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Queensland U18s teams named for U18 Academy matches

Mon, 20/06/2022, 1:58 am
Reds Media Unit
by Reds Media Unit

The Queensland Reds U18s teams have been confirmed ahead of their upcoming fixtures against the Melbourne Rebels U18s and New South Wales Waratahs U18s.

The sides were named after a selection process based on performances in school and club Rugby matches across the state, as well as an internal trial at Easts Rugby Club.

Queensland Rugby Head of Talent Management Paul Carozza said: “We’re excited to have named two very talented Queensland U18s squads.

“This is the next step of the Queensland Rugby pathway for these young players and we’re looking forward to seeing them pull on the jersey.”

The squad will assemble this week ahead of their match against the Rebels in Melbourne this Sunday.

Two teams will then take on New South Wales One and Two at GPS Rugby Club on Saturday July 2.

Fixtures

  • Queensland Reds U18s v Melbourne Rebels – Sunday 26th June – Harlequins Rugby Club, Melbourne
  • Queensland Reds U18 White v Waratahs U18 2 – Saturday 2nd July – GPS Rugby Club – 12:30pm
  • Queensland Reds U18 v Waratahs U18 1 – Saturday 2nd July – GPS Rugby Club – 2:00pm

Queensland Reds U18s

Forwards

  • Trevor King – Downlands College – Gladstone
  • Jack Spencer – University of Queensland
  • Hugh Smith – St Laurence’s College
  • Nick Bloomfield – Easts
  • Aidan Taylor – University of Queensland
  • Jat White – Kings Christian College – Gold Coast
  • Kreedance Locke – Bond University
  • Ben Daniels – Anglican Church Grammar School – Cloncurry
  • Dom Thygesen – Souths
  • Tobias Macpherson – Brisbane Boys College
  • Stuart Tualima – GPS
  • Larry Siala – St Edmund’s College – Ipswich
  • Cooper Cameron – St Joseph’s Nudgee College
  • Joe Liddy – Easts
  • Charlie McCauley – Brisbane Grammar School

Backs

  • Luke Aiken – Sunshine Coast Grammar School – Sunshine Coast
  • Tafito Ahki – St Edmund’s College – Ipswich
  • Finn Prass – Sunshine Coast Grammar School – Sunshine Coast
  • Siosifa Kava-Uasike – Mountain Creek State High School – Sunshine Coast
  • Dre Pakeho – Anglican Church Grammar School
  • Roco Drougas-Gollings – St Joseph’s Nudgee College – Gold Coast
  • Luke Hatherell – Easts
  • Toshi Butlin – Brisbane State High School
  • Kadin Pritchard – St Peter’s Lutheran College

Queensland Reds U18 White

Forwards

  • Ben Pula-Fatu – Ipswich Grammar School – Mackay
  • Luke O'Sullivan – St Joseph’s Nudgee College – Bowen
  • Alex Kerr – Anglican Church Grammar Schol
  • Joe Nadenic – St Laurence’s College
  • Charles Stack – Brothers
  • Jack Condon – Brothers

Backs

  • Thomas Manca – University of Queensland – Sunshine Coast
  • Tauave Leofa – Brisbane State High School
  • Maddox Mclean – St Joseph’s College Nudgee
  • Silivia Leofa – Brisbane State High School
  • Mikael Ibrahim - St Laurence’s College
  • Joe Wikaira – Sunshine Coast Grammar School – Sunshine Coast
  • Ryley Bierton – Souths
  • Wihan Kruger – Toowoomba Grammar School – Toowoomba
  • Xavier Rubens – Brisbane Boys College

*eight players from Reds U18 to be added to Reds U18 White after Rebels Match

Staff

Reds U18

  • Ryan Schulz – Head Coach – Anglican Church Grammar School
  • Damian Steele – Assistant Coach
  • Anthony Mathison – Set-piece coach – Marist College Ashgrove
  • Lincoln Clapham – Manager – Queensland Rugby Union
  • Harry Westbrook – Strength and conditioning – Queensland Rugby Union
  • Ashleigh Graves – Physiotherapist – Queensland Rugby Union/Easts

Reds U18 White

  • Sio Kite – Head Coach – GPS
  • Kris Burton – Assistant Coach – Queensland Rugby Union
  • Jo Staples – Manager – Wests
  • Robbie McCafferty – Strength and conditioning – St Joseph’s Nudgee College
  • Felix Leung – Physiotherapist – St Laurence’s College

Program Staff

  • Paul Carozza – Program Manager – Queensland Rugby Union
  • Dale Roberson – Academy Head Coach – Queensland Rugby Union
  • Steve Chapman – Analyst – Queensland Rugby Union

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