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Novotel Australian Schools Rugby Championships return to Sydney

  
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6/29/2012
By Community Rugby, ARU High Performance Unit, ARU Media Unit


The Novotel Australian Schools Rugby Championships will return to Sydney for the first time in three years, with 12 teams descending on St. Ignatius’ College Riverview for a week of competition.

 
With eight teams in the Division I competition and four in Division II, the Novotel Australian Schools Rugby Championships bring together the best high school players from across all states and territories in Australia.
 
The Championships will also include the Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team’s National Indigenous side and a Combined States side.
 
While winning the Championship is the focus for these sides, players are also competing for the opportunity to be selected in the Australian Schoolboys, Australia A Schoolboys and President’s XV representative sides.
 
Australian Schools Rugby Union administrator, Andrew Elliot, said the Championship promised to be an exciting exhibition.
 
“The Championship brings together the best schoolboy Rugby players from across the country,” Elliot said.
 
“In previous years, the Championship has provided the opportunity for spectators to witness the emerging talents of a number of Qantas Wallabies players, including Kurtley Beale, James O’Connor and Quade Cooper.
 
“This year will be no different, with so much talent on display there is sure to be a number of players who could well find themselves in a Qantas Wallabies Gold jersey in the coming years.”
 
Defending champions Queensland will look to continue their impressive run, which has seen the state claim the last six Championships.
 
The Queenslanders won’t have it all their own way as NSW will look to use a return to familiar territory as the catalyst to breaking their severe Championship title drought.
 
Division I features Australian Capital Territory, Combined States, New South Wales I, NSW II, Queensland I, QLD II, Victoria and Western Australia.
 
The sides will compete in two pools of four, with the top ranked side from each pool going on to compete in the Novotel Australian Schools Rugby Championships final on Saturday 7 July.
 
Division II comprises South Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory and the LMRDT National Indigenous side.
 
Division II teams will compete in a round robin format, after which the President’s XV side to face the Tongan Schools side in early July will be selected.
 
All players competing in the championships will be available for selection in the Australian Schoolboys and Australia A Schoolboys sides, which will also face Tongan Schools in mid-July.
 

NOVOTEL AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012

Monday 2 July 2012

Game

Location

Time

Div I – ACT v QLD II

Second Field

0915

DIV I – NSW I v VIC

Second Field

1030

Div I – CS v QLD I

First Field

1145

Div I – NSW II v WA

First Field

1300

Div II – NT v LMRDT

First Field

1415

Div II – SA v TAS

First Field

1530

 

 

Wednesday 4 July 2012

Game

Location

Time

Div II – LMRDT v TAS

First Field

0915

Div II – NT v SA

First Field

1030

Div I – CS v NSW II

Second Field

1145

Div I – QLD I v WA

Second Field

1300

Div I – QLD II v VIC

First Field

1415

Div I – ACT v NSW I

First Field

1530

 

 

Thursday 5 July 2012

Game

Location

Time

Div II  - NT v TAS

Second Field

0915

Div II – LMRDT vs SA

Second Field

1030

Div I – CS v WA

First Field

1145

Div I – ACT v VIC

First Field

1300

Div I – NSW II v QLD I

First Field

1415

Div I – NSW I v QLD II

First Field

1530

 

 

Saturday 7 July 2012

Game

Location

Time

Div II Sevens knockout

1C

0900

Div I – 4 v 4

Second Field

0900

Div I – 3 v 3

First Field

0900

Div I – 2 v 2

First Field

1015

President’s XV v Tongan Schools

First Field

1130

Div I – Final (1 v 1)

First Field

1300

 

 

TONGAN SCHOOLS MATCH SCHEDULE

Game

Location

Date/Time

ASRU Presidents XV v Tongan Schools

St Ignatius’ College, Riverview

7 July 2012, 2:30pm

Australia A v Tongan Schools

St Ignatius’ College, Riverview

11 July 2012, 2:30pm

Australian Schoolboys v Tongan Schools

St Mary’s RL Stadium

14 July 2012, 6pm

NSW CHS v Tongan Schools

Forshaw Rugby Park

17 July 2012, 1:30pm

 

 

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