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2019 Under 20s/18s/16s

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Queensland Schoolboys are into the final of the U18 Championships in Canberra. Hamiso scored another try in today's win over NSWCIS. He now has 3 in 3 games.
 

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Work has been nuts so I haven't watched, but I see Xavier Savage is getting amongst the tries with a hat-trick today. Not a cowboy but he will be exiting to watch nonetheless.
 

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Just watched the game.. Hamiso went into the centres early in the match to allow Reece Walsh into fullback who had a MOTM performance IMO. Hamiso made one big mistake in defence in the first half, however, he was very solid otherwise and very dominant in defence. His try was a typical Hamiso try, burning the winger on the outside.

The speed of that backline is insane with Savage, Walsh and Hamiso.

Tuku Hautapuha was impressive in the forwards for QLD as was Sam Walker at half. Both have been signed by the Roosters..
 

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It's a bloody good team. After drawing with them in the first game, QLD is destroying them this game. Savage bags his second of on the stroke of half time.
 

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It's a bloody good team. After drawing with them in the first game, QLD is destroying them this game. Savage bags his second of on the stroke of half time.
Outstanding try. The back line is unreal. The Aus Schoolboys side should have a lot of Qld boys in it for the first time in ages.
 

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Surprised not to see more of the QLDers in there, especially considering the results. Savage would have been one of the first picked going by this weeks performances.
 

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Surprised not to see more of the QLDers in there, especially considering the results. Savage would have been one of the first picked going by this weeks performances.
Definitely surprising that Savage wasn’t selected. Look great every game I watched. Thought with Queensland winning we’d finally get the majority of the side being Queensland boys. Guess not. Shows how NSW-centric the ASSRL is.
 

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We had a stack of players in last year's match with Clifford dominating for the Aussies:

Australia
Clifford
Taulagi
Tuala

Kiwis
Mullany
Pere
Hola
Robson (not with us yet but we'll claim him)

Edit: Looks like we don't have any Australian Schoolboys with Hamiso out with injury :(
 

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Kirwan won the Qld Schoolboys final 38-12 v Marsden. They'll now play either Westfields Sports High or Patrician Brothers Blacktown in the final, not sure who won that (or if they've even played yet).

Marsden SHS v Kirwan SHS in the NRL Schoolboys Cup QLD final
Lachlan Grey, Andrew Dawson, The Courier-Mail
September 11, 2019 3:53pm

FULLTIME: Kirwan State High will contest next week’s NRL Schoolboy Cup decider after claiming their fourth Queensland title in emphatic fashion over Marsden State High.
Leading 12-6 at halftime, the Bears starved Marsden of possession in a sublime second-half shutout to emerge 38-12 victors at Langlands Park.

Centre Clay George starred with two tries while fullback Steven Numambo and prop Abai Chatfield produced outstanding football to send Kirwan into their first national decider since 2015.

“We let go a bit in the first half but we kept completing our sets and came good in the end,” Kirwan co-captain Adrian Trevilyan said.

“We’ve been working hard every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning with those 5am starts and I think the boys really deserve this win.”

The 24-point margin was barely imaginable after the Makos took an early lead through hooker Ezra Teuila, who ducked and weaved from dummy half to score the game’s first try.

With their tails up, Marsden worked their way downfield but it wasn’t long before Kirwan began to stretch their legs.

It took two try saving tackles from Tyrone Sa’U and Colin Tui just to keep the Bears at bay before the floodgates finally opened, first through Tyrone Gunn-James and then through George, who barged over in the 28th minute to hand Kirwan a six-point halftime lead.

The second stanza couldn’t have started worse for Marsden with winger Leon Te Hau failing to secure the kick-off and when Nanai bashed over two tackles later, Kirwan had their third in less than ten minutes.

The stranglehold tightened as winger Jesse Yallop finished off an Adrian Trevilyan break in the left corner and when Marsden gave away a penalty from the ensuing kickoff, the game was effectively over.

Further tries to George and co-captain Brad Schneider followed as Makos centre Tony Francis found himself sin-binned for repeated ruck infringements and it took an incredible 15 minutes for Marsden to actually touch the ball.

Caleb Evan’s 49th minute try gave his side a glimmer of hope but when Tyreece Woods pounced on a swirling kick-off to score untouched, Kirwan’s plane tickets to Sydney

Marsden returned fire with two late consolation tries through TC Robati but coach Jesse Maclean admitted it was too little too late as Kirwan ran out 24-point winners.

“Nothing went our way in that second half but Kirwan worked hard and they made the ball bounce their way,” Maclean said.

“That’s rugby league at schoolboy level. We didn’t execute a few times but you’ve got to give it to Kirwan’s attitude and desire.

“We didn’t have the ball for 17 minutes in that second half, they did and they made the most of it.”

Kirwan coach Todd Wilson paid tribute to his side’s defensive effort following the win.

“We knew Marsden would come in strong with their power game in those first 20 minutes and that we could find some defensive opportunities alter in the game,” Wilson said.

“What we lack in physical size we make up for in smarts skills and effort and that’s what has got them to this point.”

KIRWAN STATE HIGH SCHOOL 38 (George 2, Gunn-James, Nanai, Schneider, Woods, Yallop tries; Schneider 5 goals) def MARSDEN STATE HIGH SCHOOL 22 (Robati 2, Evans, Teuila tries; Tu’ua 3 goals)

MARSDEN SHS: Tyrone Sa’U, Colin Tui, Tony Francis, Ricky Wells, Leon Te Hau, Rixson Andrew, Konrad Tu’ua, Adonai Faagutu, Ezra Teuila, Tristan Pati, TC Robati, Keenan Timu, Caleb Evans, Josh Downs, George Aumua, George Lee, Terry Lafoia, Tepa Arokapiti, Mika Cooper-Finau.
KIRWAN SHS: Steven Numambo, Ragsy Wavik, Tyreece Woods, Clay George, Jesse Yallop, Tareq Parter, Brad Schneider, Abai Chatfield, Adrian Trevilyan, Bonnar McGregor, Jeremiah Nanai, Isiah Kawane, Tyrone Gunn-James, Ty Ty Baira, Jacob Taia, Kaya Anapa, Harley Taylor, Xavier Chatfield.

https://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/nrl/marsden-shs-v-kirwan-shs-in-the-nrl-schoolboys-cup-qld-final/news-story/737293311621773faefc9919643f9eae

Try scorers Clay George and Jeremiah Nanai are both contracted to us. Marsden's Tony Francis is also with us.
 

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Baira is a familiar surname in the north, footy circles...maybe this Baira will make it to Nrl.

Shame Mosby couldn’t done his surname more proud.
Leaves our club the same player he was years ago-no progression...I don’t believe he is dumb-he’s a very smart footballer, with ball in hand, when you watch him play fullback, likes to dominate/hog the ball...so he’ll probably kick on at another club, his speed will impress his new club and he may not have to wait long to play Nrl again.

Maybe Javid has left his run too late to move club and possibly realise potential.
 

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Baira is a familiar surname in the north, footy circles...maybe this Baira will make it to Nrl.

Shame Mosby couldn’t done his surname more proud.
Leaves our club the same player he was years ago-no progression...I don’t believe he is dumb-he’s a very smart footballer, with ball in hand, when you watch him play fullback, likes to dominate/hog the ball...so he’ll probably kick on at another club, his speed will impress his new club and he may not have to wait long to play Nrl again.

Maybe Javid has left his run too late to move club and possibly realise potential.
Welcome back Paulo.
 
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