NSW Junior Regionals

The past weekend of the 16-17th of July saw many young Illawarriors, supporters and Families head to Boronia Park Hunters Hill Sydney, for the NSW Junior Regional championships. The weekend matches acted as final selection trails for the under 14s, 15s and 16s NSW Country side, for the annual Sydney Vs Country fixtures on  August the 7th at Kiama. With this weekend  the under 17s and 18s playing the annual Sydney vs Country fixtures.

The young Illawarriors in the under 14s country squad. Heath Robinson, Tumoana Potata, Ford Passese, Jordan Morn, Luke Males and Angus Blackmore.

Under 15s: Seamus King

Under 16s: Reece Apolo, Osar Moran, Opetti Taifahema, Jacob Williams, Alex Jones-Mataia and Valere Moise. Coach: Tony Leeder Smith and Selector Gordon Clarke

Good luck to all. (At time of writing no information of final selection for Country teams)

Michael Brial Cup (Under 17)

Daniel Taufahema.

Sydney came out of the blocks fast and hard with the first ten minute of play all Sydney on attack scoring 3 tries. Country then gained some possession and field position for the next stanza of play resulting without any reward, with the half time score 26 – nil to Sydney. Second half started the same as the first with the Sydney side dominating the first 5- 10 minutes of play going on to score another 3 tries while country scored a late consolation try for a final result Sydney winners 38- 5.

Under 18s

Assist coach: John Noonan

Another high quality game with the reverse of the 17s match with Country domination opening stanza of play score 3 tries in the first 10 minutes of play. With some champagne running rugby. Final score country 46-10. In a very dominating game by the Country 18s

Photo and final team selections to follow.


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