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JUNIOR REP SQUADS ANNOUNCED FOR QLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Northern Territory Rugby Union have announced their Under 16 and Under 14 Representative Squads who will travel to Brisbane for the Queensland Junior State Championships.

The three day Championship will be held at the Albany Creek GPS Junior Rugby Union Club. South Pine Sports Complex, Cribb Road Brendale from 30th June.

The Northern Territory will pay against Regional Representative Teams from Brisbane, Gold Coast, Darling Downs, Sunshine Coast, Central Queensland and North Queensland.

The Competition provides the Territory’s best juniors the opportunity of playing several tough matches against the best juniors in Queensland and their talent be identified by the Reds High Performance Unit and Private Schools.

The Under 16 outfit looks decidedly strong with the nucleus of the side competing at their third Championship while many of the Under 14s went to the  Under 12 Nationals in 2015.

Undder 16 Squad;  William Robbins, Matthew McPherson, David Hemopo, Zac Sparrow, Blake Gabbert, Jayden Ilett,   Liam Xuereb, Alex Bates,   Aidan Holt, Jordan Norris, Cameron Croker, Wayne Bilston, LaMon Forbes, Lucas Munnich, Caleb Niki, Brodee Everett, Nikitas Zikos,   John Aitkin, Jack Deane, Jonah Wistrand, Rhys Maurier, Ethan Muller, Jackson Calder Coach Gus Lawrie Assistant Coach Rob Taylor

Under 14 Squad  Urairau, Hamish Dodds, Dan Hausler, Mitch Hausler, Connor Fitzgerald, Jacob Hill, Ratuseru Rugu, Tom Snell, Taj Glenn, Nathan Dickson, Hayden Dodds, Jarrad Norton, Aiden Hall, Bruce Burnett, Willy Latu, Bailey Johnston, Justin Hemopo, Matty Barker, Evan Ruthenberg, John Senge, Riley Reid, Zasi Monterde, Ethan Rynski Coach Colin Snowden Assistant Coach Luke Dodds

Photo: 2015 Northern Territory Under 14s

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