Two Rabbitohs and one North Sydney Bear have been selected in this year’s Australian Schoolboys side to represent Australia in England and France in November and December.
South Sydney SG Ball players Nat Butcher (Marcellin College Randwick), and Tevita Cottrell (Patrician Brothers’ College Blacktown) were both selected along with North Sydney’s John Olive (Endeavour Sports High School Caringbah) to tour at year’s end.
Cottrell, who recently also played in the Rabbitohs’ under 20’s side, capped off his selection by picking up the award for Player of the Championships.
In all – including Butcher, Cottrell, and Olive – six players from the Rabbitohs system took part in the week-long under 18 ASSRL Championships in Darwin this week, culminating in the Australian Schoolboys side being selected.
The 2014 Australian Schoolboys side is:
Tom AMONE - The Hills Sports High School, Seven Hills
Jayden BRAILEY - Aquinas Catholic College, Menai
Nat BUTCHER - Marcellin College, Randwick
Oliver CLARK - Terra Sancta College, Schofields
Jack COGGER - Mackillop Catholic College, Warnervale
Tevita COTTRELL - Patrician Brothers’ College, Blacktown
Tyrell FUIMAONO - Patrician Brothers’ College, Blacktown
Gideon GELA - Kirwan State High School, Townsville
Regan GRIEVE - Kirwan State High School, Townsville
Keegan HIPGRAVE - Palm Beach Currumbin State High School, Gold Coast
Jacob HOST - De La Salle College, Revesby Heights
Robert JENNINGS - Patrician Brothers’ College, Blacktown
Brock LAMB - All Saints – St Marys Campus, Maitland
Luciano LEILUA - Endeavour Sports High School, Caringbah
Jacob LIDDLE - Wadalba High School, Wadalba
Latrell MITCHELL - Champagnat College, Pagewood
Ashleigh NISBET - St Gregory’s College, Campbelltown
John OLIVE - Endeavour Sports High School, Caringbah
Braden ROBSON - St Francis Xaviers College, Hamilton
Hame SELE - Kingsgrove High School, Kingsgrove
Bailey SIRONEN - Holy Cross College, Ryde
Connor TRACEY - Woolooware High School, Woolooware
Jayden WALKER - Endeavour Sports High School, Caringbah
Keenan YORSTON - Wavell State High School, Brisbane