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New Zealand Barbarians Schools team named for Australia Schools match

Porirua Park, Tuesday 30 September, kick-off 1:10pm

The New Zealand Barbarians Schools team to take on Australia Schools in the opening match of the International Schools series of matches in Porirua starting tomorrow.

The New Zealand Barbarians Schools team is:

1    Mason Kean Hastings Boys’ High School
2    Tom Hardy (c) King’s College
3    Sione Asi Otago Boys’ High School
4    Isaia Walker-Leawere Gisborne Boys’ High School
5    Paripari Parkinson St Kentigern College
6    Fin Hoeata Dilworth School
7    Jahrome Brown Hamilton Boys’ High School
8    Marino Mikaele-Tu’u Hastings Boys’ High School
9    Liam Howley Southland Boys’ High School
10    D’Angelo Leuila Papatoetoe High School
11    Losi Filipo St Patrick’s College Silverstream
12    Alex Nankivell Christchurch Boys’ High School
13    Tui Samuelu Christchurch Boys’ High School
14    Shelford Murray King’s College
15    Caleb Makene    (vc) Napier Boys’ High School
Reserves:
16    Samisoni Taukei’aho St Paul’s Collegiate
17    Antonio Ripata Auckland Grammar School
18    Sam Tufuga Rathkeale College
19    Matt Heffernan Otago Boys’ High School
20    Brendan Bond Westlake Boys’ High School
21    Lisati Milo-Harris St Peter’s College
22    Luther Hirini Feilding High School
23    Daniel Lee Rosmini College

Feilding High School’s Luther Hirini has been called into the squad and takes a seat on the bench after injury has ruled out St Patrick’s College Silverstream’s Jarrod Adams for tomorrow’s match.  Coaches are hoping he is cleared to be selected for Saturday’s fixture against Fiji.

The match is a pre-curser to the New Zealand Schools first match against Fiji Schools.  Both matches are being played Porirua Park tomorrow afternoon.

“We’ve got some fantastic strengths to this side – one of them will be our height with blindside flanker Finn Hoeata who is a lofty 2m tall.  With Paripari Parkinson (2.04m) and Isaia Walker-Leawere (2.0m), Finn will be one of three line-out jumpers stretching over over 2m tall.

“I’m very proud of the way the boys have worked heading into this match – there are many hard workers in this side so we should see these boys continued the great tradition of a Barbarians style game with flair and excitement on display.

Coach Darren Larsen said despite a short assembly time (a week) the boys had bonded well, and were relishing the opportunity to play against Australia and Fiji this week.

King’s College hooker Tom Hardy will captain the side.

NZ Schools and NZ Barbarians Schools Fixtures
Porirua Park, Porirua, Wellington

Tuesday 30 September, Porirua Park
NZ Barbarians v Australia 1:10pm
NZ Schools v Fiji 2:50pm

Saturday 4 October, Porirua Park
NZ Barbarians v Fiji 1:10pm
NZ Schools v Australia 2:50pm

Broadcast

All matches are broadcast live on SKY Sport’s The Rugby Channel.

Replays:
Australia v NZB replay
o    Tuesday 30 September, SS1, 10pm
o    Thursday 2 October, RC, 3pm

Fiji v NZS replay
o    Tuesday 30 September, SS1, 11.45pm
o    Thursday 2 October, RC, 4.45pm

Fiji v NZB replay
o    Saturday 4 October, SS1, 11.15pm
o    Thursday 9 October, RC, 8am
o    Friday 10 October, RC, 2pm

Australia v NZS replay
o    Saturday 4 October, SS1, 9.30pm
o    Thursday 9 October, RC, 9.45am
o    Friday 10 October, RC, 3.45pm


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