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Dragisic heads to England with Australian Schoolboys

Post by greeneyed » November 24, 2018, 10:19 am

Canberra Raiders junior Matthew Dragisic heads to England with Australian Schoolboys

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga outlined the pathway from Australian Schoolboys to Test level as he presented them with their first green and gold jerseys ahead of the team's five-match tour of England.

The squad, which includes players contracted to nine NRL clubs, spent last weekend under the guidance of Kangaroos elite performance manager Troy Thomson. All five tour matches will be streamed live by England’s Rugby Football League on the Our League app, which can be downloaded for free.

Australian Schoolboys
Timanu Alexander (All Saints College, Maitland; Knights)
Max Altus (Farrer Memorial Agricultural College, Tamworth)
Jalal Bazzaz (Illawarra Sports High; Dragons)
Bradman Best (Brisbane Waters Secondary College, Woy Woy; Knights)
Zac Cini (St Dominics College, Penrith; Tigers)
Juwan Compain (Palm Beach Currumbin State High School)
Stephen Crichton (Patrician Brothers College, Blacktown; Panthers)
Harry Croker (Taree High School; Knights)
Tom Dearden (Palm Beach Currumbin State High School; Broncos)
Matthew Doorey (Westfields Sports High, Fairfield; Bulldogs)
Matthew Dragisic (Marist College, Canberra; Raiders)
Ryan Gray (De La Salle College, Revesby Heights; Bulldogs)
Jock Madden (All Saints College, Maitland; Wests Tigers)
Ratu Nanovo (Cambridge Park High School; Panthers)
Tesi Niu (Marsden State High School, Logan; Broncos)
Franklin Pele (Endeavour Sports High School, Caringbah; Sharks)
Jason Saab (Westfields Sports High School, Fairfield; Dragons)
Tommy Talau (Westfields Sports High School, Fairfield; Tigers)
Jayden Tanner (Patrician Brothers College, Blacktown; Panthers)
Beni Teaupa (Holy Cross College, Ryde; Bulldogs)
Star To’a (Newcastle High School; Knights)
Sean Vaivelata (St Augustine's College, Brookvale; Sea Eagles)

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Canberra time is 11 hours ahead of England at present... so the schedule is...

England College Monday 26 November 2:00am AEDT
Yorkshire Thursday 29 November 6:30am AEDT
Lancashire Sunday 2 December 12:30am AEDT
England Academy Sunday 9 December 1:00am AEDT
England Academy Saturday 15 December 6:30am AEDT
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Post by greeneyed » November 24, 2018, 10:43 am

BTW... Dragisic is a great prospect for us... he nearly won the Canberra Raiders Cup Grand Final for the Bushrangers single handed... he was immense in the second half. Was SG Ball (Under 18s) this year. Presume he'll be in Raiders Jersey Flegg next year.
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What position does he play, GE?
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Post by T_R » November 24, 2018, 11:15 am

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Post by greeneyed » November 26, 2018, 6:05 am

Australian Schoolboys 92

Tries: Zac Cini 4, Bradman Best, Tesi Nui 2, Jason Saab, Stephen Crichton, Franklin Pele, Tommy Talau, Star To’a
Goals: Jock Madden 8, Stephen Crichton 2

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Post by edwahu » November 26, 2018, 1:02 pm

greeneyed wrote:
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Australian Schoolboys 92

Tries: Zac Cini 4, Bradman Best, Tesi Nui 2, Jason Saab, Stephen Crichton, Franklin Pele, Tommy Talau, Star To’a
Goals: Jock Madden 8, Stephen Crichton 2

England College 0
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Post by gergreg » November 27, 2018, 7:15 pm

GE. I don't suppose you know Bradman Bests middle name?

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Post by greeneyed » November 29, 2018, 6:32 am

HALF TIME

Yorkshire Academy 12
Australian Schoolboys 4

The match is live streamed on the Our League app.
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Post by RTW » November 29, 2018, 6:54 am

Good offload from Dragisic is allows Australia to score in the corner and hit the front for the first time 26-22. 15 min to go


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Post by RTW » November 29, 2018, 6:59 am

Australia get a lucky call from a one on one strip that could have been given as a knock on and quickly turn it into points. 30-22 with 8 to go.


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FULL TIME

Australian Schoolboys 30
Yorkshire Academy 22

Dragisic played at lock, and was great in attack and defence. One offload set up a try. Went off very late in the second half with an injury, but didn’t seem serious.

Australian Schoolboys survive a scare against Yorkshire

Leeds Rhinos' Jack Broadbent scored twice as the Australian Schoolboys recovered from a 16-4 deficit early in the second half to overcome Yorkshire Academy 30-22 at Castleford Tigers' Mend-A-Hose Jungle on Wednesday night.

Australian Schoolboys 30

Star To'a; Zac Cini, Stephen Crichton, Timanu Alexander, Jason Saab; Tommy Talau, Tom Dearden; Sean Viavelata, Max Altus, Jayden Tanner; Hary Crocker, Matt Doorey; Matthew Dragisic. Subs: Ryan Gray, Bradman Best, Beni Teaupa, Ratu Nanovo, Juwan Compain, Jock Madden, Tesi Niu, Jalal Bazzaz.
Head Coach: Tony Adam

Tries: To'a (26), Cini (48, 51), Gray (54), Crichton (67), Talau (70).
Goals: Crichton (3/6)

defeated

Yorkshire Academy 22

Liam Whitton; Jack Croft, Jack Broadbent, Robbie Storey, Lewis Carr; Callum McLelland, Mikey Lewis; Tom Holroyd, Corey Johnson, Keelan Foster; Owen Trout, Joe Summers; Loui McConnell. Subs: Jack Flynn, Jack Brown, Muizz Mustapha, Rowan Milnes, Tyler Dupree, Rory Nettleton.
Head Coach: Luke Robinson

Tries: Holroyd (7), Lewis (34) Broadbent (44, 56)
Goals: Lewis (2/2), Milnes (1/2)

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Post by greeneyed » December 3, 2018, 4:17 am

Australian Schoolboys too strong for Lancashire

Lancashire Academy had the first and final word in this entertaining clash against the Australian Schoolboys, who in between crossed the whitewash for six tries to march onto their third-successive tour win in the build up to the First Test against England Academy next Saturday at the Leigh Sports Village.

Australian Schoolboys 30

Tes Niu; Stephen Crichton, Bradman Best, Timanu Alexander, Jacob Saab; Tommy Talau, Jock Madden; Sean Viavelata, Ryan Gray, Jayden Tanner; Junan Compain, Matt Doorey; Jalal Bazzaz. Subs: Max Altus, Harry Croker, Star To’a, Beni Teaupa, Zac Cini, Matthew Dragisc, Tom Dearden, Ratu Nanovo, Franklin Pele.

Tries: Compain (9), Gray (25), Crichton (34, 41), Best (49, 65).
Goals: Madden 3/6

defeated

Lancashire Academy 18

Tom Nisbett (St Helens); Reece Hamlett (Wigan Warriors), Josh Simm (St Helens), Jayden Hatton (Widnes Vikings), John Hutchins (St Helens); Ben Davies (c) (Widnes Vikings), Oliver Leyland (London Broncos); Ethan Havard (Wigan Warriors), Jake Wingfield (St Helens), Nathan Wild (Wigan Warriors); Matty Foster (St Helens), Sam Royle (St Helens); James McDonnell (Wigan Warriors). Subs: Aiden Roden (Wigan Warriors), Christian Kellett (St Helens), Jack Welsby (St Helens), Joe Sharratt (St Helens), Joe Shorrocks (Wigan Warriors), Nathan O’Connor (Widnes Vikings), Sam Halsall (Wigan Warriors).

Tries: Simm (1), Hamlett (30), Halsall (60), Wild (78).
Goals: Simm 0/2, Davies 1/2

Half time: 8-14

Players of the Match Jake Wingfield (Lancashire), Tommy Talau (Australian Schoolboys)

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Post by Bay53 » December 7, 2018, 7:43 pm

Can play this kid.

Good to see the Yorkshire Academy putting up a competitive effort. That is our future there.

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gergreg wrote:
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GE. I don't suppose you know Bradman Bests middle name?

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Central Coast Junior... there’s a few doing very well at the moment


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Dragisic heads to England with Australian Schoolboys

Post by greeneyed » December 8, 2018, 3:47 am

England squad for Saturday/Sunday Australian Schoolboys Test:

England Academy squad:

Ben Davies (Widnes Vikings)
Cameron Scott (City of Hull Academy)
Corey Johnson (Leeds Rhinos)
Callum McLelland (Leeds Rhinos)
Ethan Havard (Wigan Warriors)
Harry Newman (Leeds Rhinos)
Harry Smith (Wigan Warriors)
Innes Senior (Huddersfield Giants)
Muzzi Mustapha (Leeds Rhinos)
Jack Welsby (St Helens)
Jake Wingfield (St Helens)
James McDonnell (Wigan Warriors)
Joe Shorrocks (Wigan Warriors)
Josh Simm (St Helens)
Louis McConnell (Leeds Rhinos)
Louis Senior (Huddersfield Giants)
Morgan Smithies (Wigan Warriors)
Oliver Wilson (Bradford Bulls)
Owen Trout (Leeds Rhinos)
Sam Walters (Widnes Vikings)
Tom Holroyd (Leeds Rhinos)
Tom Nisbet (St Helens)

Don’t forget you can watch the game live via the Our League app from 1am Sunday AEDT.

Read more: https://www.rugby-league.com/article/54 ... vAusSchool

Nothing can compare to representing your country - Welsby: https://www.rugby-league.com/article/54 ... y---welsby

Don’t have an Australian Schoolboys team list, but here’s Matthew Dragisic presented his first Test jersey by Adrian Lam.

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Here are the matches so far:







You can follow the Australian team on Facebook: @austschoolboys

Lots of photos and video highlights from the tour.
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Bay53 wrote:
December 7, 2018, 7:44 pm
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November 27, 2018, 7:15 pm
GE. I don't suppose you know Bradman Bests middle name?

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Final England Academy team for the First Schoolboys Test at Leigh Sports Village:

1. Jack Welsby St Helens
2. Innes Senior Huddersfield Giants
3. Cameron Scott © Hull FC
4. Harry Newman Leeds Rhinos
5. Louis Senior Huddersfield Giants
6. Callum McLelland Leeds Rhinos
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8. Oliver Wilson Bradford Bulls
9. Corey Johnson Leeds Rhinos
10. Ethan Havard Wigan Warriors
11. Sam Walters Widnes Vikings
12. James McDonnell Wigan Warriors
13. Morgan Smithies Wigan Warriors

14. Muizz Mustapha Leeds Rhinos
15. Joe Shorrocks Wigan Warriors
16. Tom Holroyd Leeds Rhinos
17. Owen Trout Leeds Rhinos

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No team list for Australian Schoolboys, but Dragisic starts in 12.
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11th min England lead 6-0 after scoring the first try off a line drop out. Simple try from dummy half. Suspect grounding.

England force another line drop out in the 13th min but drop the ball shortly after.


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15th min Dust up! All in after Australia knocked on. Should be a penalty to Australia but they pack a scrum.


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20th min Three line drop outs now forced in Australia. Weather is cold and greasy. Australia dropping the ball in the rain.


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23rd min Australia get a penalty, knock on in the red zone second tackle. Teaming rain. Every time they get the ball it is an incomplete set.


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25th min Now England get an error from the bomb from the Australian fullback on their goal line. Great kicking from England.


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28th min England force Australia back into the in goal... another line drop out. Australia just save a try at the end of the set.


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32nd min Australia knock on in the play the ball 1m out.


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35th min TRY ENGLAND after the Australian fullback takes a bomb, but drops it in the tackle. England well on top. The England kicking is perfect for the conditions. Harry Smith the scorer and he converts his own try.

England 12-0


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Post by The Greenhouse » December 9, 2018, 12:40 am

40th min When Australia does complete a set the kicking is terrible.

Now Australia throw a forward pass and give England another chance in the red zone.

England very physical, niggling and great kicking. Australia survives with good defence.

HALF TIME

England Academy 12
Australian Schoolboys 0

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England kick off to start the second half.


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45th min Another knock on from the Australian fullback, this time on the ground, in the red zone.

Now England go for penalty goal.


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47th min PENALTY GOAL ENGLAND to Smith from in front.

England 14-0


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