Three ACT Schoolboys Picked To Tour Pacific

by Brumbies Media

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


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