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By ARU Media Unit
NZ Schools 53 - Australia A Schools 11
(HT Score: 27-8)
Tries: Kane Jacobsen 2, Roger Tuivasa-Scheck, Jason Emery, Lolagi Visinia, Simon Hickey, Ngataua Hukatai
Goals: Simon Hickey 2 penalties, Simon Hickey 6 conversions
Tries: Sam Johnson
Goals: Jonathan Vaux 2 penalties)
Date: Tuesday 4 October
Venue: St Mary's Rugby League Stadium, St Mary's
Australia A Schools have gone down to the touring NZ Schools squad by 42 points, yesterday, with the Kiwi outfit proving too strong for the second-tier Aussie side at St. Mary's Stadium in NSW.
Australia went into the second-half down by 19-points and struggled in breaking NZ's defensive line in the second-stanza, only able to put a penalty-goal over to close the gap to 16 points.
NZ Schools bounced back soon after with a try, extending their lead, and didn't look back after registering 26-points in the final forty minutes to kick off their tour in fine fashion.
NZ now meet the Australian Schoolboys this Saturday afternoon in Sydney.
Australian Schoolboys v NZ Schools
Time: 12.45 pm
Venue: Knox Grammar School (Pacific Highway, Wahroonga)
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.