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Match Report v New Zealand Schools 2012

Saturday, 6 October 2012

AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS 16 (Andrew Robinson, Jonah Placid tries, tom Wilson 2 Pen) defeated NEW ZEALAND SCHOOLS 14 (Sului Etimani try, Broc Hooper con 2 pen)

At Auckland Grammar School, SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER 2012

 

In blustery conditions Australian Schools overcame New Zealand at Auckland Grammar to record only their second ever win in New Zealand and the fourth win in six years. Australia scored two tries to nil in a win that went right down to the wire.

 

The game commenced with high intensity. With Australia running into the wind, worked their way down field and were awarded penalty in the third minute giving Tom Wilson the opportunity to take first points 3 – 0.

 

As the game progressed Australia had the majority of possession and territory with both Mitch Whitely and Tom Staniforth working hard at the breakdown to stifle any New Zealand attack.

 

In the seventh minute fullback Jonah Placid beat the first defender and draws another to off load to Andrew Robinson to score 15 metres in. The conversion was unsuccessful 8 – 0.

 

It took the New Zealanders only five minutes to reply in the twelfth with a successful penalty 8 – 3. The match continued at intensity with both teams to expose any weakness – but both teams were up to the challenge.

 

The New Zealanders ended the half on top of the tight tussle with a successful penalty kick to Broc Hooper in the 28th minute, followed by a try by Sului Etimani making the half time score 8 – 11 at the break.

 

The ten minutes of the second half saw the Australians attack the New Zealand line but the New Zealand were just as zealous in their attempts – both teams nullified the oppositions attack.

 

Front row Aaron Pleash received a yellow card for repeated Australian offences on their try line. Fortunately, they were able to withstand the increased tempo of the New Zealanders without it costing and points. Even when the referee incorrectly allowed a five metre New Zealand scrum to have eight men against seven, where international U19 law requires equal numbers in a scrum at all times. Tom Wilson was able equalise with a penalty 11 – 11.

 

Four minutes later Broc Hooper kicked another penalty for New Zealand to regain the lead 11 – 14. With 14 minutes to go, the Australian forwards held possession for several phases, committing the Kiwi forwards. Halfback Angus Pulver spread the ball. Jake McIntyre kicked cross field, where Jonah Pleash regathered and crossed the line out wide 16 – 14.

 

The final ten minutes were a tense affair with New Zealand now desperate to score. They spent the final five minutes pressuring the Australian line and retained possession for several phases but twice concede penalties. The second penalty on full time had the Australians kick the ball to close the match down.

 

Bronze Boot Awards:

Australia – Jonah Placid, Toowoomba Grammar School

New Zealand – James Tucker, St Bede’s College, Christchurch

 

                                       

1

Aaron

Pleash

Ipswich Grammar School

QLD

2

Tom

Wilson

Barker College

NSW

3

Matt

Sandell

St. Joseph’s College

NSW

4

Tom

Staniforth

Canberra Grammar School

ACT

5

Matt

Philip

St. Augustine’s College

NSW

6

Jack

Dempsey

St. Ignatius’College

NSW

7

Michael

Gunn

Anglican Church Grammar School

QLD

8

Mitchell

Whiteley

St. Ignatius’College ©

NSW

9

Angus

Pulver

Shore School

NSW

10

Jake

McIntyre

Alstonville High School

NSW

11

John

Porch

Farrar Memorial Agricultural College

NSW

12

Tepai

Moeroa

Newington College

NSW

13

Jim

Stewart

The Scots College

NSW

14

Andrew

Robinson

St Mary MacKillop College

ACT

15

Jonah

Placid

Toowoomba Grammar School

QLD

16

Tom

Robertson

St. Joseph’s College

NSW

17

Francois

Postal

St. Joseph’s College, Nudgee

QLD

18

Siotame

Kavapalu

Rowville Secondary College

VIC

19

Adam

Korczyk

Brisbane State High School

QLD

20

Lolo

Fakaosilea

Brisbane Boys College

QLD

21

Andrew

Ferris

The Kings School

NSW

22

Reece

Hodge

Manly Selective High School

NSW

23

Andrew

Kellaway

The Scots College

NSW

 

 



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