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NSW Schools - Trial Games and Selections 2016

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Hugh Jarse

Rocky Elsom (76)
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The 2016 NSWSRU team management is not yet available for viewing in the NEWS section of the NSWSRU website. This post will be amended with the positions filled when known.

In fact today the NSW Schools RU Web page doesn't seem to have migrated from the Rugbynet environment when the Rugbynet web host was shut down by ARU earlier this year.

Edit: New webpage at http://nswsru.wix.com/nswsru

NSW SRU 1st XV
Manager: John GUY, Hunter Valley Grammar School
Coach: Brad GILL, Newington College
Assistant Coach: Luke BOWER, Cranbrook School
Physio: Narelle VEVERKA

NSW SRU 2st XV
Manager: Saxon BOWLES, Oakhill College
Coach: Brian SMITH, The Scots College
Assistant Coach: Lachlan WHITE, Trinity Grammar School
Physio: Kendall WALLACE

NSW SRU U16 XV
Manager: Scott GARDNER
Coach: Tom HART, Redfield College
Assistant Coach: Rod TUYNMAN, Northholm Grammar School
Physio:

Selectors


The 2016 NSWSRU Calendar & trials schedule is not yet available for viewing. (There is no web page).
Edit: New web page found at http://nswsru.wix.com/nswsru but no trials details on it as at 20 May 2016.

Dates below gleaned from history, and ISA, CHS and CCC websites. Orange date = guessed, Black date is based on published information.


Probable Key Dates
(Some dates to be confirmed when more details are known. Teachers are creatures of habit, and the school sporting calendar is very tight and rather inflexible, so below are last years dates [adjusted forward by one day to align with 2016 weekdays] Some dates confirmed)


14 March CHS U16 trials at Newcastle Number 5 Sports Ground, Newcastle
21 March CHS U16 trials at Granville Rugby Park, Merrylands
04 April CHS U16 trials at Endeavour Sports High School, Caringbah
10 May ISA U16 & U18 Trials - St Pius X grounds at Oxford Falls
13 May CHS U16 Final Selection Trial, Wills Ground, Earlwood
16 and 17 May CCC U18 & U16 Selection Trials at TG Milner Oval, Marsfield
18 - 20 May CHS Selection trials at Camden Rugby Club, Camden South

25 May AICES U18 & U16 Selection Trials at TG Milner Oval, Marsfield
27 - 29 May CCC U16 Camp, Narrabeen Sports Academy
29 May NSW All Schools Selections Trial 1 (CHS, CCC and AICES U16 and U18) Trials at Forshaw Park, Sylvania
31 May ISA Training Camp at BMGS
2 June U16 and U18 Trials at Cranbrook- CAS U16 North vs South, CAS II vs CHS II, CAS I vs CHS I
5 June - ISA Rep Training @ BMGS
17 - 19 June AICES Rugby Camp
18 June CCC U16 and U18 Training and Players Dinner, venue TBA
18 June AAGPS Teams announced (7pm)
19 June NSW All Schools Selections Trial 2 U18 Trials at Pittwater Park No 1 [CHS II vs AICES, ISA II vs CCC, ISA I vs CHS I & ISA III v ISA Div 2/3 ]
19 June U16 trials at Pittwater Park No 2 [Possible Draw (3 way games) AICES U16 v CCC U16 10:40 am, AICES U16 v CHS 2 U16 10:20 am, CHS U16, ISA U16]
19 June AAGPS U18 XV's Training
19 June AAGPS U16 (Presidents XV) trials at Newington


20 June AAGPS U18 XV's Training & Team Dinner
21 June NSW All Schools Selections Trial 3 U18 Trials at Knox CAS II vs AAGPS II, CAS I vs AAGPS I
23 June - ISA Rep Training at Oakhill College
24 June NSW All Schools Selections Trial 4 U18 Trials at Knox (Curagul) [ AICES v ISA II, CAS II v CCC, GPS II v CHS II, CAS I vs ISA I, CHS I v GPS I ]
25/26 June NSW SRU U16 Champs at Knox Grammar
25 June NSW SRU 1st XV and 2nd XV announced
27 or 28 June Combined States XV announced
3 - 9 Jul ASRU U18 Champs at Riverview
24 August Waratah Shield finals at ??????
8 September CCC vs Tonga Schools at Patrician Brothers

3 - 5 October NSW JRU U16 Invitational tournament at TBA
 

Hugh Jarse

Rocky Elsom (76)
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As kids relative skills, fitness, abilities, injury status, motivation and priorities change from year to year, previous representative selection is no guarantee of future selection but is a useful starting point for selection discussions.

To get the ball rolling, based solely on last years selections from National Schoolboys Championships, the "pencilled in" selection discussion starts along these lines:

2016 "Incumbents"
NSW Schools 1st XV
1. Opeti HELU – Newington College, AAGPS, (2015 NSW II, Aust Barbars)
2.
3.
4. Nick BROWN, The Kings School, AAGPS, (2015 NSW II)
5. Michael FENN, St Ignatius’ College Riverview, AAGPS, (2015 CS)
6.
7. Dylan PIETSCH, The Kings School, AAGPS (2015 NSW II)
8. Mila HINGANO, St. Augustine's College, ISA (2015 NSW I)
9. Will HASKINS, Shore School, AAGPS, (2015 CS)
10. Patrick PELLEGRINI, Champagnat Catholic College, CCC (2015 NSW II)
11. Nick WILKINSON, St Josephs College, AAGPS (2015 NSW II)
12.
13. Tyrone TAUKAMO, Newington College, AAGPS (2015 NSW II)
14. Blaise BARNES, St Josephs College, AAGPS (2015 NSW I)
15. Ryan LONGVILLE, Trinity Grammar School, CAS, (2015 CS)

2016 sees the fewest number of "Incumbents" returning from the previous year for a long time, so there are many places are open for grabs in the NSW I, NSW II as well as the usual 10 or so positions that NSW players typically gain in Combined States.

There may be some other 2015 "incumbents" returning that are still in the 2016 "Unknown" status from below:
Joshua OXLEY, St. Stanislaus' College, ISA, NSW I
Ryan CONNOLLY, Hunter Sports High School, CHS, CS
Alex POHLA, Narrara Valley High School, CHS, CS



The 2015 NSW Schools U16 representatives will be keen to try out for a gig in the "big show", as will those from the 2015 SJRU and NSW Country JRU Under 17's and the members of the various 2015 Junior Gold Cup U17 squads. West Sydney U17 won the 2015 U17 JGC.


2015 NSW Schools U16 Representatives
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Hugh Jarse

Rocky Elsom (76)
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Details on All State Selection dates and trials are up on Aust Schools Website:
Here ->
http://www.schoolsrugby.com.au/2016/news/state-trial-dates-2016/
and a bit more here->http://www.schoolsrugby.com.au/2016/news/sydney-schools-rugby-draws-2016/

Interesting that there will be 4 ISA teams at Rat Park on 19/6 with an ISA III XV playing a combined ISA Div 2/Div 3 team, as well as the usual ISA I v CHS I & ISA II v CCC fixtures. Wonder how that will happen?

Occasionally there is a player from a ISA Div 2 School who makes it to NSW I or NSW II. Will that player be limited to the ISA Div 2/Div 3 team, and therefore only get 1 game in front of the selectors, or will they find themselves in ISA I or ISA II on merit?


The traditional CHS v CCC Trial, and CHS v CAS Trial fixtures don't warrant a mention on the ASRU page. Are those fixtures no longer official "selection trials"? If my maths works out under the regime on the Aust Schools site, each association gets two official selection trials. Previously CHS had 4, CAS and CCC had 3 while AICES, AAGPS and ISA only had two trials.
 

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Nathan Sharpe (72)
If my maths works out under the regime on the Aust Schools site, each association gets two official selection trials. Previously CHS had 4, CAS and CCC had 3 while AICES, AAGPS and ISA only had two trials.

Its usually pretty close, HJ. Give or take a decimal point.
 

Gilly

Herbert Moran (7)
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The traditional CHS v CCC Trial, and CHS v CAS Trial fixtures don't warrant a mention on the ASRU page. Are those fixtures no longer official "selection trials"? If my maths works out under the regime on the Aust Schools site, each association gets two official selection trials. Previously CHS had 4, CAS and CCC had 3 while AICES, AAGPS and ISA only had two trials.[/quote]



To add to the mystery is an update on the CAS Representative teams page:
Dates
Sat 18th June – 2 CAS Squads announced.
Sun 19th June – Recovery session at Cranbrook from 9am
Mon 20th June – Training @ Knox 1 from 4pm
Tues 21st June – GAME v GPS @ Shore from 1.45pm & 3.00pm
Thur 23rd June – Training @ Tyneside Oval from 4pm
Fri 24th June – GAME @ Curagul from 10am & 12.20pm
All Open boys selected in CAS squads are to meet at Cranbrook School on Sunday 19th June from 9am sharp.
So no CHS vs CAS trials this year??
 

redblack

Ted Fahey (11)
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The traditional CHS v CCC Trial, and CHS v CAS Trial fixtures don't warrant a mention on the ASRU page. Are those fixtures no longer official "selection trials"? If my maths works out under the regime on the Aust Schools site, each association gets two official selection trials. Previously CHS had 4, CAS and CCC had 3 while AICES, AAGPS and ISA only had two trials.



To add to the mystery is an update on the CAS Representative teams page:
Dates
Sat 18th June – 2 CAS Squads announced.
Sun 19th June – Recovery session at Cranbrook from 9am
Mon 20th June – Training @ Knox 1 from 4pm
Tues 21st June – GAME v GPS @ Shore from 1.45pm & 3.00pm
Thur 23rd June – Training @ Tyneside Oval from 4pm
Fri 24th June – GAME @ Curagul from 10am & 12.20pm
All Open boys selected in CAS squads are to meet at Cranbrook School on Sunday 19th June from 9am sharp.
So no CHS vs CAS trials this year??[/quote]


So they are in alignment with GPS dates, interesting to see what the future holds. It's a shame about the CHS fixture, wonder if this will impact the holding of the CAS North vs South Under16's prior to the CHS game?
 

Eyes and Ears

Nicholas Shehadie (39)
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The traditional CHS v CCC Trial, and CHS v CAS Trial fixtures don't warrant a mention on the ASRU page. Are those fixtures no longer official "selection trials"? If my maths works out under the regime on the Aust Schools site, each association gets two official selection trials. Previously CHS had 4, CAS and CCC had 3 while AICES, AAGPS and ISA only had two trials.



To add to the mystery is an update on the CAS Representative teams page:
Dates
Sat 18th June – 2 CAS Squads announced.
Sun 19th June – Recovery session at Cranbrook from 9am
Mon 20th June – Training @ Knox 1 from 4pm
Tues 21st June – GAME v GPS @ Shore from 1.45pm & 3.00pm
Thur 23rd June – Training @ Tyneside Oval from 4pm
Fri 24th June – GAME @ Curagul from 10am & 12.20pm
All Open boys selected in CAS squads are to meet at Cranbrook School on Sunday 19th June from 9am sharp.
So no CHS vs CAS trials this year??[/quote]

I believe there are no CHS games. I understand CAS are playing ISA and AICES on 24th.
 

Hugh Jarse

Rocky Elsom (76)
Staff member
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2016 NSW CCC Under 18 Squad for NSW All Schools Trials

NSW CCC 1st XV (Vs CHS)
1. Josh FOSTER, Mater Maria Catholic College (Warriewood)
2. Nicholas DOLLY, Marian Catholic College (Kenthurst)
3. Richard VAKAUTA, Champagnat Catholic College (Maroubra)
4. Sam GLEESON, St Joseph's Regional College (Port Macquarie)
5. Esei HAANGANA, St Paul's Catholic College (Greystanes)
6. Riley WILSON, Xavier Catholic College (Skennars Head)
7. Delahoya MANU, Patrician Brothers' College (Blacktown)
8. Franele BETHAM-MISA, Patrician Brothers' College (Blacktown)
9. Jamieson WILLIAMS, St Joseph's Regional College (Port Macquarie)
10. Patrick PELLEGRINI, Champagnat Catholic College (Maroubra)
11. Joshua DELAILOA, St Paul's Catholic College (Greystanes)
12. William HARRISON, Marcellin College (Randwick)
13. Jonathan MITSIAS, Marcellin College (Randwick)
14. Edmund PAHULU, De La Salle College (Ashfield)
15. Angus MARGIN, St Edward's College (Gosford)

16. Timothy LILOMAIAVA, Patrician Brothers' College (Blacktown)
17. Benjamin SCHAEFER, St John's College Woodlawn (Lismore)
18. Oscar CUNNINGHAM, Trinity Catholic College (Goulburn)
19. Jonathan HUDDY, Xavier Catholic College (Skennars Head)
20. Austin LATU, Patrician Brothers' College (Blacktown)
21. Lachlan STEWART, James Sheahan Catholic High School (Orange)
22. Taquin FAHEY, Mater Maria Catholic College (Warriewood)
23. Jonte WITT, St Edward's College (Gosford)

Manager: Mr Deon NORVAL
Coach: Mr Matthew BARLOW
Assistant Coach: Elijah CARLIN
Trainer: Mr Steve McNAMARA





No Coach/Manager/Player Jumper numbers yet.

Edit: Jumper Numbers Coach/Manager detail from the CHS v CCC fixture programme, courtesy of @Dingasden
 

Hugh Jarse

Rocky Elsom (76)
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Congratulations to the following staff who have been selected to be involved in the NSW Schools Rugby representative teams for 2016.
Brad Gill, 1st XV Coach
Luke Bower, 1st XV Assistant Coach
John Guy, 1st XV Manager
Narelle Veverka, 1st Physiotherapist
Brian Smith, 2nd XV Coach
Lachlan White, 2nd XV Assistant Coach
Saxon Bowles, 2nd XV Manager
Kendall Wallace, 2nd XV Physiotherapist
Tom Hart, U16s Coach
Rod Tuynman, U16s Assistant Coach
Scott Gardner, U16s Manager
 

Hugh Jarse

Rocky Elsom (76)
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Most of this years Year 12 Cohort would have been in the mix for the 2010 NSW PSSA Rugby team.

Any spotters out there with a copy of the team list for the 2010 NSW PSSA Rugby team?

I recognise one name from the 2009 Team list who is currently at NEW.
Just found this NSW PSSA team of 2009 which would be the current crop of year 12's. Recognise some names.
How many are still around the rugby circles?

2009 NSW PSSA TEAM
Name, School, Area
Bailey SIMONSSON, Cromer PS, SN
<snip>

A few names from the 2011 NSW PSSA Rugby Team are starting to get Mentioned In Dispatches.
Just for all info - this was the 2011 U12 NSW Primary Schools Team (PSSA) , be interesting to see from this team who makes this years U16 NSW schoolboys team -

The 2011 NSW PSSA Rugby Squad was;

Alexander APTHORPE Holy Trinity, Inverell – Polding,
Rory LYNCH St Aloysius, Cronulla – Mackillop,
Oregon KAUFUSI Barnier Public School - Sydney West,
Mac WILLIAMS Mosman Public School - Sydney North,
Nicholas FROST Berowra Public School - Sydney North,
Alan DAVIES St Finbars, Glenbrook – Mackillop,
Bailey LAMB Gwynneville Public School - South Coast,
Liam CORNISH Waverley – CIS,
Ben HANSEN Knox Grammar – CIS,
Triston REILLY South West Rocks - North Coast,
Samuel VILLATA Beelbangera Public School – Riverina,
Zac LOMAX St Anne's Temora – Mackillop,
Jesse STEVENS Assumption Bathurst – Polding,
Harry HAYWOOD Balgowlah Heights - Sydney North,
Tre FINAU St Patricks Griffith – Mackillop,
Max CUTRONE Knox Grammar – CIS,
Hugo TRAINE South Coogee - Sydney East,
Sam ABBEY Holy Family Parkes – Polding,
Dominic EASY Holy Spirit Ryde – Mackillop,
Jaiden BURKE St Patricks Trundle – Polding,
Jaemon SALMON OLF Carringbah – Mackillop,
Will HARRISON OLR Kensington - Mackillop
 

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Nathan Sharpe (72)
Any spotters out there with a copy of the team list for the 2010 NSW PSSA Rugby team?
Charlie Jeavons-Fellows
Luke Skidmore
James Jagot
Matthew Orpen
Harry Stocks
James Armstrong
Alec Sheldon
Thomas Burgess
Bayley Kuenzle
Joe Skelly
Jett Turner

James Wayland
Lucas Choi
Beni Valu
Chris Scott
James Lynch
Darcy Searl
Tyron Taukamo
Bailey Simonsson
Ethan Whetu
Bradley Amituanai
Steven Dresler
 

Huly

Chris McKivat (8)
A lot of recognisable names in the 2010 PSSA team. What ever happened to Bradley Amituanai? Was quite dominant in his junior years at New.

Also curious as to whether Lucas Choi still plays rugby at Kings.
 

Azzuri

Trevor Allan (34)
A lot of recognisable names in the 2010 PSSA team. What ever happened to Bradley Amituanai? Was quite dominant in his junior years at New.

Also curious as to whether Lucas Choi still plays rugby at Kings.
Believe Bradley went back to NZ and Lucas isn't playing due to a back injury
 
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