New Zealand Schools’ and New Zealand Schools’ Barbarians named
The New Zealand Schools’ and New Zealand Schools’ Barbarians teams have today been selected for their upcoming campaigns.
Players have spent the past three days in a development camp at Massey University’s Sport & Rugby Institute in Palmerston North.
New Zealand Schools’ Council chairman Garry Chronican has named the New Zealand Schools’ team which features six players from this year’s 1st XV national champions, Hastings Boys High School.
The New Zealand Schools’ team is;
|Naitoa||Ah Kuoi||Wellington College|
|Charles||Alaimalo||Hamilton Boys’ High School|
|Sam||Cooper||St Paul’s Collegiate|
|George||Dyer||St Paul’s Collegiate|
|Devan||Flanders||Hastings Boys ‘High School|
|Taufa||Funaki||Sacred Heart College|
|Cullen||Grace||Timaru Boys High School|
|Tauterangimarie||Kapea||Hamilton Boys’ High School|
|Shilo||Klein||St Andrews College|
|Lincoln||McClutchie||Hastings Boys’ High School|
|Jeriah||Mua||Hastings Boys’ High School|
|Etene||Nanai||St Kentigern College|
|Kiniviliame||Nasolo||Hastings Boys’ High School|
|Fatongia||Paea||Sacred Heart College|
|Abraham||Pole||Otago Boys’ High School|
|Rivez||Reihana||St Kentigern College|
|Humphrey||Sheild||Napier Boys’ High School|
|Joshua||Southall||St Patrick’s College – Silverstream|
|Quade||Tapsell||Gisborne Boys’ High School|
|Josiah||Tavita-Metcalfe||Hastings Boys’ High School|
|Danny||Toala||Hastings Boys’ High School|
|Quinn||Tupaea||Hamilton Boys’ High School|
|Tamaiti||Williams||St Kentigern College|
Coach Jason Holland said there were tough decisions to make in selecting the Schools team.
“The camp has been very high quality and the players have really applied themselves over the past few days,” said Holland.
“The guys have come to us in good nick and we’ve got a squad with strength and depth across all positions.”
The team will remain in Palmerston North before departing for Australia on Tuesday, 26 September.
President of the New Zealand Barbarians Club, Ron Williams, announced the New Zealand Schools Barbarians’ team.
The New Zealand Schools Barbarians is;
|Joshua||Bokser||Napier Boys’ High School|
|Fergus||Burke||St Paul’s Collegiate|
|Louie||Chapman||Christchurch Boys High School|
|Luke||Donaldson||St Paul’s Collegiate|
|Lesinali Tovo||Faleafa||Auckland Grammar School|
|Samipeni||Finau||St Peter’s College – Cambridge|
|Kienan||Higgins||St Patrick’s College – Silverstream|
|Josiah||Maraku||Feilding High School|
|Saula||Mau||Auckland Grammar School|
|Ethan||McQuinlan||Feilding High School|
|Lemeki||Namoa||Sacred Heart College|
|Oliver||Norris||St Peters College – Cambridge|
|Siave||Seti||St John’s College|
|James||Stratton||Palmerston North Boys’ High School|
|Rico||Syme||Christchurch Boys’ High School|
|Kaleb||Talamahina||Southland Boys’ High School|
|Tane||Te Aho||Hamilton Boys’ High School|
|Taine||Te Whata||Otago Boys’ High School|
|James||Thompson||St Peters College – Cambridge|
Coach Brad Mooar said his team has an exciting mix of players that have the potential to produce exciting rugby.
“It’s a talented group that has a good mix of power, size and skill. We want to see them express themselves on the field and represent the Barbarians Club with pride.”
The New Zealand Schools Barbarians team will remain in camp in Palmerston North ahead of their first match on Thursday.
Unavailable for selection due to injury were Finlay Brewis (Westlake Boys High School), Dennon Robinson (Hastings Boys High School) and Kianu Kereru- Symes (Hastings Boys High School).
New Zealand Schools v Fiji Schools, 2pm at Knox Grammar School, Sydney
New Zealand Barbarians Schools v Tonga Schools, 2pm at Sport & Rugby Institute, Palmerston North
New Zealand Schools v Australian Schools Barbarians, 1pm at Knox Grammar School, Sydney
New Zealand Barbarians Schools v New Zealand Maori Under 18s, 2pm at Sport & Rugby Institute, Palmerston North
New Zealand Schools v Australian Schools, 1pm at TG Milner Field, Sydney