Australian Schools teams named for final matches against New Zealand and Fiji

by staff

The Australian Schoolboys team has been announced for the final 2013 Macquarie Schools Tri-Nations match against New Zealand tomorrow, Saturday 5 October, at Sydney’s Knox Grammar School.

The Aussie Schoolboys will be looking to continue their winning form, following their convincing 31 – 7 victory over Fiji on Tuesday.

Only two changes have been made to the starting Schoolboys XV since Tuesday’s match against Fiji. Taane Milne will pull on the number 13 jersey while Henry Hutchison takes up the right wing, moving Harry Jones to the bench.

Jack McCalman, cousin of Qantas Wallaby, Ben McCalman, retains the Captaincy for the final game, with Vice Captain Andrew Kellaway, who was a standout in the recent Fiji match.

Kellaway, who scored one try in the game against Fiji, joins fellow try-scorers, Joshua Anderson, Rohboni Warren-Vosayaco and Andrew Deegan in the 23-man squad.

The last time an Australian Schoolboys side faced New Zealand Schools was during their 2012 Tour, which saw the Australians take home a triumphant win over the Kiwis on New Zealand soil.

The Australia A side have also been named as they prepare for their clash against Fiji tomorrow, which will act as the curtain raiser for the main Test match.

Australia A, who lost to New Zealand on Tuesday, will kick off at 3:00pm, followed by the match between the Australian Schoolboys and New Zealand at 5:00pm.

The Macquarie Schools Tri-Nations final matches at Knox Grammar School are open to the public who are encouraged to attend and support the Aussie teams. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for anyone under 18, with all proceeds going to the Australian Schools Rugby Union.