A big week of competition wrapped up at Kayo Stadium with the staging of the finals of the Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League 18 Years National Championships.
There were three male finals played with NSW Combined Catholic Schools taking out the Under 18 Championship Final against NSW Combined High Colleges with a 40-10 win.
The winners put in a dominant performance from the get-go, racing out to a 28-0 lead at the halftime break.
In the Under 18 Pool A second v Pool B second final between Queensland Representative Secondary Schools and ACT, Queensland proved too strong with a 46-4 win, while in the Under 18 Pool A 3rd v Pool B 3rd match, NSW Combined Independent Schools claimed a 34-22 win against Combined Affiliated States.
Throughout the whole week, teams from NSW Combined High Schools, NSW Combined Catholic Colleges, NSW Combined Independent Schools, Queensland Secondary Schools, ACT and Combined Affiliated States participated.
The Under 18 Female Championship Final saw New South Wales Combined High Schools defeat Queensland Representative Secondary Schools 38-8 with the schoolgirls team also named.
At the conclusion of the day, the Australian Under 18 Schoolboys team was named to play in a Test later this year.
Australian Under 18 Schoolboys team
|1||Matua Brown||The Cathedral College, Rockhampton, QLD|
|2||Luke Laulilii||Westfields Sports High School, Fairfield, NSW|
|3||Logan Aoake||St Francis Xavier’s College, Hamilton, NSW|
|4||Wilson Decourcey||Patrician Brothers’ College, Blacktown, NSW|
|5||Nikora Williams||Endeavour Sports High School, Caringbah, NSW|
|6||Lachlan Gavin||Westfields Sports High School, Fairfield, NSW|
|7||Riley Pollard||St Dominic’s College, Kingswood, NSW|
|8||Kaiden Lahrs||Kirwan State High School, Townsville, QLD|
|9||Xavier Caccitotti||Erindale College, Wanniassa, ACT|
|10||De La Salle Va'a||Marcellin College, Randwick, NSW|
|11||Jezaiah Funa-iuta||Patrician Brothers’ College, Fairfield, NSW|
|12||Jacob Halangahu||Patrician Brothers’ College, Blacktown, NSW|
|13||Finau Latu||Patrician Brothers’ College, Blacktown, NSW|
|14||Heath Mason||St Gregory’s College, Gregory Hills, NSW|
|15||Cody Hopwood||All Saint’s College, Maitland, NSW|
|16||Loko Pasifiki-Tonga||Endeavour Sports High School, Caringbah, NSW|
|17||Logan Spinks||Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School, Tamworth, NSW|
|18||John Fineanganofo||Redcliffe State High School, Redcliffe, QLD|
Coach: Tim White - Holy Cross College, Ryde, NSW
Assistant Coach: Mark Morrison - Newington College, Stanmore, NSW
Manager: Tim Wykes - Lightning Ridge State School, Lightning Ridge, NSW
Trainer: Michael Fisher - Marist Catholic College, Penshurst, NSW