27 Feb Brumbies 20s dominate Australian Barbarians selections
23 tries in four games has seen the Brumbies 20s earn 11 selections in the Australian Barbarians team which will contest the Australian Championships in Canberra in March.
Despite slipping narrowly to the Force in game two of the Southern States Championship, the young Brumbies dominated selections in the Combined States team. The side averaged just under 50 points per game providing selectors with plenty of reasons to give ACT selections the green light.
Stars of the squad were fly-half Jordan Jackson-Hope, the front row of Harrison Lloyd, Connal McInerney and Tyrel Lomax and teenage sensation fullback, Jamie Kotz.
Slotting into the squad as a late inclusion, 17-year-old Kotz was unstoppable scoring one of the tries of the tournament against the Force thanks to his blistering pace.
They are joined by lock Callum Smith flanker Dean Parragalli and No.8 Joel Brown in the forwards, while Australian Schoolboy, Keith Morgan and Harry Burey made the cut from the backs.
A commanding, 53-20 win over the Rebels set the Brumbies up for their record haul in the Combined States side, with all of those picked now eyeing off a spot in the Australian side to contest the Junior World Cup in Italy.
The Southern States Tournament is comprised of teams from QLD Country, NSW Country, South Australia, Victoria the ACT and Southern NSW and Western Australia. Played in Adelaide, the Force took out the competition undefeated.
Brumbies 53 (Dean Parragali, Jordan Jackson-Hope, Thomas Hall 3, Keith Morgan, Charles Chapman, Jamie Kotz, Pat Rumble tries; Jackson-Hope 4 cons, pen) bt Rebels 20 in Adelaide.
Force 28 bt Brumbies 24 (Harry Burey, Jamie Kotz tries; Jordan Jackson-Hoper cons2, pen) in Adelaide.
Brumbies 70 (Falalie SioneTyrel Lomax, Callum Smith 2, Jamie Kazias, Pat Rumble 2, Tom Hall, Jamie Kotz, Sam Giltrap tries; Giltrap 3, Chris Hodgson 2 cons) bt South Australia 12 in Adelaide.
Combined States representatives
Harrison Lloyd – Western Districts
Connal McInerney – Tuggeranong
Tyrel Lomax – Tuggeranong
Callum Smith – Tuggeranong
Brodie Leber – Western Districts
Dean Parragalli – Royals
Joel Brown – Easts
Jordan Jackson-Hope – Tuggeranong
Keith Morgan – Queanbeyan
Jamie Kotz – Gungahlin
Harry Burey – Royals