The Australian Schoolboys kicked off their Schools Tri-nations campaign in emphatic fashion in Brisbane, defeating Tonga 53-10.
After Tonga hit the scoreboard via a penalty, it was the Australian Schoolboys who responded as Luke Reimer and Daniel Ala both scored to give the home side a 12-3 lead within the opening minutes.
Confidence was oozing for the Australians and this was no more evident than when Carter Gordon crossed on the 17th minute with a sizzling try.
John Connolly inflicted more pain on the Tongans five minutes later, as he dotted down to make the margin 21 points.
A powerful individual try by Bailey .
Ala scored his second of the day after jumping to the line, six minutes before half time and the Australians hit the sheds with a 33-point advantage.
The Australian Schoolboys began the second half where they left off when when crossed to make the margin 40 points.
Pasitoa set up another Connolly try after he played him into space, to further extend their lead.
The Tongans held some grit and defended quite well in the middle period of the game as they forced the Australian Schoolboys in the middle of the park.
But it was a line break by on the 59th minute that poured more salt into the wounds for the Tongans as he set up an Angus Bell try, ten minutes before time.
There was some reason to cheer for the Tongans, as they scored their first try of the Schools Tri-nations when ‘ pounced on loose ball in the dying minutes of the game.
1 Angus Bell ( C ) - Newington College
2 Billy Pollard - Barker College
3 Zane Hogan - St Edmund's College Canberra
4 Will Harris - The Scots College
5 Tom van der Schyff - The Southport School
6 Luca Moretti - Waverley College
7 Luke Reimer - Barker College
8 Bailey Tautau - St Joseph’s Nudgee College
9 SpencerJeans - The Southport School
10 Carter Gordon - Brisbane Boys' College
11 Brendan Jimenez - St Edmund's College Canberra
12 Joey Walton - Wadalba Community School
13 Lachlan Ilias - Trinity Grammar School
14 Daniel Ala - St Augustine’s College
15 John Connolly - The Kings School
16 Jack Winchester - Bishop Druitt College
17 Harry Vella - St Joseph’s Nudgee College
18 Thomas Lambert - Trinity Grammar School
19 Jeremy Williams - The Scots College
20 Cayle Manu - St Joseph’s Nudge College
21 Seb Strang - The Scots College
22 Reesjan Pasitoa - St Joseph’s Nudgee College
23 Angus Bell - St Ignatius College
1 ‘Asaeli Napa’a
2 Mikaele Kama
3 Lotiola Pome’e
4 Petelo Toe’api
5 Viliami Mafua
6 Heimuli Taufa
7 ‘Unaloto Fonua
8 Viliami ‘Ahofono (Co-capt)
9 Lemisio Moala
10 Semisi Ma’asi
11 Sione ‘Osika
12 Hesitoni Fa
13 Sione Fakatulolo (Co-capt)
14 Semisi Kaufusi
15 Sione Tu’ihalamaka
16 Maika Patolo
17 Sione Lonitenisi
18 Siosaia Muli
19 Sione Fusitu’a
20 Tu’ikupalau Filimoehala
21 Katoni ‘Amone
22 ‘Aisea ‘Akau’ola
23 Sione ‘Osamu
Australian Schools Barbarians 31 defeated by New Zealand Schools 55
The Australian Schools Barbarians went down fighting against a dominant New Zealand Schools in a 55-31 loss to kick off their Schools Tri-nations campaign in Brisbane.
The Kiwis showed their class early and raced out to a 21-point lead but the BaaBaas - the Aussie Schools' second XV - scored some terrific tries and narrowed the margin down to 12 before halftime.
The young New Zealanders pushed away again, however, and they wrapped up a handsome victory in the second period.
The scoring began in the second minute when the New Zealanders crossed and they'd added a second by the time Tane Edmed put the Australian Schools Barbarians on the board via a penalty on the 10th minute.
The New Zealand Schoolboys replied when full back, Blair Murray crossed the line to give them a 14-point lead within the 12th minute.
Murray scored his second try not long after when he planted the ball to give the New Zealanders a 21-point lead.
The home crowd found something to cheer for - loudly - when giant tighthead prop, Zane Nonggorr broke through the line and raced 25 metres to score the Barbarians first try, making it a 14-point ball game midway through the first half.
A brilliant tackle by Dennis Waight on Chay Fihaki, saved the Barbarians from conceding another try after he put the later into touch.
Murray, the New Zealand Schoolboy no.15 was in outstanding form and he set up another try to Gideon Wrampling in the 27th minute.
After the Barbarians were forced to defend heavily in their own 22, Victorian speedster Haloti Fanua ran the length of the pitch to dot the ball down after he intercepted a pass.
The try made it a 12 point margin with five minutes to go in the first half.
A Sam Darry try just before halftime meant that New Zealand headed to the sheds with a 19 point advantage, however.
The Barbarians responded after the main break, when Waight planted the ball down over the chalk to give the Barbarians some momentum.
But that momentum was short lived as a grubber kick by Murray found Jacob Kneepkens who had the simple task of going over the try line.
Two tries in two minutes for the New Zealanders set up a 31-point lead in the 52nd minute.
The Barbarians got a consolation try three minutes before full time when Fred Tricks found the line, but by that stage the damage was done.
Australian Schools Barbarians
1 John Paul Tominiko - Anglican Church Grammar School
2 Zac Crothers - Anglican Church Grammar School
3 Zane Nonggorr - The Southport School
4 Fred Fewtrell - Anglican Church Grammar School
5 Harry Fox - Padua College
6 Lachlan Dring - Barker College
7 Brett Wellington - The Scots College
8 Aidan Kelso - Kinross Wolaroi
9 Lachlan Albert - St Ignatius' College
10 Tane Edmed - Trinity Grammar School
11 Haloti Fanua - Victoria University SC
12 Vincent Creagh © - St Joseph's College
13 Dennis Waight - Brisbane Grammar School
14 Fred Tricks - The Scots College
15 Jangala Bennet - St Joseph's College, Nudgee
16 Nesta Mahina - Brisbane State High School
17 Dylan Saunders - Windsor High School
18 Archer Holz - The Kings School
19 Zachary Perrin - Daramalan College
20 Zac Barnabas - St Augustine's College
21 David Tejcek - Barker College
22 Matt Minogue - The Kings School
23 Matthew Dutallis - St Ignatius' College
New Zealand Schools
1. Matt Graham-Williams - St Kentigern College
2. Tyrone Thompson - Napier Boys' High School
3. Patrick Thacker - Christs College
4. Thomas Martin - Hamilton Boys' High School
5. Sam Darry - Christs College
6. Simon Parker - St Peter's School
7. George Prain - Rangiora High School
8. Niko Jones - St Peter's College
9. Louie Chapman - Christchurch Boys' High School
10. Zarn Sullivan - King's College
11. Jacob Kneepkens - Francis Douglas Memorial College
12. Chay Fihaki - Sacred Heart College
13. Isaiah Punivai - St Kentigern College
14. Gideon Wrampling - St Paul's Collegiate
15. Blair Murray - New Plymouth Boys' High School
16. Tiaan Tauakipulu - St Kentigern College
17. Tamaiti Williams - St Kentigern College
18. Saula Mau - Auckland Grammar School
19. Josh Lord - Hamilton Boys' High School
20. Anton Segner - Nelson College
21. Taufa Funaki - Sacred Heart College
22. Rivez Reihana - St Kentigern College
23. Josiah Maraku - Fielding Agricultural High School
Saturday October 6, Ballymore
Australian Schools Barbarians vs Tonga, 3:30pm AEST
Australian Schools vs New Zealand Schools, 5pm AEST
2018 Australian Schools
Daniel Ala NSW II, St Augustine’s College
Angus Bell, NSW I, Newington College
Angus Bell, NSW II, St Ignatius’ College
John Connolly, NSW I, The Kings School
Cayle Manu, QLDII, St Joseph’s College, Nudgee
Carter Gordon, QLD I, Brisbane Boys College
Will Harris, NSW I, The Scot’s College
Zane Hogan, ACT, St Edmund’s College
Lachlan Ilias, NSW I, Trinity Grammar School
Spencer Jeans, QLD I, The Southport School
Brendan Jimenez, ACT, St Edmunds College
Tyrell Kopua, QLD I, The Southport School
Thomas Lambert, NSW I, Trinity Grammar School
Luca Moretti, NSW I, Waverly College
Reesjan Pasitoa, QLD I, St Joseph’s College, Nudgee
Billy Pollard, NSW I, Barker College
Luke Reimer, NSW I, Barker College
Seb Strang, NSW I, The Scots College
Bailey Tautau, QLD I, St Joseph’s College, Nudgee
Tom van der Schyff, QLD I, The Southport School
Harry Vella, QLD I, St Joseph’s College Nudgee
Joey Walton, NSW I, Wadalba High School
Jeremy Williams, NSW I, The Scots College
2018 Australian Schools Barbarians
Lachlan Albert, NSW I, St Ignatius’ College
Jangala Bennett, QLD I, St Joseph’s College, Nudgee
Vincent Creagh, NSW II, St Joseph’s College
Zac Crothers, QLD II, Anglican Church Grammar School
Lachlan Ding, NSW II, Barker College
Matthew Dutallis, NSW I, St Ignatius’ College
Tane Edmed, NSW I, Trinity Grammar School
Fred Fewtrell, QLD I, Anglican Church Grammar School
Haloti Fonua, VIC, Victoria University SC
Harry Fox, QLD II, Padua College
Archer Holz, NSW II, The Kings School
Aiden Kelso, NSW II, Kinross Wolaroi
Matt Minogue, NSW II, The Kings School
Zane Nongorr, QLD I, The Southport School
Zachary Perrin, ACT, Daramalan College
Zac Barnabas, St Augustine's College
Dylan Saunders, CS, Windsor High School
David Tejcek, NSW II, Barker College
JP Tominiko, QLD II, Anglican Church Grammar School
Fred Tricks, NSW I, The Scots College
Dennis Waight, QLD I, Brisbane Grammar School
Brett Wellington, CS, The Scot’s College
Jack Winchester, NSW II, Bishop Druitt College, Coffs Harbour