Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs juniors Paul Alamoti and Joseph O’Neill, as well as Turoa Williams have been named in the NSWRL Harold Matthews representative team.
The three juniors are a part of a 20-man squad that will face the Country Rugby League’s NSW Country Representative Team in an Under-16s match at Panthers Stadium on Friday 17 May.
Alamoti comes from the Milperra Colts club and is a first year Harold Matthews player who played in the centres, while O’Neill comes from the Berala Bears club and was the captain of the Bulldogs Harold Matthews team playing in the halfback position.
Paul is currently in the Bulldogs High Performance Program and his achievement is even greater given the fact that his NSW Under 16 selection has come as a 15-year old.
The 2019 season was Joseph’s second year as a Harold Matts player and in 2018 the talented half graduated from the club’s High-Performance Program.
Meanwhile, Williams is the son of Canterbury 1995 premiership player Jason and has been selected on the wing.
The 16-year old is new to the club having recently moved to the Bankstown Sports Club and scored 10 tries throughout the season, including a hat-trick against the North Sydney Bears in round nine of the competition.
In other good news the coach of the team will be Luke Vella, who is the current assistant coach of the Bulldogs Jersey Flegg side and a former player with the club’s lower grades. He has been rewarded for his outstanding contribution to pathways and his hard work and dedication to the development of the game’s next generation of players.
NSWRL Harold Matthews Under-16s Representative Team:
1. Joseph Suaalii (South Sydney Rabbitohs), 2. Terrell Kalo Kalo (South Sydney Rabbitohs), 3. Fletcher Myers (Newcastle Knights), 4. Paul Alamoti (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), 5. Turoa Williams (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), 6. Joseph O’Neill (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), 7. Jonah Pezet (Newcastle Knights), 8. Noah Reed (Newcastle Knights), 9. Noah Nailagolina (Newcastle Knights), 10. Davvy Moale (South Sydney Rabbitohs), 11. Brandon Tumeth (Balmain Tigers), 12. Oryn Keeley (Newcastle Knights), 13. Max Bradbury (Newcastle Knights), 14. Kobie Wilson (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), 15. Faresa Palu (South Sydney Rabbitohs), 16. Tristan Ball (Western Suburbs Magpies), 17. Lachlan Crouch (Newcastle Knights), 18. Israel Ahofono (Manly Waringah Sea Eagles), 19. David Langi (Parramatta Eels), 20. William Taliai (South Sydney Rabbitohs). Coach: Luke Vella.