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NZ Schools team named for Samoa Schools match

allblacks.com     21 Sep 2015    

The game, scheduled to kick off at 6pm local (8pm NZ time) at Sunnybank RFC in Brisbane, is the first in a three-match international series for the team. The match will be livestreamed here.

The New Zealand Schools team is:

1. Harrison Allan (St Andrew’s College)
2. Asafo Aumua (St Patrick’s College – Silverstream)
3. Takaji Young-Yen (King’s College)
4. Isaia Walker-Leawere (Gisborne Boys’ High School)
5. Samuel Slade (Mt Albert Grammar School)
6. Thomas Christie (Shirley Boys’ High School)
7. Slade McDowall (Otago Boys’ High School)
8. Dalton Papalii (St Kentigern College)
9. Tim Hogan (Otago Boys’ High School)
10. Wiseguy Faiane (Auckland Grammar School)
11. Losi Filipo (St Patrick’s College – Silverstream)
12. Thomas Umaga-Jensen (Scots College)
13. Peter Umaga-Jensen (Captain) (Scots College)
14. Caleb Clarke (Mt Albert Grammar School)
15. Joshua McKay (Christchurch Boys’ High School)

Reserves:
16. Flynn Thomas (Southland Boys’ High School)
17. Xavier Numia (St Patrick’s College – Wellington)
18. Alex Fidow (Scots College)
19. William Tucker (St Bede’s College)
20. Marino Mikaele-Tu'u (Hastings Boys’ High School)
21. Kemara Hauiti-Parapara (Wellington College)
22. Sevuloni Reece (Hamilton Boys’ High School)
23. Joshua Buchan (Otago Boys’ High School)

Scots College's Peter Umaga-Jensen will captain the team.


Team changes
• Tom Florence sustained a knee injury whilst in New Zealand and has been replaced by Thomas Christie (Shirley Boys' High School).
• In the match against the New Zealand Barbarians, hookers Benjamin Power and Brodie McAlister sustained shoulder and ankle injuries respectively. As a result, they have been ruled out of the matches in Australia and have been replaced by Samisoni Taukei’aho (St Paul’s Collegiate) and Flynn Thomas (Southland Boys' High School).

New Zealand Schools fixtures:

Date: Thursday 24 September
Who: NZ Schools v Samoa Schools
Venue: Sunnybank RFC, Brisbane
Time: 6pm local; 8pm NZ

Date: Monday 28 September
Who: NZ Schools v Australian Barbarians Schools
Venue: St Joseph’s College, Brisbane
Time: 1pm local; 4pm NZ

Date: Friday 2 October
Who: NZ Schools v Australia Schools
Venue: Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane
Time: 5.45pm local; 8.45pm NZ

All matches will be livestreamed here.

SKY TV Schedule:
A highlights package from the matches played in Australia will be broadcast on SKY TV following the New Zealand Schools v Australia Schools match. Please refer to upcoming television guides for further details.