots College, NSW

 

7

Doug

MacMillan

Anglican Church Grammar, QLD

 

8

Joel

Brown

The Southport School, QLD

 

9

James

Tuttle ©

St Joseph’s Nudgee College, QLD

 

10

Jack

Clancy

The Shore School, NSW

 

11

Tyson

Davis

Barker College, NSW

 

12

Jason

Tomane

St Edmund’s College, ACT

 

13

Campbell

Magnay

St Joseph’s Nudgee College, QLD

 

14

Pat

Toeta

Melbourne Grammar, VIC

 

15

Josh

Bowen-Boyer

Brisbane Boys College, QLD

 

16

Nick

Koutsoukis

Waverley College, NSW

 

17

Matt

Gibbon

St Joseph’s Nudgee College, QLD

 

18

Nathan

Kelly

St Ignatius College, NSW

 

19

David

Morris

Newington College, NSW

 

20

Maclean

Jones

St Joseph’s Nudgee College, QLD

 

21

Mitchell

Douch

St Edmund’s College, ACT

 

22

Keith

Morgan

St Edmund’s College, ACT

 

23

Ah-Mu

Tuimaleali’ifano

Craigieburn Secondary College, VIC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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