Super 20s round two preview

by Tom Logan

The second round of the Super 20s kicks off this weekend with some exciting blockbusters on the schedule.

The Brumbies open their campaign at home to a Melbourne Rebels side looking to bounce back after their 30-13 opening round loss to the Queensland and the Canberra-based boys are looking particularly strong in the halves with schoolboy prodigies Ryan Lonergan and Nick Jooste impressive.

Head coach Russell Ingram is pleased with how his squad is shaping up heading into their first match.

"We are very happy with the squad and we will be looking to kick on from the pre-season trial matches in which the team performed very well," Ingram said.

"We have a well-balanced team and are looking forward to seeing them go up against a very tough Rebels outfit."

The Brumbies U20s will take on the Melbourne Rebels U20s at Viking Park on Sunday, kickoff at 3:30pm AEDT, streamed LIVE on


Brumbies U20s team to face Melbourne Rebels at Viking Park on Sunday 3:30pm AEDT.

1. Charlie Hancock

2. Tevita Unga-Wolske

3. Angus Wagner

4. Darcy Swain

5. Will Sankey

6. Rob Valetini

7. Angus Allen

8. Brodie Leber

9. Ryan Lonergan

10. Nick Jooste

11. Cole Davis

12. Trai Henderson

13. Lenny Ikitau

14. Jamie Kotz

15. Mac Hansen


16. Fred Kaihea

17. Sam Thomas

18. Nick Cushan

19. David Verryne

20. Luke Gersekowski

21. Jacob Abel

22. Liam Moseley

23. Josh Wells

Melbourne Rebels U20s team to play the Brumbies U20s team at Viking Park, 3:30pm AEDT.


1. Mahe Vailanu

2. Jordan Uelese

3. Vaauli Faamausili

4. Emmanuel Latu-Meafou

5. Esei Haangana (c)

6. Richard Clift

7. Jack Farrell

8. Sunia Finefeuaki

9. Harrison Goddard (vc)

10. Jack McGregor

11. Oisin Clarken

12. Angelo Leaupepe

13. Hunter Paisami

14. Hayden Sargeant

15. Semisi Tupou


16. Callum Kent

17. Declan Cox

18. Afi Taivai

19. Jowell Samatua

20. Ben Collins

21. Tim Sippel

22. Andreas Livadaras

23. Sione Tui

The Rebels will be looking for their first win after their round 1 loss to the Reds last weekend. Photo: Brendan Hertel/QRU Media Unit.Across the country, the Force U20s will be taking on the Reds in Perth, with the WA side looking to topple the defending champions.

The Force were impressive in their 41-36 loss to the NSW Gen Blues side and will be desperate to kick start their season with a win against the Reds.

It's a tough task for Force coach Dwayne Nestor who knows all too well the task they face after the Reds ran out convincing 30-13 winners over the Rebels last week.

"The Reds are a really good team, they are big and strong and move the ball around the backs very well," he said.

"We are going to have to be at the top of our game to beat them."

"We are going to have to attack them so I have gone for an attacking team which I am looking forward to coaching this weekend."

The Western Force U20s kick off against the Queensland Reds U20s at Nedlands, 5:00pm (AEDT). The match will be live streamed on


Western Force team to play the Queensland Reds U20s at Nedlands, 5:00pm AEDT.

1. Victor Harris

2. Sama Malola

3. Shambeckler Vui

4. Sam Offer

5. Ben Grant

6. Lachlan Currie

7. Evan Stafford

8. Brody Macaskill

9. Rory O'Sullivan

10. Anthony Hondros

11. Trey Moloney

12. Jordan Holgate

13. Will Latu

14. Kitione Nairube

15. Clay Uyen


16. Nick Luyt

17. Lorenzo Mario

18. Tahere Reha

19. Hendricus Van Der Heyden

20. Sosifa Likio

21. Brendan Vorster

22. Aidan Shortall

23. Jonah Chase

Queensland Reds U20s team to take on the Force U20s at Nedlands 5:00pm AEDT.


1. Harry Hoopert

2. Effie Ma'afu

3. Gavin Luka

4. Seru Masirewa Ganita

5. Harry Hockings

6. Angus Scott-Young

7. Liam Wright (c)

8. Patrick Tafa

9. Harry Nucifora

10. Hamish Stewart

11. Sam Edwards

12. Tony Hunt

13. Dylan Riley

14. Will Eadie

15. Jayden Ngamanu (vc)


16. Matthew Faessler

17. Lloyd Gorman

18. James Gall

19. Angus Blyth

20. Fraser McReight

21. Jordan Lenac

22. Alex Horan

23. Lorenzo Skelton