Staniforth steps up to national challenge

Canberra Grammar lock Tom Staniforth is busy preparing for the biggest match of his life after receiving a call up to the Australian Schoolboys side to face New Zealand on Saturday.

Joining MacKillop College star Andrew Robinson, Staniforth will tackle one of the world’s most formidable schoolboys rugby teams on the planet at Oakhill College, Sydney.

Like Robinson, Staniforth made his way to the top team via the Australian A Schools team – Robinson starring against England Schools while the Grammar lock was a standout on Tuesday against New Zealand A.

As year 11 students, both boys will still be available for selection again in 2012. 

Australian Schoolboys v New Zealand Schools
Knox College, Sydney
Saturday, 8 October
Kick-off: 12.45pm

Tom Staniforth
Canberra Grammar School

Andrew Robinson
St Mary MacKillop College