The Australian Schoolboys team to take on New Zealand in September and October 2015 has been announced.
The team will play a two-Test series against the Kiwis in Brisbane.
The team announcement follows the Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League (ASSRL) Under-18s Championships held this week at the Collegians Rugby League Club at Figtree, south of Sydney.
NRL General Manager League Integration and Game Development Andrew Hill said the ASSRL was a vital breeding ground for the game.
“Congratulations to the all the players who competed in the Championships this week, and especially to those selected for the Australian Schoolboys squad,” Mr Hill said.
“It’s an honour to play for your country and I’m sure they will be wear the Australian jersey with pride, passion and integrity.”
As part of the NRL’s commitment to development, all players and team staff at the National Championships participated in education and welfare sessions.
The team is:
Coach: Brian Battese, NSWCCC, St Johns College Woodlawn, Lismore
Team Manager: Kort Goodman, QSSRL, St Marys College Toowoomba
Trainer: Peter Burke, NSWCCC, Aquinas Catholic College, Menai
Physiotherapist: Ben Heidenreich
Adam Keighran and Jye Challenor have been selected to represent Australia Schoolboys against the New Zealand Schoolboys in a two test series in September / October.
Adam Keighran was selected as a second rower despite playing most of his football at five-eighth.
Adam has been a part of the Bulldog system for 4 years now having played Harold Matthews Cup and SG Ball.
Adam is a Year 12 student at Endeavour Sports High School.
He is the first graduate of the Bulldogs Youth High Performance Program to play Australian Schoolboys.
Jye Challenor was chosen as a front rower.
Jye is in his first year at the Bulldogs and with his selection also as the Bulldogs SG Ball Player of the Year, it has certainly been a fantastic season for Jye.
Jye is a Year 12 student at Westfields Sports High School.