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The Northern Territory Under 16 Rugby Union Team travels to the Gold Coast next week to participate in the 34th annual Queensland Junior Rugby Union State Championships which will be conducted at The Southport School.

Following the cessation of the National Under 16 Championships by the Australian Rugby Union, NT Rugby looked to Queensland as a vehicle for its best Juniors to compete at an elite level.

The Three Day Championship will feature district representative teams from Brisbane Cairns, Mackay, Townsville, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Darling Downs, Mt Isa, Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast.

The State Championships consists of three age divisions - under 13s, under 14s and under 16s and NT Rugby will look at also sending its Under 14 squad to these titles in 2015.

The Squad is; Jonathon Briskin, Kael Crocker, Luke Morgan-Doherty, Johannes Du Plessis, Tom O'Connor, Isaako Teuati (Palmerston) Braydon Becker, Harry Berns, Jett Norris,  Jimi Fitzgerald, Alex Marchant, Brodie Morcom (Swampdogs) Hone Edwards, Jerry Thomas, Towahn Niki, Jonas Niki, Hamish Martin (Darwin Dragons) Ned Hall, Hugh Harbeck, Tipene Shepherd, Branden Thomson, Tom Burchett (University) Riley Wood, Rowan Boscato (Casuarina)
Management; Hone Edwards, Robert Taylor, Cameron Croker

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