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TAMINMIN CLAIM SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIP

Taminmin College have emerged as Darwin’s premier Rugby School after winning the inaugural Greg O’Mullane Shield at Land Rover Rugby Park last week

The Rural Area based school defeated St Johns College 26-5 in an entertaining Final of the four-week Round Robin with ten players per side that also featured teams from Darwin High School, Marrara Christian School and Casuarina Clontarf Academy.

Taminmin have previously won the only two High School 7s Tournaments that were held in 2012 & 2013 and then represented the Northern Territory at National Championships.

The NT Rugby Union recognised the extraordinary contribution of Greg O’Mullane to Schoolboy Rugby by naming the Trophy in his Honour.

The NT Rugby Union is hoping to develop the Greg O’Mullane Shield into a prestigious First XV Competition played on School Ovals and featuring district qualifying matches.

There was also a Middle School Gala Day on March 17th with Combined Catholic Schools winning the Year 7/8 Boys Division and the Year 9/10 Boys Division was won by Roseberry.

Clinics and non-competition matches were also held for teenage girls.

There were 162 participants at the Gala Day with a further 96 playing in the Greg O’Mullane Shield

The Junior Club Rugby Season commences tonight at Land Rover Rugby Park with two Under 17 Matches scheduled to kick off at 6.30pm.

Many of Taminmin College’s Squad will be in action for Swampdogs against Casuarina while South Darwin take on Darwin Dragons.

All remaining Junior Divisions will commence on Friday Night.

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