8/14/2012

Three ACT Schoolboys picked to tour Pacific


Three ACT Schoolboys have been picked to represent the Australian Schoolboys team on its upcoming tour of Fiji and New Zealand.

2011 representatives Andrew Robinson (St Mary Mackillop College) and Tom Staniforth (Canberra Grammar) have been joined by Neori Nadruku (St Edmonds College) in the 28 man Australian squad.

Nadruku, the son of Fijian and Canberra Raiders rugby league star Noa, has proven himself as a quality ball carrier around the park despite supporting the load of a big front-rower.

He made his Australian Schoolboys debut last month in Sydney against the Tongan Schools team alongside Robinson. For Staniforth, the tour will be his first taste of representative rugby in 2012 having missed the Tongan match through injury.

Robinson scored a try and had a solid game in the Australian outside backs against Tonga and will look to continue that strong form while on tour.

The Australian Schoolboys will play five games on tour, coming up against national sides from Samoa, New Zealand and Fiji.

AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS SQUAD TO TOUR FIJI AND NEW ZEALAND 2012
Jack Dempsey        NSW    St Ignatius' College
Lolo Fakaosilea        QLD    Brisbane Boys' College
Andrew Ferris        NSW    The Kings School
Lolakai Foketi        NSW    The Kings School
Michael Gunn        QLD    Anglican Church Grammar School
Gareth Kalell        QLD    Brisbane Boys' College
Siotame Kavapalu    VIC    Rowville Secondary College
Andrew Kellaway        NSW    The Scots College
Adam Korczyk        QLD    Brisbane State High
Jake McIntyre        NSW    Alstoneville High School
Tepai Meoroa        NSW    Newington College
Neori Nadruku        ACT    St Edmunds College
Matthew Philip        NSW    St Augustine's College
Jonah Placid        QLD    Toowoomba Grammar School
Aaron Pleash        QLD    Ipswich Grammar School
John Porch        NSW    Farar Memorial AHS
Angus Pulver        NSW    Shore School
Tomas Robertson        NSW    St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill
Andrew Robinson        ACT    St Mary Mackillop College
Harry Rorke        NSW    St Ignatius' College
Matt Sandell        NSW    St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill
Moli Sooaemalelagi    VIC    Roxburgh Park Secondary College
Tom Staniforth        ACT    Canberra Grammar School
Jim Stewart        NSW    The Scots College
Jack Tuttle        QLD    St Joseph's Nudgee College
Mitchell Whiteley    NSW    St Ignatius' College
Brad Wilkin        QLD    Iona College
Tom Wilson        NSW    Barker College

Paul Geddes        Manager        Central Coast Grammar School
Stephen Phillpotts    Coach        Brisbane Boys' College
John Rownes        Ass Manager    Knox Grammar School
Timothy Rapp        Ass Coach    Newington College
Michael McLean        Doctor
Will Maher        Physio 
Andy Clark        Technical Ass   
Darren Clunn        S&C      

22/9/2012            Australian Schools v Fijian Presidents XV        Nadi, Fiji
25/9/2012            Australian Schools v Fijian Schools        Lautoka, Fiji
29/9/2012            Australian Schools v NZ Barbarians            Auckland, New Zealand
2/10/2012            Australian Schools v Samoan Schools        Hamilton, New Zealand
6/10/2012            Australian Schools v New Zealand Schools        Auckland, New Zealand