The Queensland Reds U16s and U19s teams have been confirmed ahead of this Sunday’s National Championships Grand Finals in Sydney.
Both teams will take on the New South Wales Waratahs at Pittwater Rugby Park, with the U16s kicking off at 11:05am and the U19s at 1:30pm.
Openside flanker Nick Baker will captain the U19s side, with playmaking duo Harry McLaughlin-Phillips and Taj Annan providing strike power at flyhalf and inside-centre respectively.
The U19s have dropped just won game in the four-match competition, losing in Round 1 to their New South Wales, who powered home after trailing 19-3 at the half-time break.
Strong victories over the ACT Brumbies, Western Force and Melbourne Rebels followed, with the side conceding just 20-points and scoring 117 in the three matches.
Their form sets up a rematch with the Tahs, who are yet to lose in the revamped competition.
The Queensland U16s also dropped their opening fixture against the New South Welshman, falling 32-3 at Sunnybank.
The side, chosen from the Buildcorp Emerging Reds Cup, bounced back with a 34-16 win over the Brumbies, before a narrow 17-15 defeat to the Western Force in Perth the next round.
The Reds responded with a strong showing against the Rebels, claiming a 45-14 victory to seal a Grand Final berth.
Lock Tom Robinson will captain the side, with versatile playmaker Chace Oates and frontrower Emil Willie-Jawai two players to watch.
The National Championships Grand Finals will be streamed LIVE on Stan Sport.
Queensland U16s v New South Wales Waratahs U16s | Pittwater Rugby Park | Kick-off 11:05am
- Blaze Moana | The Southport School
- Ewald Kruger | Toowoomba Grammar School
- Emil Willie-Jawai | Anglican Church Grammar School
- Will Pascoe | Brisbane Grammar School
- Avery Thomson | Brisbane Boys College
- Tom Robinson (c) | St Joseph’s College Gregory Terrace
- Joseph Stoddart | Anglican Church Grammar School
- Jasper Barry | Marist College Ashgrove
- Samuel Watson | St Joseph’s Nudgee College
- Chace Oates | Toowoomba Grammar School
- James Duggan | St Joseph’s Nudgee College
- Ryan Heaton | St Joseph’s Nudgee College
- Prestyn Laine-Sietu | St Joseph’s Nudgee College
- Tom Howard | Marist College Ashgrove
- Blake Miller | Sunshine Coast Grammar School
- Harry Solofa | Anglican Church Grammar School
- Lochlan Smith | Somerset College
- Princeton Ioane | St Joseph’s Nudgee College
- John Grenfell | St Joseph’s Nudgee College
- Billy Wellard | The Southport School
- Tom Goldie | The Southport School
- Charlie O’Connell | St Joseph’s Nudgee College
- Zac Nichol | Sunshine Coast Grammar School
Queensland U19s v New South Wales Waratahs U19s | Pittwater Rugby Park | Kick-off 1:30pm
- Harrison Usher | Bond University
- Max Craig | Easts
- Nick Bloomfield | Easts
- Lachlan Shaw | University of Queensland
- Dylan Loader | Bond University
- George Stoddart | Easts
- Nick Baker (c) | GPS
- John Bryant | Souths
- Willem Johnstone | Souths
- Harry Mclaughlin-Phillips | Souths
- Jarrod Homan | Easts
- Taj Annan | Easts
- Tim Ryan | Brothers
- Jackson Connelly | Norths
- Matt Brice | Noosa Dolphins
- Noah Hartley | University of Queensland
- Jack Booker | University of Queensland
- Angus Ward | University of Queensland
- Tanna Wilson | Brothers
- Stuart Taii Tualima | GPS
- Sam Farrar | Easts
- Alex Miles | Bond University
- Harry Grant | Brothers