Under 19s talent on display at Leichhardt Oval

by Waratahs Media

Tonight’s game is part of their preparation for the upcoming URC, which will be held in Canberra later this month.

Sydney’s Head Coach Adam Hill said the introduction of the URC Under 19s tournament is part of the development pathway for these young players and a chance for them to push for Junior Wallabies selection.

“NSW identified a group of players that they wanted to see within the pathway system,” Hill explained.

“It’s fantastic. It will be the first time for them together in a game and they’re really looking forward to playing against the guys from the country. We’ve actually been training at the same place, so we’ve been watching each other a little bit over the shoulder so it’ll be good for the boys to put their skills into practice,” Hill said.

SYDNEY

1. Fiu Gibson

2. Ciaran Loh

3. Callum Quinn

4. Max Douglas

5. Joel Ellis

6. Liam Cornish

7. Josh Thurm

8. Maylee Semu

9. Will Finau

10. Ben Donaldson

11. Ktichie Navuso

12. Josh Nercessian

13. Brooklyn Hardaker

14. Tom Hando

15. Blake Rixon

Reserves

16. Haitoni Hafoka

17. Terence Toomata

18. Frank Cutler

19. Stevie Leavasa

20. Matt Stead

21. Finn Kerns

22. Bailey Lamb

23. Saul McCredie

NSW COUNTRY

1. Bo Abra

2. Will Johnson

3. Darcy Breen

4. Ben Wood

5. Ben Houston

6. Nathan Lawson

7. Felix Quinn

8. Mitieli Tuinakauvadra

9. Pat Berryman

10. Jack Walsh

11. Jack Murray

12. Eddie Poolman

13. Ben Duckworth

14. Yool Yool

15. Lachlan Shelly

Reserves

16. Nick Katsogiannis

17. Harry Jackson

18. Will McCormick

19. Isoa Nasilasila

20. Hunter Ward

21. Henry Robertson

22. John Pale

23. Sebastian Cameron

24. Luke Russo

25. Mike Pavlakis

The inaugural URC will be held in Canberra from 28 September to 5 October with players staying and training at the world-class Australian Institute of Sport.

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