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Queensland will be searching for their third consecutive title at the National Under 16 Championships after two strong teams were announced for the tournament commencing on Monday September 30, at St.Ignatius College, Riverview.
Queensland Red and White teams have been selected after a series of selection trials for the week long tournament where teams will compete for the Rod Macqueen Shield, which Queensland Red has won the past two years.
Queensland White have been equally impressive finishing in third place for the past two years running, defeating ACT 34-14 in last year’s three-four playoff.
Queensland Red will be coached by Jason Gilmore for the fourth straight year and will begin their tournament on Monday September 30 against Victoria in the first game of the tournament.
Rob Donaghue will coach Queensland White and the team will play NSW Country in their first match of the tournament.
The Queensland Under 16 Program is a proven breeding ground for future Queensland Reds with almost half of the current squad, including Quade Cooper and Will Genia, having progressed through the program.
It’s also the first step in the elite Rugby pathway and, as well as aiding players with their on-field development, the program offers players a better understanding to the off-field demands of the modern professional game.
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All players selected below are to assemble at Padua College on Sunday 8th September at 10am for the first training session. All players need to confirm their availability for this program and their attendance at the first training session by contacting Tyrell Barker - Tyrell.firstname.lastname@example.org or 0415 675 295.
Ipswich Grammar School
St Josephs College, Gregory Terrace
Angus Scott- Young
Anglican Church Grammar School
St Josephs College, Toowoomba
St Josephs College, Nudgee
St Edmunds College
Brisbane Boys College
Toowoomba Grammar School
Pacific Lutheran College
St Patricks College
The Southport School
Rockhampton Grammar School
Marist College, Ashgrove
Ashgrove GPS JRUC
Brisbane Grammar School
Maranatha Aj Raeli
Keebra Park SHS
23 JANUARY 2019