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Three ACT Schoolboys picked to tour Pacific
Three ACT Schoolboys have been picked to represent the Australian Schoolboys team on its upcoming tour of Fiji and New Zealand.
2011 representatives Andrew Robinson (St Mary Mackillop College) and Tom Staniforth (Canberra Grammar) have been joined by Neori Nadruku (St Edmonds College) in the 28 man Australian squad.
Nadruku, the son of Fijian and Canberra Raiders rugby league star Noa, has proven himself as a quality ball carrier around the park despite supporting the load of a big front-rower.
He made his Australian Schoolboys debut last month in Sydney against the Tongan Schools team alongside Robinson. For Staniforth, the tour will be his first taste of representative rugby in 2012 having missed the Tongan match through injury.
Robinson scored a try and had a solid game in the Australian outside backs against Tonga and will look to continue that strong form while on tour.
The Australian Schoolboys will play five games on tour, coming up against national sides from Samoa, New Zealand and Fiji.
AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS SQUAD TO TOUR FIJI AND NEW ZEALAND 2012
Jack Dempsey NSW St Ignatius' College
Lolo Fakaosilea QLD Brisbane Boys' College
Andrew Ferris NSW The Kings School
Lolakai Foketi NSW The Kings School
Michael Gunn QLD Anglican Church Grammar School
Gareth Kalell QLD Brisbane Boys' College
Siotame Kavapalu VIC Rowville Secondary College
Andrew Kellaway NSW The Scots College
Adam Korczyk QLD Brisbane State High
Jake McIntyre NSW Alstoneville High School
Tepai Meoroa NSW Newington College
Neori Nadruku ACT St Edmunds College
Matthew Philip NSW St Augustine's College
Jonah Placid QLD Toowoomba Grammar School
Aaron Pleash QLD Ipswich Grammar School
John Porch NSW Farar Memorial AHS
Angus Pulver NSW Shore School
Tomas Robertson NSW St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill
Andrew Robinson ACT St Mary Mackillop College
Harry Rorke NSW St Ignatius' College
Matt Sandell NSW St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill
Moli Sooaemalelagi VIC Roxburgh Park Secondary College
Tom Staniforth ACT Canberra Grammar School
Jim Stewart NSW The Scots College
Jack Tuttle QLD St Joseph's Nudgee College
Mitchell Whiteley NSW St Ignatius' College
Brad Wilkin QLD Iona College
Tom Wilson NSW Barker College
Paul Geddes Manager Central Coast Grammar School
Stephen Phillpotts Coach Brisbane Boys' College
John Rownes Ass Manager Knox Grammar School
Timothy Rapp Ass Coach Newington College
Michael McLean Doctor
Will Maher Physio
Andy Clark Technical Ass
Darren Clunn S&C
22/9/2012 Australian Schools v Fijian Presidents XV Nadi, Fiji
25/9/2012 Australian Schools v Fijian Schools Lautoka, Fiji
29/9/2012 Australian Schools v NZ Barbarians Auckland, New Zealand
2/10/2012 Australian Schools v Samoan Schools Hamilton, New Zealand
6/10/2012 Australian Schools v New Zealand Schools Auckland, New Zealand