University Loose Forward Declan Armitage became the third nominee for the Bendigo Bank/NT Rugby Rising Star Award when he took the field in the Pirates starting XV against Dragons in Round 7 of this year’s Premiership.
After a confident start to the season in Reserve Grade, the Essington School Student was given the opportunity to sit on the first grade bench in Rounds 4, 5 & 6 before his starting debut.
The Bendigo Bank/NT Rugby Union Rising Star Award recognises young players who have not turned 18 by the 1st of January in the year they make their starting debut in First Grade
Armitage will join fellow Bendigo Bank/NT Rugby Union Rising Star nominees Thomas Roe and Tyrone Boucher in the Northern Territory Schoolboys Team for the Australian Schoolboys Championships in Sydney next week.
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